Mad Cave Studios acquires Papercutz

Mad Cave and Papercutz

We expected consolidation in publishers in 2022 but neither of these two were on our bingo card. Mad Cave Studios has announced the expansion of its publication line with the acquisition of Papercutz.

Providing great graphic novels for all ages, the Papercutz catalog includes famed licensed properties The Smurfs, Loud House, Geronimo Stilton, Casagrandes, and more! Mad Cave Studios is opening its doors to continue to create and offer meaningful character-driven stories for adults, young adults, and kids creating a new experience for readers of all ages.

Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup will oversee Papercutz to ensure a smooth transition. Papercutz has had a singular focus since its founding, publishing comics for younger readers. This was well before the current boom in that space. Recently, Mad Cave Studios has attempted to move into that space with its Maverick line. It’s unknown how this deal will impact that. It expands Mad Cave’s licensed comics, the publisher has mainly focused on original comics.

Rex E. Ogle will be the new head of editorial for Papercutz. Rex has 20 years of experience in publishing, as both an editor and a writer, including work with DC Comics, Scholastic, and Little, Brown Young Readers and on  titles such as  LEGO, Star Wars,Minecraft, Power Rangers, Despicable Me, Minions, and more.

This is Mad Cave Studios’ first acquisition. The details of the deal have not been disclosed.