Adams is one of the founding partners of IDW Publishing and currently serves as the company’s CEO and Publisher. Since starting in 1999, the company has seen annual increases in both gross sales and market share in the comic book direct market.
He oversaw the company’s growth from a small creative services shop (which only employed the company’s four initial founders) to a company with 40+ full-time employees and 250+ freelancers. In 2007, Adams negotiated the sale of a majority interest in IDW to IDT’s Internet Mobile Group.
Adams negotiates the company’s film and tv deals, including 30 Days of Night (2007, Sony), Dark Days (2010, Sony), Remains (2011, Chiller), and Locke & Key (2011, Fox). The 30 Days of Night movie was the #1 movie its opening weekend in 2007. IDW titles in development include World War Robot (Disney/Bruckheimer), Zombies vs. Robots (Sony/Platinum Dunes) and Lore (Warner Brothers). He’s an Executive Producer on all of those projects. Adams also oversees
Adams has negotiated dozens of comic book licenses including CSI, 24, Angel, Metal Gear Solid, Transformers, GI Joe, Star Trek, Doctor Who, My Little Pony, and many others.
IDW wins many industry awards including being named “Publisher of the Year” five times by Diamond Comic Distributors, multiple Hasbro Spuds, and dozens of Eisner and Harvey Awards.
IDW is recognized as the #4 comic book supplier to Diamond Comic Distributors. IDW titles are translated in dozens of languages all around the world.
IDW has also been at the forefront of the digital distribution of comic books and Adams is regularly asked to speak on the subject.
In addition to IDW Publishing, Adams oversees IDW Entertainment, IDW Games and IDW Limited.
Adams was named by Bleeding Cool magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Comics (in spot #25) and he was the keynote speaker at both a Diamond Retailer Summit and annual ComicsPRO meeting.
Ted looks forward to meeting all his fans in Sydney and Perth.
Ted will be conducting portfolio reviews and a talent search in addition to a general admission Q&A each weekend, and participate in signing sessions on Friday in Sydney (2pm to 6pm), and throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in both cities. Please see the event guide for times and locations.
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