NYCC 2019: Oni Press Teams With Sanrio For Gudetama Comics

by James Ferguson

Oni Press is adding another pop culture icon to its roster with Gudetama in partnership with Sanrio. The first-ever comic books featuring the beloved “lazy egg” will arrive early next year with Gudetama: Love for the Lazy from writer / artist Wook-Jin Clark.

This is the first in a series of Gudetama’s Comics Guides, each focusing on a different aspect of modern day life. Each one will vary in subject matter, mixing Gudetama’s lazy, but lovable personality with funny, tongue-in-cheek advice. Oni Press plans to release at least three volumes a year in a 48-page 5.5 x 7.5” full color hardcover graphic novel format for $9.99 each.

Oni Press Editor in Chief Sarah Gaydos says:

Gudetama is EVERYWHERE! 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 will admit that I had no idea who or what Gudetama was before I received this press release. It seems like a super fun idea though and I’m glad that more folks will get to experience it, myself included.

Writer / artist Wook-Jin Clark added:

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.

Look for Gudetama: Love for the Lazy on Valentine’s Day 2020. Oni Press promises more to come from this partnership with Sanrio.

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