Mad Cave Studios Welcomes New Editors to Their Editorial Team Adam Wallenta, Marla Eizik, and Christina Harrington Join Mad Cave Studios

JULY 27, 2023, (PITTSBURGH, PA) — The future looks bright as Mad Cave Studios welcomes three new editors, Adam Wallenta, Marla Eizik, and Christina Harrington.

Mad Cave Studios Editor-in-Chief, Mike Marts, had this to share about the new additions to the team:

“I’m beyond excited to add these three exemplary editors to an already top-notch editorial staff. Each of them brings and unique and diverse skillset to the job, and will help to strengthen Mad Cave’s three imprints. Together, the three of them offer a fantastic blend of experience in mainstream comics, children’s publishing and independent comics. The sky is the limit for Mad Cave–this is just the beginning.”

Adam Wallenta has worked in the comic book industry and in children’s publishing for almost 30 years as an artist, author, editor and publisher. He is the co-creator of the Ringo Award-winning Punk Taco graphic novel series with his son, and the official Public Enemy comic book series with Chuck D, among many others. Adam is also a professional educator and loves making music and gardening.

“I am extremely excited to work for Mad Cave Studios and Papercutz,” said Adam Wallenta. “I look forward to contributing to an amazing team, known for producing top-quality books, and sharing my experience as a creator, editor and publisher, to help continue the tradition of bringing ground-breaking new books to life for readers of all ages.”

Marla Eizik has worked in the comics publishing industry for several years, most recently at TKO Studios and Image Comics. They have freelanced as an editor and writer for over a decade. When they’re not reading comics, you can find Marla harassing her cats, running long distances (I know, it’s gross), watching bad movies with her friends, and spending too much money at the delicious restaurants in her current city of Portland, OR.

“I could not be happier to join the incredible people at Mad Cave as Editor,” said Marla Eizik. “I’m so impressed by how solid this company is, and how welcoming everyone has been to me and the new editors. I’m excited to make more comics! Woo!”

Christina Harrington is a writer and editor living in the Hudson Valley of New York with her husband, their dog, Rocket, and too many comic books. She received her M.F.A. in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and has almost ten years of experience working in the industry, first in the X-Men editorial group at Marvel Comics, before moving on to AfterShock Comics, as managing editor. In her free time, Christina can be found hiking the Shawangunk Mountains, tasting local craft beer, and trying to get her dog to stop barking.

“I am very pleased to continue to work with the fabulous Mad Cave team in my new capacity as editor,” said Christina Harrington. “I have been consistently impressed with my co-workers during my time in the sales department, and it just feels right to make my editorial home here, too. We have some great projects on the slate for next year that I think are really going to make people excited! Stay tuned, cool stuff ahead.”

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