BOOM! Studios Announces Key 2022 Promotions And New Hires

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios announced that it has promoted and hired several key employees in the Sales and Marketing teams.

Breanna Sarpy has been promoted to Manager, Digital Marketing & Advertising. Sarpy began as a BOOM! Studios’ Executive Assistant in 2018, before moving to the Marketing team where she took on various aspects of BOOM! Studios’ digital growth initiatives and advertising, including hosting the company’s video interview series, BOOM! Chat.

Harley Salbacka has been promoted to Sales Lead. Salbacka joined BOOM! Studios as a Retail Sales Coordinator in 2021 where she oversaw a variety of responsibilities in the comic book specialty and book markets. Previously, Harley was Sales & Marketing Representative at Humanoids and prior to that spent five years in comics retail.

In addition to these key promotions, BOOM! Studios also recently hired:

Manny Castellanos has joined as Sales Coordinator. Castellanos was previously Director of Retail-Sales Development for publisher Mad Cave Studios from 2018 – 2022, where he established a communicative relationship with the direct market and directed the sales campaigns for hit comic book series such as Nottingham and The Last Session.

Greg Hopkins has joined as Retail Sales Coordinator. Hopkins joins BOOM! Studios with 17+ years of comic experience, from owning a comic shop to producing and distributing comic exclusives for acclaimed illustrators, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Derrick Chew, Kunkka, Ejikure, Alan Quah, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Leirix. Hopkins also owned and operated North Florida Comic Con for six years. He was also co-creator of Comic Conline, wherein he teamed up to produce 3-day online conventions to help bring creators support after conventions were shut down to the pandemic.

“We’re excited to welcome such incredible people to our team at the same time as the folks that helped BOOM! Studios’ reach greater heights than ever are recognized for their contributions,” said Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “The growth and success of our titles over the last year speak for themselves, and we couldn’t ask for a better group of talented marketing and sales professionals to promote our ambitious slate in the second half of 2022, support our amazing creators in getting the word out about their amazing projects, and build the company’s future.”


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