Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jim Kuhoric Gets a New Job

Congratulations to James Kuhoric, who will be joining Avatar Press as their new Vice-President of Publishing and Managing Editor at the end of the month. He’s leaving Diamond Comic Distributors, where he’s served in a number of roles for the last 16 years.

I worked with him for many years on getting The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide out to retailers on a timely basis, as well on a number of projects outside work.

There are lots of folks who know him as a writer instead of as a Diamond guy. He has written a lengthy and acclaimed run on Dynamite’s Army of Darkness and the hit Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash mini-series and its sequel for Wildstorm, and he created by the horror series Dead Irons and the all ages title Legendary Talespinners for Dynamite.

And yeah, he's "Award-Winning Jim Kuhoric," too. He won the 2006 Spike TV Award for “Best Movie to Comic Book” for Army of Darkness: Shop Till You Drop Dead and the 2009 Horror Award for “Best Mini Series” for Dead Irons. He also won two Gem Awards for Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. He has been nominated for three other Spike TV Scream Awards and a Bram Stoker Award (for Kolchak, the Nightstalker).

Along the way he also wrote Stargate SG-1 (Avatar), Battlestar Galactica (Realm Press, of which the less said the better, I think), and a number of other projects. We look forward to seeing what new things he'll cook up at Avatar.

Thanks, Jim, and good luck!