[SDCC 2022] Dark Horse Unveils Comic-Con Plans: Panels, Events & More!


Although Dark Horse Comics is not exhibiting with a booth at conventions through 2022, they have announced a full slate of panels, spotlights, and other events happening at Comic Con International: San Diego 2022 this year, featuring Dark Horse partners, creators, staff, and more.

Dark Horse Comics at SDCC 2019
Dark Horse Comics at SDCC 2019

Below, find a schedule of panels and other events and their locations around the convention center, and a short list of Dark Horse creators and their table locations and panel schedules, where applicable.

See more details about all events, guests, and convention policies at the Comic-Con International website. COVID-19 protocols can also be found on CCI’s FAQ page.

Please note: Dark Horse is not the host of these panels, signings, or other events and does not have a booth exhibit at SDCC 2022. Please see the schedule details for locations and times. Scheduling updates may appear online during the convention. Please visit the Comic-Con International website for the most up-to-date listings.

ComiXology Booth #2314

Graphic novels from the partnership between Dark Horse and
ComiXology Originals will be available for purchase at this location!

More details about booth events and activities in this article.

Shared Calendar: Dark Horse created a shared calendar of Dark Horse partner events through
Comic-Con and Eventeny, which you can view and add to your own calendars here. [iCal version]

THURSDAY, JULY 21st, 2022

Spotlight on Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Shifting Earth,
Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins—Yasha Nydoorin)

11:30AM-12:30PM – Room 4

Comic-Con special guest and award-nominated author Cecil Castellucci has carved a vibrant career in works that vary in style and scope, from licensed comics to creator-owned books. But comics are just the beginning of how she tells stories. She also writes novels and librettos as well as formerly being in an indie rock band! Come hang out with her as she is joined by pal and fellow creator Jackson Lanzing for a conversation about writing, craft, art life, collaboration, and navigating the ups and downs of making a career as a creator.

Signing with Cecil Castellucci, author
1:00-2:00PM – Room AA10

Spotlight on Jock (Snow Angels)
1:00-2:00PM – Room 23ABC

Comic editor Will Dennis sits down with three-time New York Times bestselling British artist Jock, who is best known for his comics work with writer Andy Diggle on DC/Vertigo’s The Losers, the award-winning Batman: The Black Mirror, and Wytches with writer Scott Snyder. Jock has also produced key art and concept design for films including Dredd, Annihilation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the Oscar-winning Ex Machina.

Matt Kindt’s Flux House
3:00-4:00PM – Room 23ABC

For over 20 years, bestselling cartoonist Matt Kindt has been writing and illustrating creator-owned comics that balance action-packed storytelling with a highly personal creative vision, with titles like BRZRKR (with Keanu Reeves), Apache Delivery Service, BANG! Dept. H, Ether, Fear Case, MIND MGMT, Folklords, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, and Pistolwhip. Now the acclaimed cartoonist is collaborating with Dark Horse Comics, his longtime publisher, to launch Flux House, a new boutique imprint that will feature the writing (and sometimes) art of Kindt, with crime, science fiction, and humor stories, all told and presented in startling and untraditional ways.

Masters of the Universe
(The Art of Masters of the Universe: Revelation;
comic series Masters of the Universe: Revelation)
3:00-4:00PM – Hall H

Kevin Smith (Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation) interviews some of the greats from MOTU’s history, including talent and creators from each era, spanning toys, film, TV, and publishing. Hear why MOTU has been a pop culture sensation for four decades and get a sneak peek at what’s to come.

Solar Opposites (TBA!)
7:15-8:15PM – Room 6BCF

The Solar Opposites co-creators and EPs Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, with EP Josh Bycel, will discuss the newly released season 3 on Hulu and what the aliens are up to later this year. Accompanied by cast members Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack, this discussion is sure to be otherworldly.

FRIDAY, JULY 22nd, 2022

Spotlight on Scott Snyder
(Dark Horse, ComiXology Originals, and Best Jackett Press:
We Have DemonsNight of the Ghoul, more)
11:15AM-12:15PM – Room 6DE

Comics editor Will Dennis sits down with celebrated comic book writer Scott Snyder. Scott is best known for his work on Batman, American Vampire, and Wytches. He has recently worked on series for Comixology Originals including We Have Demons with Greg Capullo, Night of the Ghoul with Francesco Francavilla, and Clear with Francis Manapul.

Spotlight on Frank Miller
(Sin City, 300, Xerxes)
11:45AM-12:45PM – Room 6A

The legendary artist/writer Frank Miller is regarded as one of the most influential and awarded creators in the entertainment industry today, known for his intense, and visceral storytelling and gritty noir aesthetic across comics, novels, and film. His transcendent and groundbreaking works include Ronin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman: Year One, Sin City, 300, and more. Recently, Miller launched Frank Miller Presents (FMP), an independent publishing company focused on creating and curating a line of comics that will prioritize developing and producing work with the industry’s greatest and rising artists. Join Miller for a one-on-one interview conducted by his old pal Bill Sienkiewicz.

Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
1:00-2:00PM – Room 7AB

From the days of the glorious High Republic to the Age of Rebellion to the time of the fearsome First Order, join some of Lucasfilm Publishing’s all-star authors as they discuss stories from throughout the entire Star Wars saga, including reveals, announcements, and sneak peeks. Featuring Kristin Baver (Timelines), Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target), Adam Christopher (Shadow of the Sith), Claudia Gray (The High Republic: The Fallen Star), George Mann (The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City), Beth Revis (The Princess and the Scoundrel), Cavan Scott (The High Republic: The Rising Storm), and Kiersten White (Padawan). Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain.

Spotlight on Amy Chu
1:30-2:30PM – Sails Pavilion AA11

Amy Chu, writer (DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Rick & Morty – and more TBA!)

Spotlight on Steve Niles
3:00-4:00PM – Room 9

Writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) has been an independent force in horror comics for over 25 years. Come for an extensive interview with Steve by writer Shannon Eric Denton (Jimmy Neutron) and a Q&A session.

Avatar: Braving the Elements Live!
3:30-4:30PM – Room 6A

Ready to explore the amazing world of Avatar: The Last Airbender? Avatar: Braving the Elements, the official companion podcast co-produced by Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio, is back for season 2 and bringing you an episode live from Comic-Con! Hosts Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko) conduct a one-of-a-kind panel that takes you behind the scenes of how Avatar was brought to life.

Stranger Things Books
3:30-4:30PM – Room 29CD

Enter the upside down with authors Adam Christopher (Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town), Suyi Davies (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line), Jody Houser (Stranger Things: Science Camp), and audiobook narrator Reginald James (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line) discuss their official Stranger Things books and graphic novels based on the hit series. Moderated by Elizabeth Schaefer (editorial director, Random House Worlds).

The Multiverse of David Dastmalchian
3:30-4:30PM – Room 5AB

Actor David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) discusses his experience crossing between fandoms and franchises and how that has affected his career and his take on the craft—how much was planned, and what was a surprise. As “The Man Who Walks Between Worlds” David even created his own universe series at Dark Horse Comics, Count Crowley, arriving full circle from consumer to player to creator. With roles in multiple installments of both the DC and Marvel universes along with classic sci-fi and horror, what universe might be next on David’s list? The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch will moderate.

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters: The Making of a Documentary
6:00-7:00PM – Room 25 ABC

Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters is a feature-length documentary about Mike Mignola and the creation of his comic book universe centered around Hellboy. The film features Mignola himself, along with Neil Gaiman, Guillermo Del Toro, Rebecca Sugar, Patton Oswalt, Ron Perlman, Victor LaValle, Doug Jones, Duncan Fegredo, and dozens more discussing the characters and worlds Mignola has created, from comics to film, to his impact on pop culture. Filmmakers Kevin Konrad Hanna and Jim Demonakos discuss the making of the film and show an exclusive clip.

SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 2022

Spotlight on Tula Lotay (Barnstormers)
11:00AM-12:00PM – Room 28DE

Comics editor Will Dennis moderates an intimate conversation with the ultra-talented comic, film, and editorial illustrator Tula Lotay. Tula is a GLAAD Media Award-winning artist known for her beautifully ethereal illustration style and has worked with clients including DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Image Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Mondo, and Amazon Studios.

Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
12:30-1:30PM – Room 24ABC

Abrams Books, Dark Horse Comics, and Magpie Games are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! F. C. Yee (author, Chronicles of the Avatar), Brendon Conway (co-owner, Magpie Games), Janet Varney (voice, The Legend of Korra animated series), and moderator Cara O’Neil (senior director of marketing, Dark Horse Comics) explore the past, present, and future of the beloved world.

Climate in Crisis: Comics to Seed Hope
3:30-4:30PM – Room: 26AB

As world leaders attempt to scramble to face the coming decades, creators have as well, by telling stories focusing on the climate crisis to serve as both metaphor and call to action. Creators Corinna Bechko (Avatar: Adapt or Die), Cecil Castellucci (Shifting Earth), JR Hughto (That Distant Fire), Phillip Sevy (Kepler), and Matthew Groom (The Mystery of Ultraseven) are tackling seeding hope and visions for good futures in their stories while sounding the alarm about the high stakes of inaction when considering the state of our home, Planet Earth.

SYFY’s Resident Alien Invades Your Con
4:15-5:15PM – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The cast of Resident Alien, Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Elizabeth Bowen, and Judah Prehn, and executive producer/showrunner Chris Sheridan come together for the first time on the same stage to answer your burning questions and give you an out-of-this-world exclusive look into the season 2 return on August 10 on SYFY. Moderated by Ancient Aliens star and co-executive producer (and Resident Alien guest star), Giorgio A. Tsoukalos.

Critical Role: Q&A With the Cast
5:00-6:00PM – Ballroom 20

The cast of Critical Role (Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Ashley Johnson, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, Travis Willingham, and Laura Bailey) participate in a Q&A style panel moderated by Christian Navarro.

