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.
#Repost @henryjbarajas with @repostapp. ・・・ Couple of @topcow NFGs! It was great to meet @ashleyvrobinson in the flesh! A photo posted by Ashley Victoria Robinson (@ashleyvrobinson) on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:33am PDT At their Saturday WonderCon panel, Top Cow announced a few personnel changes. Ashley V. Robinson has joined the company as assistant editor. […]
§ Nice Art: Kris Aka’s print on sale at ECCC this year. BIG TIME catch ups! Many comings and going some months old but just because this is the News Items of Record©•: Last day of VERTIGO for @rowenareads the most amazing associate editor on earth #mademelookgood #madeyoulookgood w/pre-press rockstar + fellow cat enthusiast Gaby […]
Comics are hiring! At least in the sales departments. IDW has announced Joel Elad has been hired as their Direct Market Sales Manager to work drectly with comics shops and manage their retailer variants programs. Elad was formerly at his own NewComix.Com, and Top Cow.
Dynamite is staffing up! They recently hired Alan Payne and had just added Patrick O’Connell as sales manager; and I hear a few more hires re on the way, many of them the result of DC’s west coast move freeing up a lot of talented people.
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Top Cow is the Image publisher run by […]
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 […]
CORRECTION: In all the excitement I managed to forget the news that MTV has aquihired most of the ex Grantland staff. So clearly they have online plans but with a new crew in place. Grantland had the occasional important nerd thought piece, and I imagine they’ll continue on. Speak of the devil! The great sunsetting […]