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BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the recent appointment of Matt Gagnon to the position of Managing Editor. Gagnon brings to BOOM! a wealth of versatility and experience working in the comic book industry, essential skills as BOOM! ushers in its next phase of growth.
Brought on board March 1st to oversee the FARSCAPE comic book line, Gagnon was quickly promoted to Managing Editor, overseeing the production of all BOOM! titles. Having shown his passion and excellent managerial skills right from the start, Gagnon will be working directly under the supervision and mentorship of Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid.
“Matt Gagnon is like the Michael Clayton of comics. At his previous job at Meltdown, I saw him in action, making things happen and fixing problems. At BOOM! he’s done the same thing, to the point where I probably ought to start fearing for my job,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid.
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“Well, technically Michael Clayton would never approve of a press release,” Managing Editor Matt Gagnon remarked after reading a draft of this of his announcement, though eventually Gagnon conceded to the will of BOOM!’s Marketing and Sales Director, Chip Mosher.
Previous to BOOM!, Matt spent four years as the buyer and purchasing manager of Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles’ preeminent direct-market retailer. While there, Matt also oversaw many of that stores successful events, including spearheading the Y: THE LAST PARTY in conjunction with MySpace Comic Books and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
While working at Meltdown, Matt also found the time to serve as co-editor of the latest volume of the critically acclaimed comic book anthology MEATHAUS, which includes work by James Jean, Tomer Hanuka, Farel Dalrymple, Ross Campbell, and many others. Matt has also worked as a writer/consultant for Gain Enterprises, in conjunction MTV New Media.
The announcement of Mr. Gagnon as Managing Editor follows last year’s appointment of Mark Waid as Editor-in-Chief and Chip Mosher as Marketing and Sales Director, as well as the recent appointment of Ian Brill as Games Workshop Editor.