Lion Forge is expanding once again, with the hiring of two new Senior Editors: Amanda Meadows and Shawna Gore.
“As Lion Forge continues to ramp up our editorial group to best meet our goal of publishing comics for everyone, I am delighted to welcome these two experienced editors to the fold,” said executive editor Andrea Colvin. “Amanda’s keen eye for talent and her experience running Devastator Press, and Shawna’s many years in comics editorial during which she has earned the esteem of many in the industry will help Lion Forge publish even more excellent comics in all sorts of formats and for all sorts of audiences.”
Gore is best-known for her 14-year stint as editor at Dark Horse. Since 2011 she has wokred as a freelance editor on various books for IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite Entetainment.
“Lion Forge is truly a visionary company, and I’m thrilled to be able to put my years of experience to work in support of its mission to cultivate great stories that amplify the voices of creators who haven’t always been well-represented within mainstream comics,” said Gore. “The comics marketplace needs new readers, and new readers need and deserve stories that are fresh and relevant. They also want stories that are skillfully crafted and beautifully told, and Lion Forge is building an editorial team that knows how to deliver those stories. It’s a distinct honor to be working with this inspiring group of people.”
Meadows joins Lion Forge after working as co-founder/publisher/editor of Devastator Press, and previously worked as publicity manager for Phoenix Books and Audio.
“Lion Forge is the publisher I wish existed when I was a young comics reader. It’s truly joyful to see emerging and enduring creators tell stories at Lion Forge, where craft and character flourish,” said Meadows. “Thanks to Colvin and her team’s support, I’m psyched to merge my goofy sense of humor, passion for new voices, and hope to push comics forward. I’m honored to join the pride.”
Meadows has already begun working at the company, with Gore scheduled to begin on April 9.