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Change is constant in the business world as Broken Frontier’s founder is preparing to pass on the torch of Editor in Chief over to someone new to herald an exciting new era for the site’s journalistic activities.
Broken Frontier’s founder, Frederik Hautain had been the Editor in Chief since launch of his acclaimed comics news site back in 2002. After 13 years of success and building his brand, he decided it was time for a change. Andy Oliver, who previously held the position of Managing Editor for the past five years, will be taking over as the site’s new Editor in Chief.
“I’m extremely blessed to be able to put the day-to-day governance of our content and staff in Andy’s talented hands,” Hautain says. “In just a few years time, he’s fast become one of the leading journalists to cover indie, alternative and creator-owned comics. On top of that, Andy’s got an amazing eye for new talent, which will continue to be one of the pillars of our coverage.”
Oliver joined the Broken Frontier staff back in 2006 and became the site’s Features Editor the next year. He eventually moved up to the role of Managing Editor in 2010. He is also a well-known face on the UK indie comics circuit, was a judge for the 2014 Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition, and was a contributor to Paul Gravett’s book “1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die.”
“It’s a true privilege to be trusted with the task of taking Broken Frontier forward as its new Editor in Chief,” says Oliver. “This is a site that is not afraid to give as much attention to handmade DIY culture comics as it does to the seminal work of the form, and one that has never shied away from actively championing exciting new creative voices in the medium. “I am incredibly proud to be at the forefront of this new era in our evolution. After all, ‘Exploring the Comics Universe’ is not merely Broken Frontier’s tagline. It’s our promise and our commitment to you, the greater BF community.”
With Oliver as the new Editor in Chief, Hautain will be transitioning to the role of Creative Director, where his primary focus will be on fostering the growth of the Broken Frontier brand, strategy, and new projects.