Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Comic News : Igle and Dale, Blinded by Science

New Co- Marketing Directors join Action Lab Entertainment

Pittsburgh, PA- In Science and business, change is the only constant, particularly within the entertainment industry. Action Lab Entertainment, the most exciting comic book and graphic novel publisher to enter the field in years, is proud to announce that Jamal Igle and Kelly Dale have joined their staff.
Replacing outgoing Marketing Director Jeremy Whitley, Igle and Dale will join Action Lab’s Marketing team alongside current Social Media Director Jim Dietz.   Whitley will remain with the company, spearheading a new program as their Education Outreach Director.  Igle will handle the company’s public relations and promotions duties, working directly with the press and convention organizers.  Dale will be in charge of retailer outreach, working with the company’s talent to arrange signings, working with our retail partners to develop promotional programming.

Kelly Dale is a psychologist with the Paulding County School District and voted the Top Psychologist in Georgia in 2012, and has also spent several years as a modeling instructor for Barbizon Modeling and Talent.  Kelly is also married to Skyward creator Jeremy Dale.

Jamal Igle is a 24-year comic industry veteran and creator of Molly Danger, published by Action Lab. Jamal started as an Intern in DC Comics in 1989, and has become one of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry.  Igle is an Inkpot award-winning artist and writer.  Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics.  Igle has also been a former comics retailer, editor for several small press companies, a former junior art director, and marketing rep in the advertising and publishing arenas, with clients including Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Angel Productions/ Simmons and Company, Dark Horse Comics, Devil's Due Studios, IDW Publishing, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television, Warner Bros. Consumer products and Scholastic Entertainment.  Jamal has also worked as a conceptual artist for the toy and gaming industries as well as film and television.

"This is another fabulous step forward for Action Lab," says president Kevin Freeman.  "Kelly and Jamal bring valuable experience in marketing, the comic book industry, and networking to our fold.  I have little doubt that our brand coverage will explode thanks to these two."

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