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Dark Horse reveals Rose City Comic Con schedule

Crashing into Portland Oregon once again is the Rose City Comic Con. And if you’re heading to the relatively young convention, then you’re going to want to see what Dark Horse Comics has on tap- the show’s right in their backyard you know.

Signings, panels, an exclusive print featuring The Strain… there’s a lot to like as Dark Horse Comics presents a major presence at the Con in their hometown. The publisher is based right there in Portland, so you better believe that they’re going all out with plenty to do, see, and even take home with you.

Here’s the schedule, complete with dates and times:


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All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREEFREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.


10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m.  GIRLFIEND: Jacob Pander, Arnold Pander

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.  LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. KING TIGER: Randy Stradley

1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m. BARB WIRE: Chris Warner, Patrick Olliffe

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. HARROW COUNTY, WITCHFINDER: Tyler Crook
                                 THE PAYBACKS, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL: Donny Cates
                                 THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

                                 BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. CALL OF DUTY: Larry Hama

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. THE STRAIN: Mike Huddleston
                                 ALIENS: Chris Roberson, Patric Reynolds

10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m.  MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
                                      THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.  GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner

12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. THE NEW DEAL: Jonathan Case

1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m. HIGH CRIMES, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: Christopher Sebela
                                 HIGH CRIMES: Ibrahim Moustafa

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. MULAN: REVELATIONS: Marc Andreyko
                                 POWER CUBED: Aaron Lopresti

3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. THE PAYBACKS, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL: Donny Cates
                                 THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson


Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://rosecitycomiccon.com/programming/ for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.


10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m.  Panel Room 8
Lady Killer Spotlight

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! Join the creative team behind Lady Killer (Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, and Laura Allred) for a tell-all on the making of this hit new series.

11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.  Panel Room 3
Comic Collaborations: Barb Wire vs. King Tiger 

It’s the behind-the-scenes battle of the century! Creative forces Randy Stradley (King Tiger) and Chris Warner and Patrick Olliffe (Barb Wire) face off in an epic battle of styles, with a frank discussion and comparison of their working process to bring a comic to life. If you want to make comics, this is the can’t-miss panel of Rose City!

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m.  Panel Room 3
Dark Horse Comics: Writers on the Craft and Creation of Comics

Whether it’s a tale of a 1930s caper in a famous hotel or a 1960s housewife turned assassin, there’s a lot to love about the dynamic reach of stories told in comics. Join industry veterans Jonathan Case (The New Deal), Larry Hama (Call of Duty: Black Ops III), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and Paul Tobin (The Witcher, Colder, Plants vs. Zombies) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story—and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m.   Panel Room 8
High Crimes Spotlight

The Eisner-nominated digital series has just made its way to print. Come hear how writer Christopher Sebelaand artist Ibrahim Moustafa brought this crime story to life.

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m.  Panel Room 3
The King of Horror Media: Comics, Movies, or TV?

Which popular horror format reigns supreme: comic books, movies, or television? Join panelists Mike Huddleston (The Strain), Paul Tobin (Colder, Prometheus), Tyler Crook (Harrow County), and Chris Roberson (Aliens, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.) for a discussion about their favorite horror stories and how horror has influenced their work and career.


12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m.  Panel Room 3
Dark Horse Manga

Free Hatsune Mix fan for panel attendees while supplies last!

Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Now Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse editor Carl Horn and special guests for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m.     Panel Room 3
Comics and Twitter: How to Hang Out without Being an Annoying Jerk

Social media is tricky. As a person working in comics, how do you get people to recognize you and share your amazing new comic without being an annoying jerk? Fans, what are the best ways to engage with your favorite folks? Let’s start by talking about Twitter. Join some of Twitter’s finest tweeters: Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Ant-Man), Erica Henderson (Squirrel Girl, Jughead), Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Welcome Back), Daniel Warren Johnson (Ghost Fleet, Space-Mullet, Green Leader), and your host, Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Ghost Fleet, The Paybacks), as we try to crack the code to becoming super famous and having a ton of fun using Twitter! Oh, it’s also Donny’s birthday! So use #BirthdayPanel on Twitter to RSVP and make sure you get your party favors!

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