BOOM! Studios has hired Spencer Simpson for the newly-created position of Sales Manager. Working under the company's President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, Simpson will work to grow the company's book, library, specialty, and mass market endeavors.
“I’ve been a comic book fan since the day I was born and it’s a thrill to join this industry with the team at BOOM! Studios,” said Simpson. “I’ve been a long-time advocate for their diverse array of titles from Lumberjanes to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Steven Universe, which have shown me first hand that BOOM! Studios is uniquely positioned to grow with every type of reader in book stores and beyond.”
Simpson joins BOOM! after working for Books A Million for the past decade, moving up from Store Manager to Training Manager, Communications Coordinator, and Comics/GN Buyer (under BAM's wholesale distribution subsidiary). While in this last position, Simpson developed the Fried Pie Comics variant cover brand and the annual Fried Pie Con convention.
"This was one of the most incredible years at BOOM! Studios. We’re thrilled to have someone of Spencer’s pedigree and experience join our team as we continue to build our book market team," said Sablik. "Furthermore, we’re excited to announce these key hires and promotions that will play critical roles in our ambitious publishing plans for 2018.”
Inside the company, there were several promotions.
Holly Aitchison has moved up from Operations Associate to Operations Coordinator, managing digital distribution relations and playing a key role in BOOM! Studios’ outreach into the book market.
Cameron Chittock was promoted from Associate Editor to full Editor, overseeing Mech Cadet Yu, Power of the Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth: Coronation.
Matthew Levine has been promoted to Associate Editor, and helps with the shepherding of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, and The Unsound.