While we are busy behind the scenes, laying the groundwork to begin rolling out a ton of new content in the new year, we thought you might like a very quick glimpse of things to come! With the able help of our fantastic new Web Guru Christiaan Conover, we put together a brand new intro for our feature videos. This will become our trademark opening from here on, and we could not be more thrilled!
Visionary debuted its two publishing imprints after it launched its digital-publishing initiative in 2011. The imprints were to help define the two very different focal points for the company.
“The whole point of the digital publishing initiative was to both celebrate the diversity of comics, and to show the world what Visionary could do, the level of quality we could achieve.” Chief Creative Officer C. Edward Sellner shared in an interview. “We wanted to celebrate and help support the independent comics market, but we also wanted to show we could produce quality, both in production and publishing that could stand proud next to anything else on the stands of the mainstream market.” With that, Indi-Visions, and Visionary Select were born.
Indi-Visions are those titles published by Visionary with a fiercely independent flavor. Some of these books might be diamonds still in the rough, sometimes with art, sometimes with story, but something about them still shines through.
Visionary Select represents those highest quality titles Visionary has published, and those produced in-house by the studio itself. “The Select brand is Visionary through and through.” Sellner added.
Visionary celebrates our current imprints and will be running a number of spotlights on various published titles as we ramp up to launch a new imprint in 2014. “We’re laying the ground work now for a new imprint that will be the imprint Visionary was created for. We can’t wait for folks to start seeing the first teasers for these titles, as we shift our focus to developing this exciting new line.”
Check out our Imprints page for more.
Visionary Comics is proud to officially announce that award-winning, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Mariotte has joined the Visionary Staff. Jeff, in addition to his writing work, has worked as VP of marketing for WildStorm Productions/Image Comics, senior editor for WildStorm Productions/DC Comics, and editor-in-chief for IDW Publishing.
Now officially Visionary’s Publishing Consultant, Jeff said, “I was the twelfth employee on board at WildStorm Productions, in the early days of Image Comics, and helped build that company into a comics powerhouse that became part of industry leader DC Comics. I was the first Editor-in-Chief at IDW Publishing, and helped that company become the dominant presence it is today. I love working with small companies and helping them grow. Successful small publishers share an entrepreneurial spirit, a willingness to take chances, and a hunger to make a difference, and I see those same attitudes at Visionary Comics today. Though I’m not a full-time staffer and my role is largely consultative, I’m thrilled to offer my experience and abilities to the Visionary team, and anxious to watch them explode with growth.”
Chief Creative Officer C. Edward Sellner added, “Jeff’s really been with us for a while. He was instrumental in making our deal with Tor for Deadlands and I am very excited about him expanding that role with Visionary in the coming months and years. If there’s one thing I can be proud of in this industry, I think its me knowing when to bring in the best in expertise to help take us to the next level, and we are thrilled to have Jeff be part of that.”
Meet all of Visionary’s Staff on our Staff Page.
Did you know that Visionary has been around since 2006?
Did you know that Visionary was one of the first and largest digital exclusive publishers in the market? Or one of the most widely known and respected Production Studios in the industry?
Did you know Visionary has over 70 books in their digital library, and is the guiding force behind the hit series Deadlands?
Did you know Visionary has worked with top talent in the industry, and helped launch the careers of multiple up and coming stars?
If you didn”t, you should check out our updated About Us Page.
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Need help creating a comic? Are you a creator looking to develop your idea into a comic? A publisher needing some support on specific titles? Or a company with a great property in some other media you want to bring into comics?
Visionary is the place to go! Check out our updated Services Page.
We can provide single services such as editing or pre-press, up to the complete development, management and creation of the comic you’ve always dreamed of!