Thursday November 6, 2001

Santa's Daughter, Jingle Belle, Adopted by For Holiday Season

Nov. 1 - Internet retailer today announced a licensing agreement with writer/producer Paul Dini to have his comic book character Jingle Belle "host" the holiday shopping season at the pop-culture retailer's website.

Jingle Belle, the daughter of Santa Claus, can't help taking her father's holiday traditions and turning them on end. "Jing is an energetic teenage girl and is always at the top of her dad's naughty list" said Brett Dewey, CEO of "We wanted to do something special for the holidays this year, and Paul's character is the perfect fit for our site."

Jing (as she's know to her friends) will star in an original weekly online comic at the e-commerce site to be written by Dini and drawn by animator Barry Caldwell. She'll also host "Jing's Wicked Cool Gift Guide," and will present a full line of Jingle Belle merchandise including Jingle Belle comic books by Oni Press, a t-shirt, lunch box and an exclusive, limited edition Jingle Belle Wacky Wobbler by Funko.

In a recent article on Harry Knowles wrote "What I love about Jingle Belle is here's a character that is instantly a new layer to the Christmas legend… Santa Claus goes all over the world giving presents to good boys and girls, but in his own house he has a naughty teenage daughter… she's an immortal teenage girl who can't help being
Christmas-y no matter what."

Paul Dini is a five time Emmy winner and is best known for his work on various Warner Brothers animation projects, such as "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker." Dini's other forays into comic books include his best-selling large format DC Comics titles with artist Alex Ross including this year's "Wonder Woman: The Spirit Of Truth.", a privately owned company operating out of a North Hollywood, California warehouse, is a growing internet retailer specializing in licensed apparel, toys and collectibles. Since opening in May 1999, the pop-culture online store has grown from just 40 products to over 2,500. Fans around the world have turned to as the source for fun merchandise from cartoons, comic books, television shows and movies. They now welcome Jingle Belle to their family of characters for this Christmas season, projected to be the company's biggest ever.

November 6, 2001