She’ll be the head of operations for the new mobile platform.
Publisher meets Ryall; publisher loses Ryall; publisher gets Ryall.
Numerous outlets are reporting, and the Beat has confirmed, that 12 staffers were laid off yesterday during a restructuring at Lion Forge, a sister company of this website. The one confirmed layoff is editor Greg Tumbarello, who joined the company at the beginning of the year. Although other names have not been released, The Beat […]
The sequential art of comics is by design a participatory experience, one that co-creates meaning between panel and reader. Our minds fill in the action between panels, imbuing them with movement, voice-overs, and emotion that complete the animation begun within the still frames of the artist and script of the writer. It seems a natural fit, […]
Tom Akel, the head of content at Line Webtoon, the mobile comics platform, has been removed from his position, I’m told. It’s the latest shake-up in the still growing mobile comic field that started building in the US a few years ago. Akel joined Webtoon with their push into the US market and global launch […]
Despite not even having an official opening date planned, the former Hall of Champions Sports Museum and the future home of the Comic-Con Museum opened its doors for the first time to the public for the Maker Faire weekend.
Somebody’s moved up in the world
English graphic novel publisher Soaring Penguin Press is making some personnel changes, as Eisner nominated writer and editor Tim Pilcher has joined the company as co-owner. Founder John Anderson is moving to Vancouver, Canada to open the North American office of the publishing company. Pilcher’s previous positions include Assistant Editor at Vertigo Comics, Commissioning Editor at Ilex Press, […]
Klein is the former sales manager
More upheaval over at DC Entertainment as Geoff Johns is stepping down as president and CCO, THR reports. Co-publisher Jim Lee will take the role of CCO while continuing as co-publisher. Johns, who has been instrumental in developing DC’s hugely successful TV slate and not as successful movie slate, will move to his own production […]