Mike Mignola- In 1994, Mike Mignola brought his unparalleled art and storytelling to Dark Horse Presents, with the launch of his character Hellboy. Since that time, he has collaborated with celebrated director Guillermo del Toro on two films based on the character, and has expanded beyond this flagship title into an entire line of books, including BPRD, Witchfinder, and many others, featuring prominent characters from the Hellboy universe, like Abe Sapien and Lobster Johnson. He has also cowritten two Baltimore miniseries with writer Christopher Golden, continuing the story from their novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire.
Randy Stradley- A longime veteran of the comics industry, Stradley cut his teeth writing issue #86 of the Marvel Star Wars series. Only fitting that 27 years later, he serves as the Dark Horse VP of Publishing, and helms the entire Dark Horse Star Wars comics program. He has penned numerous Star Wars comics over the years, such as Crimson Empire and Jedi Council: Acts of War. Additionally, he is credited (by everyone but himself) as the co-founder of Dark Horse Comics with Mike Richardson.
Scott Allie- He’s perhaps best known for editing such high-profile Dark Horse titles as Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Umbrella Academy. However, he has written numerous titles for the publisher over the years, including The Devil’s Footprints, Solomon Kane, and Star Wars: Empire. Most recently, he wrote BPRD: The Dead Remembered, Star Wars: Jedi- The Dark Side, and co-wrote the game-changing final arc of Buffy: Season 8 with Joss Whedon.
Kari Yadro- As the Events and Community Manager at Dark Horse Comics, Kari Yadro has helped to plan, oversee and execute Dark Horse’s trade show presence from Book Expo America to Comic Con International. She plans and oversees every author event in both the comic shops and bookstores, bringing her unmatched level of enthusiasm with her wherever she goes.
Doug Wheatley- Wheatley is without a doubt one of the greatest comics artist to ever carry the Star Wars banner. His catalog of work is widely celebrated, including the legendary Star Wars: Empire- Darklighter series, as well as the critically acclaimed one-shot, Star Wars: Purge. Currently, he works on the Star Wars: Dark Times series with writer, Mick Harrison.
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DARK HORSE INTRODUCES NEW EVENTS AND COMMUNITY MANAGER, KARI YADRO
SEPTEMBER 7, MILWAUKIE, OR—Today Dark Horse announced the appointment of Kari Yadro to the newly created role of events and community manager. In the beginning, Dark Horse was built on the idea of creating an atmosphere that was friendly and accessible to both creators and fans. In 2010, Dark Horse has looked to continue this tradition with a heavy focus on the growing online social-networking channels. Looking forward to 2011, the company hopes to focus heavily on the growing comics community in Portland, Oregon, and the world at large, with more events and activities demonstrating leadership balanced with accessibility.
This new position will not only encompass all Dark Horse trade-show coordination and planning, but also any and all Dark Horse events, such as in-store appearances and signings. In addition, the Dark Horse events and community manager will focus heavily on Dark Horse’s social-networking strategy, overseeing Facebook, Twitter, and all other channels, as this has become an increasingly important area for Dark Horse.
Kari Yadro comes to Dark Horse from a storied career with Barnes & Noble, where she currently holds the position of community relations manager. In her time there, she has handled coordination of all in-store events, large and small. Kari’s passion for science fiction led her into the comic shop by way of Dark Horse’s own Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight.
“It’s an honor to be joining the comic-book industry, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where there are so many amazing publishers,” said Kari Yadro. “I’m really excited about connecting with Dark Horse’s fans and exploring partnership opportunities with organizations in the local and world communities.”
“As Dark Horse continues to expand our presence in the minds of fans on and off of the trade-show floors, I am confident that Kari brings the perfect balance of events experience and community building to her new role,” said Dark Horse’s director of public relations, Jeremy Atkins. “I couldn’t be happier about the level of energy and enthusiasm she brings to the position.”
Kari will cut her teeth at October’s New York Comic Con. Please make sure to stop by the Dark Horse booth and say hello.