Dark Horse Comics Announces its Two New Vice Presidents
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 23, 2021)—Please join Dark Horse Comics in celebrating the promotion of Randy Lahrman to Vice President of Product Development and Sales and the return of former Dark Horse employee Tim Wiesch as its new Vice President of Licensing.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University, and an MBA from Capella University, Randy Lahrman joined the Dark Horse team in June of 2019 as Sales Manager with over sixteen years of experience in the field. Since joining, Randy has been instrumental in establishing strong relationships with new and existing buyers and business partners. In addition, Randy has fostered excellent external relationships with vendors and key distributors. Randy is supported by his wonderful partner, Amy, his daughter Genesee, and their cat Brock-Lee Obama.
“Working at Dark Horse Comics these last couple of years has been a professional high-point for me,” says Randy. “The impressive amount of passion, dedication, and talent that I see from my peers motivates me to be at my best each and every day. A big thank you to you all and I cannot wait to see what we do together into the future.”
Hailing from a corn field outside of Chicago, Tim Wiesch is a licensing professional who has spent the past decade and a half negotiating deals in the entertainment space across a vast array of mediums and properties. Wiesch began his career at Dark Horse Comics in sales and international licensing before exploring other professional opportunities including licensing at Mondo and the Alamo Draft House Cinemas. In addition to the relationships he’s developed over the years, he’s also expanded his portfolio to include tabletop gaming development, comic book writing, as well as metalsmithing for the fun of it. He is incredibly excited to return to Dark Horse, bringing back what he’s learned as well as what he’s passionate about and incorporating the two into his new position.
Tim adds, “I’ve had the good fortune to work with just about every pop-culture property in the world and I can’t wait to bring all that experience to Dark Horse and help the team reach the next level.”
“Randy and Tim come to Dark Horse with years of experience. Their passion for the comics and products we produce and the licenses we work with ensure Dark Horse‘s future success,” says Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Comics. “I am extremely excited about the enthusiasm and energy they bring to our company.”
Please join us in congratulating Tim and Randy as they begin their new careers at Dark Horse.
About Dark Horse Comics
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron‘s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
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