Changes

So.

As a handful of you already know, I’ve given notice. After nearly seven years as an editor at Dark Horse Comics, I’m going freelance. My last day at Dark Horse will be February 22.

This is a big step for me, and, I think, a good one. I’m a little nervous, but more excited. It feels like the right direction, and the right time.

I’m still going to be working in comics, as a freelance editor, consultant, and writer. This isn’t a goodbye: it’s a paradigm shift that’ll let me engage with a field I love in more ways than would have been possible working for a single publisher, empowering creators looking for alternatives to traditional commercial publishing, building and troubleshooting comics programs and boutique lines for publishers, and working on my own creative projects.

I’ve said before but want to emphasize again that this split is as amicable as such a transition can be. Dark Horse has been nothing but supportive of my decision to strike out on my own, and I hope to continue to work with them as a freelancer. Meanwhile, we’re working together to make the transition as smooth as possible for both the creators I work with and the editors who will be inheriting my projects.

I’m tremendously grateful for the chance to be part of the Dark Horse team. It’s been an amazing seven years, and I’ve had the chance to work on phenomenal projects with an awesome set of colleagues and creators, including some of my personal heroes.

I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Notes

  1. postcardsfromspace reblogged this from postcardsfromspace and added:
    Tomorrow’s my last day. I’m actually doing this. Hot damn.
  2. koltreg reblogged this from postcardsfromspace
  3. benito-cereno reblogged this from postcardsfromspace and added:
    Give Rachel money.
  4. wayward-pun reblogged this from postcardsfromspace and added:
    I have full confidence that whatever you do next, it’ll be AWESOME. You’re too great for it not to be. We need to get...
  5. plesiosaurbones reblogged this from postcardsfromspace and added:
    If you’re looking for a freelance editor, drop Rachel a line! She’s pretty danged good at her job! :D Good luck Rachel,...