Newly-launched publisher AfterShock Comics have just announced some key additions to their publishing and marketing team.
Stephan Nilson, a comic book creator, joins the company as Publishing Operations Manager. Stephan has been working in comics and television for fifteen years. He has written and edited for DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, Universal and others. For the past three years Stephan was the Production Manager for a video and animation production house in Tampa, Florida, working for clients such as Miller Lite, Adidas, and Strider bikes’ Team Japan.
Lisa Y. Yu, a social media expert in the comic and pop culture category, will serve as AfterShock’s social media coordinator. Lisa specializes in leveraging innovative and dynamic marketing and advertising strategies to maximize brand awareness and guest feedback. She has successfully improved local and social media awareness for several clients across the Hampton Roads, Virginia area, and will now to be leveraging her skills on behalf of AfterShock. Additionally, she continues to act and model on the East Coast and write for the online pop culture blog, “God Hates Geeks.”
On the subject of the appointments, Aftershock Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, said “As the team continues to grow with some of the most sought-after creators and artists in the business, we’re also onboarding the best in marketing and operations. Both Stephan and Lisa are prime examples of the types of industry leaders we’re looking to expand with, and we’re extremely pleased they’re part of the AfterShock family.”
AfterShock’s debut slate of comics – InSeXts (from writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Ariela Kristantina), SuperZero (from co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art from Rafael de Latorre), Replica (from writer Paul Jenkins and artist Andy Clarke) and Dreaming Eagles (from Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby) – is set to hit shelves next month, with American Monster (from Brian Azzarello and artist Juan Doe) following in January.