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Shelly Bond Heads To IDW Publishing

shelly-bondIDW Publishing has announced the arrival of Shelly Bond to its editorial ranks. Bond joins IDW as Senior Editor, Special Projects, and will oversee the new Black Crown imprint. One of the most respected and admired editors among her peers, Bond previously served as VP-Executive Editor of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. With over two decades of comic-industry experience to draw from, Bond’s considerable skills and keen eye for talent will pave the way for exciting new projects and original voices.Bond’s passion and enthusiasm for the art form make her a welcome addition to the team. Her previous successes speak for themselves.

black-crownBond’s passion and enthusiasm for the art form make her a welcome addition to the team. Her previous successes speak for themselves. Fables, The InvisiblesSandman: OvertureLucifer, iZombie, and DC’s Young Animal line are just a handful of acclaimed projects which formed under her all-seeing eye.The title “Black Crown” represents not only the name of the creator-owned

The title “Black Crown” represents not only the name of the creator-owned imprint, but also a pub that anchors a mysterious street that connects each creator-owned title. Top creators will tell stories of a singular vision and point of view but will also have the opportunity to intersect with the tapestry of this unprecedented shared environment by way of owning storefront real estate that correlates to their particular creations.

In the release of the announcement, Bond said:

If you know anything about my reputation, you know that I’m selective about story, art, and design. The same applies to a publisher. I can’t think of a better fit for Black Crown than with IDW. They appreciate, share, and champion my vision for creating concepts that are first and foremost incredible, unconventional, and riveting comic books. I can’t wait to announce the impressive coterie of creators, both familiar and next wave, who are working as we speak to bring back the bravado to creator-owned comics.

Stories from the Black Crown Pub will be extensively previewed at July’s Comic-Con International and launch in October 2017.

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