jeremy atkins

Via Facebook, Dark Horse’s Director of Publicity Jeremy Atkins has announced he’s leaving Dark Horse after ten years:

It’s official. After ten years at Dark Horse Comics, where I have learned so much, made lifelong friends and been lucky enough to see the world preaching the four color gospel, I am moving on to the craft brewing industry. After this weekend’s Rose City Comic Con, I will join the marketing team at Rogue Ales! Their legendary Dead Guy Ale was one of the first to awaken my tastebuds to the glory of PacNW brews, and remains a favorite to this day. I am sad to say goodbye to my friends and family in comics, but excited for a new adventure and the chance to get back to writing. Look for Alex Cox and I’s comics creation to make its online debut in the coming months, and hopefully more to follow.

After the crying ended—Atkins is one of comics most affable and knowledgeable marketing folk in comics and has been a true friend of this site for many years—we chatted him up a bit to find out what he’s up to. He will indeed be expanding on his comics writing with a few secret projects in the works. But he and Alex Cox will be expanding their webcomics, Charles De  Ghoul, which debuted in last year’s Liberty Annual. He’ll also be writing a column for Heavy Metal starting on October 1st.

While we’re sad to be losing Jeremy to the world of beer, on further consideration, the worlds of comics and beer are strangely aligned, and somehow, we feel, we’ll be seeing him pop up quite a bit.

Best of luck to one of the really good guys.



  1. Hey Jeremy, it will be quite strange to not see your face in the Dark Horse booth at any of the shows. But, if there is any place beyond comics that can possibly be as fun, it’s got to be beer! Congratulations and best wishes man.

  2. Here’s hoping he takes his comics rolodex with him!

    Not just beer!
    And cucumber soda? Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter And Banana Ale?! Cheese?

    And you can visit the farms. Or sample their fine fare at the airport.
    Wow. I’m a fan!

  3. Thanks everyone! It has been nothing short of a pleasure working with all of you over the years. I can promise you this face will still be one you will be seeing around. Appreciate the kind words. I can’t begin to express how much I am going to miss this industry. Luckily, no other biz could be better prep for a career in beer! Cheers!


  4. *Rogue, though I’m sure they’d make a rouge ale by pouring a bunch of odd red stuff into a typical red beer.

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