Modern Tales Seeks Banner Ad Salesperson

Modern Tales is adding another branch to their family tree (currently consisting of,,,,,, Let’s welcome Graphic Novel Review (, an editorial webzine focusing on new and classic graphic novel releases — a niche equivalent of “The New York Review of Books”.

Unlike any of their previous efforts, will be solely supported by banner advertisements. As such, they are looking for an individual or set of individuals with good connections in the burgeoning field of graphic novels, particularly on the marketing and/or sales front, to serve as our banner ad salesperson for

From the press release:

We could go the “easy” route and simply open up our ad slots to one of the plug-and-play advertising networks (like Google ads, for example), but we would like to have more control over the kinds of ads that get placed on our sites — and, specifically, we wish to make sure that our ads are a good match for our audience and our content.

This is a contract, telecommuting position, and all compensation will be in the form of commissions on sales, to be negotiated. We do not expect anyone to be able to make a living at this gig, but it may provide some extra income for the right person. Sales will be focused on GNR, but ad banner positions on the larger, more-established websites (such as the popular will also be part of the inventory available to sell.

If you are interested, please send a resume and a cover letter by email to Joey Manley, publisher of Modern Tales (, and cc Alexander Danner, editor of GraphicNovelReview ( Resume and cover letter should not be sent as an attachment: please copy the contents of these documents into your actual emails. Attachments are not likely to be opened.


Joey Manley

Joey Manley (b.1965–d.2013) was the author of the novel The Death of Donna-May Dean (1992), entrepreneur, and founder of Modern Tales and WebcomicsNation.