Dark Horse Presents, or DHP for short, introduced me to some of the finest cartoonist around. Evan Dorkin, Paul Pope, Renée French, Stan Sakai, to name but a few – I first saw their work in that wonderful anthology that was published by Dark Horse Press until a few years ago.
Since this summer, it would seem, DHP has found a new home, on Dark Horse’s MySpace page. Every month, this page publishes four stories (one continuing serial and three short stories) from established and new talent. So far, this included work by Joss Whedon and Fabio Moon, Rick Geary, Tony Millionaire and Gabriel Bà. October’s issue even contains a new, all too short Chickenhare story by Chris Grine (see above). Whee !
It’s a shame the stories are published at a very low resolution in a flash movie (I gather DH just wants to make sure they can publish these stories on paper too, later). I would have liked to be able to zoom in on some of the pages. Fabio Moon’s work on Sugarshock is, as always, simply breathtaking.