IDW Publishing: April Furloughs Become May Layoffs, Due to COVID-19-Related Comics Industry Slowdown

Several recent furloughs of long-term employees unfortunately turned in to layoffs for Managing Editor Denton Tipton, Associate Publisher David Hedgecock, Senior Graphic Artist Gilberto Lazcano, Senior Graphic Designer Christa Miesner and Brand & Marketing Manager Spencer Reeve.

Former IDW Managing Editor, Denton Tipton tweeted out the following:

Hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe. As some of you may know, I’ve been on furlough for the past month. Since word has begun to leak, I’m making it public that I will not return to IDW Publishing. Ted Adams hired me at IDW in 2008 as one of the first dozen or so employees. I’m proud of the accomplishments we achieved together, but most of all I cherish the friendships made with my collaborators, whether co-worker, creator, studio head, brand manager, or anyone in-between. After 12 years of making comics, I’m not about to stop. I’ve kept very busy over the past several weeks and am very excited for the opportunities that continue to present themselves. In the meantime, how can I help you? Need advice? Need a referral? Need a reference checked? Looking for collaborators? DM me. I’ll help in any way possible. Stay safe!

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