Looks like Bob Schreck has a new home, and a new job – Senior Editor at IDW Publishing.Â The former Senior Group Editor at Dark Horse entertainment, and founding member of Oni Press jump to IDW soon after his release from his previous job.
IDW is on fire! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a company that is so on the move and so in tune to today’s comics’ readers and pop culture? They choose their projects carefully and haven’t lost their identity as a publisher, which is no easy task when trying to appeal to as broad an audience as possible. I feel like the sky’s the limit there creatively speaking and that I will be able to achieve some very interesting and exciting results.
In an interview with Newsarama, Schreck was mum on his plans with the company, and declined to name names when it came to talent he was hoping to bring with him.
UPDATE: COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE AFTER THE JUMP
Once again expanding its team of talented creators and editors, IDW is proud to announce that industry legend Robert Schreck will be joining the company on October 5th. Schreck, a thirty-year veteran of comics and publishing, will become a senior editor for IDW, and focus on developing new projects and bringing new creators to the companyâ€™s existing brands.
During his ten-year run as group editor at DC Comics, Schreckâ€™s illustrious career has included heading up the award-winning All Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, and ushering in the return of Frank Miller and Lynn Varley to Batman, with the release of The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Schreck has worked with some of the best creators in the industry, such as Arthur Adams, Neal Adams, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Jim Lee, Brad Meltzer, Miller, Morrison, Paul Pope, Quitely, George Romero, Dave Stevens, Kevin Smith, Varley, and Judd Winick, among many others.
â€œBob has an amazing talent for finding and making great books,â€ said Ted Adams, IDWâ€™s CEO. â€œThe combination of his innate skill and impressive experience make Bob a very valuable addition to the IDW team and we are thrilled to have him with us.â€
In the last two years at DC Comics, Schreckâ€™s efforts focused on developing new projects for the Vertigo line for Karen Berger, wherehewas also the editor of this year’s Eisner Award-nominated Madame Xanadu series by Matt Wagner and Amy Hadley, and the newly published graphic novel, The Nobody, by the critically acclaimed writer and artist, Jeff Lemire.
â€œI am very excited to be joining Ted and the entire IDW team,â€ Schreck commented. â€œHe and I go way back, and Iâ€™ve had my eye on the companyâ€™s savvy approach to publishing, which has secured them the number three position in todayâ€™s very competitive marketplace.â€ Schreck concluded, â€œI love finding and nurturing new talent, and exploring new concepts for the comics medium to tackle, and IDW seems to value those aspirations, as well. I canâ€™t wait to begin this new chapter of my career.â€
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for ComicMix.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.