Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA -- 26 April, 2004 -- Image Comics announced today that HAWAIIAN DICK writer B. Clay Moore has signed on as the company's Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator.
Since jumping into comics editing Slave Labor Graphics' Love in Tights with writer J. Torres in 1998, Moore has split time between comic books and various "real world" sales and marketing jobs. In 2002, he began his relationship with Image Comics when he and artist Steven Griffin created the critically-acclaimed HAWAIIAN DICK. Moore and Griffin recently sold the film rights to HAWAIIAN DICK to New Line Cinema, and a second miniseries is scheduled to debut in August.
With the leap to Image full-time, Moore hopes to assist in realizing the vision put forth by Publisher Erik Larsen and Managing Editor Eric Stephenson.
"I think Image Comics is not only a terrific publisher, but a vital cog in the industry," said Moore. "Whether people care to admit it or not, Image helped revolutionize the way comics are made, and I honestly believe a strong Image is good for the industry as a whole. I want to do anything in my power to promote awareness of the terrific things going on at Image these days. My goal is to be a visible, easily accessible and tireless promoter of Image Comics."
"Clay's going to do some fantastic things for Image," promised Stephenson. "In addition to being a wonderful writer, he's also a keen observer of this industry who brings a wealth of experience from outside comics to this job. He's a smart guy with a good grasp on how the business works, and we really couldn't be more excited about adding him to our team."
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.