Bob Schreck Named CBLDF Deputy Director
Pioneering comics publisher and editor Bob Schreck has joined the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as the organization’s deputy director. Schreck will succeed Alex Cox, CBLDF deputy director over the last decade, who has left the organization to Join IDW Publishing.
Schreck will oversee CBLDF fundraising and marketing activities, including membership, conventions and events.
“I have been a proud and devoted supporter of CBLDF for many years,” Schreck said about taking the position. “Its mission and contribution to the health and betterment of our precious medium has been invaluable. I am very excited to join the CBLDF team and to make further strides toward protecting our industry’s essential rights.”
Schreck is a pioneering editor in the comics industry. He has worked at such publishing houses as Comico, Dark Horse, DC and IDW. He is a cofounder of the independent comics publisher Oni Press in 1997; and in 2010 founded the comics publishing division of Legendary Films. Over the course of his career he was worked as an editor with such artists as Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Lemire, Fiona Staples, Frank Miller, Guillermo Del Toro, Lynn Varley, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder and many others.
The CBLDF is a nonprofit First Amendment and freedom of expression watchdog organization devoted to protecting the rights of readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship.
CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein said of Schreck’s appointment, “Bob’s dedication to the comics field has made it more diverse, creative, and successful. We’re elated that he’s bringing his experience to the service of CBLDF’s important mission.”