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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! magazine and the editorial director for music at[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

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]


  1. Marc Weidenbaum (February 5, 2006), Off topic, four things 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marc Weidenbaum Named V.P. Magazines, ICv2, 2008-11-16, retrieved 2008-12-09 
  3. Viz Seeks Original Comics, ICv2, 2008-07-14, retrieved 2008-12-09 
  4. VP/Shonen Jump EIC Weidenbaum Leaves Viz (Updated), Anime News Network, 2009-02-13, retrieved 2009-02-13 
  5. Chuck Eddy (1997), The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'roll, p. 148 
  6. Sam Henderson (2005), Humor Can Be Funny 
  7. Marc Weidenbaum (2008), "Mix and mash-up", Nature 453: 33, doi:10.1038/453033a