English graphic novel publisher Soaring Penguin Press is making some personnel changes, as Eisner nominated writer and editor Tim Pilcher has joined the company as co-owner.
Founder John Anderson is moving to Vancouver, Canada to open the North American office of the publishing company.
Pilcher’s previous positions include Assistant Editor at Vertigo Comics, Commissioning Editor at Ilex Press, and Humanoids’ UK Liaison. He was recently Eisner nominated for co-writing
Soaring Penguin is perhaps best known for publishing Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven and the anthology Meanwhile, as well as Breaks by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryden, as well as works by Regis Loisel, Boulet and other respected cartoonists.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Tim on board,” says company director, John Anderson. “He brings insight and an understanding of the publishing industry that’s been sorely needed to take us to the next level.”
Pilcher said, “It’s a real honour to join the Eisner-nominated Soaring Penguin Press. I have been a fan of their publications for many years and I look forward to helping grow the company’s profile and to seek out new collaborations with the cream of the comics community in the coming years. We are living in a new Golden Age of graphic novel diversity and I see Soaring Penguin as being at the forefront of this exciting new wave.”
“Historically, we’ve published a number of Canadian and American creators. It just makes sense to have a presence closer to the creators,” Anderson added of the new office.
“With John based in North America and myself in the UK we are looking to expand our publishing list and to ensure the company goes from strength to strength, “ agreed Pilcher.