IDW Publishing has named Nachie Marsham as their new publisher. Marsham brings about 25 years of experience in the publishing industry to his new job, following roles at Disney Publishing, where he also worked on their Marvel Press imprint, and before that at DC Comics and Wizard Entertainment.
“Working collaboratively to create powerful stories has always been my passion,” said Masham. “IDW is home to some of the most beloved IP in the business and I couldn’t be more excited to join them in furthering these stories and expanding their creative direction across all platforms.”
In addition, IDW announced that Veronica Brooks has been promoted into the role of vice president of creative affairs.
“I’m thrilled to be taking on new challenges and look forward to collaborating with Nachie and the rest of the team to continue to produce content that empowers, educates and entertains,” Brooks said.
The two appointments follow a bit of a rocky summer for the publisher, which lost three longtime employees — Chris Ryall, Dirk Wood and Alex Cox — over the course of about a month. After announcing Jud Meyers as Ryall’s replacement as publisher, IDW parted ways with Meyers just a few days later. No reason for his departure was given.
“We’re honored to have Nachie onboard the IDW ship as he is a champion for novel storytelling and has an unequaled passion for this industry,” said Ezra Rosensaft, IDW’s CEO. “With Nachie at the publishing helm and Veronica stepping into a larger role within the company, our creators, immense catalog of beloved original content, and our audience who trusts us to continue to deliver great stories across screens and platforms, are in the most capable hands.”