Webcomics Pioneer Chris Crosby Joins Red Giant Entertainment's Board of Directors
ORLANDO, FL, Mar 01, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Chris Crosby, co-founder and CEO of leading online comics portal
Keenspot, has joined Red Giant Entertainment (OTCQB: REDG) as a
Member of the Board of Directors.
As a strategic partner since 2010, Crosby has provided a valuable
revenue stream to Red Giant by posting its comics online across
Keenspot's network of 2.5 million unique visitors monthly, placing
advertising on those comics from major brands including Disney, Time
Warner Inc, Activision, Dell Computers, GameStop and McDonalds.
Keenspot also distributes Red Giant's titles to the major digital
comics storefronts including comiXology and iVerse.
"I've known [Red Giant CEO] Benny Powell since the mid-1990s," said
Crosby, "and when he laid out his vision for the company in full, I
jumped at the chance to be a part of it. I was lucky enough to be
involved in the dawn of online comics, and now at Red Giant we're
about to embark on an entirely new direction."
"Chris has always been an impressive creative talent and smart
business person" said Powell. "I've been continually impressed by his
accomplishments and it only made sense to pool our efforts. He has
proven himself to be an indispensible member of the team."
At the young age of 16, he was creating and publishing his own
printed comic books professionally. In 1994, he became one of the
first creators to step into the new world of online comics. As the
internet emerged, Crosby moved his comics to a dedicated website. In
1997 he was commissioned by AnotherUniverse.com to create a weekly
online comic, SNAP THE PUNK TURTLE, for their popular digital
magazine. Inspired by the positive reaction he received from SNAP, in
March 1999 Crosby launched one of the first daily online-exclusive
comic strips, SUPEROSITY, which today celebrated its 14th anniversary
with over 5,000 daily strips.
In March 2000, Crosby co-founded premier webcomics portal Keenspot
and served as its CEO. He helped Keenspot grow its line-up of comics
to more than fifty exclusive titles, ultimately generating more than
12 billion pageviews. Later that year, Keenspot launched
ComicGenesis.com, an all-inclusive free webhosting site for aspiring
comic creators that some have described as "YouTube for comics."
Crosby continues in his role as CEO of Keenspot and ComicGenesis, and
continues to grow both businesses as well as acting as a creative
force behind massively popular properties as well.
ABOUT RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Red Giant Entertainment (REDG) is an intellectual property
development company in business to produce compelling, transmedia
properties that become instantly recognizable to massive audiences
worldwide. Red Giant is currently the largest publisher of
Web-exclusive comic book format material on the internet, with a
successful print publishing division as well.
Red Giant Entertainment Inc
SOURCE: Red Giant Entertainment Inc
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