Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jamal Igle and Kelly Dale Join Action Lab Entertainment


Action Lab Entertainment is going through some changes. Fear not though, as the changes are for the better and are of the organizational variety. Those changes are that Jamal Igle and Kelly Dale are joining the publisher's marketing team alongside current Social Media Director Jim Dietz. The duo will be replacing outgoing Marketing Director Jeremy Whitley, who's moving into a role as Education Outreach Director. Igle will handle the company’s public relations and promotions duties, working directly with the press and convention organizers. Dale will be in charge of retailer outreach, working with the company’s talent to arrange signings, working with our retail partners to develop promotional programming.

"This is another fabulous step forward for Action Lab," says president Kevin Freeman. "Kelly and Jamal bring valuable experience in marketing, the comic book industry, and networking to our fold. I have little doubt that our brand coverage will explode thanks to these two."

Dale is a psychologist with the Paulding County School District and voted the Top Psychologist in Georgia in 2012, and has also spent several years as a modeling instructor for Barbizon Modeling and Talent. Igle is a 24-year comic industry veteran and creator of Molly Danger, published by Action Lab. Igle started as an Intern in DC Comics in 1989, and has become one of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry. Igle is an Inkpot award-winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. Igle has also been a former comics retailer, editor for several small press companies, a former junior art director and marketing rep in the advertising and publishing arenas, with clients including Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Angel Productions/ Simmons and Company, Dark Horse Comics, Devil's Due Studios, IDW Publishing, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television, Warner Bros. Consumer products and Scholastic Entertainment.

Full press release below.

JAMAL IGLE AND KELLY DALE BLINDED BY SCIENCE

New Co- Marketing Directors join Action Lab Entertainment

Pittsburgh, PA- In Science and business, change is the only constant, particularly within the entertainment industry. Action Lab Entertainment, the most exciting comic book and graphic novel publisher to enter the field in years, is proud to announce that Jamal Igle and Kelly Dale have joined their staff.

Replacing outgoing Marketing Director Jeremy Whitley, Igle and Dale will join Action Lab’s Marketing team alongside current Social Media Director Jim Dietz.   Whitley will remain with the company, spearheading a new program as their Education Outreach Director.  Igle will handle the company’s public relations and promotions duties, working directly with the press and convention organizers.  Dale will be in charge of retailer outreach, working with the company’s talent to arrange signings, working with our retail partners to develop promotional programming.

Kelly Dale is a psychologist with the Paulding County School District and voted the Top Psychologist in Georgia in 2012, and has also spent several years as a modeling instructor for Barbizon Modeling and Talent.  Kelly is also married to Skyward creator Jeremy Dale. 

Jamal Igle is a 24-year comic industry veteran and creator of Molly Danger, published by Action Lab. Jamal started as an Intern in DC Comics in 1989, and has become one of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry.  Igle is an Inkpot award-winning artist and writer.  Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics.  Igle has also been a former comics retailer, editor for several small press companies, a former junior art director, and marketing rep in the advertising and publishing arenas, with clients including Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Angel Productions/ Simmons and Company, Dark Horse Comics, Devil's Due Studios, IDW Publishing, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television, Warner Bros. Consumer products and Scholastic Entertainment.  Jamal has also worked as a conceptual artist for the toy and gaming industries as well as film and television.


"This is another fabulous step forward for Action Lab," says president Kevin Freeman.  "Kelly and Jamal bring valuable experience in marketing, the comic book industry, and networking to our fold.  I have little doubt that our brand coverage will explode thanks to these two."


 For more information, retailers can contact Kelly Dale at kdale@actionlabcomics.com. For press and conventions you can reach Jamal Igle at jigle@actionlabcomics.com.






About Action Lab Entertainment
Formed in 2010 with the purpose of pooling their collective talents into a single, powerful entity, the members of Action Lab Entertainment have countless years in multimedia publishing, design, and business.  Their first release, Fracture, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and since then they have continued their mission to produce high quality, genre-spanning entertainment.
Since its formation, the accolades for A.L.E continue to build on a daily basis.  Among its more popular titles are all ages material like the Eisner, Glyph, Shel Dorf Award nominated series PRINCLESS, NFL RUSHZONE (based on the Nickelodeon Television series), Jamal Igle's MOLLY DANGER, Artist/ Writer Jeremy Dale’s hit series SKYWARD,  and Gale Middleton’s (My Little Pony, The Littlest Pet Shop) monstrously adorable VAMPLETS.


Action Lab’s Mature Readers imprint ACTION LAB DANGER ZONE continues to push the envelope of comics entertainment with titles as varied as EHMM THEORY and Dan Mendoza’s over the top horror-comedy ZOMBIE TRAMP, THE FINAL PLAGUE and BO, PLUSHY GANGSTER.

For more information on all of their titles, visit www.Actionlabcomics.com

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