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Matt Bors Brings The Nib to First Look Media

February 10, 2016

First Look Media today announced that they have partnered with award winning cartoonist Matt Bors on his irreverent comics publication, The Nib. Formerly part of the online platform Medium, The Nib will re-launch this summer through First Look Media as an independent daily publication and online newsletter.

Created and edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Herblock Prize for Excellence in Cartooning winner Matt Bors, The Nib delivers engaging and provocative social commentary in the form of political cartoons, comics journalism, and non-fiction writing from a diverse team of contributors. As part of the First Look family of media properties, The Nib will continue its distinctive approach to storytelling with enhanced distribution platforms to bring its irreverent content to more people in more ways. The partnership is part of First Look Media's mission to support independent voices and to help them reach and expand their audiences.

"The Nib tackles politics and culture with a signature style that is smart, funny, and fearless," said Adam Pincus, First Look Media's Executive Vice President of Programming and Content. "Matt created something with a real point of view. It's a great fit with our mission to be a home for strong, distinctive independent voices, and we're excited to work with Matt to explore animation, and other new directions for The Nib."

Bors will remain editor of The Nib as it joins First Look Media's family of media properties including The Intercept, reported.ly, and Field of Vision.

"Joining First Look Media is a fantastic evolution for The Nib, " said Bors. "We're going to expand our lineup and offerings. The Nib won't be confined to just one online destination, but will deliver comics where readers want to see them – whether through our re-launched website, on social media or in their inboxes every morning."

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices across all platforms, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look operates as both a studio and digital media company.

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