Valiant Grows Sales Department To Better Communicate With Retailers

Valiant Entertainment is expanding. Last week they announced the addition of a new editor Tom Brennan, now they are adding two Sales Mangers who are both former retailers. Andy Liegl and Matthew Klein are now part of the growing comic publisher.

Liegl up until 2014 was the Event Coordinator for Boom! Studios, prior to that he spent five years as amanger of Collector's Paradise in Pasadena, CA. and was an Assistant Editor for Comic Book Resources from 2012 to 2013.

"I'm absolutely psyched for the opportunity to work with a publisher who puts such a high priority on product quality and the positive impact that can have with our retail partners," said Liegl. "Everyone at the Valiant office is insanely dedicated to their work and their energy is powerfully motivating. I'm champing at the bit to be boots on the ground at comic shops, working closely with the people who have dedicated their lives to keeping the direct market thriving for consumers."

Klein worked at Forbidden Planet NYC as a retail associate from 2011 to 2014 and is a producer and lead script developer for Six Part Productions.

"I'm incredibly excited to be a part of the Valiant team," said Klein. "Nobody in comics is creating an intricate yet accessible universe like Valiant's and populating it with as diverse a cast of characters. I can't wait to learn from the insanely experienced team and find ways to contribute to our goal of getting a Valiant comic in the hands of every reader."

Liegl and Klein will be working with Atom! Freeman on the communications between Valiant and the comic retail community.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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