IDW Publishing is regularly recognized as one of the top four comic book publishers in the US. Over 80 IDW titles have appeared on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In FY2015 alone, IDW published over 500 unique comic book titles and over 250 graphic novels.
Founded in 1999, IDW started as an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California, and has grown into a fully integrated media company that now includes IDW Games, IDW Entertainment, Top Shelf Productions, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. Two of the original founders, Ted Adams (CEO & Publisher) and Robbie Robbins (EVP), still actively manage the company, along with IDW’s executive team, which consists of Greg Goldstein (President & COO), Chris Ryall (CCO & Editor-in-Chief), and Matt Ruzicka (CFO), and David Ozer (President, IDW Entertainment).
Starting with The Theory of the Grain of Sand, IDW Publishers will take over the publication of the Obscure Cities series in 2016. IDW will keep using Alaxis Press, that published The Leaning Girl translation, as the imprint. Steve Smith, former owner of Alaxis Press, will continue as the editor of the series.
He said in January 2016: “Look for The Theory of the Grain of Sand in late summer and more news about future releases coming soon. For those of you who love the signed limited edition hardcovers, we are still working out the details but we will have deluxe editions of the books.”