10:09am PT by Graeme McMillan
Oni Press Names Sarah Gaydos New Editor-in-Chief
Independent comic book publisher Oni Press is starting 2019 with a big move, naming Sarah Gaydos as its new editor-in-chief, effective immediately.
Gaydos joined Oni in April last year as editorial director of licensed publishing, following a multiyear stint at IDW Publishing, where she was group editor of titles that included Star Trek and Jem and the Holograms. At Oni, based in Portland, Oregon, she was responsible for existing titles such as Rick and Morty, as well as acquiring and developing new projects based on existing intellectual property.
Prior to IDW, Gaydos worked at DC Entertainment as an editor in Jim Lee's WildStorm imprint.
"In less than a year, Sarah has had a profound effect on Oni Press," publisher James Lucas Jones said in a statement. "Her taste is impeccable and broad. Her network of colleagues both love and respect her. Her dedication to comics and the people who create them is virtually unmatched. There is no other person better suited to lead our editorial team and oversee the creation of amazing new comics for all types of readers."
In her new position, Gaydos will be responsible for the overall editorial development of the company, in addition to fostering future licensing partnerships and new creator-owned material.
"I'm incredibly excited for the opportunity to lead the stellar Oni Press editorial department into 2019 and beyond," Gaydos added. "Since starting at Oni last year, I've been consistently impressed with the company's deep love of the comic medium and its dedication to reaching new fans. I can't wait to lead the department to even greater heights!"