Doyle, McCrillis named co-publishers of IDW; Rich named editor-in-chief

The appointments follow last week’s restructuring and elimination of 39% of their workforce.

Following the cuts that IDW Media Holdings made to its staff last week, IDW Publishing has announced who will be serving in several key roles.

Publisher Nachie Marsham was one of the 28 people let go last week, and IDW announced that Mark Doyle and Tara McCrillis have been promoted to co-publishers. McCrillis joined IDW back in 2019 as director of design and production, then was promoted to VP of publishing operations in 2021.

“Mark’s tireless dedication and vision have been integral to IDW’s growth and success, and I am thrilled for this opportunity to partner with him on our publishing efforts,” McCrillis said in a statement. “Together with our amazingly talented editorial and design teams, we will continue to elevate IDW’s creative output and strengthen our relationships with partners, retailers, creators, and fans.”

Doyle, a former DC and Vertigo editor, joined IDW in 2021 and has been spearheading their IDW Originals line.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to step into this new role with IDW Publishing,” Doyle said. “I have an amazing partner in my co-publisher, Tara. The publishing world has a dearth of super talented people who work so hard behind the scenes—the unsung but incredibly deserving heroes of our industry—and Tara is one of the best. The new leadership team is passionate about the storytelling we create, and we have an incredible lineup of books planned—I’m thrilled to help share these stories with the world.”

In addition, IDW announced that Jamie S. Rich will serve as editor-in-chief. Rich as served in this capacity before for Tapas and Oni, in addition to heading up Vertigo and Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint while at DC.

“I am honored to lead such a talented Editorial team,” said Jamie Rich, EIC. “I look forward to helping shape the future of IDW’s editorial offerings by collaborating with Mark, Tara and the rest of the leadership team to deliver amazing stories to our readers.”

IDW’s new CEO also commented in the release: “We have a streamlined, integrated organization with an awesome new leadership team,” said Davidi Jonas, new CEO of IDW. “We are working toward robust profitability, alongside superior marketing, sales, licensor relations, as well as best-in-industry terms for creators, increased live and digital fan engagement, novel play modalities, and continued (and elevating) dedication to authentic, engaging storytelling and entertainment. I have, thank God, had tremendous fortune in my young career, and have a track record of creating value, and with the blessing of an amazing team of colleagues, I guarantee that IDW will embody a spirit of fun and excellence.”

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