IDW named "Best New Licensee" by Disney Publishing Worldwide

IDW named "Best New Licensee" by Disney Publishing Worldwide

If you ask me, one of the best "sleeper hit" series coming out right now is IDW's Star Wars Adventures.  The all-ages book tells stories set in a galaxy far, far away, focusing on secondary characters as much as the bigger names of the Empire, Rebellion, First Order, and Resistance.  It's an always charming, incredibly entertaining book that treats the Star Wars license with the utmost respect.

Disney clearly agree, as they have bestowed IDW with the Best New Licensee Award.  Along with Star Wars, IDW publishes comics based on Duck Tales, Tangled, Big Hero 6, and many other Disney properties.  That's quite the honor, and IDW are more than deserving of the accolades.

Per IDW:

IDW Receives Best New Licensee Award
from Disney Publishing Worldwide

Leading Comic Book Publisher Honored for Star Wars Adventures
Initiative Aimed at a New Generation of Readers

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 13, 2018) – IDW Publishing, a division of IDW Media Holdings, is proud to announce that Disney Publishing Worldwide honored them with their prestigious Best New Licensee Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018.
 
The Best New Licensee Award is give to a ne Disney Publishing Worldwide licensee signed in the past year, who created a new format and brought new distribution into the marketplace. In 2017, IDW began publishing an all-ages Star Wars comic, Star Wars Adventures, in addition to their Disney titles. Star Wars Adventures launched as a fan favorite in September 2017, and quickly gained notice by the industry; Diamond Comic Distributors acknowledged the title’s sales achievement with two GEM Award nominations in the categories of Best New Comic Book Series and Licensed Comic of the Year.
 
“IDW’s highly-successful Star Wars comics provided a new entry point for early readers into the Star Wars universe,” said Daniel Saeva, Vice President, Licensing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We are excited to see the stories that they will introduce to the new generation of Star Wars fans in the coming year.”
 
IDW’s line of Disney comic books and graphic novels launched in 2015 with the continuation of such long-standing series as Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge, and has since expanded to include DuckTales, Tangled: The Series, Big Hero 6: The Series, Star Wars Adventures, and more. Additional Disney publishing programs from IDW include their line of Artist’s Editions – high-end reproductions of original art by Disney animation legend Don Rosa – as well as hardcover collections of the Donald Duck and Silly Symphonies newspaper comic strips.
 
Jeff Webber, Head of Rights Management at IDW Publishing, was on-hand at Bologna Children’s Book Fair to accept the award.

Congratulations to the publisher for this prestigious honor.

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