Creative director, The Library of American Comics
Dean Mullaney created The Library of American Comics for IDW in 2007 and ushered in a new Golden Age of newspaper strip collections. The Library has won three Eisner Awards and received more than 20 award nominations. Mullaney has been a pioneering force in comics since 1978, when he published Sabre, the first graphic novel for the direct market, despite distributors telling him that “no one will pay five dollars for a comic book!" His seminal efforts as founder and publisher of Eclipse Comics brought many milestones to the field, including creator copyright ownership and the first line of translated Japanese manga, not to mention Scott McCloud’s Zot! and Miracleman by Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.