Well this is great news! Lion Forge has just hired Carol M. Burrell as executive editor of the company’s CubHouse imprint. She’ll report to Andrea Colvin who has just been promoted to editor in chief.
Mike Zagari, formerly SVP, Brand/Digital-Creative at AfterShock, announced he was leaving on Twitter yesterday. “Next steps” will be announced Monday. Excited to share my next steps on Monday! — Mike Zagari (@mikezagari) May 11, 2018 Zagari was previously at Disney/Marvel/Star Wars/Pixar, and DC, and is also a webcartoonist himself so he could be going literally […]
Following some personnel changes over at IDW, John Barber has been named editor in chief at the publisher. He replaced Chris Ryall, who departed to work for Skybound. In addition, Anita Frazier, formerly of DC, Sony and Universal, has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Barber was formerly a Group Editor at IDW, […]
In honor of today being International Tabletop Day, myself and fellow Beat staffer Victor Van Scoit have decided to share some of our own personal-favorite tabletop games. As criteria, we’ve decided to stay away from oldies like “Chess,” “Monopoly,” and “Dungeons & Dragons,” because there are a TON of other games out there. We have also decided to only share games that are still available for purchase if there are any readers who wish to experience these games for themselves.
Headed by Mike Towry and Chairman Matt Dunford, this convention pays homage to the early days of Comic-Con. Organizers of Comic Fest pride themselves in its intimate setting. In many ways, I find it to be quite charming, lacking the Hollywood of Comic-Con and instead allowing attendees and invited guests to mingle together. A lot of love goes into this convention.
The frantic game of musical chairs at various publisher continues as Joe Illidge – most recently at Lion Forge, but previously at DC and Milestone – has just been hired as Executive Editor at Valiant. Illidge will work closely with current editor-in-chief Warren Simons, who has tendered his resignation but will stay on board […]
MEANWHILE, at Marvel, a nother significant hire, as Sven Larsen, has joined Marvel as their new Director, Licensed Publishing. He posted the news today on FB: Seems like the news is getting out there, so I’m excited to confirm that as of this Friday I’ll be (re)joining Marvel Entertainment as their new Director, Licensed Publishing. […]
Veteran editors Amanda Meadows and Shawna Gore have joined Lion Forge’s rapildy growing editorial team.
COntinuing the game of musical chairs at various comics companies, much liked comics vet Mel Caylo is joining Valiant Entertainment as Director of Marketing. Caylo replaces the departed Hunter Gorinson, and was most recently at Boom! prior to this. Valiant has been undergoing a lot of restructuring since it got new owners, DMG, and many […]
How Chris Ryall spent 14 years at IDW making comics and wondering “What about Rom?”