Image Comics has announced that Sarah deLaine, a long-time Image staff member and former employee of the visionary comic book store Comic Relief, will replace Betsy Gomez as the company’s PR & Marketing Coordinator.
Since moving to the Bay Area in 2004, deLaine has been a dedicated part of the Berkeley comics community, first at Berkeley’s Comic Relief, where she worked with the preeminent comics retail team of Rory Root and Todd Martinez, then as Image Comics’ administrative assistant. Martinez became Image’s Sales & Licensing Coordinator in May 2010, furthering the working relationship he and deLaine developed during their retail days.
“I’m thrilled to be taking over as Image Comics’ new PR & Marketing Coordinator,” said deLaine. “I couldn’t think of a better situation than the one we’re looking at now at Image: We have a fantastic, dedicated staff here, and some of the new books we’ll be introducing this year are going to blow everyone away. I want nothing more than to help comics be the best they can be, and I believe Image is the place to do that.”
deLaine will be taking over as PR & Marketing Coordinator effective immediately, and while Publisher Eric Stephenson is disappointed to be losing Gomez, he is excited to have deLaine fill her post.
“I’ve known Sarah since she worked for Rory Root at Comic Relief, and she’s a highly personable individual with a lot of ideas that she can’t wait to put to use marketing our titles,” stated Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. “I couldn’t be more happy to have Sarah take on a greater role as part of the Image team and we’re all looking forward to working with her over the months to come as she helps us continue to raise awareness of all the great work creators are doing at Image.”
Sales & Licensing Coordinator Todd Martinez added, “I’m confident that Sarah and I will make an excellent team for the future of Image Comics.”