Fears around the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have closed comic book conventions and now comic book publishers too. This is what Bleeding Cool has been hearing regarding a number of comic book publishers – and distributors – as of today. I will add new reports as they come to us, and edit this post. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Image Comics – staff told to go home earlier in the week.
- Archie Comics – staff given the option to work from home as needed.
- IDW Publishing – with few reported cases in San Diego, staffers have been told to practise social distancing at work.
- Diamond Comic Distributors – enhanced cleaning, cancelling meetings, allowing sick days, planning to maintain the supply chain.
- Marvel Comics – offices open, staff encouraged to work from home
- DC Comics – offices open, staff told to work from home from Monday. Warners staff worldwide encouraged to work from home from then as well.
- Oni Press – shut offices, work from home.
- Boom Studios – shut offices, work from home.
We have asked other publishers for their staff policies and will update as and when we receive more information.