IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing

Infobox Company
company_name = Idea and Design Works, LLC/IDW Publishing
company_
company_type = Limited Liability Company
foundation = 1999
key_people = Ted Adams, President/Owner
Robbie Robbins, Executive Vice-President/Owner
Chris Ryall, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
Matthew Ruzicka, Controller
Alan Payne, VP of Sales

location = San Diego, California, USA
industry = Comics
homepage = [http://www.idwpublishing.com/ IDW Publishing.com]

IDW Publishing (a division of Idea and Design Works) is an American comic book company. The company was founded in 1999 and has been awarded the title "Publisher of the Year Under 5% Market Share" for the last three years (2004, 2005 and 2006) by Diamond Comic Distributors. [scoop.diamondgalleries.com (April 2006) [http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/scoop_article.asp?ai=11845&si=122 IDW's Gem-Award Triple Crown] ] IDW is regularly recognized as the fifth largest publisher of American comic books by Diamond Comic Distributors. [NEWSARAMA.com (February 2007) [http://www.newsarama.com/marketreport/jan07sales.html JANUARY 2007 SALES CHARTS & MARKET SHARE REPORT] ]

The company was initially known for horror comics such as "30 Days of Night", "Dark Days" and numerous others. Some of the most well-known writers of horror comics, including Ashley Wood, Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles, have written for IDW. The company now also specialize in licensed properties, acquiring the rights to "24", "Angel", "", "Transformers", "Star Trek", "Dick Tracy", "Doctor Who" and "G.I. Joe".

History

IDW

Idea + Design Works (IDW) was formed in 1999 by four entertainment executives and artists. They decided to create a company that would allow them to work with a variety of clients on the things they liked: video games, movies, tv, collectible card games, comic books, and trading cards.

The company's services include character design, concept design, logo design, computer color, custom comic books, custom trading cards, trading card games, DVD menu design, online and print style guides, text stories, and more.

The company has built a client base that includes: Activision, the BBC, Artisan Entertainment, Bandai America, Brady Games, Cartoon Network, Dimension Films, Electronic Arts, Fox Family, Golden Books, LEGO, Lion's Gate, "The Man Show", Microsoft, Pepsi, Pioneer, Revolution Films, Square, Simon & Schuster, Trimark Pictures, Upper Deck, and many more.

IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing's second title, "Popbot", was acknowledged with two Spectrum Gold Awards. [ [http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Spectrum12002.html Locus index to SF awards: 2002 Spectrum Awards] .] The company's first comic series, "30 Days of Night", started a seven-figure bidding war between Dreamworks, MGM, and Senator International with Senator winning and Sam Raimi attached to produce. [SignonSanDiego.com (July 2006) [http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/rowe/20060716-9999-lz1c16rowe.html A Hollywood ending ] ] [IGN.com (2007) [http://movies.ign.com/objects/486/486900.html 30 Days of Night] ]

IDW also publishes the comic based on the hit CBS TV show ' The company's other licensed comics include Sony's "Underworld", FX's "The Shield", Fox's "24" [Comic Book Resources (March 2004) [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=3418 IDW PUBLISHING TO RELEASE COMIC BASED ON TV SHOW "24" ] by Jonah Weiland. Sample Art Included.] and "Angel"; Hasbro’s "The Transformers", Universal’s "Land of the Dead" and "Shaun of the Dead"; and Konami’s "Silent Hill", [Comic Book Resources (July 2003) [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=2510 IDW PUBLISHING JOINS KONAMI FOR 'SILENT HILL' COMIC BOOK] by Jonah Weiland. Sample Art Included.] "Castlevania", "Metal Gear Solid", and "Speed Racer". Beginning in 2008, the company licensed the "Doctor Who" series from the BBC, launching two concurrent titles: "Doctor Who Classics", which reprints colorized comic strips featuring the Fourth Doctor originally published in the late 1970s-early 1980s by "Doctor Who Magazine", and "Doctor Who", a series of original stories featuring the current Tenth Doctor and overseen by TV series writer Gary Russell. An additional six-part limited series titled ' started in mid-2008 by Tony Lee and Pia Guerra. [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16967 The Timeline Of A Time Lord: Lee talks "Doctor Who"] , Comic Book Resources, June 26, 2008] [ [http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080714-DrWhoForgotten.html Tony Lee and The Doctors in the House] , Newsarama, July 14, 2008]

They also launched two new imprints in 2008: Worthwhile Books, part of their children's books division [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=12720 IDW Launches New Children's Division and Imprint] , Comic Book Resources, January 10, 2008] , and Scott Christian Sava's Blue Dream Studios. [ [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=148919 Blue Dream becomes imprint of IDW] , Newsarama, March 4, 2008]

IDW acquired the G.I. Joe comics license in May 2008 (previously held by Devil's Due Publishing) and will be releasing three new series under editor Andy Schmidt, from writers like Chuck Dixon, Larry Hama and Christos Gage. Other comics are scheduled in time to tie-in with the . [ [http://www.newsarama.com/comics/090809-GIJoeIDWplan.html IDW Announces GI Joe Plans] , Newsarama, September 9, 2008] [ [http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6598278.html?nid=2789 IDW Launches G.I. Joe Invasion] , "Publishers Weekly", September 22, 2008]

