Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday's Headlines | ONI PRESS and LION FORGE to Merge

This past week this happened....

Comic book publishers Oni Press and Lion Forge are planning to undergo a merger, as announced in the New York Times.

The new combined publisher will operate out of Oni’s base in Portland, Oregon, with Oni’s James Lucas Jones serving as publisher and president. Sarah Gaydos will serve as the new publisher's Editor-in-Chief. The deal to bring the two publishers together was negotiated by multi-media company Polarity, Lion Forge's parent company.

Lion Forge founder Dave Stewart II said of the deal, “There’s a lot of alignment, we’re going down the same path,” adding that the deal constituted greater opportunities to expand into TV, movies, and animation.