Image Comics has promoted Ryan Brewer to International Sales & Licensing Manager, effective immediately. Brewer, who came to Image almost six years ago as a Production Artist, has a master’s degree in book publishing and did an internship with Eisner-nominated creator Jessica Abel during her residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, France. In his new position, Brewer will report directly to VP of International Sales & Licensing, Dirk Wood.

“To say 'I love international comics' almost seems trivial now, as comics are truly a global community,” Brewer said in a statement accompanying the announcement.” That said, I love international comics, and working in licensing has always been a goal of mine.”

“Having worked with Ryan the last couple of years, I’ve found him to be professional, fast, enthusiastic, and easy to work with—so, it was a pleasant surprise when he threw his hat in the ring for the new position,” said Wood. “Then, I found out he had a ton of interest in what we’re doing—and some relevant experience—and we realized it was the perfect fit! It’s a huge job, it’s no surprise that our comics are in high demand all over the world. Looking forward to Ryan joining the team as we go even more global!”

Image has also promoted former Production Artist Deanna Phelps to Marketing Design Manager, where her job will include designing Image’s monthly Previews catalog section as well as other marketing materials.