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Mr. Kiasu and Spongebob Squarepants: Hold my kopi and Drinkable Sausage.
Two iconic cartoon characters. Two different worlds. One coffee table book to rule them all.
Singapore’s iconic Mr. Kiasu and Bikini Bottom’s most positive citizen SpongeBob SquarePants will make their extremely unexpected, probably long-awaited apperance with each other. In celebration of SpongeBob’s 20th anniversary, Mr. Kiasu’s creator, Johnny Lau, and Nickelodeon are partnering up to release a book about the two characters’ misadventures in their chance meeting titled .
Over 64 pages of full-colour fun
expect to see the two interacting in ways you could never imagine. Maybe Mr. Kiasu and SpongeBob will duel over whether chicken rice or Krabby Patty is the superior food. Maybe SpongeBob will soak in the sights of Singapore at the Infinity Pool. Maybe Mr. Kiasu will learn an instrument and join the Band Geeks. No matter what, it’s sure to be a conversation piece on any table.
The crossover doesn’t end with just the book, however. A series of related merch and swag, designed by local creator Meykrs, will also be for sale. Whether you want a t-shirt or a cushion cover to display your fandom, there’s something for everybody.
SpongeBob is one of TV’s most iconic characters. Even now, the animated character is still spawning feature-length movies, and is a household name to generations. It’s still a global phenomenon, and it’s really, really cool to see Mr. Kiasu along with it.
Mr. Kiasu will undoubtedly be the first name on many Singaporeans’ lips if you ask them about the country’s most iconic comic character. He’s a caricature, an over-the-top parody of most Singaporeans, but there’s a little Mr. Kiasu in all of us. Certainly, a crossover between the two is a little bit out of the left-field, but it’s one small step for Singaporean content.
When Mr. Kiasu Meets SpongeBob Squarepants will be available exclusively at Singapore Comic Con. Two different booths, Shogakukan Asia booth (C6) and SpongeBob x Mr Kiasu booth (C4), will feature the book on sale for $18.90, along with a host of other mechandise ranging from $4.90 to $24.90. Singapore Comic Con will be in town on 7 and 8 December at Marina Bay Sands.