MATT CHATS: IDW Editor Bobby Curnow on the Balance Between Licenses and Original Concepts

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IDW is mainly known for its publication of licensed work, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and My Little Pony. But the publisher has been transitioning lately with a renewed focus on creator-owned comics, first by acquiring Top Shelf and now by starting the Comics Experience imprint, home to some great titles like Tet and Gutter Magic. Editor Bobby Curnow is […]

Comings and goings: Robertson, Atkins, Scott

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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 […]

IDW announces new international licensing program, kicking things off with Archie

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About a year ago, IDW made headlines by buying Top Shelf. They haven’t topped that yet, but they do have a new business division: IDW International, which will handle all the publisher’s foreign rights. While IDW’s deep catalog offers many opportunities for foreign sales, they’e also reaching out to other companies to represent them as […]

IDW to publish Artist’s Edition of Jack Kirby’s Thor

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Hold on to your shelves. IDW’s Artists Edition series has made jaws drop with its stunning series of oversized editions of various comics masterworks, reproduced from the original art. But now for the first time they’re collecting the King of Comics, Jack Kirby Marvel work with Jack Kirby’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition. The book will include classic complete stories from Journey Into Mystery #111, #117, #118, along with other stories and a Kirby Gallery.

The Aliens already Won in MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION

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Sometimes in corporate comics, men in suits strive for creators to produce material that is more in line with other works in order to create a shared universe. This makes it hard for writers and artists to really maintain their own distinctive voices. However, sometimes a project can fit in the genre of a creator-owned work and […]

Gender and Feminism in the Jem and th Holograms comic

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We’ve been writing quite a bit in the last year about the slow death of comics media, and one of the reasons is that it’s hard for a small, passion run site to compete with…the New Yorker? Here’s a think piece on the Jem and the Holograms comic by Stephen Burt whose bio tells us […]

MATT CHATS: Rich Douek on IDW’s Gutter Magic and a Big World in a Small Space

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A lot of authors have big stories inside of them that involve a lot of mythology and worldbuilding. The problem in comics is that most series have a relatively low page count, so the majority of writers end up with their 100-issue epics cut short. Rich Douek has created a story with a complex world, […]

Wanna work in comics? IDW is hiring a new PR person

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Well with Rosalind Morehead getting a promotion , there is an opening at IDW. IDW Publishing Searching for PR Professionals IDW Publishing is looking for a dedicated full-time individual in the Public Relations field. PR and/or Marketing experience required, professional comics experience or closely related fields a major plus. Must demonstrate first-rate writing skills, and […]

IDW promotes Rosalind Morehead to Director of Book Market Sales

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Following the departure of Alan Payne, IDW has promoted Rosalind Morehead from PR & Marketing Manger to Director of Book Market Sales. Forehead will oversee IDW’s efforts in he book market, including developing new channels and products.  “Since Rosalind came to IDW Publishing two years, we’ve been very impressed with her ability to incorporate […]