Sounds like IDW is ramping up their publishing, if the addition of David Hedgecock—formerly CEO at APE Entertainment—is any indication. Hedgecock has joined IDW as Managing Editor, where he will help oversee and coordinate editorial activities as well as work to develop new talent and special projects.
“IDW is a powerhouse of creative energy and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at such an important moment in the company’s history,” said Hedgecock, in a statement.
“David’s considerable publishing experience and acumen, as well as his eye for talent and his solid reputation with the many creators he’s worked all make for a very welcome addition to IDW’s editorial staff,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief in his own statement.
Hedgecock served as CEO at Ape for six years, where he helped oversee that company’s moves in childrens and video game based comics. Whether or not his departure means anything for the health of Ape, it’s definitely a good move for IDW.
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