The Art and Business of Licensing
6:30-7:30PM – Room 10

Erica Stead (director of licensing, Gearbox Entertainment) and Meredith Hershey (associate licensing manager, Gearbox Entertainment), join Ashley Edward Miller (Showrunner, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Amy Chu (writer, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Borderlands comic) in a discussion on the creative and business process of developing licensed content for fan-favorite franchises such as Borderlands, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and DOTA.

A Panel With Kevin Smith!
6:30-8:00PM – Hall H

Kevin Smith is like the gum under the table at which actual celebrity guests sit during much better panels in Hall H: The guy just keeps sticking around. Not-so-Silent Bob returns to the Hall H stage with the cast of his first feature Clerks as they world premiere the opening 5 minutes of Lionsgate’s Clerks III! See Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob on the Hall H screen before anyone else gets to see them in theaters this fall! Whether he’s dishing details about the just-announced season 2 of Masters oftheUniverse or rambling on about Marvel movies and the Mandalorian, ComiKev makes Comic-ConFAN-tastic!

SUNDAY, JULY 24th, 2022

ComiXology: Scottober – West Coast Edition
12:30-1:30PM – Room 6DE

Comics editor and writer Greg Lockard sits down with celebrated comic book writer Scott Snyder, comic, film, and editorial illustrator Tula Lotay, award-winning comic artist and writer Jamal Igle, and comic, film, and gaming design artist Dan Panosian for a discussion on their recent Comixology Originals titles.

Schedules and Locations

Creator schedules include additional panels
and appearances beyond those listed above.

Sergio Aragones (Groo):
Artist’s Alley Table I-07

Dave Baker and Nicole Goux (Everyone is Tulip):
Booth #2203

David Booher (Killer Queens):
7:30-8:30PM – The Post-Pandemic Publishing Landscape – 26AB

5:30-6:30PM – The Creator’s Guide to Indie Comics – 26AB

1:00-2:00PM – Comicspocalypse: Why Dystopia Sells in Comics – Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Cecil Castellucci (Shifting Earth, Soupy Leaves Home, Critical Role: Mighty Nein Origins–Yasha Nydoorin):

11:30AM-12:30PM – Spotlight on Cecil Castellucci – Room 4
1:00-2:00PM – Signing / Cecil Castellucci, author (Shade, Shifting Earth) – AA10

11:00AM—12:00PM – Autobio Comics panel – Room 29AB
1:00-2:00PM – Lucasfilm Publishing Panel – Room 7AB

10:30—11:30AM – What is the Best Super Power? – Room 10
1:00PM – 2:00PM – Express Yourself: Activism Through the Comic Arts – Room: 11
3:30PM – 4:30PM – Climate in Crisis: Comics to Seed Hope – Room: 26AB

12:00—1:00 – Injecting the Personal – Room 28DE

Amy Chu (Secret Loves of Geeks, upcoming TBA):
Artist’s Alley Table FF-01

2:00-3:00PM – Comics and Work Life Balance – Room 32AB

12:00-1:00PM – Comics Arts Conference Session #6 – Room 26AB
1:30-2:30PM – Spotlight on Amy Chu – Sails Pavilion AA11

6:30-7:30PM – The Art and Business of Licensing – Room 10

Curtis Clow (Beastlands)
Artist’s Alley Table AA-23

David Dastmalchian (Count Crowley):
3:30-4:30PM – The Multiverse of David Dastmalchian – Room 5AB
5:00-6:30PM – Limited Signing with David Dastmalchian (ticketed) – Sails Pavilion AA04

Camilla d’Errico (Dappled Daydreams: The Art of Camilla d’Errico):
Booth #4723
Prints available!

Jody Houser (Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, Stranger Things: Science Camp):
3:30-4:30PM – Stranger Things Books – Room 29CD

Matt Kindt (Flux House, Mind MGMT, Dept. H):
3:00-4:00PM – Matt Kindt’s Flux House – Room 23ABC

Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, Xerxes):
11:45AM-12:15PM – Spotlight on Frank Miller – Room 6A

Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre, Freaks of the Heartland):
6 – 7pm – Come and get your Horror Books signed – StormKing Booth 2020

11:00AM-12:00PM – Signing – Z2 Booth
3:00-4:00PM – Spotlight on Steve Niles – Room 9

2:00-3:00PM – Tales for a HalloweeNight – StormKing Booth 2020
3:00-4:00PM – Dark & Stormy: Horror & Noir Comics – Room 6DE
5:30-6:30PM – Monster Panel – Room 24ABC

Cavan Scott (The Ward, Star Wars: Tales from the Rancor’s Pit, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory):
1:00-2:00PM – Lucasfilm Publishing Panel – Room 7AB

Phillip Sevy (Triage, Kepler):
3:00-4:00PM – Breaking Into Comics and Staying In – Room 11

3:30PM – 4:30PM – Climate in Crisis: Comics to Seed Hope – Room: 26AB

Tentacle Kitty (Tentacle Kitty: Tales Around the Teacup):
Booth #1501

If you’re NOT at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you can still enjoy one of Dark Horse’s biggest digital comics sales of the year. Up to 50% off ALL titles at Dark Horse Digital, including single issues, art books, and everything in between!

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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.


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