Chris Ryall Rejoins IDW Publishing as President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer

a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwidwpublishingcom2Fampesheet51912042ampnewsitemid20181210005804amplanenUSampanchorIDWPublishingampindex1ampmd58149cdfb06f44fdf7005016dd0bda6db relnofollowIDW Publishinga a division of a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fidwmediaholdingscom2Fampesheet51912042ampnewsitemid20181210005804amplanenUSampanchorIDWMediaHoldingsampindex2ampmd5de388bed65349738e09a2f13e83f8527 relnofollowIDW Media Holdingsa announced today that its former Chief Creative Officer and EditorInChief Chris Ryall is returning to the company as President Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Ryall formerly part of the editorial division at a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwskyboundcom2Fampesheet51912042ampnewsitemid20181210005804amplanenUSampanchorSkyboundEntertainmentampindex3ampmd52d6babe0eb580243b2c939678ad3ecd4 relnofollowSkybound Entertainmenta will be charged with ongoing creative expansion efforts within the company as well as continuing to work closely with partners and licensors Greg Goldstein will be stepping down as President and Publisher pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p Chris was a vital and valued member of the IDW team from nearly the beginning so we are very excited that he is coming home said Howard Jonas Chairman IDW Media Holdings We are thrilled to have him rejoin our senior team to accelerate IDW Publishings growth and success His creative talents and relationships within the industry are unmatched so we are confident that he will thrive in this new expanded role We are extremely grateful for the dedication and hard work that Greg put into the company and I am confident that he will enjoy great success with his future endeavors p p I am incredibly proud of all that weve accomplished during my decade at IDW said Greg Goldstein I couldnt be more grateful for the opportunity to work with the entire IDW team and our creative and business partners Its been a great ride Now Im now looking forward to the next chapter of my career Its very exciting p p Ryall originally joined IDW Publishing in 2004 as the companys EditorinChief In 2010 he was named as the companys first Chief Creative Officer During his initial stint with the company Ryall oversaw the acquisition of licensed titles such as iTransformers Star Trek Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesi and dozens of others He also served as editor on hundreds of titles and alongside creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez helped develop the acclaimed Eisner Awardwinning iLocke amp Keyi currently in development as a Netflix television series p p IDW is where Ive spent the majority of my career and I consider the company and its employees like family so I am grateful for this amazing opportunity to return said Ryall I believe that IDW has very significant opportunities to become even more valuable and important and I am excited to further expand on what I started with the company nearly 15 years ago I am also eager to help the company celebrate its 20supthsup year anniversary in 2019 in varied and creatively invigorating new ways p p Ryall will assume his new duties on December 10 bringing more than 14 years of proven success to IDW Publishing As a writer Ryall was nominated for an Eisner Award alongside artist Ashley Wood Together they cocreated the property iZombies vs Robotsi purchased by Sony Pictures He is also the cocreator of iOnyxi with Gabriel Rodriguez iThe Hollowsi with Sam Kieth iThe Colonizedi with Drew Moss and iGroom Lakei with iBen Templesmithi the coauthor of iComic Books 101i with Scott Tipton and writer of licensed properties such as Stephen King and Joe Hills iThrottlei Clive Barkers iThe Great and Secret Showi Douglas Adams iDirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agencyi iThe Transformers Mars Attacks Rom Kissi and many other titles p p bAbout IDW Publishingb p p IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment cultivating a formidable library of worldrenowned licensed brands and creatorowned original IP Its diverse array of comic books graphic novels and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages Its awardwinning imprints The Library of American Comics Yoe Books and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings Inc OTCQX IDWM a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing tabletop gaming multimedia entertainment and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery p p bAbout IDW Media Holdingsb p p IDW Media Holdings Inc OTCQX bIDWMb is an integrated media company which includes the awardwinning IDW Publishing IDW Games IDW Entertainment Top Shelf Productions the San Diego Comic Art Gallery and CTM Media Group Inc one of North Americas largest distributors of tourism information Founded in 1999 IDW Media stands proudly at the forefront of visual entertainment showcasing a formidable library of worldrenowned licensed brands and creatorowned original IP Its diverse array of comic books graphic novels and liveaction television shows deliver enjoyment to fans of all ages p

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