Yen Press and Kids' WB! to Launch New Series this Fall

Official Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Among its many efforts to publish across a wide spectrum of the graphic novel market, newly-established imprint Yen Press has announced the fall launch of The World of Quest (ages 9 up; 144 pg; $9.99).   Scheduled for publication this November, the graphic novel series will also premiere as an animated series this fall on the Kids WB! block of The CW – the No.1 rated Saturday morning kids' broadcast.  

What started in 1995 by Jason T. Kruse as a weekly comic strip in his Ohio University student newspaper, "The Post", is now a double-threat to graphic novels and Saturday morning cartoons alike, once school is back in session.   The adventures of a spoiled young prince who teams up with the planet's greatest warrior to battle evil and save the world, is sure to be the perfect combination of action and comedy for the 9 and up set.   And now, after the show is over, kids can continue the reading adventures of Prince Nestor and Quest in the land of Odyssia whenever they want.

To date, Kids' WB! has six of the top 10 rated shows among broadcast networks on Saturday mornings.   The World of Quest is scheduled to air along with three other new adventure shows ( Eon Kid, Magi-Nation and Will & Dewitt ) and previous shows that have been picked up for another season ( Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, Tom and Jerry Tales , Legion of Super Heroes, The Batman ).

Jason T. Kruse is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts. He has worked on such films as Stuart Little , Cats and Dogs , and "The Barnyard" and has also worked on creating animations and storyboards for the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.   Kruse currently works at Helixe Studio in Boston as an animator, and continues his consulting work on the animated series The World of Quest

Yen Press is an imprint of Hachette Book Group USA dedicated to graphic novels for adults and young readers.   Yen Press' focus is primarily on licensed manga, but will also publish across the wide spectrum of the graphic novel market, including, but not limited to: original manga publications, original American comics/graphic novels, webcomics, licensed adaptations, and children's graphic novels. 

Hachette Book Group USA (HBG) is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Hachette Livre, and is comprised of the following publishing groups: Warner Books; Little, Brown and Company; FaithWords; Center Street; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; and HBG Digital Media.

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