Lion Forge Comics hires Andrea Colvin as Roar Comics Senior Editor
Lion Forge Comics announced the addition of Andrea Colvin to their already impressive line up of talent as Roar Comics Senior Editor. Colvin’s experience includes VP of Content, Book Division, for Andrews McMeel, Director of Publishing Operations for Open Road Integrated Media, as well as Executive Managing Editor for ABRAMS. Colvin was an Adjunct Professor in NYU’s Graduate Publishing Program in 2011 and completed the Yale University Publishing Course in 2013.
Lion Forge President Geoff Gerber remarked, “Lion Forge wants parents and young people to find what they are looking for in both comic shops and book stores. That means thinking creatively about graphic literature and helping creators connect with their audiences. Andrea Colvin’s experience working with creators and actively engaging change in the industry make Lion Forge better on delivering its promise of ‘Comics for Everyone.’ Her passion for comics, children’s literature, and innovation in publishing make her the right person to lead our efforts with children and young adults.”
Highlights from Colvin’s selected acquisitions:
Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic (October 2013)
by Mark Tatulli
“Tatulli’s entry into the comics/fiction–hybrid market is one of the best.”- Kirkus Reviews
Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath (August 2016)
by Alexis E. Fajardo
“What Rick Riordan did for the Greek gods, Fajardo has done for ‘Beowulf’: magnificent.” —Kirkus Reviews
Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!
by Paige Braddock
“… blends weighty themes such as life deforestation and habitat destruction with light and often hilarious dialogue…This work should appeal to a wide variety of readers—especially science teachers…” – School Library Journal
Lion Forge Comics strives to create comics that everyone, regardless of background or ethnicity, can identify with. Their title ANDRE THE GIANT: CLOSER TO HEAVEN was nominated for three Glyph Awards. From indie creators to licensed properties including Dreamworks’ VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER, NBC/Universal’s MIAMI VICE, AIRWOLF, PUNKY BREWSTER, SAVED BY THE BELL, and KNIGHT RIDER, and American Greetings’ CARE BEARS and MADBALLS, there is something for every level of comic fan. Lion Forge Comics Comics For Everyone. Visit www.lionforge.com for more information.
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