SDCC 2023

BOOTH #2615

That is right–Darkish Horse is again at SDCC! Cease by the Darkish Horse Comics sales space #2615 at San Diego Comedian-Con to fulfill a few of your favourite creators and get some free swag, equivalent to comics, pins, posters, and extra! Let loose your creative facet with our communal coloring wall that includes paintings from a few of our coloring books together with Important Position, Avatar: The Final Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and The Witcher! Talking of The Witcher, CD Projekt RED might be partnering with us this 12 months on the sales space and can be part of us for signings, panels, and extra.

Under, discover our full panel and programing schedule going down at SDCC from Thursday-Sunday.
For a whole record of signings on the Darkish Horse Sales space #2615, try the hyperlink right here.
Particulars and friends could also be added or topic to alter.


Please be part of us on the panels under, delivered to you by Darkish Horse Comics and buddies! Please go to the SDCC programming list here to see extra particulars, add to your schedule, and discover extra panels that includes Darkish Horse creators, in addition to pointers for attending panels.


12:30-1:30 PM
Neurodiversity and Comics – The inventive neighborhood incorporates a neurodiverse inhabitants, however it may be a problem to know the best way to method working in comics whereas managing ND. Panelists Christie Porter (The Coloration of At all times), Blake Howard (Punchline), Connor Goldsmith (Cerebro Podcast), Jana Tropper (Animal Rescue Buddies), and Konner Knudsen (editor, Darkish Horse Comics) provide a frank and useful dialog. Moderated by Phillip Sevy (X-Males Limitless), as they focus on navigating a inventive profession with neurodivergence. Room: 10

3:15-4:15 PM
Superheroes and Not-so-SupervillainsPatton Oswalt (Minor Threats, Black Hammer: Visions), Jordan Blum (Minor Threats, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.Ok.), Scott Hepburn (Minor Threats), James Tynion IV (The Oddly Pedestrian Lifetime of Christopher Chaos, One thing is Killing the Kids), Tate Brombal (The Oddly Pedestrian Lifetime of Christopher Chaos, Barbalien: Purple Planet), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Mazebook) focus on creating their very own heroes, villains, and worlds of their creator-owned comics and extra. Moderated by Ben Blacker (Thrilling Journey Hour, DC’s Hex Wives). Room: 6DE

4:30-5:30 PM
Direct Market fiftieth Anniversary CelebrationMike Richardson (CEO of Darkish Horse), Invoice Schanes (Pacific Comics co-founder, longtime VP at Diamond Comedian Distributors), and Bob Wayne (longtime DC SVP), and moderator Milton Griepp (co-founder of Capital Metropolis Distribution, ICv2 CEO) focus on the origins, progress, significance, and way forward for the comics Direct Market, the inspiration of geek tradition. Room: 29DE

5:00-6:00 PM
Manga Publishing Business Roundtable – One of many massive surprises of 2020-2022 was the astronomical progress of manga gross sales. Though gross sales are leveling off, manga’s gross sales energy in North America seems right here to remain. Get a style of what is scorching, what’s not, and what’s subsequent from the angle of prime publishing execs, together with Kevin Hamric (vp, advertising and marketing gross sales, VIZ Media), Ben Applegate (director, writer companies, Penguin Random Home), Bobbi Chase (government editor, WEBTOON Unscrolled), Ed Chavez (writer, Denpa Books), Kae Winters (advertising and marketing lead, TOKYOPOP), Erik Ko (director, Udon Leisure), Michael Gombos (director, worldwide publishing and licensing, Darkish Horse Comics), Beth Kawasaki (government director, content material and advertising and marketing, Media-Do Worldwide), Jamie Kim (enterprise improvement lead, Manta), and Matt Haasch (writer, Starfruit Books). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Mangasplaining). Room: 29AB

7:00-8:00 PM
Digital Comics-Digital Creation, Distribution, and Advertising – Audio system focus on modern tech instruments to create, distribute, and market digital comics for self, indie, and massive publishers. Audio system will focus on cutting-edge favourite tools-including digital drawing tablets, packages, apps, and more-to write, draw, animate, and structure digital comics. Specialists will then focus on finest practices for digital publishing and distribution, in addition to advertising and marketing and social media, to interact on-line communities. That includes B.Earl (Marvel: Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Echo), Jeremy Adams (author, Inexperienced Lantern, Flash, Flashpoint Past), Cara O’Neil (Darkish Horse), and Akhsar Kharebov (Intera), with moderator Kevin Winston (Digital LA). Room: 9

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023

4:00PM-5:00 PM
The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077: Increasing Worlds — The worlds of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 are wealthy in untold tales – from collectibles and cookbooks to comedian books and extra. Be a part of CD PROJEKT RED’s Bartosz Sztybor (comedian e-book and animation narrative director), Marcin Batylda (franchise and lore designer), and Nick McWhorter (world licensing director) for a glance into the present and upcoming comedian books and media set in these two genre-spanning universes – in addition to another surprises. Moderated by Cara O’Neil (VP of selling, Darkish Horse Comics). Room: 4

