Comic Book Resources reports that Eric Stephenson has replaced Erik Larsen as publisher of Image Comics. Larsen spoke about why he is stepping down:
Seriously, and the God’s honest truth is, I’ve put a lot of thought into this and I want to get some work done on my comics and I’ve not been able to do that as Publisher of Image Comics. So, really, it comes down to I’m stepping down from my position to get some work done. I think I’m far more useful to the company in a creative capacity versus and administrative one. I’ve been doing this for about 4 years now and it’s time to get somebody else in this seat who isn’t as old and jaded! [laughs]
Larsen started his term as publisher back in February of 2004, replacing Jim Valentino in the role. Now that he’s stepped down, he’ll be working on getting Savage Dragon back on a regular schedule and on another as-yet-unannounced project.
Stephenson, an Image veteran who worked with Valentino and Rob Liefeld back in the 1990s, served as executive director of Image for both Larsen and Valentino.