Viz Media Welcomes the Young and the Young-at-Heart to Annual Kids Day at 2013 Comic-Con International

Jul 15th 2013
Viz Media Celebrates A Day Of Fun Aimed At Younger Readers At The Nation's Largest Comics And Pop Culture Gathering With Special Booth Activities And Guest Appearances For HELLO KITTY®, MAX STEEL, And UGLYDOLL

San Francisco, CA, July 15, 2013 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, welcomes the young and young-at-heart to an annual pop culture tradition – Kids Day! – at the 2013 Comic-Con International. Viz Media will offer an entire day of fun booth appearances and autograph sessions by an array of visionary creators and artists for hit kids series including HELLO KITTY®, UGLY DOLL, and MAX STEEL. Fans can also catch a variety of free promotional giveaways, pick up a free kids comics sampler, and learn more about the company's array of colorful kids titles. Viz Media will be located in Booth 2819.

Comic-Con International is the nation's biggest annual comic book, science fiction and pop culture event, and takes place July 18th-21st at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org.

Sunday, July 21st – Comic-Con Kids Day! Events & Activities

10:30 – 11:30AM
Signing: UGLYDOLL Co-creator David Horvath and Artist Ian McGinty
(Viz Media Booth 2819)


Meet UGLYDOLL co-creator David Horvath, artist Ian McGinty and a special Uglydoll pal at the Viz Media booth and get an exclusively signed free poster and UGLYDOLL comic! Also catch the first original graphic novel for Wage™, Babo™, OX™, Ice-Bat™ and their friends in this fun new adventure, available now from Viz Media.

12 – 1PM
Panel: Kids Comics: Here to Stay!
(Room 28DE)


What do BABYMOUSE, HELLO KITTY®, UGLYDOLL, NINJAGO, MAX STEEL, and BEN 10 have in common? They're now all part of the incredible world of kids' comics! Moderated by author/librarian and Good Comics for Kids contributor Scott Robins, the panel features Eisner-nominated BABYMOUSE creator and CBLDF board member Jennifer Holm, UGLYDOLL co-creator David Horvath, artists Ian McGinty (UGLYDOLL, HELLO KITTY) and Jolyon Yates (NINJAGO), Viz Media editor Traci Todd (HELLO KITTY, UGLYDOLL), and Jesse Post, Director of Marketing for Papercutz.

1:30 – 2:30PM
Signing: Hello Kitty® & HELLO KITTY® Artist Jacob Chabot
(Viz Media Booth 2819)


Celebrate the release of Viz Media's new HELLO KITTY® original graphic novels by meeting Hello Kitty in-person as well as Eisner-nominated HELLO KITTY graphic novel artist Jacob Chabot, and get a free signed poster! Don't miss Hello Kitty as you've never seen her, in brand new stories filled with fashion, music and adventure!

3:30 – 4:30PM
Signing: MAX STEEL Writer Tom Pinchuk
(Viz Media Booth 2819)


Pick up an exclusive, free sneak preview comic of the upcoming turbo-charged graphic novel MAX STEEL: THE PARASITES and meet graphic novel writer Tom Pinchuk, and receive a special free signed art card.

For more information about kid's titles from Viz Media, please visit www.VIZ.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 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.



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