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Oni Press: New Hires & Promotions in Editorial, Marketing & Sales

by Neil Bui

Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher Oni Press has announced a series of new hires and internal promotions for key positions in their editorial, marketing, and sales departments.

“Over the course of the past year, we have made incredible progress in asserting Oni’s rightful place as one of the premier homes for inspired, uninhibited comics storytelling anywhere in comics today,” said Hunter Gorinson, President and Publisher. “Now, in 2024, we’re prepared to take that calling even further with one of the most ambitious and impactful slates of new releases in Oni’s 27-year history as a central force in independent comics.”

This announcement comes as Oni Press offers a slate of prominent releases for 2024 with brand-new EC Comics titles with creators such as Jason Aaron, Brian Azzarello, J. Holtham, Kano, Matt Kindt, Peter Krause, Stephanie Phillips, Jay Stephens as well as cartoonist-driven series such as Derek Charm’s Toxic Summer, Kris Bertin & Alexander Forbes’ Hobtown Mystery Stories, and Lysandra Vuong’s Covenant. The company is also growing major partnerships such as Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Devolver Digital’s Cult of the Lamb, and the Nacelle Company’s Nacelleverse (featuring Roboforce, Biker Mice From Mars, Secataurs, and more).

“Behind the scenes, we’re working to make sure the incredible artistry and vision of our creators finds its way into comic shops and bookstores – and readers’ hands – around the world,” said Sierra Hahn, Editor-in-Chief. “These important new hires are vital new additions to our expanding, highly skilled team that, together, is devoted to one common cause: telling powerful stories that are timeless, entertaining, and unforgettable.”

Daniel Crary joins Oni Press as the new Director of Marketing and Communications, after working at Vault Comics as the former Director of Community Engagement and Events. His past experience includes shaping the publisher’s voice around prominent releases as well as redefining the convention strategy. At Oni Press, he will be overseeing the strategic coordination of all marketing and PR efforts across direct, book, and direct-to-consumer markets.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a company with both incredible new projects and a legacy in the industry like no other,” said Crary. “The Sixth Gun is a series I’ve recommended to new comic readers for years, and I’m up to about a case of Gender Queer that I’ve given away. The future at Oni is going to be an incredible ride, from Cult of the Lamb (based on one of my favorite games!) to the return of the iconic  EC Comics this summer, and so many amazing creator-owned stories, I cannot imagine a more motivated and dynamic team to be joining!”

Matt Dryer is joining the editorial team as the latest Editor. With more than 20 years of experience as an Editor and Director of Digital Art and Prepress at Dark Horse, he’s edited titles such as Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories and Conan. In his new role, he’ll be assisting Editor-in-Chief Sierra Hahn with the new line of EC comics, starting with Epitaphs From The Abyss #1.

“Oni Press is building something special,” says Dryer. “You can see it in everything we’re publishing right now. It’s a thrill and an honor to be a part of this bright, ambitious, talented team as we continue to tell great stories and share in the love of comics!”

And being promoted is Katie Sainz transitioning as former Director of Marketing to Director of Sales, Book Market. She began in the marketing department of Lion Forge Comic before joining the Oni Press team where she applied her passion for literacy to each of her roles.

“In my time at Oni, I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful creators to help their stories connect with readers across the globe,” said Sainz. “I’m excited to take my next step as Director of Sales, Book Market to continue to drive growth and success in book retail, library, educational, and digital markets.”

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