SDCC 2019: Dark Horse Announces its Signings and Panels

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Visit Dark Horse Comics at San Diego Comic-Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line! Canvases will vary throughout the show, featuring pages from The Witcher: Adult Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Steven Universe Coloring Book Volume 1, Jurassic Park Coloring Book, and Jurassic World Coloring Book. Stay tuned for more details on BioWare’s presence in the Dark Horse booth.

Dark Horse Direct will have a display with exciting upcoming products in the Dark Horse booth. Check it out after your favorite signing!

They’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in their booth.

SDCC 2019 SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in the booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, Dark Horse may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

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

There’s two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy and the other showcases the art from the upcoming Stranger Things comics! The following abbreviations indicate the location of each signing:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage ST = Stranger Things Stage

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

THURSDAY, JULY 18

11:00 a.m-11:50 a.m.
HB AMERICAN GODS: David Mack, Scott Hampton, Jennifer T. Lange
ST FLAMING CARROT: Bob Burden

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
HB ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
ST STRAYED: Carlos Giffoni

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
HB AVATAR: TSU’TEY’S PATH: Sherri L. Smith, Shea Standefer
ST TRIAGE: Philip Sevy

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
HB GRAFITY’S WALL: Ram V
ST NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT: Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
HB DEPT. H, Mind MGMT, ETHER: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt
ST MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Todd Nauck

4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
HB PROS & COMIC CONS: Bud Plant, Diana Schutz, Tia Vasiliou, Dylan Edwards, Amy Chu
ST THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Maia Kobabe, Amanda Deibert, Trina Robbins

5:00 p.m-5:50 p.m.
HB PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Ron Chan, Cat Farris
ST EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS

FRIDAY, JULY 19

11:00 a.m–11:50 a.m.
HB THE ART OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Ciro Nieli
WRISTBAND REQUIRED
NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
LIMIT ONE PRINT, ONE OTHER ITEM PER PERSON
OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO
ST GOD OF WAR: Tony Parker

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
ST BIOWARE: Jennifer Cheverie (Associate Producer), Matthew Goldman (Creative Director), Derek Watts (Senior Art Director), Karin Weekes (Lead Editor), Patrick Weekes (Lead Writer)

12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
HB BERGER BOOKS: Karen Berger, Richard Bruning, Nnedi Okorafor, Christopher Cantwell

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
HB THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá
HELLBOY, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Fábio Moon
ST NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT: Aubrey Sitterson, Fico Ossio

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
HB THE MASK, SHE COULD FLY, EVERYTHING: Christopher Cantwell
EVERYTHING: I.N.J. Culbard
ST MANOR BLACK: Cullen Bunn

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
HB BLACK HAMMER / JUSTICE LEAGUE: HAMMER OF JUSTICE: Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh
ST STRANGER THINGS, CRITICAL ROLE, STARCRAFT: Jody Houser

4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
ST THE QUIET KIND: Chuck Brown

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
HB XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER, 300, SIN CITY, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Frank Miller
WRISTBAND REQUIRED
NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
LIMIT ONE PRINT, ONE OTHER ITEM PER PERSON
OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
ST BEANWORLD: Larry Marder

SATURDAY, JULY 20

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
ST HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, TROLL HUNTERS: Richard Hamilton

11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
HB LAGUARDIA: Nnedi Okorafor

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
HB PROJECT TBA: David Dastmalchian
WRISTBAND REQUIRED
NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
LIMIT ONE PRINT, ONE OTHER ITEM PER PERSON
OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY — SEE STAFF FOR INFO
ST DISNEY ALADDIN: FOUR TALES OF AGRABAH: Corinna Bechko

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
HB AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: Faith Erin Hicks, Mike DiMartino, Gene Luen Yang
WRISTBAND REQUIRED
NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
LIMIT ONE PRINT, ONE OTHER ITEM PER PERSON
OTHER RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO
ST NEIL GAIMAN’S A STUDY IN EMERALD, DARK HORSE DIRECT EXCLUSIVE THE WITCHER 3 PRINT: Rafael Albuquerque

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
HB HELLBOY: Mike Mignola
ST BIOWARE: Jennifer Cheverie (Associate Producer), Matthew Goldman (Creative Director), Derek Watts (Senior Art Director), Karin Weekes (Lead Editor), Patrick Weekes (Lead Writer)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
HB BLACK HAMMER / JUSTICE LEAGUE: HAMMER OF JUSTICE: Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh
ST SPELL ON WHEELS: Marissa Louise

4:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
HB THE ORVILLE CAST: David Goodman (Writer/EP), Brannon Braga (Writer/EP), Jon Cassar (Director/EP), Adrianne Palicki (Commander Kelly Grayson), Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Claire Finn), Scott Grimes (Lt. Gordon Malloy), Peter Macon (Lt. Commander Bortus), Jessica Szohr (Lt. Talla Keyali), J Lee (Lt. Commander John Lamarr), Mark Jackson (Isaac), Chad Coleman (Klyden)
WRISTBAND REQUIRED
NO POSED PHOTOGRAPHY
LIMIT (3) ITEMS MAXIMUM
SPECIFIC ALLOWED ITEMS:
(1) PURCHASABLE COPY OF THE ORVILLE #1 from Dark Horse Comics
(1) PURCHASABLE COPY OF THE WORLD OF ORVILLE from Titan Books
(1) FREE PRINT PER PERSON
OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY — SEE STAFF FOR INFO

5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
ST ALIENS: DUST TO DUST: Gabriel Hardman

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:40 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
HB DISNEY SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Cecil Castellucci

11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
ST FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019 (ALL AGES) MINECRAFT/INCREDIBLES 2: Cavan Scott

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
HB NEIL GAIMAN’S A STUDY IN EMERALD, DARK HORSE DIRECT EXCLUSIVE THE WITCHER 3 PRINT: Rafael Albuquerque ST BEASTS OF BURDEN: Benjamin Dewey

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger

1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
HB DISNEY RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: CLICK START – A SELECT YOUR-STORY ADVENTURE: Amy Mebberson

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
HB MINECRAFT: Sarah Graley
ST ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

SDCC 2019 PANEL SCHEDULE

Check out the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Peeling Back the Layers: The Process of Bringing a Comic to Life
11:00a.m.–12:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC
Panelists: Carlos Giffoni, Phillip Sevy, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

It takes a team of talented individuals to bring a comic book to life. Join Dark Horse and a panel of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose creativity and hard work produce the best comics on the shelves. Dark Horse would like to peel back the layers on the work of comics’ unsung heroes and celebrate their contributions to our beloved art form.

Working in Comics: The Folks Behind-the-Scenes
5:00p.m.–6:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC
Panelists: Sarah Gaydos, Shing Yin Khor, Cara O’Neil, Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Michele Wells, Nancy Spears

Do you love comics? Have you always dreamed of working in the industry? Join Sarah Gaydos, Editor in Chief at Oni Press; Shing Yin Khor, multi-media artist and Kickstarter Thought Leader; Cara O’Neil, Social Media Strategist at Dark Horse Comics; Chloe Ramos-Peterson, the Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics; Nancy Spears, Vice President of Sales at DC Publishing; and Michele Wells, Vice President and Executive Editor for DC Books for Young Readers at DC Publishing for a discussion about the opportunities awaiting you in the comics industry. From editorial positions to marketing representatives to legal advisors to accountants, there’s a job in comics for you!

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Berger Books and The Writer’s Room: Stories Come First
11:00a.m.–12:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC
Panelists: Karen Berger, Jeff Lemire, Nnedi Okorafor, Christopher Cantwell, Jody Houser

Join Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) as she highlights a panel of some of the industry’s best writers including Jeff Lemire, co-creator of Black Hammer; Nnedi Okorafor, co-creator of LaGuardia, Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of She Could Fly; and Jody Houser, writer for Stranger Things for a roundtable discussion about what it takes to write comic books and a highlight of Berger Books’ newest groundbreaking series.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Creating Worlds: Building a Comics Universe for the Ages,
11:00a.m.–12:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC
Panelists: Mike Mignola, Jeff Lemire, Cullen Bunn, Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, Matt Kindt, Jody Houser

Dark Horse Comics is known for cultivating creator-owned comics universes and expanding established franchises. Join Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy; Jeff Lemire, co-creator of Black Hammer; Cullen Bunn, co-creator of Harrow County; Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, creators of Elfquest; Matt Kindt, creator of MIND MGMT; and Jody Houser, writer for Stranger Things and Critical Role, for a lively discussion about the creation of an award-winning comics universe.

Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
3:00p.m.–4:00p.m.
Room: 7AB
Panelists: Michael Dante DiMartino, Faith Erin Hicks, Gene Luen Yang, F.C. Yee

Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Join Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance writer Faith Erin Hicks, Avatar: The Last Airbender—North and South writer Gene Luen Yang, and Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi writer F.C. Yee, for a further exploration of the beloved world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes!

SUNDAY, JULY 21

Growing Up With Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling
12:00p.m.–1:00p.m.
Room: 28DE
Panelists: Cecil Castellucci, Sarah Graley, Amy Mebberson

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Sarah Graley (Minecraft Volume One), and Amy Mebberson (Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet: Click Start—A Select-Your-Story Adventure) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!