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VIZ Launches New 'Hello Kitty' Title

VIZ Media launches Hello Kitty: Here We Go!, a new original title centered around the theme of travel.

San Francisco, CA -- VIZ Media, LLC 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. 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 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?.

Source: VIZ Media, LLC

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.