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 […]

Comings and goings at Oni, IDW and Valiant

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Some new positions at Valiant and IDW, and a new media partner for Oni. For the details read on! Valiant Entertainment has hired Geeta Singh as Licensing Manager. Singh formerly worked for Universify, a branding company, and King Features Syndicate. In her new role, Singh will join Valiant’s President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales, […]

Alan Payne leaves IDW

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As of Friday, Alan Payne, the key man in IDW’s bookstore operations, is leaving the company: After nine years with the Publisher, IDW VP of Sales Alan Paynewill step down, effective immediately. Alan spearheaded IDW’s presence in the highly competitive bookstore market starting in 2007, and during his tenure the company achieved significant growth.    […]

NYCC ’15: “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” Liveblog

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We’re live at the “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” panel.  Our panelists include Ghost Rider writer Felipe Smith, My Little Pony artist Katie Cook, and The Wicked + the Divine writer Kieron Gillen.  You can even submit questions to their blog [but not anymore…the past has passed…-ed.]. General Information If someone steals content you originally posted […]

Interview: Troy Little on Recreating “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” for the Panel

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Troy Little is an Eisner-nominated artist who took on the monumental task of adapting the American counterculture classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by world renowned Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, into a graphic novel. Teaming with Top Shelf and IDW, Little has crafted a comic that sticks to the storyline of the book […]

When DC and Marvel cost less than indie comics

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There’s been quite a bit of comment on the price of new comics and it seems to me that newer readers may not quite understand why readers over the age of, say, 35 are quite so flummoxed at the price of a comics.  Let me provide a little context for how DC and Marvel were […]

Kangaroo Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 8/26/15

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After restoring our collective brain patterns from last week’s insane Podcorn visitation, the men and women hand selected by the government to write the world’s premiere comic book news website, The Beat, sought a nap. A new member of the team known as Frank Oliver aligned himself amongst our ranks, and after some comic book […]

New Jem and the Holograms Music Video Trailer is More Pop than Glam…

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Today, Universal released a new trailer for the film adaptation of Jem and the Holograms showcasing the song “Youngblood,” which debuted in the movie’s initial trailer. I was but an egg when Jem and the Holograms first aired in the 80s.  I have minimal point of reference for the series beyond the IDW comic and that Taric reference in League […]

IDW’s parent company stock splits 10-for-1 and gets new ticker name

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As we’ve mentioned here a few times, the majority owner of IDW is actually a holding company, formerly known as CTM MEDia Holdings, but now renamed IDW Media Holdings, Inc. because IDW is such a prominent part of their business. IT’s just been announced that CTM has completed a ten-for-one stock split and will be […]