IDW Receives Best New Licensee Award From Disney For Star Wars Adventures

by Hannah Means Shannon

IDW Publishing has received a prestigious award this week from Disney Publishing Worldwide in honor of their work on Star Wars Adventures, a series geared toward younger readers. The honor was given out as the Best New Licensee Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018.

The Best New Licensee Award is given​ to a new​ 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 all-ages Star Wars comic, Star Wars Adventures, in addition to their other Disney titles. 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.

Daniel Saeva, Vice President, Licensing, Disney Publishing Worldwide says:

IDW’s highly-successful Star Wars comics provided a new entry point for early readers into the Star Wars universe. 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 include long-standing series such as Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge, and has expanded to include DuckTales, Tangled: The Series, Big Hero 6: The Series, Star Wars Adventures, and more.

Jeff Webber, Head of Rights Management at IDW Publishing, was on-hand at Bologna Children’s Book Fair to accept the award.