Markosia Publishing, the UK comic publisher with titles that include Starship Troopers, Smoke & Mirror, Scatterbrain, Shadowmancer, and the Lexian Chronicles has announced Brian Augustyn as the new Editor in Chief following the departure of Richard Emms.
In a prepared statement, Brian Augustyn said, “I like the diversity and chances Markosia stands for, their line is already delightfully eclectic and engaging. I think that kind of variety is exactly what the comics marketplace needs. Hopefully the comics marketplace will agree. It’s a genuine pleasure to work with a company of such dedicated folks – who really love comics. Nowadays, that’s not always as common as you’d think.”
Before joining Markosia, Augustyn helped launch TRU Studios in the 80s, and had editorial positions with First, Now and DC Comics. In addition to editorial duties, Augustyn as been a freelance writer for most of the major comic publishers.
“I’m just here to help the good stuff continue, I don’t have any radical and sweeping schemes. Yet.” He finished.
In addition to Augustyn, Markosia has also created a Group Editor for their titles. Heading up this position will be writer Tony Lee.
“I’m a strong believer in nepotism and ninjas,’ explained newly-created Group Editor Lee. “I’ll obviously start with ensuring that all my friends get jobs, and then I’ll push for a ninja on every page. This is a good time to be at Markosia. Nobody can say that we’re not established – STARSHIP TROOPERS proved that we can hold our own in the industry, we’re regularly up in the Top 300 comics each month, and now Markosia is having an INFINITE CRISIS reboot. Old company, new vision. And I’m honoured to be involved in such a mercurial point in the company’s plans. Welcome to Earth-Markosia. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.”
Both of these positons begin January 31, 2007.
via Markosia (link)