A Wave Blue World Expands With Two High Profile Hires: Lisa Y. Wu And Joe Illidge

by James Ferguson

Indie publisher A Wave Blue World is expanding by hiring Lisa Y. Wu as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Joe Illidge as Editorial Director. Both have backgrounds in the industry with Wu most recently serving as Director of Retailer Relations at AfterShock Comics and Illidge working as an editor on the Batman titles for DC Entertainment, Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics, and Executive Editor for Valiant Entertainment.

Tyler Chin-Tanner, President/Co-Publisher says:

Joe and Lisa have proven themselves as leaders in their respective fields, and they’ve done it all with a genuine love of comics. We’re lucky to have them work for AWBW as we make the next step forward.

Illidge’s role at A Wave Blue World will involve working with creators from comics and other entertainment industries to develop books celebrating inclusion and heroism.

Joe Illidge says:

We’re in a renaissance of entertainment! I’m excited to work as a member of A Wave Blue World’s team to continue the company’s mission, of providing a home where writers and artists create personal and imaginative books that collectively serve as the roadmap for a better world.

These are some exciting moves and will further solidify A Wave Blue World’s space in the industry.  I’m very interested to see what comes next from the publisher.

Lisa Y. Wu says:

A Wave Blue World addresses the needs of an evolving market with engaging and resonant stories. I have enormous respect for the team and look forward to bringing more awareness to a publisher that fits my core values in being a retailer and fan advocate.


Executive Director/Co-Publisher, Wendy Chin-Tanner says:

Bringing Lisa and Joe on board the AWBW team represents a new era of growth for our company. Their gifts are precisely what we need for marshaling our collective resources towards a future where we can each do what we do best to create visionary comics and graphic novels of exceptional quality and deliver them to new audiences.

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