TweetAnother month, another set of creative changes at DC. This time they’re announcing them via their column at CBR. Here’s the rundown of what’s going on.
A big change at Diamond executive team as VP of Purchasing Bill Schanes is stepping down after 27 years. He’ll be replaced by Jon Wurzer, who as Executive Director of Purchasing has been responsible for day to day purchasing decisions for the last 12 years. Schanes will remain in an advisory capacity through 2013.
§ Viz evp of Publishing Alvin Lu has left the company after 13 years, ICV2 reports.
Tweet Do you have what it takes to juggle a bunch of monthly comics, dealing with freelancers, Diamond, retailers and the comics press? If you’re up for it, IDW is hiring! Here’s the deets: Editor, IDW Publishing IDW Publishing is seeking an experienced Editor to support the Chief Creative Officer. This is a full-time position [...]
Tweet Some changes at Image Comics; Ron Richards, formerly of iFanboy, has been hired as Director of Business Development. You can read about Richards’ new duties in the PR below. The move comes as two other Image staffers will be departing: Events Coordinator Sarah Delaine and Sales and Licensing Coordinator Todd Martinez have left the [...]
TweetIt seems that departed DC and comiXology digital exec Ron Perazza will be joining Marvel, CBR is reporting. Since ankling comiXology last year, many had wondered where he would end up—he worked at Marvel back in the day as Online Product Manager and oversaw their collectible card game efforts so he knows the turf. At [...]
Some recent publishing moves: Carol Burell, formerly editorial director at the Graphic Universe division of Lerner Publishing, ankled the company to join Abrams Comic Arts as an editor last month. As editor, Burell took a small educational publisher’s comic line and grew it to produce both outstanding original comics (Guinea Pig) and great international pick-ups (the much lauded Little White Duck: A Childhood in China.) Basically she was there as children’s comic became a growing market and helped Lerner become a player in the field. At Abrams, the powerhouse publisher of Wimpy Kid and My Friend Dahmer, she’s in a position to do even more. We won’t lie: Carol is one of our favorite comics people and this was a fantastic move for Abrams.
TweetYou new there were going to be some changes when it was announced that Vertigo was going to be having some changes. Shelly Bond getting elevated to the Vertigo Executive Editor slot was step number 1. Step number 2 appears to be Vertigo now reporting to Hank Kanalz, the new “Senior Vice President of Vertigo [...]
Tweet IDW’s Chloe Zuanich is heading back to her native Peru for a while, and so they are looking for a new person for the marketing department: “IDW is actively seeking discussions with Comics Marketing and PR professionals. Individuals willing to relocate to San Diego, with a background in Marketing and/or Publishing, are encouraged to [...]
TweetIn the January solicits, DC has announced the final issues of Blue Beetle, Legion Lost, Grifter and Frankenstein. On at least one occasion, there was a question about a fourth wave of New 52 titles and that question was ducked. Presumably to avoid talking about the cancellations at the conventions and provoking any fans of the titles. However, [...]
TweetRick Remender is getting a lot of press these days for his part in the Marvel Now! relaunch with Uncanny Avengers and Captain America. That’s not the only thing he’s up to, however. Remender has a long history of doing creator-owned science fiction and horror. Titles like Fear Agent and Sea of Red. Remender is launching another project in his old [...]