Lion Forge Acquires Magnetic Press
Award-winning Magnetic Press becomes the Magnetic Collection at Lion Forge Comics. The deal went down officially September 30th. Mike Kennedy, Publisher and President of Magnetic Press, has joined Lion Forge Comics as Creative Director of the Magnetic Collection. In that role, he will curate a branded collection of premiere books across all imprints at Lion Forge, including new acquisitions as well as the award-winning and critically-acclaimed, creator-centric Magnetic catalog of titles.
The Magnetic Collection brand reflects Kennedy’s consistent vision for what ground-breaking graphic novel literature can be. Readers can be confident that a Magnetic Collection book within a Lion Forge imprint upholds the same standards for storytelling trailblazed in Magnetic Press
Among the award-winning and acclaimed titles and talent that this acquisition brings to Lion Forge as part of the Magnetic Collection:
Love: The Tiger (2015 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, SLJ Starred Review, Cybils Children and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards Nom 2015)
Love: The Fox (2015 IPPY AWARDS GOLD MEDAL – Best Graphic Novel)
Love: The Lion (Booklist Starred Review)
Doomboy (Eisner Nom 2015 Best Publication for Teens, 2015 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, PW 2015 Year-end Critics List)
Warship Jolly Roger (2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens)
Wasted Lands Omnibus (Eisner Nom 2015 Best Graphic Album Reprint)
A Glance Backward (Booklist Starred Review, Eisner Nominee 2016 Best US Edition of Foreign Material)
Federico Bertolucci: Eisner Nominee 2015 Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Love series)
Tony Sandoval: Eisner Nominee 2015 Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Doomboy, A Glance Backward)
Kennedy joins other recent high-profile Lion Forge hires: Rich Johnson (VP – Sales, Marketing, and Business Development), Mark Smylie (Executive Editor), Syndee Barwick (Director – Marketing and Product Development), Joe Illidge (Senior Editor – Lion Forge), Devin Funches (Sales and Marketing Manager), and Andrea Colvin (Senior Editor – ROAR).