PRESS RELEASE: After twenty-two years with the publisher, Dark Horse’s vice president of book trade sales, Michael Martens, will step down, effective September 1. Michael spearheaded Dark Horse Comics’ expansion in the bookstore market, most recently in association with Penguin Random House Publisher Services. During his tenure with the company, Michael helped Dark Horse to continuously improve sales in the book market.
Are you looking for a job in comics? Do you have sales experience? Oni Press is looking to hire a sales manager.
It was only a few years ago that DC Entertainment changed up its logo to the pealing D. A lot of people complained about it then, but seeing how the company has used the logo, I’ve grown used to it. I wonder what the Internet will think now that the logo has changed again?
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the rundown of the top 300 Comics sold in the direct market in April 2016. I hate to say it is more of the same, but really, it is another moth of more of the same, with DC only listing two comics in the Top 10.
PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) today announced a partnership by which Wizard World Comic Con attendees can utilize the services of the leader in autograph authentication on line or at the autograph kiosk at Wizard World events beginning this weekend in Des Moines and June 2-5 in Philadelphia.
Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is proud to announce Limerence Press, a new erotic and sex education comics imprint focused on positive, diverse, and approachable stories that reflect a wide variety of emotional and intimate experiences. Limerence Press is launching with printed editions of volumes 1–3 of Oh Joy Sex Toy, a popular sex education and sex toy review webcomic by creators by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan.
PRESS RELEASE: hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the category-creating mobile and online service for public libraries, today announced a new content agreement with Archie Comics, the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and home to the largest independent library of superhero characters.
PRESS RELEASE: Fresh off the heels of the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH event held at WonderCon in Los Angeles in March, DC Entertainment announced today that it has reached an agreement with Joshua Williamson to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC Comics and Vertigo imprints. In addition to launching THE FLASH in June, Williamson will also make his Vertigo debut in September with FROSTBITE, a new six-issue miniseries joining the title lineup. Jason Shawn Alexander (Batman: Arkham City, The Empty Zone) will accompany Williamson on the book, handling art duties.
PRESS RELEASE: Eric Powell’s new publishing venture, Albatross Funnybooks, comiXology and Amazon announced today that the new line of self-published comics and graphic novels will be available in the next year on comiXology and the Amazon Kindle Store.
Yesterday, word spread around the Internet that John Macaluso resigned as CEO of Wizard World, Inc. Though the company filing said the departure had nothing to do with any disagreement with the company or any matter relating to the company’s operation, policies, or practices, today Wizard World announced John Maatta as the new CEO with a two-year contract.
PRESS RELEASE: IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that Laurie Windrow has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, a new role within the organization. In this position, Laurie will develop and manage a strategic roadmap for our sales and marketing efforts across all divisions — including publishing, games and entertainment.
PRESS RELEASE: Seven Seas, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Seven Seas’ digital manga across the comiXology platform and extend the distribution of Seven Seas’ library to the Amazon Kindle Store.
PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Kari Yadro to the role of director of custom programs. Effective immediately, Yadro will serve as the head of the Dark Horse Comics custom publishing and products program.
PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, April 6, at Image Expo, David Brothers, Nick Dragotta, Rick Remender, Jonathan Hickman, Joe Keatinge, and Leila Del Duca took the stage to announce a newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called CREATORS FOR CREATORS, aimed at fostering—both financially and through mentorship—new creative voices in the comics industry and bringing new works by those voices into being for the first time.