Chris Ryall Returns to IDW as President, Publisher

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The former editor-in-chief of the independent comic publisher stepped down in March to join Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment.

In a surprise move, IDW Publishing on Monday announced the return of its former chief creative officer and editor-in-chief as the company’s new president, publisher and chief creative officer.

Chris Ryall, who left IDW in March, had joined Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment the following month with the intent of growing that company’s publishing line. In returning to IDW, he will take over as president and publisher from Greg Goldstein.

“IDW is where I’ve spent the majority of my career, and I consider the company and its employees like family so I am grateful for this amazing opportunity to return," Ryall said in a statement. " I believe that IDW has very significant opportunities to become even more valuable and important and I am excited to further expand on what I started with the company nearly 15 years ago. I am also eager to help the company celebrate its 20th year anniversary in 2019 in varied and creatively invigorating new ways.”

Added Goldstein, “I am incredibly proud of all that we’ve accomplished during my decade at IDW. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with the entire IDW team and our creative and business partners. It’s been a great ride. Now I’m now looking forward to the next chapter of my career. It's very exciting."