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Vice President

Dolores Kohl Education Foundation
1770 1st St Apt 705
Highland Park , Illinois 60035
United States


Employment History

  • Development of Early
    Dolores Kohl Education Foundation
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Ten Angry Pitbulls
  • Big Dog
    Ten Angry Pitbulls
  • Vice President of Marketing
    Dark Horse Comics
  • Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Dark Horse Comics
  • Director of Sales and Marketing

Board Memberships and Affiliations

38 Total References
Web References
- Lou Bank, Vice President, ..., 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
- Lou Bank, Vice President, Dolores Kohl Education Foundation
Grassroots Advisory Board, 11 Dec 2012 [cached]
Lou Bank
CEO, Ten Angry Pitbulls
* Action heroes also held appeal for Lou Bank, a former comic book executive who founded Ten Angry Pitbulls, a marketing and promotion company here.His favorite was Spiderman -- "What's not to like?"He enjoyed staging his own battles among various action figures, but the attraction wasn't necessarily strategy or conflict resolution.
"You're reading too much into this," he said."I liked pummeling the hell out of them."
PROTECT Board Member Lou ..., 10 Dec 2011 [cached]
PROTECT Board Member Lou Bank in USA Today
PROTECT board member Lou Bank, of Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards in Illinois, said, "We know that so much of what occurs in a child's life between birth and 8 will determine the path a child walks into adulthood. Lou also spoke to the need for investing in the best teachers possible.
Untitled Document, 25 May 2000 [cached]
Lou Bank
Lou Bank
Lou Bank began his career in entertainment marketing in 1987 when he joined Marvel Comics as a sales assistant in the Specialty Sales department.Less than four years later, at the age of 25, he became the head of the department, which then accounted for 70% of all of Marvel's publishing revenue.During his six-year tenure at the company he spearheaded the marketing campaigns for X-Men #1, X-Force #1, and Spider-Man #1, the three best-selling comics of all time, with X-Men #1 clocking in at over 8 million copies; under his guidance, the Specialty Sales department at Marvel also set industry records for highest market share of all time (68%) and highest monthly sales of all time ($13 million).
Bank left Marvel in 1994 to become vice president of sales and marketing for Dark Horse Comics, which then was the fifth-largest comics publisher.Bank boosted the company's profile and overhauled its marketing, and Dark Horse became the fourth-largest publisher in the industry and the leading publisher of graphic novels in the bookstore market.During his tenure Bank established new distribution for the company, including bookstore, newsstand, and toy-store distribution; he found greater revenues for the company by concentrating on premium publishing; and he wrote successful cross-marketing plans for such partners as Lucasfilm, Fox, Hanna-Barbera/Turner, MGM/UA, New Line Cinema, LucasArts, Nintendo, Toys ‘R' Us, Kellogg, General Mills, Galoob, and Kenner/Hasbro.
Bank donates his marketing skills to various children's causes, such as The CARE Act and the Dougy Center.He also volunteers at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and is on the board of directors for Food Bank Friday.
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