IDW hires Denton J. Tipton as new editor

Thu, March 6th, 2008 at 12:00am PST

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San Diego, CA (March 6, 2008) - Denton J. Tipton, a journalist and former comics retailer, is the new Editor at IDW Publishing. He will be assisting IDW's Publisher/Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall with a variety of editing tasks, including overseeing the Transformers line of books and other projects yet to be announced.

Denton Tipton spent the past seven years in the field of journalism, most recently as an editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune. A longtime comics connoisseur, Denton has seen the industry from many sides, having been a fan, retailer, writer, and now an editor.

"It seems that my entire life has been leading up to this moment," says Tipton. "My years in comics, as both a hobby and a business, and my career in journalism, have given me the insight and professional tools needed to be a successful comic book editor.

"I'm eternally grateful to Ted Adams and Chris Ryall for taking a chance on me, and I aim to make sure their choice was a wise one. IDW is a top-notch publisher, and the staff has been the most welcoming that I've seen. Excited barely begins to describe my feelings."

Chris Ryall, IDW's Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, added, "Denton's editorial background and knowledge of and experience in the comics industry make him a great fit for the role here. I'm happy to have him here, and not just so he can run cover for me during pitch meetings at Comic-Con."

ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among its best-selling titles are Hasbro's THE TRANSFORMERS; Paramount/CBS's STAR TREK; Fox's ANGEL; Konami's METAL GEAR SOLID; and Peter David's FALLEN ANGEL. IDW's 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film from Sony Pictures was released in October 2007 and was the #1 movie in its first week of release.

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