Kochman promoted at Abrams

201011101439 Kochman promoted at Abrams
Via email, word that Charles Kochman, whose Abrams ComicArts imprint has been putting out high quality books of comics and comics history for several years, has been promoted to editorial director of Abrams ComicArts. In his new role he will report directly to Susan Van Metre, who has also been promoted to senior vice president and publisher over Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books.

Kochman will also begin to oversee children’s comics and graphic novels, including the record breaking worldwide hit Wimpy Kid books, which Kochman brought to the publisher.

We spoke with Kochman about this before it was announced and he was very excited to have everything consolidated. Although Van Metre’s bailiwick is material for younger readers, this won’t directly affect the older books he’s putting out; it does give him more flexibility, he told us.

Abrams Comic Arts has published such books as The Art of Jaime Hernandez, Mom’s Cancer, and recent biographies of Jerry Robinson and George Herriman.


  1. Congrats! Amulet Books already publishes some excellent graphic novels, hope to see more!

  2. What a great move for the company…and Charles is a brilliant guy. Nice to see good people in charge of things.

  3. Congratulations, Charlie! Couldn’t be prouder!

  4. A well-earned promotion for one of the best comics guys around!

  5. Henrik Andreasen says:

    Very good news. Congrats!

  6. Ali T. Kokmen says:

    Great news for a great guy doing great work.

    Congrats, Charlie!

  7. Couldn’t happen to a nicer pal.

    Congrats, Charlie!

  8. All right! Some times good things happen to good people!

  9. pulphope says:

    Congratulations to Charlie, a hell of a guy and a strong general for Team Comics. Great news!

  10. Congratulations Charles!

  11. Adam Koford says:

    Congratulations Charlie! It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  12. Lisa Munjack says:

    So well deserved. Not too wimpy, Mr. Kochman!

  13. Shirley Freedman says:

    Congratulations Charlie. How great to be so successful doing what you love to do.

  14. Cheesy Bastidd, I love ya. You make us all proud.

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