On October 1, Graphic Policy published a story by Janelle Asselin that alleged a history of harassment and inappropriate behavior committed by Dark Horse executive senior editor (formerly editor-in-chief) Scott Allie. In it, Joe Harris, who writes The X-Files comics, claimed that at the Hilton Bayfront hotel bar during Comic-Con in San Diego this year, Allie grabbed his crotch and bit him on the ear.
Speaking to ComicsAlliance, Harris explains why he went public about his experience. “I was outraged that it happened, and because people rarely feel comfortable coming forward, and I'm sick of hearing about this cr--, generally,” he said. “I've experienced a range of emotions since the incident, from embarrassment to anger to pity for the perpetrator and anger at the company that had him out there, swimming around like a shark in the aquarium when this was not an isolated incident, as I'd later learn.”
Harris says the incident made what is regarded as a widespread, unspoken problem in the industry very real to him.
The week's over! You did it, and did it in exemplary style. But while you've been off working and living and doing all those things that humans do, what have you missed in the world of comics? With Weekender, ComicsAlliance is here to give you a heads-up on some of the stories that you might have overlooked, and to showcase some great writing on comics for you to enjoy over spiced macaroons this weekend.
Last month, ComicsAlliance launched its first ever Reader Choice Awards. We spend all year telling you what we like (and don't like), but we wanted to hear from you. We had seven different polls, asking voters to make their choices for best editor, colorist, writer/artist, cover artist, design, artist and writer for the previous year in comics.
Voting concluded this morning, and the results are in. Thanks to all of you who voted, and otherwise spread the word. You can check out a list of the winners below.
2013 was a great year for comics. It feels like a similar statement is made after every year concludes, but 2013 unquestionably saw exceptional work from several creators, across multiple publishers and genres within the medium. To close out the year, we offered what we felt to be the best comics of the year, highlighting dozens of writers and artists whose creative output we felt deserved to be celebrated.
But now we want to hear from you. Readers often offer us their opinions, via the comment section or social media, as to what they’re enjoying, or what they think we missed. Now we’d like you to let us know with your vote, as this week we’re launching the first annual ComicsAlliance Reader Choice Awards. We’ll have two categories per day throughout the week, and you can vote more than once if you like, though you’ll have to wait an hour at least before coming back to vote again. Voting will be open until February 11 at 10 a.m. EST, and we’ll announce the winners shortly after.
You can cast your vote after the cut for the best editor of the year.
Earlier this month, we offered up a preview of the upcomingCBLDF Fund Liberty Annual 2013 the newest anthology comic that benefits the efforts of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Now, we're bringing you an interview with Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, who's serving as editor of this year's issue being released by Image Comics on October 31.
We talked with him about story selection, how history and current events can inform the comics community, Internet comments and lots more.
The publisher of Hellboy, Creepy Comics, Eerie Comics, To Hell You Ride, Criminal Macabre and more, Dark Horse Comics has always distinguished itself as a comic book company with a serious love for horror. Indeed, the publisher's haunting Ragemoor by Jan Strnad and Richard Corben earned a place on ComicsAlliance's list of the best comics of 2012, as did the year's particularly grim installments of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, and the cover artwork of Colder #1 was very arguably the most startlingly horrific image to grace comic book stands (or iPads, as the case may be).
Even though it's been more than three years since the last issue of the second volume of TheUmbrella Academy, the sci-fi family saga illustrated by Gabriel Bá is never far from writer Gerard Way's mind. The M...
With an expansive line that includes Mike Mignola's supernatural epic Hellboy, Eric Powell's zombie-slugging The Goon, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Steve Niles' occult investigating Criminal Macabre, the new Eerie, the archives of Creepy, and new series like Tim Seeley's Ex Sanguine, Guillermo del Toro's The Strain, Lance Henriksen & Tom Mandrake's To Hell You Ride, and Paul Tobin & Juan Ferreyra's Colder, Dark Horse has a lot to offer for this year's Halloween celebration.
The upcoming year is going to be big for B.P.R.D. Dark Horse recently announced their renumbering initiative for the popular Hellboy spinoff, and longtime Hellboy and B.P.R.D. editor and newly anointed Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie has said that recent events in the series are leading toward what he simply but ominously described as "The End...
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