IDW Publishing has announced that John Barber has been named Editor-in-Chief, and Anita Frazier has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
“We’re thrilled to bring John back into the fold in this crucial role,” said Greg Goldstein, President and Publisher of IDW Publishing. “His innovative concepts, energy, and scope of vision make him the perfect choice to lead our amazing editorial team into the future. He is by far one of the most well-respected editors in our industry.”
“IDW has been at the forefront of pop culture for coming up on twenty years,” said Barber. “IDW grew from four guys with a dream into a company with comics, games, TV shows, and digital content, you name it. The company has always evolved with the times. I was a part of that evolution for many years already, and I’m excited to help lead the company into its next phase.
“I’ve worked with some of the best creators in comics, and I’ve worked on some of the best characters in comics. As Editor-In-Chief, I’m looking forward to being able to bring those together in new and dynamic ways.”
Frazier was an “independent consultant to companies in entertainment, video games, licensing, toy, and market research industries,” before coming to IDW Publishing.
“Anita’s expertise in brand management originates right here in our industry, with comic book IP that erupted into mass market juggernauts,” said Goldstein. “As the comic publishing home to many of the most recognizable brands in entertainment, IDW is an environment perfectly suited to her expertise. We’re going to see great things develop with our key brands in the coming months with Anita at the helm.”
“I am excited to return to my entertainment roots working with IDW and its array of amazing original and licensed IP,” said Frazier. “I am particularly excited about working with the great team of smart, passionate professionals at IDW. This will be a very rewarding journey.”