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Hello Kitty: Delicious!
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4:00 PM on 01.15.2014 // Kristina Pino
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Let's go on food-filled adventures

The first volume in the Hello Kitty (reviewed) series published by Perfect Square was all about travel, and it didn't disappoint; we went all over the world and beyond. This second volume promised to have our mouths watering, and once again, it didn't disappoint; I think I have cavities.

Jacob Chabot and Jorge Monlongo return and are accompanied by Ian McGinty and Stephanie Buscema for a whole new set of adventures featuring Japan's favorite feline (move aside, Maru). All of the stories are food-related, though that isn't a stretch in Hello Kitty's cake-filled world under regular circumstances.

Hello Kitty: Delicious!
Published by: Perfect Square (a VIZ Media imprint)
Story and Art: Jacob Chabot, Jorge Monlongo, Ian McGinty, Stephanie Buscema
Release Date: Jan. 7, 2014
MSRP: US$7.99 (print) US$4.99 (digital) [BUY]

Hello Kitty: Delicious! follows the adventures (and some misadventures) of Hello Kitty, her family and friends, as they run into spaghetti monsters, aliens, giants with a sweet tooth, hectic candy-filled dreams, and more.

The cast is the same from last time, in terms of the book's characters, but the humans making the stories change things up a little. We still have Jacob and Jorge, who present a more traditional approach to Kitty's art style accompanied by inventive speech-less storytelling. But their stories are complimented by not just one, but two guests in the book who both have very distinctive styles to apply to our hero: Ian McGinty and Stephanie Buscema.

Ian McGinty had two segments in this book: "Sweet Dreams" and "Food Fright." One of those is a rad call-back to old school horror; can ya guess which one? His line work is a bit more detailed than that of the other artists, and he had colorist Michael Wiggam to really bring it all to life. I loved having a third artist with longer stories in this book because it brought diversity into it. It's not that Jacob and Jorge aren't inventive -- they are incredible -- but a third person with a totally different art style, as well as a different way of telling stories, rounded things off fabulously. Ian will be returning for the third book in this series.

Stephanie Buscema covered the little interlude sections, like Susie Ghahremani did for the previous volume. Hers were pretty much one-page deals, and I'm honestly sad that she won't be getting an encore in the next book. She is heavily influenced by "1950s kitsch and vintage children's books," and it shows in the best way. You can get an idea of her style by checking out this portfolio. I just wish I could buy one of her Hello Kitty pages as an art print.

It should be fairly obvious by now that I think you need to throw your money at your nearest bookseller or tablet to support this release. Hello Kitty: Here We Go! was a strong first volume in this new series, and volume two kept everything that was fantastic about it and then added more awesome sauce to the mix. You don't need to have read one to enjoy the other, and given its structure of (mostly*) independent short stories, it's also a good "pick up and put down" sort of book.

These comics have universal appeal and are suitable for all ages (some references may escape a younger audience, but the humor will remain). Be sure to check back here in April to see my thoughts on volume three.

*One of the stories in this book references a previous one, but not in a way that you have to have read both to "get" it.



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Kristina is a freelance photographer and writer from Miami now moved to Japan. She's a hardcore nerd culture enthusiast, Disney fan, sunflower admirer, and book slinger. Tweet her @geekerydo. F... more   |   staff directory





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