Appearances

Hellboy Day

Sat Mar 23 2019 (All day)

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mike Mignola's Legendary Creation on March 23, 2019

Next year, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, Dark Horse Comics will celebrate the 25th anniversary of legendary comic book creator Mike Mignola's most famous creation with Hellboy Day.

In 1994, Dark Horse Comics published the debut issue of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction and introduced comic book readers to the Right Hand of Doom, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and one of the most iconic comic book characters—and universes—of all time. For 2019’s Hellboy Day celebration, Dark Horse will publish a 25th anniversary, promotional edition of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction issue #1, featuring a new cover by Mignola and colorist Dave Stewart (pictured at left), which will be given away at participating comic book shops; and select stores across the country will host Hellboy Day events.

"When I created Hellboy way back when I never imagined he would be around long enough to celebrate a 25th anniversary," said Mike Mignola. "I'm grateful to the writers, artists, colorists and letterers who've joined me in telling Hellboy stories for all these years. And, of course, so grateful to the fans. This thing could not exist without their support and it's a pleasure every time I get to go out to meet them." Mike Mignola will appear at a Hellboy Day signing at Earth 2 Comics in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles on March 23.

Dark Horse is inviting comic book retailers to celebrate this milestone anniversary for the world's greatest paranormal investigator by holding store events and sales of Hellboy titles. In addition, Dark Horse will be creating a series of Hellboy Day promotional materials for retailers, including a Hellboy Tattoo Sheet, a Right Hand of Doom bookmark, a window cling, an open/close sign, and a new, folded version of the Hellboy double-sided poster and Mignolaverse timeline that debuted at New York Comic Con. Retailers will have the chance to order promotional, giveaway materials and are invited to take advance of additional backlist sale pricing in order to hold celebrations at their stores. Qualifying retailers who take advantage of backlist sales promotion will be automatically entered to win special prizing packages from Dark Horse.

"Hellboy fans: please make sure to tell your retailer you want your local store to participate in this awesome celebration today," said Matt Parkinson, Dark Horse Vice President of Marketing. "And retailers: look for the December Previews for February on Sale (Issue #363) for details on backlist sales and contest deals, as well as ordering information on the promotional material being created for the event."

For nearly 25 years, Mignola and a host of celebrated writers and artists have chronicled the adventures of Hellboy facing his supposed destiny as Beast of the Apocalypse, and explored the mysterious backstories of B.P.R.D. agents including Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and Abe Sapien. Hellboy's adventures have appeared in what are known as the Mignolaverse—the strange, shared universe of comic books and graphic novels, comprised of acclaimed titles including Hellboy & the B.P.R,D., Abe Sapien, B.P.R.D., Crimson Lotus, Frankenstein Underground, Lobster Johnson, The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed and Witchfinder. Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall's forthcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich will be released by Lionsgate on April 12, 2019.

For more information about the Mignolaverse comic books and graphic novels, as well as announcements of Dark Horse Comics' plans for 2019 to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the first Hellboy comic book, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

NYC Comic Art Expo

Sun Apr 28 2019 (All day)

The NYC Comic Art Expo

Our next show will be Sunday April 28th at Manhattan’s Hotel Pennsylvania on 33rd St. in the Gold Ballroom.  

We are very excited to announce Mike Mignola creator of Hellboy as our first scheduled guest at the Expo. 

In addition we will have 25 original Winsor McCay artworks on display 
and offering publicly for the first time from the collection of Chris Parente, who’s father Joseph Parente ran The Little Nemo comic shop in NYC for close to three decades. 

Located across the street from Penn Station, local subways include A, C, E, 1, 2, 3. Show hours are 10:00am - 5:00pm. 
$20 entry
Inquire for table availability.   

Hope to see you there.

Zaddick Longenbach senbach@hotmail.com

Terry Holtz terry@freshlybakedcollectibles.com

The Lake Como Comic Art Festival

Sat May 18 2019 (All day) to Sun May 19 2019 (All day)

The Lake Como Comic Art Festival is a joint presentation by many of the same people who created Big Wow Comic Fest in California and the Paris Comic Expo. As with the prior events, LCCAF focuses on the best creators from around the world in the comic book industry. After looking at our initial guest list (with more names to come!), we hope you agree. What you will not see are media or cosplay guests or vendors selling trinkets only marginally related to the comic art world. They clearly have a place at some conventions but not at LCCAF.

Another trend which we view as unfortunate in many cases is the continued expansion of many other conventions seeking more and more attendees to the point that the shows are so crowded that no one can have access to panels and creators. We are avoiding this sea of humanity by strictly limiting the number of tickets we sell. We hope to harken back to the days when a fan could actually interact with his or her favorite creator!

With its very limited attendance, beautiful location and access to the very best comic artists, this festival is the new optimal environment for both creator and fan alike!

2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego

Wed Jul 17 2019 (All day) to Sun Jul 21 2019 (All day)

The SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

FAN EXPO Boston

Fri Aug 16 2019 (All day) to Sun Aug 18 2019 (All day)

FAN EXPO Boston is a playground for fans of all ages who love genres from comics to sci-fi to gaming and more! A weekend at FAN EXPO Boston can include dressing in your favorite cosplay, getting a professional Photo Op or Autograph with your favorite actor, inspiring panels and much more!

If that isn’t enough, check out the Exhibit Hall where you’ll find everything from retailers showcasing their latest products, to local vendors stocked with unique fandom wares.

LightBox Expo

Fri Sep 06 2019 (All day) to Sun Sep 08 2019 (All day)

After years of holding workshops around the world, Bobby Chiu and the crew at Schoolism have teamed up with the creator of Emerald City Comic Con, Jim Demonakos, to bring to life an event that truly represented the art community - LightBox Expo!

LBX was conceived as a way to bring together the best artists in animation, illustration, live action and gaming industries under one roof for the ultimate celebration of art. A place where we can come together once a year to hang out, share our art with the public, meet other artists, further our skills and educate those coming up in our respective industries.

The event will be open to everyone on Saturday and Sunday, with Friday reserved for professionals and professional development courses.

To ensure that the artists that attend will be respected and treated fairly as we create a wonderful new experience for the art community, we have put together the LBX Advisory Council, made up of some of the best artists and studio representatives in the business.

As we start on the road of announcing what we're putting together here, we hope you'll join us in September of 2019 for the first annual LightBox Expo!