Allison Bakers Joins IDW As Director of Operations

IDW Publishing is very pleased to announce that Allison Baker will be joining the publisher as Director of Operations. Allison’s primary role will be coordinating and expediting the operation of IDW Publishing’s ever-increasing production schedule, working directly with the Editorial and Production departments, as well as the newly formed IDW Games division.

Allison is the co-publisher and co-founder of Monkeybrain, Inc., originally founded as a traditional print independent book publisher specializing in science fiction & fantasy and nonfiction genre studies. In 2012, Monkeybrain launched a new creator-owned digital comics line, Monkeybrain Comics, which has garnered several Eisner Award nominations, including an Eisner Award win for Best Digital Series in 2013.

“I’ve been impressed with Allison’s skill set
since we started working with her, publishing the Monkeybrain titles,” said Ted Adams, IDW CEO and Publisher. “When this position opened up, she was the first person I thought of, and I’m excited she was able to accept it. We’re all looking forward to what she can bring to the table at IDW.”

“I am beyond thrilled to be joining the IDW team,” said Allison. “IDW publishes so many fantastic comics for so many different kinds of readers, and really strives to discover new ways to deliver them to audiences. A diverse comics field is a healthy one, and I’m delighted to be a part of that in any way I can.”

A wide set of skills and flexibility is necessary for a like Director of Operations, and Baker certainly fits the bill. She’s been part of the entertainment industry, advertising, and has even recently received much attention for her Comic Book Resources column “Allison Types”.

As someone who’s loved basically everything that Baker and husband Chris Roberson have done with Monkeybrain, it’s fantastic to see her stepping into a big role with another, but much larger, publisher. With her varied skill set and obvious passion for comics, I think she’ll be a huge asset to IDW.

Source: IDW Publishing

GS Blogger: Leo Johnson

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