Our Story

2018

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.

Artists Writers & Artisans

AWA founders Jon Miller, Bill Jemas & Axel Alonso are joined by strategic investors Lupa Systems, Sister, and Lightspeed.

AWA Strategic Investors

March 2020

AWA publishes its first series and launches the Upshot Shared Universe.

The Resistance #1 Cover A The Resistance

June 2021

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.

December 2021

AWA hires longtime DC editor Mike Cotton as Executive Editor, doubling its editorial studios.

January 2022

AWA sells its millionth comic.

The Resistance #1

February 2022

AWA releases bilingual series Primos by Al Madrigal, selling out almost immediately.

Primos #1 Al Madrigal

July 2022

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.

Not All Robots

November 2022

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.

AWA Creative Council

One look at [AWA's] line up of titles and you'll notice an assemblage of craftsmen and craftswomen creating bold, out-of-the-ordinary, original material...

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