IDW Games hires veteran gaming talent sales manager
IDW Games is very pleased to announce that gaming industry veteran Kurt Nelson will be joining as Sales Manager. Kurt’s primary role will be sales management for IDW Games as well as for mass-market initiatives such as IDW’s Micro-Comic Fun Pack brand.
“We are very excited to have Kurt join our growing team at IDW,” says Jerry Bennington, Director of Business Development. “Having previously worked with Kurt, he has a strong understanding of the gaming and collectibles category and will be a significant asset to our growth and stability.”
Kurt will be bringing with him over 16 year of sales management experience in the gaming industry. He has worked directly with some of the largest retailers and distributors both domestically and internationally and managed the distribution of one the most successful trading card games, Yu-Gi-Oh! From Upper Deck to Cryptozoic to GTS, Kurt has been an invaluable asset in the industry.
“I’m very excited to be part of the IDW team and having the opportunity to help build a gaming division that becomes a positive force in the industry,” says Kurt, “I’m especially looking forward to working closely again with Jerry and Ted Adams. They both played such a big part in my initial experience when I started in this industry 15 years ago.”
The first title from IDW Games, Kill Shakespeare is available to distributors now, so retailers can expect to hear from Kurt soon!
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About IDW Publishing
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; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.