Gudetama to Comics in 2020
PORTLAND—Oni Press, the creator-driven publisher of “comics for all” has achieved massive success with fan-favorite properties like Rick & Morty and Invader ZIM. Today, Oni announces the first-ever comic books of any kind to feature Gudetamaä, the beloved “lazy egg” currently taking pop culture by storm, with “Gudetama: Love for the Lazy” by writer/artist Wook-Jin Clark.
Timed to Valentine’s Day, this release is the first in a series of Gudetama’s Comics Guides, with each focusing on a different aspect of modern daily life. Every volume will vary in subject matter, mixing Gudetama’s lazy but lovable personality with humorous advice that is always tongue-in-cheek, yet relevant and entertaining. Oni will release at least 3 volumes a year, formatted in a 48-page 5.5 x 7.5” full color hardcover original graphic novel,
priced affordably at only $9.99!
“Gudetama is EVERYWHERE!” says Oni Press Editor in Chief Sarah Gaydos. “We’re totally egg-cited to bring him to the world of comics, and creator Wook-Jin Clark is the perfect collaborator. Gudetama is irreverent, relatable, and lovable, and I can’t wait for everyone to see how Wook-Jin brings those qualities to life in the comics medium”,
“I’m so pumped to be a part of this project! I still can’t get over that I get to create stories for this amazing character.” says Wook-Jin Clark. The creator, born in South Korea but raised in South Carolina, had a “love at first sight” experience with Gudetama, and that affection carries through in every page.
Gudetama: Love for the Lazy will offer advice for young adults (and those young at heart!) on everything from setting up an online dating profile to selecting that perfect first date outfit, and of course all that falls in-between!
Look for more news on future collaborations between Oni Press and Sanrio soon!
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, and home to many other beloved character brands including Chococatä, My Melodyä, Badtz-Maruä, Keroppiä, Gudetamaäand Aggretsukoä. Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration to offer quality products, services and activities that inspire unique consumer experiences across the world. Today, Sanrio’s legendary breadth of products are available in over 130 countries and in retail locations including department, specialty, national chain retailers and Sanrio boutique stores. To learn more about Sanrio, please visit www.sanrio.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Lion Forge Comics:
Lion Forge strives to publish comics for everyone to enjoy, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, or cultural background. The original graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven was nominated for three Glyph Awards, as well as the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, and Lighter Than My Shadow was voted the 2017 Graphic Novel of the Year by Amazon. In 2018, the Dwayne McDuffie Award-winning Upgrade Soul was selected as one of the year’s best books by Publisher’s Weekly. Lion Forge Comics includes the Roar imprint for young adults, the Caracal imprint for middle-grade aged children, the CubHouse imprint for early readers, and the Quillion imprint, bringing together comics and tabletop gaming. It is also home to the Magnetic Collection of premium and critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels, boasting multiple Eisner Award nominees. Across multiple imprints and formats that include licensed properties like DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, original works from top independent creators, and the original and all-inclusive Catalyst Prime superhero universe, Lion Forge publishes something for every level of comic book fan, young and old.
About Oni Press
Established in 1997, Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty™, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, Scott Pilgrim,Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Wasteland, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Tea Dragon Society, The Coldest City, and Kaijumax.
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