Newly formed company AfterShock Media have announced this morning that they well be teaming up with literary management company Alibi in a ” joint venture (which)will also focus on nurturing new, AfterShock Comic talent who will have the opportunity to be represented by Alibi.”
“Among the many benefits of this alliance is the ability to quickly match IP to suitably talented writers – a key advantage that buyers in the market are seeking. Similarly, a comics creator coming to AfterShock Comics with a project in mind will have access to a wealth of writers to swiftly bring their project to life in TV and film. As a publisher with a demonstrated commitment to discovering new voices in the comics space, AfterShock will also work with Alibi to identify up and coming talent to mentor and manage.”
Frankly for Lee Kramer, President of AfterShock Comics, it was a no-brainer:
“We’re very excited to form this alliance with Jake (Wagner) and Alibi. Jake has a fantastic roster of writers for AfterShock comic collaborations, thus cutting down the development process by pre-packaging various properties. Additionally, Jake’s clients will provide us a steady flow of new comic ideas; and, from time to time, AfterShock creators who aspire to transition to film and TV could find a home with Alibi, as Jake is the perfect partner to help in this evolution.”
Looks like Aftershock really mean business and creating business medal that looks after all parts of the comic book process from page to screen, with effective representation for all at all levels of this pores. For me, it’ll interesting to see what happens next over there and which intellectual properties make it onto the screen, big or small.