MAD CAVE STUDIOS: A Decade of Creativity, Comics, and Community

GENESIS OF A DREAM:

Mad Cave Studios’ tale begins with Mark London, a dreamer captivated by the storytelling wonders of the 80s. “Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to write stories,” London shares. However, London went down a different path initially, per his father’s wishes. The turning point for London came in a heartfelt conversation with his wife in 2014, reigniting that storytelling spark.
Mark London Writing Battlecats - 2014

FROM DREAM TO REALITY:

Transitioning from a personal passion to a business is no cakewalk. “I wanted to be responsible for more than just bringing my work to life; I wanted to help others do the same.” London shares. “I needed to start my own publishing company. One that brought passionate, like-minded people together to satisfy an authentic audience with a fresh approach to the industry.” The founding members of Mad Cave like Giovanna Tobar Orozco, Miguel Zapata, and Cecilia Medina supported the company’s growth, as new, pivotal members like Mark Irwin, Allison Pond, Kurt Nelson, and Mike Marts later joined in the madness.

MILESTONES ILLUMINATING THE PATH:

Reflecting on the last decade, London sheds light on pivotal moments. “Battlecats is where it all started; however, partnering with Diamond Comics early on solidified Mad Cave’s evolution from a passion project to a true publisher.” Following this partnership, Mad Cave’s growth continued via their Maverick imprint, Simon & Schuster distribution, acquisition of Papercutz, and the introduction of licensed and creator-owned projects.

"Battlecats is where it all started." - Mark London

CULTURAL IMPACT:

Mad Cave’s commitment to working with international creators and diverse voices stems from London’s passion to create authentic stories. Mad Cave’s dedication to storytelling reflects the enduring flame that sparked its inception, driving a continuous pursuit of narratives that resonate globally.

These roots drive Mad Cave to be a platform for all creators. The commitment to providing opportunities for emerging talent mirrors the founder’s desire to bring passionate individuals together. In doing so, Mad Cave has not only sustained its passion, but has also fostered and encouraged creativity. The pillars of Mad Cave Studios—authenticity, inclusivity, impactful storytelling, and support—showcase how the company’s origins continue to shape its identity.

Gatchaman - Coming Soon!

ENVISIONING THE FUTURE:

Mad Cave anticipates an exciting future after a decade of growth with steps forward that will redefine Mad Cave, Maverick, and Papercutz. London reveals: “Collaborating with renowned creators, we’re unveiling legacy licenses such as Dick Tracy, Gatchaman, Flash Gordon, and more. Our digital partnerships with IPG, Globalcomix, and Omnibus ensure widespread availability. Mad Cave’s future involves exceeding reader expectations and expanding into unexpected markets.”

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