© Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Comics Industry News Source ICv2 reports Tuesday, Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of Abrams Books, will begin licensing comics and other international works for fall release 2009. The imprint will become a full division of the company.
Rodolphe Lachat will lead the Abrams ComicArts division. The publisher’s founding principal, Charles Kochman, will serve as editor-in-chief of Abrams ComicArts. Lachat added in a statement that the move to publish the comics would be “Abrams’ first comics initiative” and would allow the division to leverage its relationship with French publisher Média-Participations (MPP) , the latter is the parent company of Abrams Books. MPP itself publishes comics in France through different subsidiaries.
Abrams Books established the Abrams ComicArts imprint at 2009. The imprint focuses on graphic novels and books on the history of the comic book.
Source: ICv2 (Brigid Alverson)