Dark Horse Expands Plans for Global Domination with New Director of International Licensing Kari Torson
Dark Horse has announced the promotion of Kari Torson to Director of International Licensing in a press release sent out Monday morning. Torson was previously known as Manager of International Licensing, but won the new title in a tense scene in the Dark Horse’s tastefully decorated throne room when previous Director of International Licensing, Supreme Leader Snoke, tried to… you know what, actually that’s a scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and we probably shouldn’t spoil it.
We apologize for the confusion. Actually, it turns out that Torson was just promoted for being good at her job. Dark Horse hopes to continue to expand what they call “record-level” global reach as they continue to expand in South America and Asia.
Let’s see how the press release explains it instead:
Dark Horse is pleased to announce the promotion of Kari Torson to the role of Director of International Licensing.
A graduate of the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Kari Torson went on to receive her MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College, Boston. Torson got her start working as a subsidiary rights associate at Simon & Schuster in New York City. From there she worked at Writers House before returning to rights management for children’s books at HarperCollins Publishers. She then worked in foreign rights at Penguin Random House prior to joining Dark Horse as Manager of International Licensing, a role she has served in admirably for the past three years.
“Kari has been essential to expanding our international publishing relationships in growing markets such as Latin America and Asia,” says Nick McWhorter, Dark Horse’s Chief Business Development Officer. “Dark Horse Comics’ global reach is at record levels and I’m excited to see this continue to grow under Kari’s direction.”
Please join us in congratulating Kari Torson on her past accomplishments and wishing her luck in her new role in the company!
Of course! Congratulations to Kari Torson, and we’ll do one better than luck and offer some advice: while expanding Dark Horse’s reach in Asia, if you run into a guy named Akira Yoshida interested in doing a sequel to his Conan work, you might want to google before making any decisions.
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