Another DC alum has landed a new gig: Alex R. Carr is affiliating Tapas Media as Senior Director of Publisher Relations. In the new rank he’ll oversee flourishing the Tapas catalog off-platform.
Carr was formerly a Group Editor at DC, and he assembles another ex-DC editor, Michelle Wells, which is now the CCO at Tapas.
Last month Tapas was acquired by Kakao Entertainment,a huge Korean media company, for $510 million. As we reported, Kakao has large-scale plans to expand their webcomics furnishes in the US, and hiring an exec with Carr’s background seems in line with that expansion.
” There is an incredible spectrum of storytelling at Tapas, and I am so impressed is not simply with new innovations but too the level of customer engagement, ” says Carr in a statement. “That passion will fuel my assignment: to expand the reader locate for Tapas’ rich list and to surprise and revel existing Tapas books with brand-new formats for their favorite tales. I’m stimulated and appreciative to join this team and programme as we begin the following chapter .”
“We are so happy to have Alex join us at this pivotal moment in our company’s growth, ” said Wells. “He will be developing and overseeing the entire print publishing program, as well as guiding the approach for the world reach of Tapas content–a leadership role for which he is uniquely qualified. We’re looking forward to partnering with Alex on a number of brand-new and evoking initiatives in Tapas storytelling both on and off platform! ”
Carr formerly passed Amazon’s Jet City Comics line and at DC he worked on their young readers books before taking on the mantle of JLA Group Editor. Details of his CV via the PR 😛 TAGEND
Carr has invested nearly two decades in publishing and material policy, across international places, mediums, and categories to drive initiatives at right and global levels. A background in editing, combined with an early start in auctions and analytics, guided Carr to join as a founding editor on Amazon’s pilot program for original material, Amazon Publishing. He developed material strategies to launch world-wide, multiplatform imprints, including Montlake Romance, followed by 47 North- a Science Fiction& Fantasy imprint, and then Jet City Comics. After guiding these squads, along with Kindle Serials, and acquiring flair like George R.R. Martin, Neal Stephenson, Seanan McGuire, Blake Crouch, Melinda Leigh, and Hugh Howey, he relocated to the United Kingdom to spearhead the Non-Fiction publishing initiative.
After a decade at Amazon, Carr attached the Warner Bros. Entertainment/ DC Comics unit in 2018 to help launch two new initiatives in the Young Reader space, recontextualizing dealerships that are over 80 years old for brand-new gatherings, and acquiring New York Times bestselling talent to develop these narratives, including Maggie Stiefvater, Claudia Gray, and Marieke Nijkamp. In addition, he likewise resulted the Justice League group of titles in DC’s periodical business, working with designers such as Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Ram V, Mike Perkins, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Doug Mahnke .”
Carr has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Colorado Boulder.
We keep hearing rumors about other well known US comics representations meeting Tapas- they are definitely in swelling mode, so we wouldn’t be surprised with more prominent hires in the coming months.
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