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Marc Weidenbaum

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Marc Weidenbaum
BornAugust 3, 1966
Alma materYale University
Known forMagazine editing

Marc Weidenbaum (born 1966) publishes a webzine, Disquiet, about electronic ambient music and has contributed to the scientific journal Nature upon this subject. He was also a vice-president of magazines and an editor-in-chief for two of Viz Media's magazines.


Prior to his current position, he was a laundry room attendant at summer camp; an office manager at a graphic design company; a senior editor at Tower Records' Pulse! (and Classical Pulse!) magazine from 1989-1996, and as contributing editor to Pulse! from 1997-2002; and the editorial director for music at citysearch.com.[1]

At Viz Media he was the managing editor of Shonen Jump.[2] and was then promoted to editorial director after helping launch the Naruto Collector magazine. Later he became vice president and editor-in-chief of both Shonen Jump and the sister magazine Shojo Beat.[2][3] He left the company in February 2009.[4]

Writing and editing[edit]

In 1991, he wrote for Pulse! upon the popularity of Gregorian chants with college dope-smokers.[5] Pulse! magazine published a monthly cartoon and his editorial policy was to ask artists to submit three strip cartoons to choose from.[6] He now writes for the journals Nature and his web magazine Disquiet on the subject of ambient sound and experimental music.[7] In 2014 Bloomsbury published his book on the album Selected Ambient Works Volume II by Aphex Twin as part of its 33 1/3 series.


  1. ^ Marc Weidenbaum (February 5, 2006), Off topic, four things
  2. ^ a b Marc Weidenbaum Named V.P. Magazines, ICv2, November 16, 2008, retrieved December 9, 2008
  3. ^ Viz Seeks Original Comics, ICv2, July 14, 2008, retrieved December 9, 2008
  4. ^ VP/Shonen Jump EIC Weidenbaum Leaves Viz (Updated), Anime News Network, February 13, 2009, retrieved February 13, 2009
  5. ^ Chuck Eddy (1997), The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'roll, p. 148, ISBN 978-0-306-80741-1
  6. ^ Sam Henderson (2005), Humor Can Be Funny, ISBN 978-1-891867-41-5
  7. ^ Marc Weidenbaum (2008), "Mix and mash-up", Nature, 453 (7191): 33–34, Bibcode:2008Natur.453...33W, doi:10.1038/453033a