Suzy’s Zoo to be Featured at Art Exhibit in Azumino, Japan

San Diego, USA / Azumino, Japan March 5, 2012 – The original artwork of Suzy Spafford, creator of the world-renowned brands Suzy’s Zoo (aka Duckport), Little Suzy’s Zoo and Wags and Whiskers, will be featured at an art exhibit in Azumino, Japan.

The exhibit will take place at the Azumino Ehonkan Picture Book Museum from March 1 – June 25, 2012 and will include original paintings, greeting cards, picture books, early sketches and some of Suzy’s favorite art supplies and materials.

Azumino is a quaint town of 100,000 that lies between two mountain ranges and is a popular tourist destination among Japanese hikers.

The exhibit at the Azumino Ehonkan Picture Book Museum marks the fourth stop of the Suzy’s Zoo moving art exhibit, sponsored by Shibuya Publishing. The next stop will be the Daimaru Museum in Kyoto in August 2012.

Going on seven years now in Japan, Suzy’s Zoo licensed art and stories have been building a dedicated following with the Japanese people.

“It is such an honor to me to have this traveling art show in Japan, and in knowing that the Japanese people have come to enjoy Suzy’s Zoo as much as they do,” said Suzy’s Zoo creator, Suzy Spafford.

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Notes to Editors:

Suzy’s Zoo
Suzy’s Zoo was established by award-winning artist, Suzy Spafford, and evokes the spirit of a simpler, safer world. The three brands, Little Suzy’s Zoo, Suzy’s Zoo and Wags and Whiskers feature illustrations that use clean, bright natural colors and realistic shapes, creating a familiar-seeming and friendly universe that any child can relate to.

There are many superb licensing partners that sell Suzy’s Zoo images on such products as infant clothing, greeting cards, bedding, books, tableware and games. These products can be found in the mass market as well as in specialty stores.

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Lawless Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based company that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television that is headed up by President Cathy Malatesta. Lawless works with content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities throughout the world.

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