Chris Ryall, who during a long IDW career and rich association with Transformers held the titles of Editor-in-Chief, President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer, is transitioning away from those last three most recent roles to launch a new publishing venture.
“Change is often hard, and I will miss this extended family I have worked with for more than 15 years. In the past year alone, we brought on some amazing hires, expanded the scope of many of the departments, and re-focused the foundation of the business to best support the integrated multi-media company that IDW has become. Our collective success with the entertainment team on Locke & Key has been a crowning moment for the entire company. I’m so proud of this special place and the incredible people who work here. I know that I leave IDW perfectly poised for continued success.”
Ryall will remain involved with the Locke & Key Netflix television series and its associated publishing projects.
We sincerely wish Chris and IDW the best as they move forward. Read the full announcement here, then share your thoughts on the 2005 boards!