Humanoids has hired former Dark Horse sales and marketing director Sean Brice as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his newly created position, Brice will be responsible for sales, marketing, distribution, and consumer strategy for Humanoids’ English-language publications. “As we embark on a high growth chapter for Humanoids, Sean will be instrumental in harnessing the growing complexity of distribution and marketing in an increasingly fragmented world,” said Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger in a statement accompanying the announcement.

Prior to coming to Humanoids, Brice was Director of Trade Sales and Book Marketing at Dark Horse, overseeing distribution, sales, and marketing for all Dark Horse books, including best-sellers such as The Umbrella Academy, Berserk, The Witcher, and Plants vs. Zombies.

Brice joins a Humanoids team that has been expanding during the pandemic. New Executive Editor Jake Thomas joined Humanoids as Senior Editor in July 2021, following the departure of Executive Editor Rob Levin (see “Valiant Hires New Executive Editor”). Before that, he worked at Marvel for over a decade, as editor and project manager on The Punisher, Black Widow, and other series, and he has also written several short stories and screenplays. 

Beth York was hired as Development Director, Film and Television in November 2020. Before coming to Humanoids, she was a development executive at Original Film, where she worked on a number of shows including The Boys and S.W.A.T.,and prior to that, she worked in Drama Development at Sony Pictures. She will take the lead in developing Humanoids IP for film and television adaptations.

In addition, Sandy Tanaka has joined the design department. Tanaka’s responsibilities will include designing Humanoids publications and working with the media department on presentations. Tanaka was a Digital Marketing Designer for Dark Horse from 2012 to 2018 and worked at Oni Press from 2018 to 2019; she also has her own design studio, Tanaka Design.