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BOOM! Studios Announces Hires and Promotions

BOOM! Studios has promoted four key members of its Marketing, Operations and Editorial teams following a historic year for the company that has seen it earn four GLAAD Media Award Nominations, seven Eisner Award Nominations, become a Premier Publisher with Diamond Distributors and announce numerous projects in development for film & television.

These promotions include the following:

Stephanie Hocutt has been promoted to Digital Marketing Lead. Prior to joining BOOM! Studios in 2013 as PR Assistant, Hocutt worked in comic book retail at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena, CA. In her time at BOOM! Studios, she has taken on a variety of duties within the marketing department including working with press and hosting BOOM! Studios’ first video show Buzz on BOOM!.

In 2016, Hocutt was promoted to Social Media Coordinator and charged with managing BOOM! Studios social media channels. While overseeing tremendous growth on BOOM! Studios social media channels over the last 2 and a half year, Hocutt also launched the company’s first weekly e-newsletter, launched original backmatter in all of BOOM! Studios’ comic book releases, and leads BOOM! Studios’ advertising efforts. Hocutt’s creativity, authentic voice, and unstoppable enthusiasm have made her an ideal face of the company to fans the world over.

Stephanie Hocutt

Jose Meza has been promoted to Live Events Lead. Soon after joining the company in 2012 as an intern, Meza was promoted to Sales Assistant in 2013. Early in his career, Meza oversaw BOOM! Studios’ in-house inventory management, e-commerce fulfillment, and customer service. 

In 2016, Meza was promoted to Event Coordinator to reflect his new role overseeing the company’s trade show coordination and convention booth. In this time, he has rapidly grown BOOM! Studios convention business, expanded the company’s show presence, and become a friendly, familiar face for fans and industry insiders on the convention circuit. 

Jose Meza

Sophie Philips-Roberts has been promoted to Associate Editor. Since joining BOOM! Studios in 2016, Philips-Roberts has worked directly under BOOM! Box Senior Editor, Shannon Watters on numerous award-winning, best-selling titles including Lumberjanes, Giant Days, Fence, The Backstagers, and many others.

Sophie Philips-Roberts

Morgan Perry has been promoted to Retail Sales Coordinator. Prior to joining the company in 2017, Perry had been an intern with the marketing team in 2014 and was the assistant manager at the award-winning Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks.

In her time at BOOM! Studios, Perry has launched and overseen the BOOM! Guarantee program for retailers – the most popular returnability program in the industry. This year Morgan traveled nationwide for the “Discover Your Comic Store Tour” visiting over 40 stores in 15 states in just 9 months reinforcing her reputation as one of the most responsive, supportive publishing reps and a true ally of direct market retailers.

Morgan Perry

In addition to these promotions, BOOM! Studios also recently hired:

Averie Huffine joined the company as Vice President of Development- Television. Huffine joined BOOM! Studios’ Fox Lot office in June of 2018, where she currently oversees all TV efforts including the company’s first-look TV development deal at 20th Century TV Studio.

Averie comes to BOOM! Studios from Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures, where she helped build the company’s television presence and oversaw such projects as Drifter, written by Mattson Tomlin with Marc Webb directing, and Darktown written by Damani Johnson with Charles McDougall directing and Jamie Foxx producing. On the feature side she brought in the bestselling novel Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan with Tom Holland attached to star.

Averie Huffine

Esther Kim has joined as Marketing Coordinator. Kim joined BOOM! Studios in September, 2018 after two years at Image Comics in sales and administrative roles. Previously, Kim was the manager of Fantom Comics in Washington DC, earning national acclaim with outlets like NPR for her efforts in developing the local comic book community.

In her new position, Kim plays a key role in publicity and charitable efforts on behalf of BOOM! Studios.

Esther Kim

The Discover Your Comic Store Tour is Coming To You and Kicks Off this Free Comic Book Day In Reisterstown, MD

BOOM! Studios has announced the first dates for the Discover Your Comic Store Tour, which brings the worlds of comic book publishing and comic book retailing together on the ground level. Morgan Perry (Direct Market Representative, BOOM! Studios) will be visiting comic shops across the United States every month throughout 2018 to engage with customers and talk face-to-face with store staff to better both identify the opportunities and challenges facing comic shops in 2018.

Additionally, Perry—who prior to joining BOOM! Studios was the store manager at “Earth 2 Comics” in Sherman Oaks, CA—will work a 4-hour shift behind the counter of each store she visits and hand-sell comics, from BOOM! Studios and other publishers, to customers for the day. These visits, which include exclusive variants and other limited edition merchandise for participating retailers, are free of charge to comic shops. The publisher tour is available exclusively to members of the BOOM! Guarantee retail partnership program and kicks off this weekend on the biggest comic book day of the year—Free Comic Book Day—at Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Baltimore County

The current schedule for the BOOM! Guarantee Tour includes:

May 2018
Cards, Comics & Collectibles 
Date: Saturday, May 5 (Free Comic Book Day)
Address: 51 Main St, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Time: 10AM-7PM
Guest(s): Ryan Parrott, Christine Larsen, Filip Sablik

The Comic Book Shop!
Date: Sunday, May 6
Address: 1855 Marsh Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
Time: 12-5PM

Brave New Worlds
Date: Monday, May 7
Address: 55 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Time: 12-4PM

June 2018
TBA Stops in North Carolina and South Carolina

July 2018
TBA Stops in California

August 2018
TBA Stops in Michigan

CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments Explores Illness, Both Mental and Physical

Launched on Kickstarter, CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments is a new comic anthology that explores illness, both mental and physical. The full color graphic novel features over 200 pages and 40 stories.

The graphic novel covers a wide range of topics from peanut allergies to losing an eye, from depression to epilepsy, what it takes to care for a sick person to the stigma of chronic illness.

The creative line-up is impressive:

COVER ART BY: Mark Wang

You can get a digital copy for as low as $12 and items range from your name in the back of the book to comissions.

The project is looking to raise $25,000 and ends on March 4th.

Check out some art from the graphic novel below.