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.