What is Skybound?
SKYBOUND is an all-new imprint of Image Comics. The imprint will give a new generation of comic book creators the opportunity to publish their works as SKYBOUND Originals. With SKYBOUND, Image COO Robert Kirkman will handpick up-and-coming creators and maintain an active role in promoting and expanding the projects of this already growing talent pool. Artist and imprint alike will be fully vested in the development of their properties into new mediums (e.g. television, film) globally.
Who we are
Robert Kirkman, Partner
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. He maintains one prerogative in every undertaking: quality. It is Kirkman's belief that good people who produce good writing and good ideas make comics people love. Kirkman was recently made partner at Image Comics, and continues to revive the industry with refreshing new characters.
J.J. Didde, Partner
J.J. has founded, run, and sold numerous enterprises, primarily in the natural resources and government contracting fields. Publishing was the obvious next venture. J.J. brings with him a strong work ethic, having been a champion pugilist at University. J.J., known primarily for his relentless and unyielding personality, is also a strong supporter of charity, giving generously to the Firearms without Borders organization.
Sina Grace, Editorial Director
When not handling the duties as Editorial Director for Skybound Entertainment, Sina Grace draws comic books (The Li'l Depressed Boy), kids' books (Among the Ghosts), and big-people (Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic) in coffee shops all around Los Angeles.
Shawn Kirkham, Director of Business Development
Skybound's newest family member comes most recently from the music industry and brings with him a life long passion for comics. He also loves Lego. And cupcakes.
Chad Manion, Assistant to Mr. Grace
A longtime friend of Robert's, who actually assistant edited as early back as Tech Jacket, and even made the move out to LA... We don't know what his aspirations are besides hanging with Mr. Kirkman
Sydney Pennington, Assistant to Mr. Kirkham
An Emerson College graduate with a background in journalism. She left a barely lucrative career in fashion blogging because she liked Invincible so much. She secretly thinks Mark Grayson is the hottest man to never exist.