Media Release — Today, IDW Publishing announced that it will be managing the Oni Press foreign rights catalogue for non-English language markets. IDW’s newest division, IDW International, oversees all international licensing of the diverse IDW catalogue and its partners.
Oni Press is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1997, Oni Press is run by Founder and Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of best-selling, award-winning, original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: [adult swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Wasteland, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Life After, The Coldest City, Kaijumax and many more critically-acclaimed creator-owned titles.
“We’re very excited to be working with IDW to bring Oni Press titles to international audiences,” says Oni Press Publisher Joe Nozemack. “With the explosive growth in the influence, visibility, and demand for comic book content worldwide there are more opportunities than ever to license our titles outside of the US.”
“The Oni titles resonate well with audiences across the globe and we look forward to working with them to expand their international presence,” said IDW CEO Ted Adams. “Adding the Oni catalog to our diverse IDW and Archie offerings strengthens our mission to be a worldwide content distributor.”
As a welcome addition to the rapidly growing division representing a wide range of publishers and brands, Oni Press joins Archie Comics under the IDW International umbrella.
IDW’s rich catalogue of unique intellectual property is available to a global audience. From brands such as Back to the Future, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, and The X-Files, to classic works like Locke & Key, Parker, and The Rocketeer, to new successes like Ragnarök, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, and D4VE, readers from all over the world will have the opportunity to discover these celebrated books. Top Shelf’s lauded library including March, Essex County, and From Hell is also available.
Jeff Webber, IDW International’s Vice President of Subsidiary Rights, will be available for meetings at London Book Fair, April 12 – 14. To schedule a meeting, contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDW is a fully integrated media company which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. All divisions of IDW are owned by IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (IDWM) which provides a wide range of entertainment products worldwide.
IDW Publishing’s renowned line includes some of the most popular comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks in the industry: Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Ghostbusters, multiple monthly Disney titles, and many more licensed titles. At the core of IDW is its commitment to creator-owned comics, beginning with the company’s first comic series – 30 Days of Night. Other notable and award-winning titles include Locke & Key, Wormwood, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and the award-winning IDW Artist’s Edition line.
IDW Entertainment is currently in production on a slate of television shows including Wynonna Earp, airing weekly on SyFy.