Official Press Release
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) thrills at the 2011 Comic-Con convention with exciting panels and signings including: a Disney/Marvel panel showcasing DPW’s Marvel publishing program through fall 2011; an exciting sneak peek at the recently launched Disney Comics App; and exclusive giveaways just for Comic-Con attendees at the DPW booth (#1016).
DPW BOOTH #1016
The DPW booth will showcase an assortment of books, comics, graphic novels, and magazines; preview upcoming releases; and product sneak peeks will be on display including The Art of Epic Mickey and Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension: Official Movie Magazine. A limited selection of product will also be for sale.
Disney Publishing recently launched Disney Comics App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Disney Comics gives readers instant access to one of the most extensive collections of comics, short stories, and graphic novels ever created, ranging from classic adventures starring Mickey Mouse to brand-new stories like Cars 2 and Toy Story. The Disney Comics App launched in the U.S. and is also available on the App Store in over 80 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
DISNEY PUBLISHING AND MARVEL JOIN FORCES
For the first time, Disney Publishing is partnering with Marvel to take our publishing programs to the Marvel Universe—a place beyond our own vast imaginations, where Super Heroes swing from New York City skyscrapers and villains plot to advance their own self-interests. Marvel’s rich history is fertile ground for storytelling, and Disney Book Group’s newest imprint, Marvel Press, and DPW licensees will cultivate it with picture books, chapter books, novels, and storybooks, along with other groundbreaking ways of telling these amazing, classic stories.
From Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus to Phineas and Ferb, there is something for every kid. Giveaways include: Phineas and Ferb character masks and magazines
Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus pens and Olympian Week cards
Marvel publishing program booklets
Disney Book Group poster tubes
PANELS & SIGNINGS
Saturday, July 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm Why We Create
Room: 25ABC Why We Create with Don Hahn: Join legendary Disney filmmaker, author, and Academy Award nominee Don Hahn for an exploration into Why We Create. With awe inspiring unseen images from the Disney vaults to world-renowned art, contemporary ads, and graphic novels, with a little music tossed in, this is a rare opportunity to hear Don share his unique outlook on creativity and how to navigate it in today’s results-driven world.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Don Hahn Signing
Location: AA21 Don will be signing copies of Brain Storm and The Alchemy Animation.
Sunday, July 24
11:30 am – 12:30 PM It’s a Small World Picture Book & CD signing with illustrator Joey Chou
Location: DPW booth #1016
3:00 – 4:00 pm Disney/Marvel Team Up
Room: 24ABC Everyone wondered what would happen when the Mouse House got together with the House of Ideas, and the answer is an amazing assortment of Marvelous kids books! Join editors from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Marvel as they unveil their new line of Marvel Origin Storybooks for kids, featuring modern retellings of some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, such as Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the X-Men. From artwork to film adaptations to beginner books, be here to find out all of the upcoming excitement from the combined might of Disney and Marvel. With Ruwan Jayatilleke, Senior Vice President, Marvel; Rich Thomas, Global Editorial Director, Disney Publishing Worldwide; and Michael Siglain, Senior Editor, Disney Publishing Worldwide.
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books and over 400 million children’s magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints including Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy, and Disney Libros in Spain. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey, and Donald Duck, as well as family titles in the U.S. that include Disney FamilyFun and Phineas and Ferb. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business which includes Disney English schools in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries and 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.