Viz Media is launching Viz Originals, an English-language graphic novel imprint for the North American market. The imprint will be led by Executive Editor Fawn Lau, with the first titles debuting in 2020.
The VIZ Originals format will feature a premium cover treatment, larger trim size,and read left to right. Whether fantasy or sci-fi, horror or slice of life, the imprintwill showcase dynamic paneling, skillful black and white artwork and compelling,diverse, storylines for young adult and adult fans.
Viz will be holding portfolio reviews at major comic cons and anime expos around the country this year. An online-submission portal will be opening later in the year with specific requirements.