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Image hires Eric Stephenson as new Director of Marketing

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Image hires Eric Stephenson as new Director of Marketing

Official Press Release

ORANGE, CA — 21 December, 2001 ­ Image Comics takes great pride in
announcing the hiring of Eric Stephenson as its new Director of Marketing.
“Or, as I call it,” said VP-Publisher Jim Valentino, “Minister of

Valentino continued, “Eric is a trusted friend and long-time advisor who has
proven his worth time and again over the last decade. Since coming on board
unannounced two weeks ago, he has sent out more press releases than we¹ve
issued in the last six months, reporting on the status of the sold out G.I.
Joe #2 and announcing the release of the Red Star Hardcover and Violent
Messiahs: Genesis. He immediately started uploading previews for new titles
prior to their release on Image’s Website (, was
instrumental in accommodating Jay Faerber’s recent interview on Newsarama
and has in general improved communications between Image and online and
print news services.

“This, to me,” Valentino concluded, “is what a director of marketing should
be doing.”

Stephenson, a veteran of Extreme Studios, former managing editor of, co-founder of, and an author/editor in
his own right stated that his mission at Image is to increase awareness of
Image Comics as a top-selling brand by stressing Image’s ever-broadening
diversity. Stephenson also plans to work toward strengthening Image¹s online
initiatives, including a complete redesign of the Image Website.

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