[Comic Book News] Global Signing Event Announced in Conjunction w/ Release of THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS Anthology

Secret Loves of Geeks


Geek Out With the Creators of “The Secret Loves of Geeks” Feb. 21!

On February 14, 2018, Dark Horse Comics will release The Secret Loves of Geeks, the follow up to last year’s hit anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson. The upcoming anthology features comic and prose stories from writers, cartoonists, and professional geeks of all gender identities and sexual orientations about their most intimate, heartbreaking, humorous, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating.

<[Interview] Hope Nicholson of “Secret Loves of Geek Girls” from Dark Horse Comics>

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, we are celebrating the release of this book by hosting a simultaneous signing by The Secret Loves of Geeks contributors around the world. Writers and comic creators from Finland, Scotland, and across USA and Canada will be appearing in local comic shops to sign copies of the books and chat with fans in this unprecedented mega-event.


Writers: Margaret Atwood, Gerard Way, Valentine del Landro, Amy Chu, Patrick Rothfuss, Dana Simpson, Gabby Rivera, Hope Larson, Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone
Artists: Gabby Rivera, Marley Zarcone
Cover Artist: Becky Cloonan

Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, and more!

The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls,this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson, (Batgirl), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Valentine del Landro (Bitch Planet), Marley Zarcone (Shade), Sfe R. Monster (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), Amy Chu (Wonder Woman), cover art by Becky Cloonan (Demo), and more!

THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS can be pre-ordered from the links below
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, February 14th!




Toronto, Ontario – Page & Panel

789 Yonge St
Toronto, ON, Canada
M4W 2G8
Phone: +1 416-323-9212

Contributors: Diana McCallum, Saadia Muzaffar, JP Larocque

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Galaxy Comics

200-1109 Henderson Hwy,
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2G 1L4
Phone: +1 204-338-5216

Contributors: Hope Nicholson

Helsinki, Finland – Turun Sarjakuvakauppa

Porthaninkatu 9, 00530
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 44 2308251

Contributors: H-P Lehkonen

Glasgow, Scotland – Forbidden Planet Glasgow

168 Buchanan St,
Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
Phone: +44 141 331 1215

Contributors: Letty Wilson, Katie West

Austin, Texas – Austin Books & Comics

5002 N Lamar Blvd,
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512) 454-4197

Contributors: Dr. Nerdlove

Denver, Colorado – Mutiny Info Cafe

2 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Phone: (303) 778-7579

Contributors: Dylan Edwards

Houston, Texas – 8th Dimension

15210 West Rd
Houston, TX 77095
Phone: (281) 856-6506

Contributors: Jessi Jordan

Los Angeles, California – Meltdown Comics and Collectibles

7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone:  (323) 851-7223

Contributors: Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Cecil Castellucci,
Ivan Salazar, MariNaomi, Dana Simpson, Kristian Bruun

Portland, Oregon – Books With Pictures

1100 SE Division St,
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 206-4369

Contributors: Terry Blas, Kelly Fitzpatrick

San Francisco, California – Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone:  (415) 227-8666

Contributors: Maia Kobabe, Trina Robbins, Jen Aprahamian, Mariko Tamaki

Seattle, Washington – Phoenix Comics & Games

113 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone:  (206) 328-4554

Contributors: Levi Hastings, Jen Vaughn

About Dark Horse:

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.