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May 01, 2012: Carla Speed McNeil Wins LA Book Prize!

Finder: Voice continues to be one of the most talked about books of 2011, and word of its story and artwork has spread far and wide. So far, in fact, that Carla Speed McNeil has been awarded the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novel category for Finder: Voice!   Praise for Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder:   “I love Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, and I imagine the reason I love it is the same reason it doesn’t get more attention in the comics press: it’s simultaneously straightforward and labyrinthine, genre-based and uncategorizable . . . For me, and for other readers who have gotten pulled into McNeil’s weird and woolly... [more]

September 15, 2011: Dark Horse Presents: You!

Greetings, true believers!  (Whatever. Call the cops. I’m using it.) We here at DH HQ are working hard to pummel first breaths into even more high-quality fare for your beautiful, supple minds, but I’d like to take a second to put down the pickax and ask for your help. As you may have noticed, we love us some letter columns. Hearing from you—the fans, the friends, the faithful—is a major inspiration to us. When we’re up all hours boiling down horse hooves to make “comic glue” and fighting off the giant hamster whose exercise wheel powers our computers, you keep us going.  That’s why we need your letters, particularly for the latest incarnation of our flagship title, Dark Horse... [more]

August 24, 2011: Age of Reptiles Returns!

The hallmark anthology Dark Horse Presents continues with another spectacular eighty-page issue! In this installment, stories by creators Howard Chaykin, Carla Speed McNeil, and Sanford Greene continue, now joined by an exciting new short from Ricardo Delgado, creator of Age of Reptiles.  “When Mike Richardson invited me to contribute a story to Dark Horse Presents, I felt humbled to be part of such a line of fine storytellers,” recalls Delgado. “With my excursion into the short-story format, with an Age of Reptiles tale called ‘The Body,’ I’m contemplating the last great adventure . . . known as death. ‘What would it be like to have a predatory... [more]

July 14, 2011: Obama Quits Office, “Can't Handle” Comic-Con Panel

By John Schork, Assistant Editor, Dark Horse Presents World Wrestling Entertainment, LiveNation, and the organizers of Monster Jam have mysteriously ceased global operations.  Following suit shortly thereafter, President Obama held a press conference live aboard Air Force One, announcing his plans to immediately take up residence in the storied Presidential emergency bunker, miles below Devils Tower National Monument. When queried by reporters as to the motivations behind his hasty retreat, the Commander-in-Chief responded: “It’s that damn Dark Horse panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. It’s just too damn rad and I can’t f*#%*ing handle it.  It’s not fair, dammit! They get to whoop it up with Eric... [more]

July 14, 2011: Dark Horse Presents Panel: THE SDCC 2011 Panel

THE ONLY PANEL YOU NEED TO SEE!  At 2 p.m., Friday, July 22, stop by room 25ABC for a powerhouse panel featuring the creative minds behind Dark Horse Presents! As Dark Horse celebrates its twenty-fifth year of publishing, we are proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthology Dark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry’s top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Join us for a look at what makes this book so important to the comics medium with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, as well as a cast of top talent past and... [more]

July 13, 2011: Dark Horse Comics - SDCC Events Schedule

It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is telling you all the goods ahead of time! Plan accordingly! SIGNINGS Wednesday, July 20 7:30 p.m.—Preview Night Reveal   Thursday, July 21 11 a.m.— Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá 11 a.m.—Tara McPherson (The Art of Tara McPherson) 12:30 p.m.—Eric Powell (The Goon) 12:30 p.m. —Mario & Gilbert Hernandez (Citizen Rex) 2 p.m.—Bruce Campbell (My Name Is Bruce) *Ticketed by Lottery 3 p.m.—Morgan Spurlock (Supersized) 3:30 p.m.—Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott) 4:30 p.m.—Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden)   Friday, July 22 10 a.m.—Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) 10 a.m.—Rebecca Guay (The... [more]

May 11, 2011: Dark Horse Presents coming to the DH Digital Store

Continuing a week of announcements regarding the future of Dark Horse’s flagship title, we are proud to announce that Dark Horse Presents #1 will be available digitally on June 15 at Digital.DarkHorse.com! Subsequent issues will be available digitally approximately one month after release in comic shops, for $3.99 an issue. This inaugural issue contains all-new stories from Paul Chadwick’s Concrete, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, and Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, as well as new material from Richard Corben, Howard Chaykin, and David Chelsea. “Dark Horse Presents launched our company twenty-five years ago,” said president and publisher Mike Richardson. “As we move into the digital age, it only... [more]

April 25, 2011: New projects from Dave Gibbons and Eric Powell announced!

Hi Dark Horse friends and fans!   We have some really exciting news to share with you all:  Dave Gibbons's Treatment and Eric Powell's Isolation were announced at the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR last week.  From our press release: "Two more names attached to the soon-to-be-relaunched Dark Horse flagship title Dark Horse Presents were announced by Mike Richardson to a packed house at Stumptown Comics Fest. The panel, which included Eric Powell, Carla Speed McNeil, Michael T. Gilbert, and David Chelsea, provided a chance for fans to get a glimpse of what’s to come in the highly anticipated anthology. Eric Powell revealed his cover for Dark Horse Presents #5 and offered fans a taste of what’s to... [more]

March 31, 2011: Finding Finder: An Introduction by Douglas Wolk

If you still haven't checked out Finder, here's the introduction from Finder Library Volume 1 by noted comic author and critic Douglas Wolk! Douglas Wolk is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author and critic. He knows good comics. F'reals.... [more]

March 22, 2011: Finder: Voice Contest!

