Comings and Goings: Abernathy, Lee and more

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Time for some people on the move in comics! It wasn’t just David Steinberger over the last week or so.

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§ DC Comics handed out a bunch of promotions including Ben Abernathy being promoted to Executive Editor from Group Editor, where he worked on the Batman group. Abernathy has a long history working at DC, but also put in time at Marvel and Madefire, and I’m sure this is a popular move internally and with freelancers.

In addition, Andrew Marino and Marquis Draper were also promoted – Marino to Editor and Draper to Associate editor. Relevant tweets:

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§ David Shinok Lee  has been promoted to Vice President of Content for WEBTOON Entertainment, consolidating the US and Latin American teams under CEO Ken Kim. Lee was previously Head of Content for WEBTOON, managing the company’s US content teams, along with key partnerships and content collaborations with DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and Archie Comics. David Lee joined WEBTOON in 2014 as a Content Manager; he was one of the company’s first hires for its US operations.

“David’s vision for our international content teams helped bring WEBTOON to the mainstream, nurturing a growing roster of superstar creators and global hits on our platform,” said Ken Kim, CEO, WEBTOON Entertainment. “Not only does David truly understand great storytelling, he also brings an incredible empathy and a growth mind-set to our creators, helping them realize their full potential and build global fandoms for their work. By consolidating our US and LatAm content teams under David’s leadership, we’ll be able to bring more incredible stories to WEBTOON fans around the world.”

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§ Occasional Beat contributor Rachel A. Davis has joined Andrews McMeel as Assistant Editor for Andrews McMeel Syndication. We knew you when!


Congrats to everyone! As always if you have news of a new position or promotion drop us a line! You can also send us news tips of any kind.

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