Official Press Release
Image Comics is proud to announce the addition of Todd Martinez as Sales & LICENSING Coordinator!
Martinez was manager of Comic Relief — winner of one of the first three Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Awards — in Berkeley, California, for the last 14 years. As manager, he worked extensively with other retailers, book market representatives and libraries. His vast retail experience and knowledge of comic books make him an ideal Sales & Licensing Coordinator.
“I’ve spent the better part of my life with Comic Relief,” says Martinez. “I’m both happy and sad to leave Comic Relief, and I wish everyone at the store the best. I’m pleased to be part of the Image Comics, and I plan to help the company continue the strong growth it has shown over the years.”
“Todd was Rory Root’s right-hand man for many years and helped accomplish a lot of great things for Comic Relief,” states Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. “We couldn’t be more excited to have him at Image. His wealth of experience and his passion for comics are sure to make him an invaluable part of our operation.”
Image Partner Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON) adds, “We’re all about raiding Comic Relief for their most talented employees. I’ve seen the great work Todd has done at the store. It was only a matter of time before we snapped him up. He’s a perfect addition to Team Image, and I expect to see great things from him.”
As Sales & Licensing Coordinator, Martinez will coordinate with comic book retailers, Diamond Distribution, the book market and various sales outlets to ensure that Image books are readily available for their fans. Martinez will also handle foreign licensing. He replaces former Sales & Licensing Coordinator Joe Keatinge.
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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