17 MAY 2021

VIS SIGNS DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH CARTOONIST AND AUTHOR RICARDO SIRI LINIERS

The agreement includes the acquisition of the rights to his book "Flores Salvajes", the series of three books with which the author pays tribute to childhood and imagination.

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VIS, a division of ViacomCBS, signed a development agreement with renowned Argentine cartoonist Ricardo Siri Liniers. The deal includes the adaptation of his book, "Flores Salvajes", a three-book series that pay tribute to childhood and imagination.

"We are honored to be able to work with such a talented artist. Ricardo Liniers Siri's work has gone beyond borders and has reached many diverse audiences," said Federico Cuervo, Senior Vice President, CEO of VIS Americas. "We look forward to bring this incredible story to life and to develop more new and exciting projects together."

"I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with VIS and watch the story of 'Flores Salvajes' develop into a completely new format with the work of great animators and talented writers," said Ricardo Siri Liniers.

"Flores Salvajes" tells the story of three sisters who decide to explore a mysterious island and the wild adventures they overcome, while the smallest sister does not want to be left behind. The book was inspired by a family picture Liniers took of his three young daughters looking upon the jungle in Yucatan, Mexico, reflecting children’s fantastic imagination.

Liniers has published more than 30 books. His work as an illustrator and cartoonist ranges from film posters and wine labels to covers for The New Yorker. His original works and paintings have been showcased in San Pablo, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, and Madrid. In 2018 he had his first major exhibition of original artwork in the U.S at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. The notorious author currently resides in the United States.