BOOM! Studios Announces Two Key Editorial Hires
BOOM! Studios announced today that it has hired two new editors following a historic year in which the company launched the record-breaking series premieres of Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR and the Something is Killing the Children universe-expanding series House of Slaughter, earned nine Eisner Award nominations, saw the premiere of R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond television series with Disney+, and announced a Mech Cadets animated series with Netflix, based on the BOOM! Studios comic by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa.
Shantel LaRocque has joined as Senior Editor. She previously worked as an editor at Dark Horse Comics for over 10 years, overseeing multiple licensed publishing programs for Minecraft and Disney, as well as creator-owned titles such as Stephen McCranie’s Space Boy, Henchgirl, Bandette, and Spell on Wheels.
Jon Moisan has joined as Acquisition Editor. He brings over a decade of experience to his new role, having started his career in editorial at Marvel Comics where he worked on bestselling titles such as Secret Wars, Thor, and more. After honing his skills, he joined Skybound where he edited titles like I Hate This Place, Redneck, and the multiple Eisner Award-nominated Stillwater.
“As BOOM! Studios continues to grow and expand as one of the top premier publishers in the industry, we’re honored to welcome two brilliant and dedicated editors to our team,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “Shantel and Jon, respectively, have proven track records working with some of the most talented creators in the industry. Their experience, perspectives, and creativity will help BOOM! Studios continue to enhance one of the most exciting lines of comics worldwide. We’re thrilled to add such quality editors to the team.”
These changes come following a historic year for BOOM! Studios which saw the launch of an array of new original series including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; The Last Witch by Conor McCreery & V.V. Glass, Abbott: 1973 by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela, Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy & Kaitlyn Musto, ORCS! by Christine Larsen, Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf, Save Yourself! by Bones Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Good Luck by Matthew Erman and Stefano Simeone, Mamo by Sas Milledge, Dark Blood by LaToya Morgan and Moisés Hidalgo, Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak, Maw by Jude Doyle and A.L. Kaplan, House of Slaughter by Tate Brombal and Chris Shehan, Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body by Christopher Cantwell and Luca Casalanguida, Getting Dizzy by Shea Fontana and Celia Moscote, and Buckhead by Shobo Coker and George Kambadais, as well the addition of worldwide pop culture phenomenon Magic: The Gathering to their exciting slate of fan-favorite properties. This year has seen the launch of new best-selling original series including Alice Ever After by Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta and Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano, alongside the return of fan favorite properties including Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian, The Killer by Luc Jacamon and Matz, and Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet.