This week has seen a large exodus of high profile staff at various comic publishers.
IDW Publishing‘s Chris Ryall is the highest profile of the bunch. Ryall joined the publisher in June 2004 and decided to leave under his own volition. In a message to staff and the public, he said he was taking a break from the “never-ending-deadline train” and will be seeking new challenges.
Also leaving the company is current public relations manager Steven Scott. Scott said he was leaving the publisher to focus on his comic creation and writing career.
That’s not the only shake-up with the publisher. Co-founder Ted Adams moved from publisher to CEO and Greg Goldstein moved to the publisher position.
Also leaving a comic publisher is Hunter Gorinson, Valiant Entertainment‘s VP of Marketing and Communications. This is the fourth high-profile individual to leave the company after its acquisition by DMG Entertainment in January. Also leaving the company was CCO and CEO Dinesh Shamdasani, Chairmon Peter Cuneo, and CFO Gavin Cuneo.
All of this comes after Axel Alonso was removed from his Editor-in-Chief position at Marvel back in November.
2018 is only three months in and the landscape is shifting a lot. With major announcements such as DC’s DC Zoom and DC Ink and Marvel’s “Fresh Start,” it’s clear 2018 is going to be an interesting year for the industry.