Tokyopop Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Disney Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas With Zero's Journey Graphic Novel Release

Original Story Set in Tim Burton's Classic Animated Universe
Available In Comic and Book Stores for Halloween Season; Celebrate the Upcoming Graphic Novel at New York Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES, CA —TOKYOPOP®, a POP Media Holdings company and global manga leader, is excited to promote the release of the first graphic novel in their DISNEY TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: ZERO'S JOURNEY comic series.

The story was introduced for Diamond Comics' 2018 Free Comic Book Day with a prequel comic counted as issue #0 in the 20 issue comic series. Distributing over 120,000 copies to comic book stores across North America, the brand new story introduces new characters alongside fan favorites, and is written and created in house by the TOKYOPOP team.

Jack Skellington is the undisputed Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and creative genius behind the most spook-tacular scares. Beside him through every great new creepy concept is his ever-faithful ghost pup, Zero. But panic descends on Halloween Town when a clumsy mistake leads to Zero going missing! Finding himself lost in a curious land of baked goods, hand-wrapped presents, decorated trees and joyful caroling, Zero must traverse the unfamiliar world of Christmas Town to find his way home! And with Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?!

Set in the wonderful world of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS as created by Tim Burton, explore the magical realms of Halloween Town and Christmas Town through the eyes of Zero as he tries to find his way home in an unfamiliar world.

"This particular project was a very special one since it started from 100% admiration, respect and enjoyment of the source material," says writer D.J. Milky (PRINCESS AI, JUROR 13). "I've been a fan of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (and Tim Burton in general) for many years, so when the opportunity arose through TOKYOPOP's Disney Manga publishing program, I jumped on it."

DISNEY TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: ZERO'S JOURNEY, GN VOL. 1 will be released on October 2, 2018 nationwide, and with a variant cover by artist Camilla d'Errico (TANPOPO) available exclusively from FYE. The graphic novel collects issues #0 through #4 of the single issue comics, and includes a cover art gallery, rough sketches and character and location concept art.

Fans can celebrate the new graphic novel at New York Comic Con from October 4-7. A panel on Thursday evening (10/4) will give fans a look behind the scenes of the making of the comic series with the creative team followed by a graphic novel giveaway and screening of the original movie, Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Signings will take place at the New York Public Library's pop-up library just outside the main exhibit hall (booth #1A100) and at FYE (booth #622). Fans can purchase the variant cover version of the graphic novel at the FYE booth while stocks last. Details can be found below.

Fans can keep up to date with the single issue comic releases for DISNEY TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: ZERO'S JOURNEY on TOKYOPOP's release calendar.


Title: Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey, GN Vol. 1
Writer: D.J. Milky
Pencils: Kei Ishiyama
Inks: David Hutchison
Color: Dan Conner
Cover: Kiyoshi Arai (FYE variant: Camilla d'Errico)
ISBN: 978-1-4278-5897-9
Rating: All Ages
Print SRP: $15.99
Trim: 6.625"W x 10.1875"H
Pages: 128
Cover: Softcover
Interiors: Full color
Release date: 10/2/2018
Available for purchase at all good book stores and comic shops (ebooks available as single issues); FYE variant available at all FYE retail stores and online


Panel: The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey
Location: Room 1A24 (Javits Center)
Date: 10/4/2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:45pm - 10:00pm
Speakers: D.J. Milky (writer), Camilla d'Errico (variant cover artist), Dan Conner (colorist)
Moderator: Jessica Tseang
Description: Join the creative team behind The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey for an evening of behind the scenes stories, discussion about how the brand new comic came to be, a chance to win a copy of the first graphic novel and a free screening of the classic Tim Burton movie that inspired it all, The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Signing: D.J. Milky, Camilla d'Errico, Dan Conner
Location: New York Public Library pop-up library, booth #1A100 (Javits Center)
Date: 10/6/2018 (Saturday)
Time: 11am

Signing: Camilla d'Errico, Dan Conner
Location: FYE, booth #622 (Javits Center)
Date: 10/7/2018 (Sunday)
Time: 11am

About POP Media Holdings
Founded in 1997 by media entrepreneur Stu Levy, POP Media Holdings brings Asian Pop Culture to Hollywood and beyond. Its publishing company TOKYOPOP® established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process. Over its history, POP has published thousands of books, distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies, created graphic novels of major brands and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce and user-generated content, including the mobile publishing platform POP Comics®. POP expanded internationally with offices in Europe and Japan and a network of over 160 partners in more than 50 countries and 30 languages. Its production arm has produced live-action and animated film and television content based on its extensive intellectual property library, including Priest, America's Greatest Otaku, Van Von Hunter, and a slate of projects currently in development. Visit POP at,,, and subscribe to TOKYOPOP TV for original web series and shows.

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