IDW Announces Executive Editorial Director and Expands Editorial Staff

by Olly MacNamee

Today IDW Publishing announced new signings to its editorial staff team with the hiring of Jamie S. Rich as Executive Editorial Director, Charles Beacham and Russ Busse as Senior Editors. Here’s what they’ll be up to in their new roles, and what they each say about this new opportunity:

Jamie S. Rich:

“As executive editorial director, Jamie S. Rich will be responsible for developing licensed products for IDW Publishing, including single-issue comic books and graphic novels, and both managing and providing direction to the editorial staff to enable the highest quality creative output.”

“IDW has a tremendous legacy for bringing people’s favorite characters from across genres and media to life in new and exciting ways. I am excited to be a part of that and enhance that legacy. The editorial team has been doing some phenomenal work, and I look forward to innovating with them further.” – Jamie S. Rich

“As senior editor, Charles Beacham will oversee the company’s critically acclaimed line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books, building upon the success of their monthly series and blockbuster Last Ronin miniseries with innovative new initiatives for 2022 and beyond.”

Charles Beacham:

“The opportunity to join IDW editorial and the TMNT team in particular is a dream come true. It’s an exciting time to be a Turtles fan, and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to work with the likes of Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell, and the rest of our amazing creative team. TMNT is an amazing franchise that means so much to so many people. We’ve got big plans for the Heroes in a Half Shell, and I can’t wait to share them!” – Charles Beacham

Russ Busse

“As senior editor of IDW’s Originals editorial division, Russ Busse will work with some of the industry’s finest creators and talented newcomers to develop brand-new original graphic novels for the middle grade and young adult markets.”

“I’m so excited to work with the incredible Originals team at IDW. Comics are how I personally got into reading, and I’m over the moon to build a diverse list that’s going to appeal to a huge swath of middle grade and YA readers,” – Russ Busse

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