Alan Payne, VP Sales Leaves IDW

Alan Payne, VP Sales Leaves IDWAfter nine years with the Publisher, IDW VP of Sales Alan Payne will step down, effective immediately. Alan worked on IDW's presence in the bookstore market from 2007.

"It has been a great and rewarding nine years at IDW," said Payne. "IDW has the best staff in the business, and I was privileged to be a part of it. I've made lifelong relationships, and will always value the time I spent there."

"Alan has been a big part of our success in recent years," said IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams. "We truly appreciate all of his efforts during his time here, and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors."

Alan Payne has worked in comics for 23 years, including six years as head of book trade at TokyoPop.

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