6 OCT 2020

RIVE GAUCHE AND AFTERSHOCK COMICS UNITE TO FORM AFTERSHOCK MEDIA

The distribution company Rive Gauche announced a merger with AfterShock Comics, an independent publishing company behind acclaimed series such as “Animosity,” “Dark Red,” “Babyteeth,” and “A Walk Through Hell”.

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The distribution company Rive Gauche announced a merger with AfterShock Comics, an independent publishing company behind acclaimed series such as “Animosity,” “Dark Red,” “Babyteeth,” and “A Walk Through Hell”. The new entity, AfterShock Media, will combine AfterShock Comics’ expansive library featuring comics from the industry’s most celebrated creators, including highly anticipated new releases “We Live,” created by the Miranda Brothers; “Miles To Go,” written by B. Clay Moore; and “The Kaiju Score,” from James Patrick.

Rive Gauche’s global distribution power will propel the publishers IP into new formats from TV and film to gaming and podcasts. Rive Gauche’s CEO, Jon Kramer, also the CEO of AfterShock Comics, will now assume the role of CEO at AfterShock Media, overseeing both companies.

“Today is a milestone day for both Rive Gauche and AfterShock Comics, two companies I’ve had the pleasure of building alongside amazing visionaries, colleagues and collaborators,” Kramer said. “The significance of this strategic union cannot be understated because our groundbreaking, diverse comic IP will now have a team to support and drive its growth into TV, film, gaming and podcasts, fueled by the development, production and distribution of both scripted and unscripted content. Rive Gauche and I were looking for a way to reenter the scripted space because we saw an insatiable appetite with the proliferation of channels,”  he added.

Furthermore, it was announced that longtime Rive Gauche executive Marine Ksadzhikyan has been promoted to COO and EVP of Sales for Rive Gauche, expanding acquisitions and sales initiatives worldwide while overseeing the company’s operations. Marine has also been named Head of Business Development and Strategy at AfterShock Media, looking for and developing new business opportunities.

Rive Gauche and I were looking for a way to reenter the scripted space because we saw an insatiable appetite with the proliferation of channels” Jon Kramer CEO at AfterShock Media