Viacom International Studios (VIS,) a division of ViacomCBS, has signed a development agreement with renowned Argentine cartoonist and author Ricardo “Liniers” Siri. The deal includes the adaptation of his graphic novel Flores Salvajes (Wildflowers), a three-book series that pays 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 bringing 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 Liniers.
Wildflowers 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.