IDW Publishing has hired Sean Brice as its new Director of Sales.  Brice is a comics veteran who started his career as Trade Sales Coordinator at Dark Horse Comics in 2013, helping with the changeover in distribution from Diamond to Random House, then moved up the ladder to Director of Trade Sales (see “Dark Horse Promotes Sean Brice”).  He moved to Humanoids in January 2022 as VP of Sales and Marketing (see “Exclusive: Humanoids Hires Sean Brice”).

IDW laid off 39% of its staff in May and announced a major restructuring, including hiring Josh Frankel, formerly of Z2, as its Chief Digital Officer (see “Josh Frankel to Be New IDW CDO”) and bringing in Davidi Jonas as its new CEO (see “IDW CEO Davidi Jonas Interview Part 1”).

In other comics news, the small press Microcosm has announced two new hires: Anna-Lisa Sandstrum, formerly Associate Director of School & Library Sales and Marketing for Chronicle Books, is joining the sales department with the goal of increasing Microcosm’s library presence, and Abby Rice, who is leaving her post as manager at the LGBTQ+ bookstore Title IX to become Microcosm’s new marketing supervisor, responsible for their newsletter, Kickstarters, website, and social media.