IDW Publishing Hires Joel Elad

By Maryann Yin Comment

Joel Elad (GalleyCat)Joel Elad has been named the direct market sales manager at IDW Publishing.

Elad has devoted almost two decades of his career to the comics publishing industry. In the past, he has worked at Top Cow Productions and served as a consultant at the Certified Guaranty Corporation.

Here’s more from the press release: “In addition to his expertise in the direct market, Elad co-founded the So Cal Comic Con, a one-day comic book and toy convention in the San Diego area, where he personally recruited guests of honor as varied as J. Scott Campbell, George Perez, Marc Silvestri, Herb Trimpe, Rob Liefeld, Howard Chaykin, and Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. Currently, Elad is a Regional Advisory Board Member for the HERO Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need.”