Humanoids Inc. has hired long-time comics retailer Jud Meyers as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. Meyers is best known for as co-fouunder of the California comic store chain Earth-2 Comics, and since 2012 has been overseeing Blastoff Comics.
“I’ve been a dedicated fan and committed retailer of Humanoids product since I was a boy, so this really is a dream for me," said Meyers in a statement. "I’m looking forward to bringing all of my sales experience to the publishing side of our industry. With the initiatives Humanoids has planned for the English-language market, hiring a retailer shows their dedication to a strong partnership with the direct market. The next few years will be groundbreaking. And fun!"
Meyers takes over the position from Laurent Rischmann, who was hired in December 2016. In a job posting for the position earlier this year, the job's duties includge managing distribution, sales, and marketing for Humanoids’ publications throughout North America and the UK.
“After getting to know Jud through his fantastic stores and his continued passion for our catalog, we are thrilled to have him join our team and shepherd our sales and marketing efforts," said Humanoids CCO Alex Donoghue.