Montreal-based publisher Drawn and Quarterly has seen a change at the top just in time for its 25th anniversary. Founder Chris Oliveros will step away from his position as publisher, to be succeeded by former associate publisher Peggy Burns. Oliveros will assume the title of contributing editor, while creative director Tom Devlin will become executive editor.
The news broke as part of a profile commemorating the publisher's 25th anniversary published by Canada's Globe & Mail, and was reported on by The Comics Reporter. The development has been a year in the making, with Oliveros having coordinated with Burns and Devlin to transition into his new position. Oliveros founded the Drawn and Quarterly in 1990.
Burns has served as the associate publisher of Drawn and Quarterly for the past few years; she joined the company in 2013 as its publicist, a role she held at DC Comics.
Drawn and Quarterly will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an 800-page publication titled "Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels." The collection will feature new work from Kate Beaton, Chester Brown, Michael DeForge, Tom Gauld, Miriam Katin, Rutu Modan, James Sturm, Jillian Tamaki and Yoshihiro Tatsumi, as well as rare work from Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine and more.