Dark Horse Comics Announces Round Of Promotions & New Hires

by James Ferguson

Dark Horse Comics is celebrating the promotion of four members of its editorial staff and welcoming two new members to the family.

Ian Tucker has been promoted to Senior Books Editor. He began his career in the publishing industry in 2010 in the Dark Horse Comics digital art department. In 2012, he moved to the editorial department, stepping into the role of almost exclusively editing art books. Tucker worked on The Art of God of War, The World of Cyberpunk 2077, The Art of Rick and Morty, and Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volumes 1-3. He also fulfilled a lifelong dream by interviewing Mark Hamill for The Art of DreamWorks: Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia in 2018.

Jenny Blenk has been promoted to Associate Editor. She joined Dark Horse as an intern in the spring of 2017 and was then hired as an Assistant Editor in February 2018. Blenk has assisted on series such as Critical Role, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Legend of Korra, not to mention the Hellboy Universe. She has also worked on her own line of books including Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx.

Also moving to the role of Associate Editor is Judy Khuu. She began her career with Dark Horse in 2015 as Mike Richardson’s Executive Assistant before making the transition to the editorial department in 2018. She’s assisted on titles like Overwatch, Plants vs. Zombies, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and has taken over editing responsibilities for The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077.

Rae Boyadjis has been promoted to Berger Books Associate Editor. They joined Dark Horse in 2018 as Karen Berger’s assistant on the Berger Books imprint working on titles such as Invisible Kingdom, She Could Fly, Ruby Falls, and Post York.

“Rae has excelled in their work for the Berger Books imprint over the past two plus years.” says Karen Berger, Editor of the Berger Books imprint. “Their sharp editorial, copywriting and communication skills have been a great asset to the line, and Rae’s reliability, dedication to the books, and positive spirit makes them a true pleasure to work with.”

In addition to these promotions, Dark Horse has brought on two new hires. Sanjay Dharawat has been hired as an Assistant Editor. This is not the first time he’s worked at Dark Horse, having served as an intern in 2018. He’ll be assisting Ian tucker on his line of art books and Shantel LaRocque on her line of licensed titles, and working with Brett Israel on his line of creator-owned properties such as the recently announced The Worst Dudes.

Rose Weitz has also been brought on as an Assistant Editor, coming to Dark Horse through the Portland State University Comics Studies Intern Program where she worked with the editorial staff during the winter of 2019. Now she’s on board full time where she’ll be assisting with a number of projects.

“I’m so grateful to work with such gifted and dedicated folks. Ian, Jenny, and Judy are exemplary, bringing a collaborative spirit, a reverence for the creative process, and a pure love of books to every project they undertake.” says Editor-in-Chief Dave Marshall. “Likewise, Sanjay and Rose so impressed as interns it was a joy when they agreed to join the team full time. Expect many accomplishments from all of them in the coming years.”

Congratulations to the new members of the team and those that were promoted!

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