Ted Adams is one of the founding partners of IDW Publishing and currently serves as the company’s CEO and Publisher. Since starting in 1999, the company has seen annual increases in both gross sales and market share in the comic book direct market and is currently recognized as the #1 supplier of licensed comic books to the North American comic book marketplace.
Under Adams leadership, IDW Publishing has won numerous industry awards including receiving the coveted “Publisher of the Year” award from Diamond Comic Distributors on five separate occasions as well as multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards.
Adams was recently ranked as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful People in Comics by Bleeding Cool magazine and has been the keynote speaker and honored guest at numerous major comic and comic professional events including the Diamond Retailer and ComicsPRO summits.
To date, Adams has successfully negotiated the company’s film and tv deals, including 30 Days of Night (2007, Sony), Dark Days (2010, Sony), Remains (2011, Chiller), and Locke & Key (2011, Fox). The 30 Days of Night movie successfully premiered as the #1 movie it’s opening weekend in 2007. Current IDW titles in development include World War Robot (Disney/Bruckheimer), Zombies vs. Robots (Sony/Platinum Dunes, Lore (Warner Brothers) and Locke & Key (Kurtzman/Orci, Universal). Adams serves as Executive Producer on all IDW projects.
Mr. Adams received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.