Dynamite Entertainment announced on Thursday two new hires to the company: Jim Sokolowski and Nick Pentz. The former, a veteran of Marvel, DC, Archie, and other comics companies, joins up as vice president and associate publisher. The latter, formerly at Diamond Comic Distributors, joints the company’s production and design team.
“Looking at the entire publishing library that Dynamite has, from comics to prose, retrospective books, instructional and art books, and so much more, this is a new challenge that I’m looking forward to,” Sokolowski said in a statement. “I’m psyched at the opportunity to work with the Dynamite team in continuing their momentum as one of the most unique and visionary forces in the industry.” At Dynamite, he will be working both with licensors and creative talent to hone and expand publisher initiatives.
“His knowledge of not only the comics industry, but the book and magazine industry, has accumulated through decades of experience. His track record speaks for itself as he helped grow and strengthen the publishers he’s worked with. We’re very fortunate to have him join the team and I’m looking forward and excited to see how well the company grows with his being a part of us,” added Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci.
In reference to Pentz, Barrucci said, “He’s incredibly talented and has worked with the department extremely well, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on board.” He joins Art Director Alexis Persson in making sure Dynamite’s comics, graphic novels, logos, and other elements of graphic design are “sharp and appealing to retailers and fans.”