Busy busy Joey Manley announces the new editor of Modern Tales: it’s Shaenon Garrity:
The new editor of Modern Tales is Shaenon K. Garrity, creator of Narbonic, Smithson (with Robert Stevenson, Brian Moore, and Roger Langridge), and L’il Mell and Sergio (with various collaborators). Shaenon makes her living editing comics for the publisher of the most popular comics in America, Viz, and spends much of her time as a volunteer staffer at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum. I’ve met only a handful of people whose knowledge of the comics form — from Windsor McCay all the way through to Pants Press — matches or exceeds Shaenon’s (let’s see … there’s McCloud, and, um, um, um … yeah, so McCloud’s pretty much the only one). Shaenon’s comic Narbonic was the runaway hit of the Modern Tales launch line-up, and remained the most popular feature on the site from day one up until she moved it over to Webcomics Nation just a little while ago. She is also the scariest person I know — but in a good way. We are in good hands.
Congrats to Garrity who is definitely one of the smartest, funniest and wisest comics folks out there.