And so it begins!
Marvel Comics, the Marvel Comics in White Plains, NY that works out of the Disney Publishing offices, is looking for a Designer to join the Disney Consumer Products team, in the Disney Publishing Worldwide division.
You'll need 3+ years of book design experience with the usual get-along and problem-solving skills.
And here's what you'll be working on:
Marvel Origins (Evergreen) Design work of future picture books, readers, an 8x8s, including increasing pub plans of titles based on origins original art work.
Marvel (Movie-Tie-ins) Design work of increasing pub plans for future releases: Captain America, Avengers, and Spider-Man.
Toxic, the British humor magazine for boys 7-12-years-old is looking for a designer.
Toxic's subjects "range from games to movies to sports to loads of other random stuff in features, facts & stats, puzzles, jokes, comics, competitions etc. In short, anything and everything that’s in a boy’s life." And the comics can be really funny.
They're looking for a "creative and experienced magazine designer with the vision to help take Toxic to the next level of its development," whatever that means for a British boy's humor mag.
You'll be working "in close collaboration" with the Art Editor and the Toxic team.
All the usual computer design skills are needed, as is magazine experience. And if you have experience in children's entertainment, even better.
Egmont is a huge Scandanavian publisher with lots of opportunities inside so if you get in and impress, there's always the chance to move forward. Or you could just stay at Toxic and design pages of boogers and farts and Justin Biebers.
But do hurry. The job listing closes on April 26.
You can read a bit more about Toxic at Lew Stringer's excellent British comics-related blog.
[Artwork: Toxic, © Egmont]
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