Downtown San Diego’s expansion of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina; Impact on Comic-Con International and more

Left to right: Marshall Merrifield, Tuni Kyi, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer

By Nicholas Eskey As the world’s largest comic convention, one that celebrates all forms of popular culture in film, television, video games and of course print, San Diego Comic-Con is also well known also for its grand physical scale. You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of downtown that isn’t affected by it. This […]

Help Wanted: IDW is hiring an editor

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IDW is hiring a full editor to work in their groovy San Diego office. Previous experience required and no telecommuting. Here’s the job listing: Editor, IDW Publishing IDW Publishing is seeking an experienced Editor to support the Chief Creative Officer. This is a full-time position located in our San Diego, CA offices. Essential job responsibilities […]

Michael Martens leaves Dark Horse after 22 years

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Michael Martens, Dark Horse vp book trade sales is leaving effective September 1. His successor will be named during the ALA conference in June. “Twenty-two years after arriving at Dark Horse, I find myself thinking about all the things I still want to do in my life. Creative things, fun things, volunteer things. Things that […]

Macaluso resigns, Maata and Kessler take over at Wizard World

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John Macaluso has resigned as CEO, President board member of Wizard World (WIZD), proffering his resignation last week after four years running the company and serving as the public face of Wizard. John Maata will take over as President and CEO, with Paul Kessler taking the spot as chairman of the board. Macaluso took over […]

Comings and goings: Windrow, Yadro and Dinh

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Some personnel changes around the league of late: § Laurie Windrow has joined IDW as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, a new position that will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for all of IDW’s division, including publishing, games and entertainment. Windrow was previously Managing Director for Bulldog Licensing, where she worked with such brands […]

Vertigo restructures; Shelly Bond let go

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Whoa, seismic news tonight as longtime Vertigo editor Shelly Bond, currently Vice President & Executive Editor and the storied Vertigo imprint, has been let go, as the imprint restructures. DC released a statement to CBR which you can read below. The move comes only days after a new “Young Animal” imprint, led by former DC intern Gerard Way, was announced, using many of the characters and tactics that made Vertigo a success when it launched in 1993.