Former Intern Is Now the Publisher
Posted by Brigid Alverson on July 1, 2021 @ 12:35 pm CT
Franchini began his career at Zenescope in 2009 as an intern, then became a staff writer and in 2016 was promoted to Senior Editor. As Publisher, he will be responsible for overseeing the creative direction of the company’s comics and graphic novels and continuing the vision of founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco.
Wohl will oversee the editorial department, including the expansion of Zenescope’s comics and graphic novel lines. Late last year, Zenescope announced it would focus on publishing stand-alone stories rather than miniseries (see “Zenescope Entertainment Alters Its Publishing Strategy for 2021”). Wohl started out as an Editor for Marvel Comics, where his titles included Transformers, Avengers, and Iron Man, then moved to Top Cow Productions, where he eventually became Editor in Chief and co-created and wrote a number of comics, including The Darkness, Witchblade, and Aphrodite IX.
Curtis graduated from Temple University in 2014 and spent four years in the sales department of a Florida television station, then went to work for Supercon, where she oversaw sales and sponsorships. She moved to ReedPOP when that company acquired Supercon. At Zenescope her responsibilities will include convention planning as well as creating and carrying out sales and marketing plans for Zenescope titles.