iFanboy’s Ron Richards… isn’t iFanboy’s Ron Richards anymore:
Since 2001, iFanboy has been a passion and the focus of much of my dedication. Teaming up with two of my best friends to create something out of nothing was fun. To see what heights we’ve reached since then has been mind boggling. So you can only imagine how it is with a heavy heart that I’ve come to this decision. It was not an easy one to make, but given where I’m now headed, unfortunately there would be no way for me to do what I’ve done at iFanboy, on a daily basis, for the past 12 years.I’ve accepted a position at Image Comics.
For years when asked if I ever wanted to work in comics, I’ve laughed off the question, stating that I’m neither a writer nor an artist and would probably not do well as a creator. But, I’ve said, if there was one aspect of comics that interested me it was the publishing and business side. That was something that I find infinitely interesting (I published my own magazine in college) and that is exactly what I will be doing at Image Comics. I will be joining the Image team as the Director of Business Development, working closely with Publisher Eric Stephenson and Marketing & PR Director Jennifer De Guzman and the rest of the amazing staff at Image Central in Berkeley, CA. I will primarily be focusing on sales and marketing as I work to help Image continue the amazing success that they have been experiencing.
Really good news for a good guy. Best of luck, Ron.
UPDATE: Here’s the official PR from Image.