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IDW Media Update

ACCESSWIRE
20 Nov 2020, 14:12 GMT+10

LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 17, 2020 / IDW Media Holdings, Inc., (OTC PINK:IDWM), an integrated multi-media company, provided the following news round-up:

IDW's Wynonna Earp Wins Big at 2020 People's Choice Awards
IDW's supernatural western, 'Wynonna Earp' took home the E! 2020 People's Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Show this weekend! See stars Tim Rozon and Melanie Scrofano thank 'Earpers' here.

IDW to Present at Investor Conference
IDW's Chief Executive Officer, Ezra Rosensaft, will provide investors with an overview of the company's business strategy and results at the Fall Investor Summit at 1:30 PM Eastern today, Tuesday, November 17th. This year's conference is virtual. The audio webcast and slide presentation will be available here.

Critical Acclaim for IDW and Top Shelf Graphic Novels
IDW and imprint Top Shelf Productions congratulate the creative teams behind They Called Us Enemy, Usagi Yojimbo, and Be Gay, Do Comics for multiple recent accolades:

  • They Called Us Enemy, the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir depicting actor, author, and activist George Takei's childhood imprisonment within an American internment camp during World War II by Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott, and artist Harmony Becker was named a winner in the 41st Annual American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation and received the Young Adult Literature award from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association. The National Cartoonists Society, the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists, honored They Called Us Enemy and artist Becker with the Divisional Reuben Award for excellence in the field of Graphic Novels.
  • Stan Sakai, creator of the monthly Usagi Yojimbo series, was likewise honored with the National Cartoonists Society's Divisional Reuben Award for Comic Books. For over 35 years, Sakai has written and illustrated the adventures of Miyamoto Usagi, a masterless samurai (and anthropomorphic rabbit) traversing a world based on 17th century Japan.
  • The March Trilogy by the late Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell has won the CXC Transformative Work Award.
  • At this year's Ignatz Awards the comics anthology Be Gay, Do Comics, edited by The Nib, won the 'Outstanding Anthology' category. Be Gay, Do Comics brims with resilience, inspiration, and humor.

Nachie Marsham, IDW Publisher, said, 'These accolades are truly special, as they not only recognize the exceptional skill and artistry of our friends who worked so hard on They Called Us Enemy, Usagi Yojimbo, March, and Be Gay, Do Comics, but also celebrate diverse voice in comics or reflect the highest admiration of creative peers. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to George, Justin, Steven, Harmony, Stan, Andrew, Nate, Matt, and The Nib!'

Eastman and Laird's TMNT Tale Delivers Thrills and Whopping Sales
IDW would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude for the retailer support and fan enthusiasm surrounding the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin, a comic book miniseries three decades in the making from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Retailer pre-order totaled more than 130,000 copies!

Press Highlights
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator has a long-lost story to tell. And it gets pretty dark. by David Betancourt. Washington Post

TMNT: The Last Ronin Shows How the Turtles Repeated Splinter's Biggest Failure by Renaldo Matadeen. CBR.com

Milt Gross: A Cartoonist's Cartoonist by Françoise Mouly and Genevieve Bormes. The New Yorker

SCARENTHOOD #1 is 'Stranger Things' For Grown-Ups by Sean Finley. ScreenRant

Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stories - ranked! by Forrest C. Helvie. Newsarama

About IDW Media Holdings:
IDW (OTC PINK:IDWM) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters for global audiences. Our IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment segments acquire IP for holistic franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise and other entertainment platforms and leverage established stories from our creative partners.

Investor Contact:
Ezra Rosensaft
IDW Media Holdings
ezra@idwmh.com

SOURCE: IDW Media Holdings Inc.



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