TOP COW PROMOTES ATOM! FREEMAN TO DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 4, 2010: Top Cow Productions, Inc, has promoted award winning comics retailer Atom! Freeman from his current position as Direct Market Liaison to a staff position as Director Of Sales And Marketing.
“Both Matt Hawkins and I have been incredibly impressed with Atom!’s enthusiasm and drive in the short time he’s been with Top Cow,” said Publisher Filip Sablik. “He’s already implemented no less than three aggressive and smart direct market retailer programs and added valuable ideas to our ongoing marketing and promotional plans. I have no doubt he will also excel at his new post and we’re thrilled to have him on board in a more pivotal role.”
As Director, Atom! will develop and implement large-scale marketing, advertising, and promotional efforts, working closely with Top Cow’s promotional partners. He will be overseeing Top Cow’s trade show presence, developing Top Cow’s website, online retail site The Top Cow Store, bi-weekly “Moosletter,” and will remain the primary contact point for retailers.
For the past 10 years, Atom! has managed and co-owned the Eisner Award winning Brave New World Comics in Santa Clarita, California. That experience, coupled with his years as a sales representative for Fantagraphics Books and freelance writing have prepared him for this position.
“In a comic book industry that everyday seems to bring news of falling sales and layoffs, I could not be more proud of the fact that I’m being hired to help shape the future of a company who is announcing sales records. In my two months here, I’ve seen the extraordinary efforts the staff and creators of Top Cow bring to producing work of the highest possible quality. I can’t wait to get busy bragging about those efforts to everyone who will listen!” exclaimed Atom!.
About Top Cow Productions Inc.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.