Alan Payne joins Dynamite as vp of Sales and Marketing


Completing today’s personnel merry go round, Alan Payne, formerly of IDW, has joined Dynamite as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Payne perviously worked at ToykoPop, Malibu and Dream Haven Books, so suffice to say he’s one of comics most experienced execs in the book trade, and he should do a lot to grow Dynamite’s […]

Personnel moves at Oni: Yarwood, Reed and McIntire


It’s hiring season in comics! Portland’s Oni Press has joined the party, hiring Andrew McIntire as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Rachel Reed as publicity coordinator, and promoting Ari Yarwood to Managing Editor. I think we don’t really think about Oni a lot of the time when talking about comics publishers, but they’ve been […]

Help Wanted: Top Cow hiring an assistant editor


LA-based publisher Top Cow is hiring an an assistant editor to work out of their Culver City location. Qualifications include 2+ years of experience; duties include working with the creative team to traffic and schedule work flow. Good communication a must! Resumes can be submitted to Top Cow is the Image publisher run by […]

Comings and goings: Robertson, Atkins, Scott


A number of comics coming and goings of late: § Dark Horse has promoted Sarah Robertson to director of sales. Robertson will be responsible for business development, overseeing the in-house sales team, managing distributor and retailer relationships, sales forecasting, increasing department performance, and other functions key to leading Dark Horse’s in-house sales division. “Sarah has […]

Horvath and Turner join Superfan Promotions


Over the years I have been asked any a time, “is there a good indie publicist for comics?” and I always racked my brain. There have been a few good people, but they usually get hired by companies. Indie PR is a tough business and comics are a niche. But now, Superfan Promotions has become to go-to company. It’s run by David Hyde, formerly of DC, and it’s the best in the biz. And they are so good, they are pending, hiring Pamela Horvath (above left) Ilana Turner as director of publicity and publicity coordinator respectively.

Hires and promotions at Diamond


      Just ahead of the holidays, Diamond has announced several promotions, a hire and some changes in how the distributor deals with retailers. • Nicholas Sinisi has been hired as Sales Manager at Diamond Book Distributors, where he’ll be working with independent bookstores, Hastings,  Bookazine and special sales. He will report to Emily Botica, […]

Penagos and Morse Promoted at Marvel


Ryan Penagos (second from left above), Marvel’s own taco loving Agent M, has been promoted to Vice President & Executive Editor, while Ben Morse (above left) is now Editorial Director of Marvel’s Digital Media Group. Penagos revealed the promotions in a series of tweets: Please congratulate @BenJMorse! He is now Editorial Director for @Marvel Digital […]

AfterShock hires Nilson and Wu


AfterShock Comics, the line of periodical comics that launches next month, has made a couple of new hires. Stephan Nilson has been hired as Publishing Operations Manager, and Lisa Y. Wu has joined up as social media coordinator.    Nilson’s background includes writing and editing for DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, […]