Dark Horse Partners With Comic Shops For Hellboy Day

HBDAY FB IMAGEHellboy is by most measures the most enduring original character to emerge out of Dark Horse Comics. He has starred in films and the B.P.R.D. franchise is consistently among the top earners for the publisher.

It is therefore more than understandable that the publisher is choosing to celebrate the mythical hero’s twentieth birthday with appropriate fanfare.

The artists and writers who have helped carry the franchise to its current heights will be scattering around the world on March 22 to various comic book shops, where they will host signings and speak with the fans who have made Hellboy one of the most popular independent characters in comics.

The schedule for these appearances can be found in the press release below.

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATING 

HELLBOY DAY STORES 

MILWAUKIE, OR, MARCH 11—March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of “Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1.” After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”

In December, Dark Horse announced March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!

In addition to a slew of exclusive giveaways, Dark Horse has produced an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales, “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at the Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fábio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!

Additionally, as part of this special promotion, participating retailers were entered to win an original piece of art from Mike Mignola. This special honor goes to Hot Comics and Collectibles in New Hope, Minnesota!

Look for the Hellboy: The First 20 Years hardcover collection, on sale in comic shops everywhere on March 19! This deluxe oversized hardcover presents Mignola’s favorite covers and illustrations in gallery style, from his first drawing of Hellboy through twenty years of publishing.

See below for the list of stores hosting signings and events with the creators currently working in the Hellboy universe! Check the Dark Horse NewsFeed for a complete list of stores participating in this special anniversary celebration!

HELLBOY DAY EVENTS—Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

1. Mike Mignola—Meltdown Comics—Los Angeles, CA

2 p.m.

Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/604965422917272/

2. Tyler Crook, Dave Stewart & Scott Allie—TFAW—Portland, OR

7 p.m.–10 p.m.

Things From Another World—Portland Location

2916 NE Broadway Street
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/517966264988958/?previousaction=join&source=1

3. Duncan Fegredo, Laurence Campbell & Mick McMahon—Gosh! Comics—London, England

2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Gosh! Comics

1 Berwick Street
London W1F 0DR

+44 20 7636 1011

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/663075443731579/?fref=ts

British Comics Month Blog Post:

http://www.goshlondon.com/2014/02/gosh-presents-british-comics-month/

4. Art Baltazar—Aw Yeah Comics—Skokie, IL

Aw Yeah Comics

4933 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL 60077

(847) 423-2916

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/635908639791454/?previousaction=maybe&source=1

5. Franco Aureliani—Midtown Comics—New York, NY

2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Midtown Comics—Downtown Location

64 Fulton Street

New York, NY 10038
(212) 302-8192

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/440353906097223/

 

Midtown Comics Blog:

http://blog.midtowncomics.com/ai1ec_event/hellboy-day-signing-itty-bitty-hellboy-artist-franco/?instance_id

 

6. Tonci Zonjic—The Beguiling—Toronto, ON, Canada

2 p.m.–4 p.m.

The Beguiling Books & Art

601 Markham Street

Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

+1 416-533-9168

Facebook Events Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/587874404633938/

The Beguiling Website:

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/hellboy-day-the-beguiling-w-tonci-zonjic-lobster-johnson-artist/

7. Sebastián & Max Fiumara—Moebius Liceo—Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Moebius Liceo

Av. Santa Fe 2729

Local 13 P. Baja

1425 Buenos Aires

+54 11 4866 6960

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/265174783659681/

 

8. Fábio Moon—Quanta Academia de Artes—São Paulo, Brazil

Quanta Academia de Artes

Rua Dr. José de Queirós Aranha, 246

Vila Mariana

São Paulo 04106-061

+55 11 3214-0553

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/426855620794323/?source=1

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