When Marvel’s Lauren Sankovitch left Marvel to pursue West Coast job ops, we were all sad to be losing a fine comics editor. Happily she is still keeping a toe in the game, as this release from the CBLDF reveals that she’ll be editing this year’s Liberty Annual, a fund-raising anthology published by the fund each year. So yay for Lauren! WE may hear her karaoke yet again!
Tweet Oh yeah, the other major news coming out of ComicsPRO, was the return of Paul Levitz, former publisher and president at DC Comics. Levitz stepped down as President a couple of years ago, although remaining on as a writer, but evidently his contract is over and instead of just sticking it out at his […]
Tweet Continuing DC’s editorial shuffle, it was revealed this week that Mark Doyle, formerly an editor at Vertigo, will replace Mike Marts as Batman Group Editor. Marts left DC to go to Marvel, so there was a big gap to fill. Doyle is credited with the lion’s share of discovering Scott Snyder, currently the top […]
Tweet If you are open to working in Norwalk, CT, ReedPOP, the branch of Reed Exhibitions that runs New York Comic Con, C2E2, Star Wars Celebrations and the PAX shows, among others, has a couple of openings. More info here. Brand Marketing Coordinator To develop, maintain and enhance the brands of all assigned events within […]
Tweet Marvel editorial reshuffling continues in the wake of Steve Wacker’s move to the West Coast and DCs own editorial exodus making a bunch of top tier editors available. Nick Lowe, formerly of the X-office, is taking over the Spider office vacated by Wacker. Meanwhile, Mike Marts has come over to be Executive Editor—of what […]
TweetOh man between a new attempt to summit Sandman, and LaBeouf-gate, all hell totally broke loose last night! The hell was rolling around untethered, knocking things down, and it stove a big hole right in the drywall over in the mud room. Damn. § Meanwhile, in SoHo, Molly Crabapple went to interview Art Spiegelman and […]
Tweet Executive vp of sales and marketing and business development John Rood is leaving DC Entertainment, a DC spokesperson has confirmed. Rood’s position is being eliminated as the sales and marketing departments get a shuffle. Marketing, interactive marketing and publicity will go under Amit Desai, who is currently senior vice president of franchise management. Desai […]
Tweet Popular editor Lauren Sankovitch is leaving Marvel today. Among her titles: Thor: God of Thunder, Young Avengers, and the new Loki book. Sankovitch is heading to the West Coast to pursue still hush hush opportunities. Sankovitch will be missed for many things, particularly her karaoke duets on various numbers from The Lion King with […]
TweetFormer DC VP of publicity David Hyde is back and he’s got his own PR firm, Superfan. Initial clients include D&Q, cartoonist Dan Goldman and novelist Samuel Sattin, according to PW. Hyde’s initial clients include acclaimed Montreal-based graphic novel house Drawn & Quarterly where he is working on campaigns for cartoonist Art Speigelman (Co-Mix) and […]
Tweet Sounds like IDW is ramping up their publishing, if the addition of David Hedgecock—formerly CEO at APE Entertainment—is any indication. Hedgecock has joined IDW as Managing Editor, where he will help oversee and coordinate editorial activities as well as work to develop new talent and special projects. “IDW is a powerhouse of creative energy […]
Tweet We all know that comiXology has become a huge player in the comics industry, with 200 million digital comics downloaded, and initiatives like Submit helping even more creators get on digital. Think you’ve got what it takes to join the team? They’re currently seeking a Vice President of Product Development: ComiXology is seeking technology […]
Tweet HBO Go co-founder Jeff DiBartolomeo has joined Comixology as chief technology officer. In case you hadn’t figured out that a) ComiXology hs the income for a significant hire and b) digital comics are a frontier medium. DiBartolomeo said other companies had asked him “to recreate what we did at HBO Go, but I didn’t […]
IDW has had some comings and going in the marketing department over the last year or so, but they look to have filled the open position, and raised it two, by hiring THREE seemingly bright eyed and bushy tailed new folks. Rosalind Morehead , formerly of Mad Catz, will be Marketing & PR Manager. Diamond’s Kate Henning has been hired as Manager of Sales Operations.
Tweet If you’ve been wondering why Todd Allen hasn’t been posting too much at the Beat any more, it’s for a good reason. He’s been hired by Aerbook as Director of Product Management. Aerbook is a start-up that offers software for creating your own ebooks, including graphic novels. Actually, we’re not entirely sure what else […]