Matt Brady departs Newsarama
Fri, 07/17/2009 - 4:30pm
By now, you've heard the news -- Matt Brady, editor of long-running comic news site NEWSARAMA stepped down today, taking with him two decades of experience covering the industry.
It's with mixed feelings that I type this, because this isn't just another blog post for me, personally. I seriously doubt I'd have much of a place in the comic book industry if not for Matt, who, along with NEWSARAMA founder Mike Doran took a chance on a pesky college kid who was willing to write for peanuts (i.e. "free"). The comic book industry is a small place, and I'm proud to count Matt among my friends.
But despite my constant remarks to the contrary, this isn't about me. Over the years, NEWSARAMA has built a reputation based on intelligent and balanced reportage, keen industry insight and a funny, self-deprecating tone that really comes directly from Matt. The site has always been at the forefront of covering all things relating to comics and will certainly continue to do so, and that's a testament to Matt's frightening work ethic and ability to build lasting relationships.
So, consider this a tip of the hat to you, Matt. Don't get a big head over it.