TokyoPop Announces Marc Visnick As New COO/Publisher
by Brendan M. Allen
TokyoPop has announced the promotion of Marc Visnick to COO and Publisher. Visnick previously served as VP of Publishing since joining the manga and graphic novel company in early 2022.
In this new role, Visnick will manage all North American operations including print, digital, editorial, marketing/PR, sales, and distribution. As the comics, manga, and graphic novel markets continue to expand, Visnick will develop strategies to drive growth and efficiency for the brand. He will report to TokyPop founder and CEO, Stu Levy.
During his time at TokyoPop, Visnick is credited with doubling year over year company revenue, significantly expanding the brand’s presence in the North American marketplace via retail channel expansion and partnerships, increasing market share, and implementing new production processes to efficiently scale content output.
A veteran of the publishing industry, Visnick was previously VP of Sales and Business Development for indie comics publisher, TKO Studios, where he managed worldwide distribution, marketing, PR, licensing, printing, and direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, trade, and independent retail channels. During his tenure, he doubled TKO Studios’ print sales and expanded the digital catalog to all major trade, comic book, and library channels.
Visnick also previously served as the Senior Business Development Manager at Ingram Content Group, where he developed new revenue streams for both the print and digital content distribution businesses, increased unit margins, and doubled unit sales for key legacy clients. Before Ingram, he served in Director of Sales roles for Callisto Media, Inc. and Lonely Planet/BBC Worldwide.