Steve Morris from the Comics Beat interviewed David Wohl and Jason Enright about Darby Pop Publishing and our new comic series. Here is an excerpt:
“In the December solicitations for IDW, there was an interesting new book launch – one called INDESTRUCTIBLE, which was being published through a new publisher called Darby Pop. Now, I didn’t realise that IDW had imprints within their company, and it appears that Darby Pop are the first imprint to run original material through them.
The whole idea of having imprints within a comics company is nothing new – I know there are things like Skybound at Image and Icon at Marvel. But what do these things actually mean? To get a look into how a company like this operate, I spoke with marketing director Jason Enright and Editor-in-Chief David Wohl about the launch of Darby Pop – and what their plans are over the next few months.
Steve: First of all, how do you define Darby Pop as a publisher? What type of books do you focus on, and how do you position yourselves within the industry?
Jason Enright: Darby Pop’s books are very character-driven. And we look for ideas that are a little out there — that place a “hero” in an unfamiliar world or extraordinary situation. We’re probably also a bit more writer-driven than some other publishers. And we love genre. So, in our first wave of titles, we have a modern superhero satire, a sci-fi take on law enforcement, and a funky space opera/sword & sorcery blend. Ultimately, it’s all about pairing great storytellers with great artists to make really entertaining comics.
David Wohl: For Darby Pop, the sky really is the limit with regard to what types of books we publish. When we look at potential story ideas, there is no genre that’s off limits. The key is really an interesting character, and well-constructed stories that not only are complete in and of themselves, but also offer an opportunity for continuation long into the future.”