Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces Plans, Signings for San Diego Comic-Con

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).

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 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.

BOOTH GIVEAWAYS – 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



2:00 – 3:00 pm Why We Create with Don Hahn (25ABC )
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 (AA21) Don will be signing copies of Brain Storm and The Alchemy Animation.

11:30 am – 12:30 PM It’s a Small World Picture Book & CD signing with illustrator Joey Chou (DPW booth #1016)

3:00 – 4:00 pm Disney/Marvel Team Up (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.


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