As Publisher, Sablik’s primary responsibility will be to oversee aspects of Top Cow’s comic book and graphic novel publishing including editorial, sales, and marketing. Sablik joined Top Cow in September 2006 as Vice President of Marketing and Sales after 6 years at Diamond Comic Distributors. During his tenure Top Cow has embarked in a number of innovative marketing efforts including the fan driven Pilot Season, regular promotional trailer releases, and the upcoming Witchblade trade paperback re-branding campaign. Sablik will continue to report directly to Matt Hawkins, President of Top Cow. As part of the transition, Sablik will relocate from his Baltimore office to the Top Cow home office in Los Angeles.
“I can’t recall a time I’ve been more excited professionally. This is an incredible thrill and honor,” commented Sablik, “I look forward to continuing to grow Top Cow’s success in both the direct and book markets. Our team at Top Cow is top notch and our editorial output is at an all time high point. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I intend to embrace it fully.”
“Filip has done great work since coming on board with us,” stated Hawkins, “and I’m fully confident he will do a superb job shepherding our core business. Having him in place will allow me to expand our efforts in other media, which in turn strengthens our publishing base. We’re at a real turning point in Top Cow’s history with three hit properties in three different media and it’s time to strike while the iron is hot!”