Dark Horse Comics is set to kick off the 9th Annual ComicsPRO Meeting in Portland, Oregon, February 18–21, 2015, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.
Joining Dark Horse Comics for the programming will be world-class comics creators:
- Geof Darrow (The Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled)
- Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Pistolwhip)
- Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.)
- Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club 2)
- Eric Powell (The Goon)
- Brian Wood (The Massive, Demo, The New York Four)
Dark Horse Comics will kick off the show with a special retailer meet-and-greet reception on Wednesday, February 18, allowing retailers to converse and mingle with Dark Horse staff, as well as local and out-of-town talent.
The following morning, Thursday, February 19, Platinum sponsor Dark Horse will feature highlights from its 2015 publishing line in its keynote as well as present the attending creators.
Additionally, Dark Horse will sponsor a store visit and lunch with award-winning comics retailer Things From Another World on February 21.
“We’re very happy to be hosting ComicsPRO in Portland for the first time ever. This is going to be a very big year for us, and we’re bringing out some excellent talent to showcase our top-notch publishing line,” said Mike Richardson, president of Dark Horse Comics. “As a Platinum sponsor of this fantastic program which strengthens retailer and publisher relations, Dark Horse is pulling out all the stops to show how it’s done in the Rose City.”
The ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting is the only annual retailer-driven event in the industry, often cited as the most important business-focused event of the year. ComicsPRO is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the health and progress of direct-market comic book retailers.
All comic book retailers with storefront locations are invited to the conference. Every attending retailer will be presented with a gift bag including graphic novels, toys, promotional items, and comics. Dark Horse has created exclusive comics, posters, ashcans, and other items for ComicsPRO, many with very low print runs.
Roundtable sessions taking place on Friday, February 20, give each of the participating vendors face-to-face time with each attending retailer in a small group setting.
For more information on attending the conference as a retailer or sponsoring the conference as a publisher or vendor, please contact Marco Davanzo, executive director of ComicsPRO, at email@example.com. Information can also be found at www.comicspro.org/meet15.
About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.