VIZ MEDIA’S PERFECT SQUARE DELIVERS A MENU OF FUN FOR ALL AGES WITH THE GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASE OF UGLYDOLL: EAT DAT!

Catch Wage™, Babo , Big Toe, OX, And The Rest Of The Uglys In 18 Whimsical New Food-Inspired Adventures
 
San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, 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, please 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, please visit www.VIZ.com.


About UGLYDOLL® & Pretty Ugly, LLC
The Uglydoll brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC with offices in Los Angeles and Green Brook, NJ. The brand is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive, different, and good. The award-winning Uglydoll characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. In its first ten years, Pretty Ugly has produced and sold millions of Uglydoll items. For more information, please visit www.uglydolls.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.