With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

ACF 2068: HELLO KITTY: HERE WE GO! from VIZ's Perfect Square imprint

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The World’s Most Famous Pop Culture Icon Debuts
In Her First-Ever Graphic Novel Series From VIZ
Media’s Innovative All-Ages Publishing Imprint

VIZ Media delivers a brand new original Hello Kitty® adventure from its Perfect Square kids imprint with the release of HELLO KITTY: HERE WE GO!. Centered around the theme of travel, HERE WE GO! (available now) features stories and colorful artwork by Jacob Chabot and Jorge Monlongo, is rated ‘A’ for All Ages, and carries an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN. Special guest artist Susie Ghahremani also takes Hello Kitty on some fun unexpected side trips in this new release.

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.

Join Hello Kitty in HELLO KITTY: HERE WE GO! as she explores an underground realm, moonlights as an international super spy, climbs the Himalayas, travels back in time, and discovers that sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is between the pages of a good book.

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. “Smart, funny, adventurous -- HELLO KITTY is the quintessential modern girl, and we're thrilled to be the first to tell her stories in comic form," says Traci Todd, Senior Editor of Perfect Square. "Our original HELLO KITTY graphic novels offer an entirely new way to get to know the world’s most famous pop culture icon.”

Jacob Chabot is a New York City-based cartoonist, illustrator and writer. His comics have appeared in publications such as Nickelodeon Magazine, Mad Magazine, SpongeBob SquarePants comics, and various Marvel titles. He also illustrated VOLTRON FORCE: SHELTER FROM THE STORM and VOLTRON FORCE: TRUE COLORS for VIZ Media. His comic series, The Mighty Skullboy Army, is published by Dark Horse, and in 2008 Chabot was also nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Book for Teens.

Comic and book illustrator and game designer Jorge Monlongo hails from Spain and combines traditional and digital techniques to create worlds in beautiful colors that hide secrets. His work has been featured in several magazines, including Rolling Stone. Jorge lives in Spain.

HELLO KITTY guest artist Susie Ghahremani has created a wide array of work for editorial and commercial clients including Chronicle Books, Bloomsbury USA, Bank of America, The New York Times, T-Mobile, and Target. In addition to developing her own line of stationary, the award-winning artist exhibits paintings internationally and has illustrated her first picture book, What Will Hatch?.

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.