DC Entertainment SR VP Sales Bob Wayne will retire — and nothing will ever be the same

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When DC announced their move to Burbank, I was told the first name on the list of people who weren’t going was SR VP of Sales, Bob Wayne. Wayne was already near retirement age, and had been dealing with some health issues. Plus he pretty much invented everything that we know about the current direct […]

Nerdist’s Levin to Lionsgate to focus on video games and interactive

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Peter Levin, a behind the scenes type who has had a hand in everything from Deadline to Angry Birds to Nerdist to Comixology, is joining Lionsgate to oversee their video game and interactive activities. It will be a bit more visible than a lot of his roles, but he has a lot to work with […]

Writers wanted: C2E2 and beyond

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Are you going to C2E2? The Beat is not for the FIRST TIME. Torsten will be there for all the inside story as only Torsten can cover it, but if you have a hankering to listen to people make awkward banter about upcoming comics and then race to feverishly type it up, you may be just the person we’re looking for! If you’d be interested in covering it for The Beat, email me at comicsbeat at gmail dot com.

Help Wanted: Dynamite is hiring in Sales and Accounting

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Dynamite Entertainment, located in Mt. Laurel, NJ, has a couple of job openings. Requirements below — interested parties should respond to the address listed here. Sales   Summary of Position  Dynamite is currently seeking an experienced salesperson familiar with comic book related material.  No off site applications will be considered.   Job Requirements 1.3+ years […]

Report: DC brain trust is moving west

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CBR has a pretty confident report that four of DC’s top brass will be moving to Cali when the big exodus happens in 2015: co-publisher Dan DiDio, editor-in-chief Bob Harras, Vertigo executive editor Shelly Bond and group editor Eddie Berganza.  Even among those “in the know” confirmations of comings and goings have been hard to come by, although Berganza and DiDio always seemed like naturals. I never had any question that Bond would go because she’s a trooper all the way. Harras has been a big question mark, but as far as I know, his kids are pretty grown up, which is usually a big factor in going westward ho or not.

Lauren Sankovitch is editing the CBLDF’s 2014 Liberty Annual

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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!

Paul Levitz joins the board of Boom!; speaks on Eisner tonight.

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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 typewriter, […]

Vertigo’s Mark Doyle is named Batman Group Editor

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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 writer […]

Want to work at ReedPOP?

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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 the […]

Nick Lowe announced as Senior Editor on the Spider-Man titles

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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 we’re […]

Help Wanted, Sales Chart Wrangler — UPDATE

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UPDATE: Folks I have a bunch of fantastic candidates for this position, so no more resumes please.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/17/13: Molly Crabapple visits Art Spiegelman and then all hell breaks loose!

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Oh 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 […]

EVP John Rood leaving DC Entertainment as sales and marketing reorganize

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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 will […]

Lauren Sankovitch ankles Marvel for the West Coast

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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 James […]

Penny Arcade raises hackles again with help wanted ad

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Oh Penny Arcade. If it isn’t rape jokes, or confusing Kickstarters, now it’s this help wanted ad, which seeks an IT person who will do four jobs at once and be on call 24/7 for seemingly low pay. So yes, we run lean. Most of us would say maybe a little TOO lean, but being […]

Former DC PR vet David Hyde launches Superfan

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Former 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 […]