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    'Who is Rocket Johnson?' charity auction



    "Who is Rocket Johnson?" is a 72 page graphic novel anthology being self-published by Walt Disney Animation Studio's Story Artists and Directors. It's an all-ages book in which every artist answers the question: "Who is Rocket Johnson?" It will be sold exclusively at booth 2302 in San Diego ( and is a limited edition of 1,000 copies.

    I’ve put a copy on Ebay to help support research in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
    The book is signed by all of the Disney artists in the book and also comes with a set of pins we made special for Comic Con. The proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ( to fund cutting-edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and provide programs and services to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The auction will end on Jul-10-2008 at 10:30 a.m. pst.

    The auction is located here: item number - 160256489260

    Please help us spread the word about the book and the auction!

    Cover painted by:
    Paul Felix

    Artists contributing stories:
    Steve Anderson
    John Musker
    Dean Wellins
    Mike Gabriel
    Kevin Deters
    Paul Briggs
    Tom Ellery
    Sam Levine
    Nathan Greno
    Don Hall
    Mark Kennedy
    Aurian Redson
    Daniel Chong
    Tron Mai
    Lawrence Gong
    Joe Mateo
    Michael LaBash
    Chris Ure
    Bruce Morris
    Mark Walton

    Featuring pin-ups by:
    Glen Keane
    ChenYi Chang
    Byron Howard
    Arthur Adams

    If you have any questions please visit:
    or contact:
    [email protected]

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    Re: 'Who is Rocket Johnson?' charity auction

    San Diego Comic-Con 2008

    First of all, thank you to everyone that participated and the winning bidder on the Ebay auction. I'm really happy to see people come together to help fight something worth fighting for. The book raised $510.00 to help fight Multiple Sclerosis:
    "Who is Rocket Johnson? is located at booth 2302.
    The book will be sold for $20.00 - cash only.

    And last of all... there's this -

    11:00-12:00 The Disney Animation Story Process— Nathan Greno (head of story, Bolt), Don Hall (head of story, The Princess and the Frog), Mark Kennedy (head of story, Rapunzel), Joe Mateo (story artist, Bolt), Michael LaBash (story artist, Bolt), Paul Briggs (story artist, The Princess and the Frog), and Josie Trinidad (story artist, The Princess and the Frog) offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into the story process at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Coming together exclusively at Comic-Con, these story team leaders will take you from first concept to final story approval as they discuss the art of storyboarding, re-create story pitches, and share boarding styles from their upcoming animated features. Don't miss this revealing and humorous panel and your chance to get a sneak peek at Disney's next animated feature, Bolt! Room 32AB

    2:30-3:30 Disney Pixar: Bolt and UP—For superdog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue, at least until the cameras stop rolling. Be the first to see exclusive animation as directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard present the new 3D comedy-adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios! Then it's UP: From the inventive storytellers that have taken you into the worlds of space, toys, and superheroes comes the extraordinary adventure that will take you to a lost world where anything can happen, and everything will. Meet director Peter Docter (Monsters, Inc.) as he presents the first-ever look at Disney Pixar's new animated 3D adventure comedy, UP. Hall H

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    Re: 'Who is Rocket Johnson?' charity auction

    Post Comic Con update:

    WOW! Thank you to everyone who purchased a book! We were overwhelmed by how many people showed up on preview night to purchase it. We had a line down the hall! It was an exhausting and fun filled time at Comic Con. It was really great to meet so many people and it's an experience we will never forget! We also want to thank everyone that attended the Disney Story Process and Bolt panels.

    Stuart Ng and Labyrinth Books did grab some books from us to sell and ship internationally so if you would still like one please visit their sites - But hurry, we gave them a very small amount of books!

    So ...... now that it's all over, what's next?

    Good question! For the next installment in the Who, What, Why, Where series.


    Teaser image by Joe Moshier

    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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