Some change at our Alma Mater CBG:
F+W Publications Associate Group Publisher, Sports and Pop Culture Jeff Pozorski has announced the promotion of Comics Buyer’s Guide Editor Maggie Thompson to Senior Editor and Comics Buyer’s Guide Managing Editor Brent Frankenhoff to Editor. The changes were effective as of Jan. 1.
“Maggie and Brent have both actively and professionally shared their hobby knowledge with fans for years,” Pozorski said. “Their respective interests complement each other, making a stronger editorial package overall. These promotions reflect their contributions to Comics Buyer’s Guide and its affiliated products.”
Thompson has been CBG’s Editor since Krause Publications (now a division of F+W Publications) acquired The Buyer’s Guide to Comic Fandom from the publication’s founder, Alan Light, in 1983. From 1983 to 1994, Maggie co-edited the paper with her husband Don. Often noted as one of the founders of comics fandom, Thompson has supported the hobby all her life, receiving Diamond Comic Distributor’s Lifetime Fandom Award in 1991 and the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award in 1995 and being named Friends of Lulu’s first “Woman of Distinction” in 2004.
“Being named ‘Senior Editor’ is a nifty tribute,” Thompson commented, “as I enter my 25th year at the helm of the longest-running magazine about comic books. I should point out that the title has nothing to do with so-called ‘senior moments’ and everything to do with the deference paid me by … Hmmm. Well …” She paused. “Never mind. I guess that deference thing is overrated, anyway.” She laughed.
Congrats to our long suffering editors, and more in the link.