We round up breaking news on comic industry folks on the move.IDW Founders to Run New Book Publisher”). Kanalz told ICv2 “We all wear many hats, and share many hats, but in broad strokes, I oversee all publishing - selection of titles, schedule, solicitation/sales/marketing, and editorial. I also oversee our creative services & custom publishing projects, and am point on business and media development.”
Immortal Studios is an “original content studio” that plans to create a universe of stories based on wuxia, the Chinese martial arts fantasy genre which is popular worldwide. Immortal has the exclusive rights to the works of wuxia novelist Shiao Yi and will build out its storyverse with that and original content from founder and CEO Peter Shiao. Kanalz’ role will be to help scale up the publishing operation. The studio has just released its second comic, Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen; both that and its first comic, The Adept, were crowdfunded on Kickstarter. Once they have built up a catalog of comics, Immortal plans to expand into other media including television, film, and games.Oni Announces New Adult Imprint”), for which she developed the “Quick and Easy” series of nonfiction comics about sexuality. Silver Sprocket is a small indie publisher, and Yarwood has been working with them since January. Her titles there include Whit Taylor’s Montana Diary and the upcoming Fungirl, by Elizabeth Pich, which will be a Free Comic Book Day comic and will be published in a hardcover edition in October.