Before she officially got back into the editing game with her Black Crown imprint, Shelly Bond collaborated with Kristy Miller & Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Colour Design on Femme Magnifique, a crowdfunded anthology of biographies of notable women in history. While the Kickstarter edition raised nearly $100,000, IDW is making a softcover edition available this September via Black Crown. Subjects […]
That is a headline I never thought I would type. But it’s true. IDW has released a series of videsos of Black Crown editor Shelly Bond and comic creator/kibitzer Gerard Way rapping about Assassinistas, which hits stands today. Written by Howard with art by Hernandez, it’s about some kick ass female assassins who […]
A number of years ago, Shelly Bond, then executive editor at Vertigo Comics, an imprint of DC Comics, and former My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way were working on a grand project. Way, who was pitching Doom Patrol at the time, soon began working on a whole line of books in close collaboration with Bond. […]
It seems that at every major comic convention, IDW is afresh with announcements of new comic releases, media growth, and more. This year is no different, as the publisher and media company is eager to share all manner of information regarding a number of upcoming titles, as well as their mysterious collaborative imprint with Shelly […]
As explained by editor Shelly Bond on Twitter, her new Black Crown imprint, coming from IDW later this year, is not taking submissions. pic.twitter.com/XCUX6lUMsp — Shelly Bond (@sxbond) March 29, 2017 To be fair, it’s not exactly clear that they ever were, but once the scent of “editor with new imprint” chum gets in the waters, […]
Unless you were on a particularly good vacation, you probably heard the news a few weeks back that Vertigo editors were in high demand. Karen Berger, who founded and ran the Vertigo imprint, was hired by Dark Horse and will be having her own imprint. Then Shelly Bond, who took over after Berger’s departure, was […]
As announced this afternoon at ECCC, editor Shelly Bond is back big time with Black Crown, her own creator-owned line from IDW.
“I’m someone who has struggled mental illness with and is a big proponent of mental health awareness. In my mind, Doom Patrol is the perfect book to discuss those issues.”
This week on Podcorn Podcast, we look back on Shelly Bond’s career at Vertigo.
Today is the last day at Vertigo for Executive Editor Shelly Bond after a 23-year run as an editor, mentor and friend to many creators. It’s truly been one of the most extraordinary editing careers in recent comics history, and I’ve reached out to some of her friends and others in the comics industry to give her the send off she deserves.