4:30-5:30 PM

Present in Translation: Buying Comics from Across the World – There may be attractive artwork being created everywhere in the world-how do you discover it? What are the ins and outs of international rights acquisition? And what are translation finest practices? Main comics trade professionals Conrad Groth (Fantagraphics), Tom Devlin (inventive director at Drawn & Quarterly), Michele Foschini (BAO Publishing), Michael Gombos (senior director of licensed publications, Darkish Horse), Charlotte Greenbaum (Abrams Books), and Olivier Jalabert (senior editor at Dupuis) reply these questions with moderator Amber Garza (Full Bleed Rights, LLC). Room: 26AB


10:00-11:00 AM
Usagi Yojimbo and Buddies – Highlight on Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo, Chibi Usagi) and his new Dogu Publishing imprint with Darkish Horse Comics, that includes new Usagi Yojimbo comics, new titles with up-and-coming creators, and what’s subsequent for Stan and the crew at Dogu! Room: 23ABC

12:30-1:30 PM
Water, Earth, Hearth, Air-Persevering with the Avatar Legacy – Abrams Books, Darkish Horse Comics, Nickelodeon, and Magpie Video games are thrilled to deal with followers to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Creators and writers of Avatar: The Final Airbender and The Legend of Korra, together with F.C. Yee (Avatar: The Final Airbender: The Legacy of Yangchen), and extra particular friends go on an exploration of the beloved world. Room: 24ABC

2:30-3:30 PM

Hellboy: From Comics to Video games – Comics creators Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.), Ben Stenbeck (Koshchei in Hell, Frankenstein: New World), and Tom Sniegoski (Younger Hellboy) be part of members of the crew engaged on the upcoming online game, Hellboy Internet of Wyrd, together with Amanda Kruse (EP of Hellboy Internet of Wyrd, head of publishing at Good Shepherd Video games) and extra particular friends to debate the ever-expanding world of Mignola’s beloved creation, Hellboy. Room: 5AB

3:00-4:00 PM

The New Comics Profession: How one can Create Comics With out Gatekeepers – Till just lately, there have been just a few gatekeepers who determined what acquired revealed and who acquired revealed. That is all been blown up. Whereas these trade giants nonetheless exist, there are much more methods to make your comics a actuality than there ever have been earlier than. However there’s extra concerned than simply making a comic-there’s constructing an viewers and a profession. Andy Schmidt (CEX), Gamal Hennessy (The Enterprise of Freelance Comedian E book Publishing), Phillip Sevy (X-Males Limitless), Package Caoagas (Satan’s Due), and David Marshall (EIC at Darkish Horse) present the best way to construct your tales and your viewers so that you just will not want the gatekeepers to inform your tales. Actual recommendation, actual discuss, about making your personal manner and making it your manner. Room: 11

3:30-4:30 PM
Dave McKean: From DC to AI – Have a look again at Dave McKean’s 36-year profession in comics, books, movies, theatre, music, and different inventive stuff, collected collectively in an enormous retrospective e-book from Darkish Horse, due out in November. It covers every part from Arkham Asylum, Sandman, and Mirrormask to The Magic of Actuality, Bradbury, Blumenthal, Bruford, Rolling Stones, and Harry Potter. Plus: a ultimate terrifying glimpse into the black gap that’s synthetic intelligence and Dave’s current comedian e-book essay “Immediate: Conversations with AI.” Room: 5AB

4:15-5:15 PM
From Movie and TV to Rely Crowley: David Dastmalchian’s Journey from Comedian E book Film Actor to Comedian E book Creator
From his haunting appearing debut and thru plenty of colourful characters, many tailored from comedian books, David Dastmalchian’s profession has been touched by the medium of comics at practically each web page flip. An avid comedian e-book reader since childhood, David would not have it another manner. Be a part of David as he leads the room on a journey from comedian e-book reader, to tailored comedian e-book movie, television star, and voice actor, to comedian e-book creator and author. Room: 6DE

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023

10:30-11:30 AM
Tabletop Gaming x Comics – Collect your social gathering! Jody Houser (Important Position: Vox Machina Origins, Stranger Issues and Dungeons & Dragons), Cecil Castellucci (Important Position: The Mighty Nein Origins-Yasha Nydoorin, Star Wars: Hyperspace Tales), Brian Schirmer (Quests Apart, Fairlady), Spencer Cushing (editor, Darkish Horse Comics), and extra particular friends focus on roleplaying video games, comics, and what it is like adapting these tales from one medium to a different! Moderated by Cara O’Neil, Darkish Horse Comics VP of selling. Room: 23ABC

12:30-2:00 PM
Horror Comics – Calling all Horror Hounds! Be a part of David Dastmalchian (Rely Crowley), Leah Kilpatrick (Undertaking TBA), Ben Stenbeck (Koshchei the Deathless, Baltimore: The Plague Ships), Scott Snyder (We Have Demons, Evening of the Ghoul, E book of Evil), Rodney Barnes (SHOOK! A Black Horror Anthology, Killadelphia), LySandra Vuong (Covenant) and newcomer Jimmy Stamp (The Beekeeper’s Due) as they discuss creating horror comics that maintain readers up at evening. Moderated by Jonathan James, Each day Useless. Room: 6DE