2013 has been quite the year for IDW Publishing and there are no signs of that slowing down any time soon. As the company continues to identify and develop titles that excite readers, garner critical acclaim and win industry awards they are also publishing more books than ever.
In order to continue that kind of growth and maintain the quality that IDW Publishing is known for, David Hedgecock is joining the IDW team as Managing Editor, where he will help oversee and coordinate editorial activities as well as work to develop new talent and special projects.
“IDW is a powerhouse of creative energy and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at such an important moment in the company’s history,” said Hedgecock, whose most recent experience includes 6 years as CEO at Ape Entertainment.
“David’s considerable publishing experience and acumen, as well as his eye for talent and his solid reputation with the many creators he’s worked all make for a very welcome addition to IDW’s editorial staff,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief.
As the former CEO at Ape Entertainment, David Hedgecock joins the company with a unique understanding of all aspects of comic book and entertainment production from a creative and business perspective.
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.