VIZ Media proudly presents the creators of the Pokemon Adventures manga series – Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto – for their first-ever North American professional appearance at the 2016 Comic-Con International.
The pair are scheduled to meet fans for multiple autograph sessions and also will participate in a Pokemon Adventures panel event alongside the Japanese and English language series editors. VIZ Media will support their appearances with an exclusive Pokemon Adventures art book, as well as a manga bundle that will be available for purchase at the company’s booth on the main show floor.
Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and will take place July 20–24, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2813. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: www.comic-con.org.
Pokemon Adventures Comic-Con International Creator Events
Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm Spotlight on Pokemon Adventures Creators (Horton Grand Theatre)
The creative team behind VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures manga, Hidenori Kusaka (writer) and Satoshi Yamamoto (artist), will lead this special ticketed panel presentation. Attendees will receive a limited edition poster. Pairs of tickets will be distributed starting at 9:00am at the Sails Pavilion; please check program guide for more details.
3:00pm – 4:00pm Pokemon Adventured Autograph Session (Sails Pavilion AA07)
Meet writer Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto, the creators behind the Pokemon Adventures manga. All attendees at this ticketed signing session will receive a personalized shikishi art board! Ticket distribution begins at 9:00am at the Sails Pavilion.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm Pokemon Adventures Autograph Session (VIZ Media Booth #2813)
Meet writer Hidenori Kusaka and artist Satoshi Yamamoto, the creators behind the Pokemon Adventures manga. The first 100 attendees to participate will receive a personalized shikishi art board and priority will be given to those that purchase a Pokemon Adventures book from the booth. Stop by the VIZ Media booth for more details.
VIZ Media Pokemon Adventures Products Available For Purchase:
- The Art of Pokemon Adventures 2016 Con Exclusive: $15
- Pokemon X•Y Volumes 1-3 Bundle: $10
Hidenori Kusaka writes and Satoshi Yamamoto creates artwork for Pokemon Adventures, where fans’ favorite Pokemon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga. The creative duo have developed several series within the Pokemon Adventures universe including Pokemon Adventures, Pokemon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokemon Adventures: Emerald, Pokemon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/Platinum, Pokemon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokemon Adventures: Black & White and Pokemon X•Y. They are currently working on the 12th and 13th story arcs, Pokemon X•Y and Pokemon Omego Ruby Alpha Sapphire.
In addition to writing manga, Hidenori Kusaka also edits children’s books and plans mixed-media projects for Shogakukan’s children’s magazines. He uses the Pokemon Electrode as his author portrait.
Satoshi Yamamoto began drawing VIZ Media’s Pokemon Adventures in 2001, starting with volume 10. Yamamoto’s favorite manga creators/artists include Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon), Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights), and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). He loves films, monsters, mysteries, punk rock music, and livin’ the good life. He uses the Pokemon Swalot as his artist portrait.