Some personnel moves at Lion forge as Andrea Colvin, has ben promoted to Vice President – Executive Editor from Senior Editor of Roar Comics and CubHouse Comics. Mark Smylie, who formerly held the title of Executive Editor, is now a Contributing Editor.
Colvin developed the AMP line of GNs for younger readers as VP of Content, Book Division, for Andrews McMeel; the kids and YA books taht Lion Forge has been putting out are top notch, and giving her more to do makes a lot of sense.
“Lion Forge’s mission of ‘comics for everyone’ has been a goal close to my heart for a long time, particularly in the children’s and teens’ comic spaces, which is why I jumped at the chance to join the company as part of its Roar and CubHouse lines” says Andrea Colvin, newly minted Vice President – Executive Editor. “Now, especially given the enthusiastic reception Lion Forge has enjoyed not only in the comics community but in the larger publishing marketplace, I’m delighted to be extending my responsibilities to support all of the titles we publish, including the groundbreaking Catalyst Prime Universe headed up by Joe Illidge and the gorgeous Magnetic Collection titles curated by Mike Kennedy. And most of all I’m honored to help further Dave Steward II’s vision of making comics that truly do speak to and represent everyone.”
“Andrea is the right person, at the right time for us as a publisher, for graphic literature for young people, and for the industry,” said Lion Forge President Geoff Gerber. “She gets the rich heritage of sequential art that comic books have offered for generations, leading to innovations in the medium that many book trade publishers miss. But, she also knows the best practices that more traditional publishers have employed to reliably deliver quality content in changing economic environments. We are lucky to have found someone who can continue expanding our catalog with creator-driven content while keeping up with our extraordinary pace of growth.”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.