After 23 years with the publisher, Dark Horse’s vice president of product development, David Scroggy, will step down, effective July 1. David developed Dark Horse Comics’ expansion in the collectables market, creating a division making statues, action figures, lunch boxes, odd giftware, and myriad other merchandise items. During his tenure with the company, David helped Dark Horse to continuously grow the merchandise line and improve sales in the non-book market.

“Twenty-three years after arriving in Oregon, it is hard to leave a unique position at Dark Horse, but it is time for me to concentrate on more personal creative work and explorations,” noted David Scroggy. “I want to thank Mike Richardson and Neil Hankerson for believing in me and giving me the freedom to try new things, and add to Dark Horse’s legacy of quality and diversity. The many challenges and opportunities in creating such a variety of projects have brought me into worldwide contact with an incredible array of creative talents, manufacturers, and licensors. All of them have added to our success, not to mention Dark Horse’s skilled and energetic in-house team.“

“For over two decades, David has been a key to Dark Horse’s success. Beginning as vice president of publishing and later, as he assumed leadership of our product division, he has been a joy to work with and we will miss him more than I can say,” remarked Dark Horse president Mike Richardson. “David was a friend of mine long before he came to Dark Horse and that will never change.”

David has forty-three years of experience in the comic industry. Since 1975, he has worked as a retailer, distributor, editorial director (with Pacific Comics, one of the first “independent” comics publishers), artist agent, and as a key organizer of San Diego Comic-Con, all prior to his work at Dark Horse.

Please join us in congratulating David Scroggy on his past accomplishments and wishing him luck in his future endeavors.

David will be attending Comic-Con International in San Diego this July.

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