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Tokyopop Engages IDW International as Global Sales Agent

IDW Publishing and Tokyopop have announced that IDW’s international arm will be managing the Tokyopop foreign rights catalogue for non-English language markets. IDW International oversees all international licensing of the diverse IDW catalogue and its partners, which continues to grow year after year. Tokyopop’s foreign rights catalogue consists of over 100 manga and graphic novel IPs featuring a diverse range of characters and stories from talented creators worldwide.

Founded in 1997 by media entrepreneur Stu Levy, Tokyopop, part of POP Media Holdings, established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process. Over its history, Tokyopop has published thousands of books, distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies, created graphic novels of major brands, and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce, and user-generated content.

As a welcome addition to the rapidly growing division representing a wide range of publishers and brands, Tokyopop joins Oni Press and Archie Comics in working alongside IDW International.

IDW International To Represent Oni Press Abroad

oni_press_logoIDW Publishing has announced that it will be managing the Oni Press foreign rights catalogue for non-English language markets. IDW’s newest division, IDW International, oversees all international licensing of the diverse IDW catalogue and its partners.

Oni Press is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1997, Oni Press is run by Founder and Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of best-selling, award-winning, original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: [adult swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Wasteland, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Life After, The Coldest City, Kaijumax and many more critically-acclaimed creator-owned titles.

As a welcome addition to the rapidly growing division representing a wide range of publishers and brands, Oni Press joins Archie Comics under the IDW International umbrella.

IDW’s rich catalogue of unique intellectual property is available to a global audience. From brands such as Back to the Future, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, and The X-Files, to classic works like Locke & Key, Parker, and The Rocketeer, to new successes like Ragnarök, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, and D4VE, readers from all over the world will have the opportunity to discover these celebrated books. Top Shelf’s lauded library including March, Essex County, and From Hell is also available.

IDW Establishes IDW International, Archie Signs Up

IDW InternationalIDW Publishing has announced that it will be managing its own foreign rights catalog for global publishing. This new division from the publisher, IDW International, will oversee all international licensing of the diverse IDW catalogue. The massive library from the publisher presents opportunities across the globe for distribution in many new territories. In addition, the International division will reach beyond IDW’s catalogue; joining IDW International is the renowned publisher Archie Comics, who for the first time will now be represented for non-English language rights.

IDW CEO Ted Adams in the release said they will be adding other creators and publishers as the new year progresses.

Leading the new division is Jeff Webber, formerly Vice President of Digital Publishing & Business Development who will now take on the role of Vice President of Licensing, Digital & Subsidiary Rights.

IDW International will make its debut at Angoulême International Comics Festival held this year from January 28th – 31st.