ComicsPRO announced this week that Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Comic Industry Conference. Sponsored by ComicsPRO, the event will be in Portland, OR February 20-22.
“I’m thrilled that Nick is speaking at our event,” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPRO. “He’s been in the business for 37 years and has a great knowledge of the comics industry. His enthusiasm is second to none. And he’s worked as both a retailer and a publisher. I’m really looking forward to his speech”
“It’s an honor to be chosen this year to be the keynote speaker at ComicsPro, such an integral event to our industry that we all love so much,” said Barrucci. “At Dynamite we’ve been fortunate to have great successes recently on The Boys, Vampirella, Red Sonja, and becoming a Premier Publisher. This is all thanks to stellar work from our creators and staff, trust from retailers and fans, and additional important industry factors that I hope to discuss at the conference with peers.”
Barrucci’s career in the industry began as a reseller at conventions around the country, and soon after Dynamic Forces, a leader in signed books and collectibles to this day, was established. From there, Barrucci published his first comic book, Army of Darkness, leading to the creation of Dynamite Entertainment in 2004. Today the publisher produces owned and licensed properties such as Vampirella, Red Sonja, The Boys, Game of Thrones, James Bond, Elvira, Bettie Page, and much more. Dynamite also owns more than 3,000 characters including properties from Harris Comics and Chaos!.
ComicsPRO is the industry’s trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers. They provide support, education, and mentoring to existing and future retailers. Their Comic Industry Conference offers retailers, publishers, wholesalers, and distributors an interactive and productive event to foster relationships for the betterment of the industry. Click here to learn more about the organization and the conference.