Tyler welcomes BOOM! Studios President and CEO Ross Richie to talk about the company’s rapid rise from humble beginnings to a top publisher in the comics industry.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- The key milestones in the BOOM! ascension to become one of the top publishers in comics.
- The role licensing and relationships has played in BOOM! past, present and future success.
- Ross’ predictions for where the industry is heading and how BOOM! is making decisions based on the future trends.
- Plus: Abrian Curington is in the ComixLaunch Pro creator spotlight this month.
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Ross Richie is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer of BOOM! Studios, which was founded in the spare bedroom of his apartment in June of 2005 — and the company went on to win Wizard Magazine’s “Best New Publisher” four months later. Since then, BOOM! has won “Publisher of the Year (under 3%)” from Diamond Comics Distributors 9 times, Eisner, Harvey, and GLAAD Awards, and published 5 New York Times best-sellers. Ross has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, The New York and Los Angeles Times and written guest columns for The Hollywood Reporter. He produced the movie 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and is currently a producer with a first look deal with 20th Century Fox. BOOM! series such as Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Adventure Time have sold millions of copies worldwide and the first issue of BOOM!’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers outsold every series Marvel Comics shipped in March of 2016.
Ross has published legendary authors such as R.L. Stine, James Wan, John Carpenter, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Brian Azzarello, and George Perez, and published global brands such as Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, Charles Schulz’ Peanuts, Jim Davis’ Garfield, Fraggle Rock, Planet of the Apes… and many many more.
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