With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Full color graphic novel UGLYDOLL: EAT DAT! now available from VIZ's Perfect Square imprint

TM, ® and © 2014, Pretty Ugly, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Catch Wage™, Babo ™, Big Toe™, OX™, And The Rest Of
The Uglys In 18 Whimsical New Food-Inspired Adventures

VIZ Media serves up some monstrous fun with the release of UGLYDOLL: EAT DAT! The full-color graphic novel from the Perfect Square imprint is now available, and is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and carries an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.

A digital version is also available for $4.99 U.S. / CAN from the Perfect Square App, which has titles available for the Apple iPad® and iPad® Mini. The Perfect Square App is available from the iTunes store. Fans can also find a digital version for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

Was that your stomach?! UGLYDOLL: EAT DAT! has just the thing! Soup? Check. Tiny tacos? Check. Over-the-top, high-stakes cooking competition? Check, check, check! But before you say, “Check, please!” treat yourself to a tour of Babo’s Bakery, marvel at Wedgehead’s culinary commentary and wash it all down with a chunky healthy shake. (Supplies are limited, so act now!)

EAT DAT features 18 food-inspired stories by Uglydoll Creators Sun-Min Kim and David Horvath, Travis Nichols, Ian McGinty, Phillip Jacobson, and guest artists Joe Ledbetter and Dave Cooper.

“Uglydoll fans know that food--especially cookies and candy--features pretty prominently in the Uglyverse so the food theme in UGLYDOLL: EAT DAT! was a lot of fun to play with,” says Traci Todd, Senior Editor, Perfect Square. "Do Uglydolls ever eat their vegetables? You'll just have to pick up EAT DAT! to find out!” David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim are renowned for creating the world of Uglydoll. Inspired by a love letter David drew for Sun-Min, Uglydoll began as a line of handmade plush dolls and has since grown into an evergreen, multi-million dollar brand loved internationally by fans all ages. Their works can be found around the world, from the MOMA in Tokyo and the Louvré in Paris, to the windows of the Uglydoll shop in Seoul. Based on a vision to build a world that showed the whimsical twists and turns that make people unique, both inside and out, and to demonstrate how “ugly” means unique and celebrating who you are is the new beautiful. This Uglydoll comic is also inspired by some of Sun-Min and David’s personal heroes from the pop art and comic art world.

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

For more information on UGLYDOLLS, visit www.uglydolls.com.

Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at www.PerfectSquare.com.

For more information on other manga titles from VIZ Media, visit www.VIZ.com.