The frantic game of musical chairs at various publisher continues as Joe Illidge – most recently at Lion Forge, but previously at DC and Milestone – has just been hired as Executive Editor at Valiant. Illidge will work closely with current editor-in-chief Warren Simons, who has tendered his resignation but will stay on board […]
MEANWHILE, at Marvel, a nother significant hire, as Sven Larsen, has joined Marvel as their new Director, Licensed Publishing. He posted the news today on FB: Seems like the news is getting out there, so I’m excited to confirm that as of this Friday I’ll be (re)joining Marvel Entertainment as their new Director, Licensed Publishing. […]
Veteran editors Amanda Meadows and Shawna Gore have joined Lion Forge’s rapildy growing editorial team.
COntinuing the game of musical chairs at various comics companies, much liked comics vet Mel Caylo is joining Valiant Entertainment as Director of Marketing. Caylo replaces the departed Hunter Gorinson, and was most recently at Boom! prior to this. Valiant has been undergoing a lot of restructuring since it got new owners, DMG, and many […]
How Chris Ryall spent 14 years at IDW making comics and wondering “What about Rom?”
It’s a busy time behind the scenes in the convention space, with mergers, acquisitions, comings and goings. And here’s another one: Kris Longo has joined MAD Events as Managing Director and will work with MAD president Martha Donato on strategically positioning the company for growth.
Just when you thought this week was reserved for news of long time employees leaving publishers, Valiant has announced a new hire. Former Marvel associate editor, as well as accomplished writer and colorist, Karl Bollers is now an editor at Valiant. Truth be told, his Watson and Holmes series is an under-appreciated gem. Official PR follows: […]
Two days, two major departures in the world of comics PR. Yesterday, Hunter Gorinson announced he was leaving Valiant and today Steven Scott has announced his last day at IDW will be Friday. He’s been there two years. What’s he doing next? For starters, spending more time writing comics. IDW will be publishing Scott’s first […]
When it was announced a few months ago that Kickstarter was hiring a new Comics Outreach lead, it quickly became the hottest job in comics (at least based on the number of people who asked The Beat to be a reference.) Well, the competition is over and the job has been filled. It's official: I'm […]
Sources have confirmed that Hunter Gorinson, Valiant’s VP of Marketing & Communications will be leaving Valiant on Friday. It was Gorinson’s decision and he remains on good terms with the company. Starting next week, Gorinson will be working with Valiant as a consultant and helping them find a suitable replacement for his old position. Gorinson […]