More hires at Lion Forge (whose sister company, Syndicated Comics, owns this site.) Greg Tumbarello, Jeremy Atkins, Grace Bornhoft and Madeline Roy have all joined the rapidly ramping up publisher. Tumbarello joins as Senior Editor and brings seven years at Legendary Comics as Bob Schreck’s right hand man with him. Atkins, long of Dark […]
Big news, kids! As you can read in the PR below, The Beat has been acquired by Syndicated Comics, a new division of Lion Forge.
After two years with Hiveworks, five years running this solo, three years with Publishers Weekly and three with Comicon.com, original home of The Beat, I’ve made the most momentous team-up of all.
It’s been quite the year for Lion Forge who has been busy announcing new imprints like CubHouse, Roar, and Magnetic Collection (formerly Magnetic Press). The independent publisher based in St. Louis had a slew of announcements during their Saturday panel at NYCC. Writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy) was present to offer more details […]
Without further ado: all the links to The Beat’s Friday New York Comic Con 2017 coverage: NYCC Day 1: Loading Docks, Doritos, Data Points and a little Doomsday Clock NYCC ’17 – Inside Marvel’s Closed Door Retailer Presentation NYCC ’17 – Retailer Outrage At the Marvel Retailer Panel! NYCC: Enemy Mine, Enemy Yours: Modern War […]
Lion Forge has announced four new editorial hires, including their second Andrews McMeel alum. Official PR: Lion Forge announces four new hires in its editorial department today, including Desiree Rodriguez, Erika Kuster, Hazel Newlevant, and Jasmine Amiri. These four editors join the rapidly growing publisher in advance of New York Comic Con, where the company […]
Lion Forge has announced a $25,000 donation to help comic retailers who’ve been affected by Hurricane Harvey. In doing so, they’ve partnered with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a non-profit founded in 1996 to help bookstore employees in times of need. Official PR follows: Following the devastating storm which rocked the Gulf Coast just over […]
by Elana Levin It is not too late to fall in love with a new superhero universe in comics. In a time where some publishers have made it clear that they don’t really care if people who aren’t cisgender heterosexual, non-semitic, white men read their stories, Catalyst is making it entirely clear that they do […]
By Andrea Ayres At Comic-Con there’s been a great deal of discussion about how to increase diversity among creators and artists but what about within the marketplace itself? That’s what a number of panelists, assembled by Lion Forge comics, sought to unravel the morning of July 23. From L-R : Jeremy Atkins (Publicist, Lion Forge) […]
Lion Forge, for all their best intentions, has had a hard time finding its voice in the comic book industry. When I first encountered the publisher at smaller conventions about five years ago, their books were promising but nothing different from what BOOM! was doing at the time. I believe I still have one of those […]
Lion Forge is joining the ranks of YA original graphic novel publishers with the “CubHouse” imprint and launching with a trilogy. GLINT will kick off of with GLINT: LOON’S ARMY in February 2019, with the subsequent installments dropping in October 2019 and April 2020. It will be written by Samuel Sattin and Drawn by Ian McGinty. Sattin […]