Attention Finder fans! We all know you love Carla Speed McNeil's Eisner Award winning sci-fi/fantasy series, but now we want to know why! Leave us a comment below telling us why you love Finder and we'll select three lucky readers to win a copy of Finder: Voice signed by Carla herself! Just make sure you link your comment to either your facebook or twitter account so we can contact you in you've won. Good luck! The fine print: No purchase necessary. One online entry per person (one e-mail address per person/address). You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Contest entries only accepted from people living in North America (United States and Canada) and submitted by Midnight (PDT), March 30th, 2011 to be eligible. Winners will... [more]

March 21, 2011: Dark Horse in the Headlines 3/21/11

Dark Horse in the Headlines March 21, Hello comics fans! This past weekend was the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo. For those of you that came out and said hello, it was excellent to see you all there! For those of you that missed it, there is always next year. C2E2 boasted very strong numbers their 2nd year running and Dark Horse was thrilled to be a part of such an awesome event. We debuted a beautiful, brand new booth which successfully placed on any picture that was taken at the event, from any location (Photobomb). It was a great chance to meet fans and promote our books and even release a few major announcements...so without further ado, I'm Aub Driver, and this is “Dark Horse in the Headlines”! Star Wars Three... [more]

March 09, 2011: Dark Horse Presents #2 Line-Up Announced!

In case you thought our new Dark Horse Presents series couldn't get any more awesome, here's a double-barrelled shot of radness for you! The official creator line-up for Dark Horse Presents #2! The all-star line-up consists of: Howard Chaykin, Richard Corben, Carla Speed McNeil, Paul Chadwick, David Chelsea, Robert Love, Michael T. Gilbert, Patrick Alexander, Sanford Greene, Geof Darrow, Neal Adams, Fábio Moon, and more!Make sure to check out our blog every week for more DHP-related news!And don't forget, DHP #1 hits the shelves on April 20th, followed by issue #2 which will be available in June! Sanford Greene Dark Horse Presents #2 coverNeal Adams Dark Horse Presents #2 Cover... [more]

February 16, 2011: Taking the Lead by Carla Speed McNeil

With Finder: Voice in stores today, we thought it would be an apt time to ask creator Carla Speed McNeil to pen a few words about this beloved series. Enjoy! I moved my game to Dark Horse because I am one. I’ve been a self-publisher for a long time. I highly recommend it. Think of it (as you learn to live on beans and ramen) as an apprenticeship in our business. When you self-publish, you learn to create your own work method. You have to learn what gets you out of bed and away from the game console, the whole season of Stargate from Netflix, the big pile of comics you haven’t read yet, the day job, the significant other, the messy mind that talks you out of working like an anorexic’s mind talks her out of eating. You... [more]

February 11, 2011: Finder: A Splendid Anomaly by Rachel Edidin

Finder: Voice hits shelves next week! before you pick up this award-winning title by Carla Speed McNeil, check out this informative blog post by Finder editor Rachel Edidin! Also, make sure to check out the new website www.FinderComics.com for more Finder-related information! What do three-panel gags, coming-of-age murder mysteries, and aboriginal science fiction have in common? Not much on the surface, but you’ll find all three sharing the umbrella of Dark Horse’s newest line, Dark Horse Originals. Dark Horse Originals are the true dark horses of Dark Horse: comics that defy easy categorization, brilliant stories remarkable for the same qualities that make them hard to squeeze into clear genres. Ironically, in prose, these... [more]

November 12, 2010: Finder for Beginners

Before you dive head first into Finder, the long running and much beloved series by Carla Speed McNeil, Dark Horse editor (and Finder fan!) Rachel Edidin is here with a few words about this amazing series.  Have you heard of Finder? Finder is aboriginal science fiction, set at street-level in a far-future world of domed cities and clans and high technology. Finder is fantasy: magic and myth, and the hunger of memory, and the power of story. Its protagonist, Jaeger, the titular Finder, is a tribal detective and a Sin Eater, a ritual scapegoat; like Finder itself, Jaeger straddles the worlds of science and myth with astonishing grace. Finder is a well-kept secret: despite tens of thousands of copies sold and a complement of awards... [more]

November 10, 2010: Dark Horse Originals boasts unique creators and stylish books!

Last year, with a Horsepower announcement, a special logo, and the oversight of Mike Richardson, the Dark Horse Originals line was solidified. Our goal was to make sure that our more genre-blind, adult-friendly, intellectual, and one-of-a-kind “original vision” projects by artists both renowned and unknown had a special place in the company—holding their own amidst “hard genre” blockbusters like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Conan. It was an idea all of our editors working with eclectic, visionary creators rallied around, and it allowed us to consolidate and showcase a unique and stylish side of Dark Horse. Including the work of artistic visionaries including Jason Little, Carla Speed McNeil,... [more]