Stela Editor-in-Chief Ryan Yount Departs Digital Comics Publisher

Ryan Yount, co-founder and original Editor-in-Chief of Stela, has departed the company just months after its launch. Announced last year, Stela is a smartphone-optimized comics subscription service and publisher that offers original, creator-owned content.

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Yount announced his departure in a post to Twitter:

I'm no longer at Stela. Make a note of it. Your go-to contacts are now @enemyofpeanuts @SteveSunu . Love you all. ❤️😎🤐✌️

- Ryan Yount (@VonYount) June 24, 2016

Yount has not yet elaborated on the reason for his departure.

The app works much like Netflix, giving subscribers open access to comics commissioned specifically for the service, tailored to the functionality and form factor of a smartphone. Stela launched the iOS version of its app this February. An Android version is still slated for release.

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With an initial editorial lineup curated by Yount and Senior Editor Jim Gibbon, comics exclusive to the service include "Rome West: The Empire Lives," by Brian Wood, Justin Giampaoli, and Andrea Mutti; "Afrina and the Glass Coffin," by Irene Koh; and "Chaos Arena Crystal Fighters," by Jen Bartel and Tyler Bartel.

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