Comic book writer, editor and publisher Mark Waid, has been appointed as Publisher of the LA-based published of sci-fi and fantasy comics, originally reprinting European comic in English, but now generating original work such as the H1 shared continuity superhero line, of which Waid has been operating as Director of Creative Development.
As Publisher Waid will be responsible for overseeing editorial, sales and marketing; expanding Humanoids' relationships within the creative community; and deepening its ties to retailers and librarians. Waid will report to Humanoids' CEO Fabrice Giger, who was previously both Humanoids' CEO and Publisher.
A well as working for Humanoids, Waid also writes a number of titles for Marvel Comics, including Doctor Strange. He is also involved in litigation with Richard Meyer over their relationship with Antarctic Press.
"Humanoids is internationally renowned for its history of publishing prestigious, groundbreaking graphic novels," said Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger. "With his passion for publishing, respect for the medium's past, attention to today's political and cultural landscapes, and keen eye for spotting talent, Mark Waid is perfectly suited to lead the Humanoids publishing team as the new Publisher of Humanoids English-language efforts. We are thrilled with the work that Mark has done and it was time to expand his responsibilities. It's a significant passing of the baton."
"Fabrice Giger founded Humanoids in Los Angeles in 1998 with the goal of introducing American readers to the European masterworks by creators like Jodorowsky, Mœbius, Gimenez, and Manara and these classics remain the foundation of Humanoids," said Waid. "As we look to the future, Humanoids' publishing slate will honor the legacy of those iconic books, while continuing to innovate and experiment with new publishing initiatives like Life Drawn, BIG and H1."
The announcement has been timed ahead of Thursday's ComicsPRO retailer meet.