Lion Forge has added two Senior Editors and Valiant Entertainment an Editor, the companies announced. Lion Forge hired veteran editors Amanda Meadows and Shawna Gore, both as Senior Editors; and Valiant hired Karl Bollers as Editor.
Amanda Meadows was co-founder, publisher, and editor at Devastator Press, the only all-humor press in the U.S., which she co-founded with partner Geoffrey Golden. Prior to her stint at The Devastator, she was publicity manager at Phoenix Books and Audio.
Shawna Gore was at Dark Horse Comics from 1997 to 2011, first as publicist and then as editor. She left the company in a downsizing in 2011 (see "Layoffs at Dark Horse Comics
"). Since then she’s worked as a freelancer for multiple comics companies, including IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite Entertainment; co-wrote Maximum Plunder: The Art of Mike King
; and worked as a consultant with arts organization Artists Rights Society.
Valiant hired Karl Bollers as Editor, assisting Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons and contributing to Valiant’s monthly titles. Bollers was Associate Editor and Assistant Editor at Marvel Entertainment, and wrote for Marvel, Archie, and Valiant. He was nominated for an Eisner for Best New Series for New Paradigm’s Watson and Holmes
series, along with artist Rick Leonardi (see "The 2014 Eisner Award Nominees