It’s official — 2009 will be remembered as the year of corporate shifting in comics, as IDW announced last week that Desperado Publishing would be joining the company as a brand new imprint.
“We are very excited to have Desperado join us,” said IDW COO Greg Goldstein in a statement. “Desperado’s books and roster of creators are both very impressive, and as an IDW imprint, Joe will have the flexibility and support to expand both. It’s really a win-win situation.”
Desperado, for those of you who don’t know, has been one of those smaller comics publishers that has been reaching a critical mass for some time now — they’ve been publishing art collections by Tony Harris and Tim Bradstreet, they’ve been getting some buzz for series such as the Atheist, Fred Van Lente’s Silencers, and, of course, Flaming Carrot, as well as getting noms (and even wins) for the Eisner Awards. So joining up with IDW is definitely a great way for the group to get some mainstream spotlight.
According to IDW, the 2010 lineup from Desperado will also have work by George Perez and Dave Dorman, in addition to Tony Harris. What say you, Rama readers?