IDW Publishing burst onto the comic book scene with their smash hit, "30 Days of Night." The success of this comic and others from IDW helped reinvent the horror genre. They are also a publisher many licensed items such as Transformers, CSI, and Angel, all of which are doing well.
Read a profile of IDW publishing from Editor-in Chief Chris Ryall, edited by About.com's comic book guide, Aaron Albert.
Ted Adams and Robbie Robbins are IDW's Co-Presidents.
Editor In Chief:
Chris Ryall is the company's Editor-in-Chief and Publisher.
Four principles, Ted Adams, Robbie Robbins, Kris Oprisko, and Alex Garner.
Our biggest non-licensed title is 30 Days of Night, featuring Eben & Stella Olemaun (and a lot of vampires), and we've published comics featuring Cal MacDonald, Popbot, Wormwood Gentleman Corpse, and others. We publish an array of licensed comics featuring Joss Whedon's Angel and Spike, the Transformers, Jack Bauer (from 24), Scarface, Captains Kirk and Picard (from Star Trek) and more.
30 Days of Night was our first hit comic, and the movie opens October 2007. We've also revitalized Transformers and Angel comics, made CSI into a successful comic and published a wide array of comics by artist Ashley Wood.
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Yes, we've done titles from 30 Days of Night to Zombies vs Robots and many others.
San Diego, CA
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Currently, we're booked solid at least 12 months out, so the best way to see when we'll next be accepting outside proposals is to keep an eye on our Web site.
Yes, the 30 Days of Night movie opens in October from Sony Pictures. We also have licenses for properties that appear on TV or movies, among them the Transformers, whose movie opens July 2007, Angel and Spike can be found on DVD now, CSI airs weekly on CBS, and we hold licenses for many other movie- and TV-related properties, too.
Get A Job With IDW:
We're not currently hiring, but any openings will be posted on our Web site.
The parent company, Idea and Design Works, LLC started in 1999. IDW Publishing was formed in 2001. In 2002, 30 Days of Night became a surprise hit and really established the company as a vital part of the comics landscape. IDW helped kickstart a resurgence of horror comics, and then helped revitalize some licensed properties like the Transformers and Angel.