We are happy to announce that our own Lulu Membership Secretary Jenny Christopher has been named Sales Director of BOOM! Studios! Congratulations, Jenny!
BOOM! Studios Adds Industry Vet As Sales Director
July 15th, 2009 – Los Angeles — BOOM! Studios announced today that Jenny Christopher will be joining the BOOM! Studios team as their new Sales Director. In the position, Ms. Christopher will oversee BOOM!’s just announced mass market distribution relationships with Simon & Schuster and HarperCollinsCanada. Christopher will also oversee BOOM!’s burgeoning newsstand distribution through Kable Distribution Services, Inc.
Christopher joins BOOM! during a time of explosive growth that has seen the company rocket to the top of the Direct Market publisher short list with an aggressive publishing plan that includes original series, licensed comics and an all ages line, following the mantra of its new campaign for 2009: “Big. Bold. BOOM!” Along with Marketing Director Chip Mosher and Assistant Dafna Pleban, Christopher will add her talents to one of the largest and most aggressive marketing and sales teams currently in comics.
“Jenny is a rock star. During her time at Diamond, she’s been the secret to BOOM!’s success over the last year. It’s great to now have her officially onboard the BOOM! team full time,” said Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “Nothing I could say can communicate how ecstatic I am to have Jenny’s incredible spirit and vigor as part of BOOM!’s not-so-secret plans to conquer the world! With Jenny on board, we are going to kill it! Watch out world!”
Jenny Christopher was most recently a Purchasing Brand Manager at Diamond Comic Distributors, where she was responsible for day to day communications with a number of comic publishers including Viz, Tokyopop, and Top Shelf as well as book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, First Second, WW Norton, Titan, and Scholastic. While at Diamond her responsibilities included choosing product to be listed in the Previews catalog as well as working closely with publishers in developing exclusive editions such as Dave Gibbons’ WATCHING THE WATCHMEN and Roman Dirge’s full color edition of LENORE: NOOGIES.
Prior to joining Diamond she was a buyer and community liaison for Daedalus Books and Music in Columbia, Maryland. She was also elected this past year to the national board of directors of Friends of Lulu.