The most talked about publisher of graphic literature has gained traction in the US market and beyond under the direction of comics publishing and merchandise veteran Syndee Barwick in her role as Director of Marketing. Today, Lion Forge announces her promotion to vice president of the department she has led since joining the company in 2016.
“Lion Forge has been lucky enough to assemble a collection of the industry’s finest, from longtime luminaries to up-and-coming new talent. We have the best and brightest throughout our ranks,” says Lion Forge founder David Steward II. “Syndee Barwick is perhaps one of the finest examples of how decades of industry experience have helped to quickly raise the profile of our organization from industry upstart to a leader in the comics industry. Under her direction, I am certain that we will continue to grow our profile in the greater publishing landscape at large.”
“I met Syndee when I first got to DC Comics and quickly realized that she was a force to be reckoned with,” says Lion Forge Vice President of Sales and Business Development Rich Johnson. “She is creative, smart, visionary, and one of the hardest working people in comics. I couldn’t be happier about her promotion to Vice President.”
“I am proud to work at a company like Lion Forge!” says the newly promoted Barwick. “With an amazing team, coworkers, leadership, talent, and colleagues within the industry, I’m excited to bring our books and talent to even more people!”
For nearly two decades at DC Comics, Syndee Barwick was Director of Marketing and established DC Direct. As Director of Product Management – DC Direct, she led a team that quickly became the innovative, in-house toys and collectibles division of DC, developing both in-house properties such as Batmanand Wonder Womaninto collectibles, as well as licensed properties such as HBO’s True Blood, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, and many others. Prior to DC Comics, Barwick was a music business professional in artist management.