Dark Horse Comics brings a Manga contest to the masses

It’s time to break out those drawing tablets, sketch pads or anything else you can muster as Dark Horse Comics is bringing a manga contest to the masses. To celebrate the FLCL Omnibus they’re opening the gates to have manga and comic fans to draw their own 2-4 page story inspired by manga in some form (characters,series,styles). It also has to include Dark Horse in some way but it can be simple to include history, logos or just as a subject.

Grand Prize!

  • 7′ Cardcaptor Sakura Banner
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront Vol. 1
  • Gate 7 Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Book 3
  • Magic Knight Rayearth 2
  • The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 11
  • MPD Psycho Vol. 10
  • Oh My Goddess Vol. 14 & 16
  • Berserk Vol. 33
  • Evangelion 1.11 – You are (Not) Alone Blu-ray
  • Afro Samurai Resurrection – Special Edition Director’s Cut Blu-ray
Judge
  • Carl Horn – Dark Horse Manga Editor
Check out the Dark Horse Blog for more information and get to work on those entries!

Link: Dark Horse Blog

The Dark Horse Emerald City Comicon signing and panel schedule arrives!

We’ve been talking about it a ton but we’re still following up to the show day, if you’re headed to the Emerald City Comicon this weekend we have a Dark Horse guide of events and panels to start writing down before the show kicks off tomorrow. Check out the goodies below for more information, also keep in mind that Dark Horse Comics lanyards will be available at each signing too. Although they’re limited to one per person while they can keep them in stock.

Booth Signings #702

  • Friday March 30
    • 5:00 p.m.                  Brian Wood (ConanThe Massive)—FREE poster
    • 5:30 p.m.                  Paul Tobin (Falling Skies)—FREE Falling Skies print
  • Saturday March 31
    • 1:00 p.m. Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)—FREE Buffy rubber wristband
    • 1:30 p.m. Adam Warren (Empowered)—FREE comic
    • 2:00 p.m. Brian Wood (Conan, The Massive)—FREE poster
    • 2:30 p.m. Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (Axe Cop)—FREE comic; Christopher Hastings (Dr.McNinja) — FREE print
    • 3:00 p.m. Steve Lieber (Alabaster)—FREE print
    • 4:00 p.m. Jeremy Barlow (Mass Effect, Star Wars)—FREE print
    • 5:30 p.m. Paul Tobin (TBA at DHC: Powered by Creators panel)—FREE print
    • 6:00 p.m. Jeff Parker and Erika Moen (TBA at DHC: Powered by Creators panel)—FREE print
  • Sunday April 1
    • 11:00 a.m.                 Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle)—FREE print
    • 12:30 p.m.                 Joëlle Jones (House of Night)FREE comic
    • 1:00 p.m.                  Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Noto (Ghost)—FREE print
    • 2:00 p.m.                  Michael Avon Oeming (Valve Presents, New project TBA at DHC: Powered by Creators panel)FREE print

Panel Schedule

  • Friday March 30
    • 3:00–4:00 p.m.                  ECCC Spotlight Series: Brian Wood Room 211
    • 3:00–4:00 p.m.                  Falling Skies Screening and Q&A Room 4C1-2
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.                  Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Whedonverse Room 4C1-2
    • 6:00–7:00 p.m.                  ECCC Spotlight Series: Camilla d’Errico Room 211
    • 6:00–7:00 p.m.                  Expanding the Experience: Video Games to Comics and Back Again Room TCC 102
  • Saturday March 31
    • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.         ECCC Spotlight Series: Rick Remender Room 211
    • 4:00–5:00 p.m.                   Dark Horse Comics: Powered by Creators Room 4C1-2
  • Sunday April 1
    • 12:00–1:00 p.m.                   ECCC Spotlight Series: Steve Niles Room 211
    • 12:00–1:00 p.m.                   Mythic Fiction Comics: The Next Mega-Genre? Room 3AB
    • 1:00–2:00 p.m.                     Axe Cop Room 3AB
    • 1:00–2:00 p.m.                      ECCC Spotlight Series: Brandon Graham and Adam Warren in Conversation Room 211
We’ll continue to run announcements and news as we get them for the show, get to planning as it looks to be a busy weekend up in Seattle!

Link: Dark Horse Blog