Tim Pilcher leaves Soaring Penguin Press

Soaring Penguin Press

Soaring Penguin Press announced today that co-publisher Tim Pilcher is leaving the company. Tim joined Soaring Penguin Press in the latter part of 2018, and was responsible for bringing both Breakthrough: Our Time and Black to their list. As well, he was the driving force that made 2021 the publisher’s best year yet.

Pilcher is an Eisner nominated writer and editor and joined the company when founder John Anderson moved to open up the North American office of the company. Pilcher was previously the assistant editor at Vertigo Comics, Commissioning Editor at Ilex Press, and Humanoids’ UK Liaison.

Co-publisher John Anderson said in the announcement:

I’m going to miss having Tim around, he brought an insight into publishing comics in the UK. It was always good to have his opinion.

Added co-publisher Tim Pilcher:

I’ve spent four brilliant years working with John at Soaring Penguin Press and have been incredibly proud of the quality and diversity of books we’ve produced, from The Bad Bad Place and The Glass Wall to Urban Tails and The Rez. Unfortunately, recent demands from other projects have meant I’ve been unable to devote as much time as Soaring Penguin deserves, and with a heavy heart I have decided to step down. However, I know the company is in safe hands and—with two recent successful Crowdfunding campaigns for the forthcoming Nord by Martin Simpson, and Mark Stafford’s Salmonella Smorgasboard—I’m certain that this penguin will continue to soar ever-upwards!