Christy onboard at Archaia

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So what’s the deal at Archaia Press? The company foundered about a year ago as it sought new investors, and was rumored to be purchased by Devil’s Due at one point, but it ended up being acquired by former DD partner PJ Bickett, whose current title is President. Founder Mark Smylie is in place as Publisher. There was a lot of confusion at the time, but obviously, Archaia is back and putting out books, and even hiring people. We mentioned that Mel Caylo had come on board as Marketing Manager, and that means we should see a lot more news coming out, including another hire, Stephen Christy, who is joining the publisher as Director of Development. Christy was formerly at Devil’s Due, where he negotiated deals, such as the Humanoids license. More info in the PR:

In his role as Archaia’s Director of Development, Christy will be responsible for acquiring new comic book properties, overseeing the reverse engineering of previous “made for” scripts, strengthening partnerships within the entertainment sector, and ensuring that Archaia remains true to its reputation of providing the highest caliber of content. Previously, Christy headed IP Development for Devil’s Due Publishing and successfully oversaw the negotiations of nine development deals with major Hollywood production companies over a 14-month period. Prior to Devil’s Due, Christy worked at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics in various aspects of the business.

“We are pleased that Stephen will be joining the Archaia family,” commented Mark Smylie, Publisher and founder of Archaia. “His keen eye for quality content and his outstanding relationships with top-flight creators are the hallmark of what we have built with the Archaia brand. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to run our development slate.”



Christy was hired by Archaia to help round out its connectedness to the entertainment sector as well as build upon the company’s already strong brand equity after its acquisition by Kunoichi, Inc. late last year. Since joining the company, he has worked to ensure that Archaia’s development slate remains true to the company’s commitment of being the pinnacle of creator-owned content in the comic space.

“Archaia is committed to making sure our properties are exposed and developed beyond just comic books,” explained Christy. “Our first priority is to publish amazing comics that you can’t read at any other company. But we also take into account what needs to be done to develop our titles outside of comics without compromising the original conceit of the property.”

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.archaiasp.com.

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