IDW Publishing's President/Publisher Greg Goldstein is stepping down from his roles in the company effective immediately, and will be succeeded by the returning Chris Ryall - who will also be the company's Chief Creative Officer.
“I am incredibly proud of all that we’ve accomplished during my decade at IDW,” said Goldstein. "I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with the entire IDW team and our creative and business partners. It’s been a great ride. Now I’m now looking forward to the next chapter of my career. It's very exciting."
Ryall rejoins the company just eight months after leaving IDW as its CCO/Editor-In-Chief and then taking a position at Skybound Entertainment. In that absence, John Barber rejoined IDW as its Editor-In-Chief.
“Chris was a vital and valued member of the IDW team from nearly the beginning, so we are very excited that he is coming home,” said IDW Media Holdings' Chairman Howard Jonas. “We are thrilled to have him rejoin our senior team to accelerate IDW Publishing’s growth and success. His creative talents and relationships within the industry are unmatched so we are confident that he will thrive in this new, expanded role. We are extremely grateful for the dedication and hard work that Greg put into the company, and I am confident that he will enjoy great success with his future endeavors.”
Ryall joined IDW publishing in June 2004 as its Editor-In-Chief, a position he held through 2016 - and re-assumed in November 2017. In 2011 he was named Chief Creative Officer, a position he held until this recent exit. In addition to his staff work, Ryall also wrote numerous titles for the publisher. Previous to IDW, Ryall was editor of Kevin Smith's MoviePoopShoot website and a Project Director for Dick Clark Productions.
“IDW is where I’ve spent the majority of my career, and I consider the company and its employees like family so I am grateful for this amazing opportunity to return,” said Ryall. “I believe that IDW has very significant opportunities to become even more valuable and important and I am excited to further expand on what I started with the company nearly 15 years ago. I am also eager to help the company celebrate its 20th year anniversary in 2019 in varied and creatively invigorating new ways.”