All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE 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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
11:00–11:45 a.m. MAE: Gene Ha
12:00–12:45 p.m. CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES, EERIE: Justin Jordan
1:00–1:45 p.m. SPACE-MULLET!, ALABASTER, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson
2:00–2:45 p.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
3:00–3:45 p.m. HOUSE OF PENANCE, THE MIGHTY, LIGHT BRIGADE: Peter Tomasi
4:00–4:45 p.m. CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell
5:00–5:45 p.m. LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones
6:00–6:45 p.m. THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
10:00–10:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
11:00–11:45 a.m. TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley
12:00–12:45 p.m. BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire
1:00–1:45 p.m. BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
2:00–2:45 p.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
3:00–3:45 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow
4:00–4:45 p.m. KABUKI, AMERICAN GODS, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack
5:00–5:45 p.m. SPELL ON WHEELS: Kate Leth
6:00–6:45 p.m. DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
10:10–11:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
12:00–12:45 p.m. BATTLEPUG, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Mike Norton
2:00–2:45 p.m. APOCALYPTIGIRL, THE TOMORROWS: Andrew MacLean
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
3:00–4:00 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Millennial’s Guide to Keeping Comics Alive
The integration of social media into society has completely changed how people communicate with each other, and the comics industry is not invulnerable to this change. Join Dark Horse creators Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl) and Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years, Misfits of Avalon) to discuss the implications of social media on the industry and how creators use social media to engage with fans.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
1:15–2:15 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Un-CONventional Superheroes
For decades, popular culture has been dominated by stories from superhero comic books. Most people can’t think of either superheroes or comics without thinking of the other. In recent years, Dark Horse creators have sought to pay homage to superheroes while also putting a modern spin on the idea of heroics. Join Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) for a lively conversation about superheroes and antiheroes in the modern era and how their characters seek to challenge society’s perceptions of the superhero.
Join MACK CHATER signing BRIGGS LAND: STATE OF GRACE at Forbidden Planet Newcastle on Saturday 22nd April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!
Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, contains the largest anti-government secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community – and her immediate family – that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.
Mack Chater has always been into art, especially concept art, FX and comic book art. He loves working in a team, the creative buzz of working with other, like-minded people. Mack is the illustrator of Six, from master author George Pelecanos, and has done sequential work for Ashes, Earp: Saints for Sinners, The Fuse, and Smoke/Ashes.
49 Grainger Street Newcastle NE1 5JE
0191 261 9173
Writer Fred Van Lente appears at Midtown Comics to sign copies of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Getting a copy of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 signed is mandatory and you may get up to two other items signed.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Writer Fred Van Lente appears at Comic Book Jones to sign copies of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
D.J. Kirkbride appears at The Comic Bug’s Culver City location from noon till 3:00 PM and in Manhattan Beach, CA from 5:00 till 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to sign The Once and Future Queen!
About The Once and Future Queen:
The Once And Future Queen is the story of Rani Arturus, a teenage girl who goes to England to compete at chess, and ends up in a much bigger game than she anticipated when she stumbles upon the sword Excalibur. After pulling the sword from the stone — which is how these things work, FYI — she finds herself positioned as a prophesied ruler, which means everyone, including Merlin, suddenly wants something from her.
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Adam P. Knave and DJ Kirkbride will be at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, March 1st from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of their new book, The Once and Future Queen, from Dark Horse Comics.
Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh
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 Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero, Danganronpa, and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Creator Kristen Gudsnuk appears at Escape Pod Comics on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign The Complete Henchgirl from Dark Horse Comics.
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Phoenix Comics on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE!
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…
Magic Mirror Comics
1402 SE Everett Mall Way, # 210, Everett, WA 98208
Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners), artist Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush), and writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Air) appear at Phoenix Comics on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7-9 pm!
About Babs Tarr:
Barbara (aka Babs) grew up in the sunny and beautiful Charleston, SC. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where she received her BFA in Illustration. She currently is settled west in San Francisco, CA where she is living the dream working as a full time freelance illustrator! Babs has worked on Batgirl and her current project is the crazy good comic Motor Crush!
About G Willow Wilson:
G Willow Wilson is perhaps most well known around these parts for being a great public speaker (seriously if you haven’t seen her Ted talk regarding Ms Marvel, go to her blog and take a look) and writer of the best selling Marvel series Ms Marvel. She’s also written the Eisner award winning series Air and Cairo, and her first book Alif the Unseen was a New York Times notable book and winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
About Gene Ha:
Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on books like Fables, Justice League, Cyclops & Phoenix, and Oktane. He won three Eisner awards for his collaboration with Alan Moore on Top 10 and one Eisner with Brad Meltzer for JLA #11. Recently, Gene has been writing his own book, Mae! The first collection is out in stores now, with the next arc set to start soon!
Phoenix Comics and Games
113 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102