IDW Publishing has promoted Erika Turner to the position of Executive Editor and has hired two new editorial staff, Heather Antos as Editor and Jazmine Joyner as Associate Editor.

Turner came on board last year as Senior Editor of Original Content (see “IDW Adds Senior Editor for Kids, Middle Grade, and Young Adult”); prior to that, she was a Senior Editor at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint Versify.  As Executive Editor, Originals, she will she will be in charge of acquiring and developing new middle-grade and young adult titles.

Before coming to IDW, Antos was a Senior Editor at Valiant Entertainment (see “Comics People on the Move”), where she worked with Vita Ayala on Livewire and developed new series.  She was an Assistant Editor at Marvel from 2015 to 2018 and has also done freelance editing for Marvel, Image, Amazon, and others. She will be responsible for the Star Wars Adventures and Marvel Action comics.

Joyner, who will work on the Marvel Action comics as well as original middle-grade graphic novels, was an Assistant Editor at Megascope, a graphic imprint of Abrams ComicArts, and Surely Books. Joyner was also a comics journalist, with a focus on disability activism in the comics world, and a comics retailer; they were a member of the retailer group The Valkyries (see “Valkyries Disband”).  Joyner was also co-owner of Visionary Comics in Riverside, California, making them one of a very few Black women comics retailers.