Saturday, January 31, 2009


After nearly three years with CE Publishing Group comics writer/editor Jonathan "A" Gilbert has resigned from the company to start his own small publishing firm.

"Basically it was time for me to move on", says the former newspaper reporter and columnist who resides in Port Stanley Ontario, Canada.

"Actually I've been thinking this over for a while but recently certain opportunities came up that lead me to conclude that if I didn't make the move now I most likely wouldn't have".

Co-founded by Gilbert and fellow comics creator and former blue Moon Comics Group publisher Lloyd Smith the company is called Red Lion Publications. Gilbert is the company's publisher and writer/editor while Smith is writer/editor and the company's tech wizard.

"I'm a bit of, well, actually I'm a major Luddite so it's great to have Lloyd on board. He's also a fantastic writer and I'm really looking forward to see what he's told me he has planned in print".

Another fantastic writer who is going to be contributing to Red Lion Publications is comics legend Steve Skeates.

"I've been a fan of Steve's work (which has included Aquaman, Teen Titans, Supergirl, Captain Fear and Blackhawk) since the 1960s and he has been one of the two major influences on my approach to comics writer", explains Gilbert.

"Steve's a mentor, friend and one heck of a talented guy. It's great to have him writing for us".

The work of Gilbert, Skeates and Smith will make its Red Lion debut in the company's first planned comics publication, Red Lion Spotlight. Slated for a fall 2009 release Red Lion Spotlight is a showcase-style of title along the line's of DC's Showcase comic from the 1960s and 1970s.

"That's the only title we have planned for the moment", states Gilbert. "While eventually we plan to release other comics and are looking into publishing trade paperbacks, magazines and books we're just taking our time and focusing on one title at a time along with our web content".

Red Lion Publications' web content can be found at its blog located at and its website found at . The folks at Red Lion Publications can be emailed at .

1 comment:

  1. Put me down for at least one of everything you guys put out!!!

    Mark D