Rex E. Ogle will be the Head of Editorial for Papercutz, although Nantier and Salicrup will stay on to ensure a smooth transition. Ogle is a writer and editor whose work includes Conjuring: The Lover, the launch title for the DC Horror imprint (see “DC Launches New Horror Imprint”) as well as a number of middle-grade prose books and the upcoming graphic novel Four Eyes, to be published in May 2023 by Graphix. Ironically, Ogle was the editor of the Lego Ninjagoseries after Papercutz lost the license to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (see “Papercutz Loses Lego License to Little, Brown”).
Ogle’s comments in the announcement indicated that Papercutz will continue to publish a mix of titles. “By providing licensed books, original stories, and creator-owned projects, we'll be creating new stories for every reader and creating an entry point to the rest of our line,” he said. “As young readers grow and their tastes evolve, we'll be able to provide fresh content. Whether a child is a reluctant reader or reading well ahead of their peers, Papercutz can provide action, adventure, fantasy, mystery, scary stories, and of course, some of the most recognizable characters in the media.”
Mad Cave launched a young-adult graphic novel imprint, Maverick, in 2021 (see “Mad Cave Studios Announces YA Graphic Novel Imprint”).