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Lion Forge Announces Two Senior Editorial Hires

Lion Forge has announced new hires in its editorial department, including industry veterans Amanda Meadows and Shawna Gore. These two join the rapidly growing publisher alongside multiple hires across the company’s operational staff, to be announced in the coming days.

Amanda Meadows is an editor and writer in Los Angeles working in the intersection of comics, geek culture, and comedy for almost ten years. She acted as publicity manager at Phoenix Books and Audio before going on to co-found The Devastator—the only all-humor press in the United States—with partner Geoffrey Golden. Meadows served as publisher and editor at Devastator Press, earning her a Publishers Weekly Star Watch honor in 2015. She and her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, A.V. Club, The Verge, and more. Meadows also makes a dope tagine and will tell you everything about her cat, Gilda, without provocation.

Shawna Gore is an Eisner Award–winning editor who has worked in the comics industry since 1997. She was the publicist at Dark Horse Comics for five years before becoming an editor there, and she has worked as a freelancer for multiple publishers, including IDW, BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite Entertainment. She is the co-author of the book Maximum Plunder: The Art of Mike King, and has worked as a consultant with the New York–based arts organization Artists Rights Society, helping comics artists learn about and protect their intellectual property rights.

Amanda Meadows begins with the publisher this week, with Gore coming aboard on April 9. Please join us congratulating these two exceptional editors in their newly appointed positions at Lion Forge Comics.