Founded in 1999, IDW Publishing is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks, originating right here in San Diego, California. During the last 20 years, IDW has grown into a fully-staffed publishing company, including over 50 full-time employees and 300+ freelancers.
IDW Publishing is regularly recognized as the #4 comic book publisher in the USA, publishing approx. 450 comic books and 220 graphic novels annually. Over 80 IDW titles have appeared on The New York Times Best-Seller list.
Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, MY LITTLE PONY, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS; Dungeons & Dragons, and MAGIC: THE GATHERING; Paramount/CBS’s STAR TREK; Nickelodeon’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES; Toho’s GODZILLA; Twentieth Century Fox’s THE X-FILES; Disney’s STAR WARS, DONALD DUCK, and MICKEY MOUSE; Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN, BLACK PANTHER, and AVENGERS for young readers; and acclaimed independent projects including LOCKE & KEY, ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS, V-WARS, and WYNONNA EARP.
IDW Publishing is also home to acclaimed imprints such as: The Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic-strip reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; Black Crown, IDW’s brand for fiercely independent voices; the multiple award-winning IDW Artist’s Edition line; IDW PDX, publisher of art-magazine FULL BLEED; Top Shelf Productions, known for its works of literary sophistication (including the #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller MARCH by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell).
IDW Games offers a mix of popular licensed games such as BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, TMNT, and DRAGON BALL Z, strategic hobby games, and licensed tabletop games including the smash-hit international sensation, MACHI KORO.
In 2015, IDW opened the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, a unique, new, and dynamic space designed to educate and engage the local San Diego community and the region of Southern California with sequential comic book and graphic arts. The SDCAG is located in the NTC in Liberty Station and contains a gallery of original art from comics and animation, a working artists’ studio, and a research library.