VIZ Media takes readers on a colorful journey through the Uglyverse with the launch of the Uglydoll original graphic novel series, Uglydoll: Goin’ Places!
VIZ Media’s Uglydoll graphic novel series is a first for Wage, Babo, OX, Ice-Bat and their friends. In the series, they'll take readers on a colorful journey through the Uglyverse, where “ugly” means unique and celebrating who you are is the new beautiful.
TheUglydoll graphic novel series features stories written by Travis Nichols, art by Uglydoll co-creators Sun-Min Kim and David Horvath, Ian McGinty and Phillip C. Jacobson. Each volume features special guest artists, including Eisner-winner James Kochalka, Eisner-nominee Jacob Chabot, Peter Fowler, Junko Mizuno, Mike L.E. Kelly and Bwana Spoons, among others.
“Uglydoll is ‘Going Places’ with VIZ Media as we launch our first comic book series and blast off to the ‘Blueberry Moon’!” says Alita Friedman, Chief Brand Officer of Pretty Ugly, LLC.
“The great fun theUglydoll team had creating this series comes through on every page,” says Traci Todd, Senior Editor, Children’s Publishing. “The art is beautiful and vibrant, and we tried to pay homage to Sun-Min and David's distinct sense of humor and play. We hope we've created somethingUglydoll fans will love."
Since David first drew Wage on a love letter to Sun-Min in 2001, and Sun-Min turned that drawing into a doll, Uglydoll has evolved into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages. Proven sales and retail are evidenced by the brand constantly winning Best Toy Awards by TIA, Learning Express, Fat Brain Toys, TD Monthly, Oppenheim, Funfare, Parent’s Choice, iParenting, and Creative Child among others. Uglydoll has achieved status as an ‘evergreen’ property and is merchandised among the biggest brands in the toy market.
Source: VIZ Media
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.