AWA (Artists, Writers & Artisans) was established with the goal of building a truly creator-first company where a diverse group of the most outstanding artists, writers, and artisans could do their best work and retain ownership of their ideas.
AWA founders Jon Miller, Bill Jemas & Axel Alonso are joined by strategic investors Lupa Systems, Sister, and Lightspeed.
AWA publishes its first series and launches the Upshot Shared Universe.
In early 2021, the company established AWA Studios, its Film and TV division, which is led by Hollywood veteran Zach Studin. AWA Studios announced its first feature film project, CHARIOT, which was bought by Warner Bros. with Joe Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) directing and producing in partnership with AWA.
AWA hires longtime DC editor Mike Cotton as Executive Editor, doubling its editorial studios.
AWA sells its millionth comic.
AWA releases bilingual series Primos by Al Madrigal, selling out almost immediately.
AWA wins an Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication for Not All Robots by Mark Russell, Mike Deodato, Jr. & Lee Loughridge, which was also nominated for Best New Series.
AWA assembles the AWA Creative Council with creative luminaries Reginald Hudlin, Gregg Hurwitz, Laeta Kalogridis, Joseph Kosinski, Al Madrigal & J. Michael Straczynski to develop some of the freshest and most critically-acclaimed, original graphic fiction in a generation.
In four short years, AWA Studios has positioned themselves as one of the most exciting publishers in the comics' industry…and features some of the most compelling creator-owned titles on the market.