In 2004, 2005 and 2006 IDW was named "Publisher of the Year" by Diamond Comic Distributors. [scoop.diamondgalleries.com (April 2006) [http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/scoop_article.asp?ai=11845&si=122 IDW's Gem-Award Triple Crown] ]

List of publications

eries

#–O

*"30 Days of Night"
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*"Aleister Arcane"
*"Angel Scriptbook"
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*"Badger"
*"Bigfoot"
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*"Cemetery Blues"
*"Chiaroscuro"
*"Chicanos"
*"Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show"
*"Clive Barker's The Thief of Always"
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*"Dampyr"
*"Dark Days"
*"Dead, She Said"
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*"Doctor Who"
*"Doctor Who Classics"
*"Doomed"
*"Dracula's Revenge"
*"Easy Way"
*"Epilogue"
*"Eric Red's Containment"
*"Fallen Angel"
*"FX"
*"George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead"
*"George A. Romero's Land of the Dead"
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*"Grumpy Old Monsters"
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*"Karney"
*"The Keep"
*"Locke & Key"
*"Lore"
*"Lurid"
*"The Lurkers"
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*"Masters of Horror"
*"The Maze Agency"
*"Metal Gear Solid"
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*"New Avengers/Transformers" (crossover with Marvel Comics)
*"Night Mary"
*"Olympus Heights"

P–Z

*"" [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18206 Rat Overboard: Taylor talks “Pirat Tales”] , Comic Book Resources, September 25, 2008]
*"Popbot"
*"pristeen16"
*"Remains"
*"Richard Matheson's Hell House"
*"Richard Matheson's I Am Legend"
*"Road to Hell"
*"Scarface: Scarred for Life"
*"Scarface: Devil in Disguise"
*"Secret Skull"
*"Shadowplay"
*"Shaun of the Dead"
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*"Silent Hill"
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*"Singularity 7"
*"Smoke"
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*"Spike vs. Dracula"
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*"Super Bad James Dynomite"
*"Supermarket"
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*"Swallow"
*"Tank Girl:The Gifting"
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*"" (to follow "Revelation")
*"" (to follow "Devastation")
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*"" [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=17549 CCI: Grevioux returns to "Underworld"] , Comic Book Resources, August 1, 2008]
*"War of the Undead"
*"Wake the Dead"
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*"Wynonna Earp"
*"Zombies! Eclipse of the Undead"
*"Zombies! Feast"
*"Zombies Vs Robots"

One-Shots/GNs/Art Books

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*"24"
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*"Adventures in Oz"
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*"Art of Armitage"
*"Art of Tommy Lee Edwards"
*"Ascend" [ [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=137113 Keith Arem on "Ascend: Special Edition"] , Newsarama, November 21, 2007]
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*"Blood Stained Sword"
*"Children of the Grave"
*"The Claws Come Out"
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*"The Complete Wynonna Earp"
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*"The Devil's Rejects"
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*"Gene Pool"
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*"Heartbreakers": "Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate" [ [http://www.idwpublishing.com/titles/heartbreakers.shtml IDW Publishing ] ] [ [http://www.bigredhair.com/heartbreakers/hbbp.html Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate ] ]
*"Horrorcide"
*"Hyde"
*"IDW Poster Book"
*"IDW Sampler"
*"IDW Tales of Terror"
*"Invasion '55"
*"The Legend of GrimJack"
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*"Legion"
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*"Mars IDW"
*"The Maze Agency"
*"Monster House"

P–Z

*"Popbot Reader"
*"Richard Matheson's I Am Legend"
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*"Seven Block"
*"Shaun of the Dead "
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*"The Slab"
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*"Speed Racer Volume 1"
*"Speed Racer Volume 2"
*"Speed Racer Volume 3"
*"Speed Racer Volume 4"
*"Speed Racer Volume 5"
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*"Spookhouse"
*"Steve Niles' Cellar of Nastiness"
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*"Sword of Dracula"
*"Tilting at Windmills"
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*" Volume 1"
*" Volume 2 - The Dark Ages"
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*"The Unauthorized Puffed Movie Adaptation"
*"Underworld"
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*"Vampire Hunter D"
*"The Vanishers"
*"The Very Big Monster Show"
*"Will Eisner's John Law"
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Adaptations in other media

Konami acquired the video game rights, and minority ownership, in IDW’s "" [ SilverBulletComics.com [http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/news/109354794519496.htm IDW Continues Popular Franchise With "CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations—Rogue State"] ] .

Dimension Films has an option on two Steve Niles/IDW properties: "Wake the Dead", with "X-2" screenwriter Michael Dougherty attached to write, and "Hyde", with Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") attached to produce. [Comics2Film.com [http://www.comics2film.com/FanFrame.php?f_id=4537/Dimension Books "HYDE" Film Rights] ] [Horror.com (November 2003) [http://www.horror.com/php/article-286-1.html Dimension to "Wake The Dead"] ] IDW Publishing is also supposed to release a comic based on the Hollywood Zombies Topps Card Set at some point in the future.

Paramount has an option on the Steve Niles/IDW property "Aleister Arcane". [Comics2Film.com (June 2004) [http://www.comics2film.com/FanFrame.php?f_id=8122 Par gains 'Arcane' rights] ]

References

External links

*official|http://www.idwpublishing.com
* [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=12330 In-Depth with IDW Publisher Chris Ryall] , Comic Book Resources, January 17, 2008


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