Two-volume hardcover offers comprehensive look at company’s history
Includes exclusive comic book with all-new content
Ten years ago this month, four young entrepreneurs launched a small creative services company. A decade later, IDW has grown to be the fourth-largest comic book and graphic novel publisher, with a diverse catalog of new and classic books, representing every major entertainment genre. To commemorate its tenth anniversary, the company will release the two-volume hardcover, IDW: The First Decade in May, 2009. Preview Volume 1 at IDWPublishing.com/IDWX!
IDW: The First Decade offers an oral history of the company, as told by the many talented individuals who contributed to IDW over the years, including co-founder and CEO Ted Adams, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, plus dozens of artists and creators such as Clive Barker, Joe Hill, Gene Simmons, Ben Templesmith and Ashley Wood.
“Growing up, I was always an avid comic book fan and also wanted to own my own business, but I never thought the two would come together,” said Adams. “Ten years is a huge milestone for IDW, and our success is a direct result of all the hard work and dedication that many people have poured into this company.”
Volume 1 of IDW: The First Decade offers a unique look at the genesis of the company and explores the surprising path that led a start-up design company to become an award-winning publisher. The second volume showcases every cover IDW has printed, through December 2008. IDW: The First Decade also features an exclusive comic with all-new five-page stories from some of IDW’s top books, including Fallen Angel, Locke & Key, and The New York Times Best Selling Wormwood.
“As you’ll see in the book, we never intended to be a comic book publisher,” said Adams. “We evolved into that over the years and could not be more proud of where we are today.”