Valiant has promoted Julia Walchuk to the position of sales and live events manager with the responsibility of planning and orchestrating the firm’s extensive convention schedule.
Walchuk will be charged with planning convention exclusives, working with consignment partners and designing and managing Valiant’s physical presence at events, all while maintaining relationships with comic book shops across the US.
“Julia is revolutionising the way Valiant presents itself to our fans and retailer partners through live events,” said director of sales, Matthew Klein. “Her ambition, insight, innovation and work ethic inspire me everyday. She has become a cornerstone of Valiant.
“Julia is a superstar and the whole industry is getting to see it now.”
Walchuk has been a passionate member of the comic industry. Prior to joining Valiant as a freelance sales manager last year, she worked as a retail professional at several comic book and gaming stores, including Dreamers Vault in Minneapolis.
She also represented the British comic publisher 2000 AD.
“Conventions are an amazing way to connect with fans, retailers and creators alike and it’s a joy to be able to bring all of that together for a successful show,” said Walchuk.
“Valiant has always been a publisher that made me feel welcome, from the time that I first went to a convention as a fan, to when I was a retailer working closely with the Valiant sales team. It’s an honour to carry on that tradition.”