Clickwheel announces new CEO and Editor-in-Chief
Submitted by WillSimons on July 26, 2006 - 10:37
Clickwheel, the iPod comic company, announced the appointment of Tim Pilcher as its new CEO today. PilcherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appointment marks a turning point for Clickwheel as the company begins creating new publishing strategies and creative alliances.
Clickwheel delivers comics, sequential art and animatics to a variety of handheld devices and online via iTunes and its own website. It is the most successful independent comics company aligned to AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s music store. ClickwheelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s future plans include a creative agency and unique music video development.
Tim Pilcher has over 17 years experience in publishing and has worked as an editor at DC ComicsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Vertigo imprint, associate editor of Comics International, international rights manager for Dorling Kindersley Multimedia and the Ivy Publishing Group. He has also held the positions of online content licensing manager for Penguin Books and commissioning editor for Ilex Press. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including the best-selling The Essential Guide to World Comics, which he co-wrote with Brad Brooks.
Tim Pilcher stated, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was instantly won over by ClickwheelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unique proprietary software delivering comics and digital art content via the Internet, iTunes, iPod and other handheld devices. I truly believe this is the holy grail of comics; taking the added benefits of webcomics (color, sound, part-animation) and making them as portable and accessible as their print counterparts.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Clickwheel is on the cusp of some very exciting creative and business opportunities and I look forward to driving both forward and working with the many talented writers, artists, publishers, developers, musicians and all sorts of digital creatives out there to produce a brand new art form. Comics have constantly evolved over the last 150 years and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m delighted that Clickwheel is driving forward the latest incarnation.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Will Simons, ClickwheelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s founder and Technical and Innovations Manager said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“TimÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appointment is a huge step-up for the company, one that allows us to explore a host of new possibilities and markets. Not only does he bring a wealth of business and editorial experience but, just as importantly, a commitment to and passion for the art itself, the comics. Further, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m in no doubt at all that Tim will make my job a whole lot easierÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and, crucially, enjoyable as heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great guy. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking forward to working with himÃ¢â‚¬Â
Clickwheel can be found at: clickwheel.net and on iTunes by entering the search word Ã¢â‚¬Å“clickwheelÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Tim Pilcher can be reached on:
- Email: tim.Pilcher@ntlworld.com
- Mobile/Cell: +44 (0) 7986 995 938
- Evenings: +44 (0) 1273 507 116