With great pride and pleasure, we present the following announcement from HUMANOIDS, INC:
Jud Meyers has joined Humanoids, Inc. as Director of Sales & Marketing.
Jud Meyers began his career in the comics industry behind the scenes at Titan Publishing in London. From 1989 through 1994, he managed and assisted in the launching of the some of the most prestigious comic book retail stores in the UK, including Forbidden Planet and Virgin Megastore. In 2003, Jud opened his first brick-and-mortar location in Sherman Oaks, California. In just under four years, Earth-2 Comics became the youngest store to ever receive the Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award. In 2009, Meyers partnered with Geoff Johns and purchased the legendary San Fernando Valley Golden Apple Comics store. Blastoff Comics, his latest and current retail location in North Hollywood, California, has been thriving since it opened in 2012, earning praise for its dedication to charitable works and the preservation of the vintage comic book market.
“I’ve been a dedicated fan and committed retailer of Humanoids product since I was a boy, so this really is a dream for me. I’m looking forward to bringing all of my sales experience to the publishing side of our industry. With the initiatives Humanoids has planned for the English-language market, hiring a retailer shows their dedication to a strong partnership with the direct market. The next few years will be groundbreaking. And fun!” says Meyers.
“After getting to know Jud through his fantastic stores and his continued passion for our catalog, we are thrilled to have him join our team and shepherd our sales and marketing efforts.” says Alex Donoghue, Humanoids’ Chief Operating Officer.
HUMANOIDS released its first graphic novels 40 years ago in Paris, France, and has published thousands of titles since, including international bestsellers and iconic series such as The Incal and Barbarella. Based in Hollywood, California, with branches in Paris, London, and Tokyo, Humanoids is currently developing multiple film adaptations of its books.