Dark Horse Comics has announced three promotions among their editorial staff: Katii O’Brien to Editor, Rachel Roberts to Full Editor, and Brett Israel to Associate Editor.
“I’m honored to count such a talented trio among my coworkers,” said Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Dave Marshal. “Katii, Rachel, and Brett exemplify the advocacy for creators, commitment to quality, and love of the medium that all of us in editorial strive to bring to the office every day. These promotions recognize accomplishments that I am confident will be followed by many more positive contributions to comics in the future.”
Katii O’Brien is an avid horror movie fan and graduate of Seton Hall University. During her time at Dark Horse has focused largely on Mike Mignola titles such as Hellboy and B.P.R.D..
Rachel Roberts is a graduate of Northern Arizona University that’s been with Dark Horse’s Editorial Department since 2015. She’s worked on a wide range of titles including art books and graphic novels for titles such as Avatar the Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Critical Role.
Brett Israel graduated with a BFA from Emerson College and started with Dark Horse as an intern from the Portland State University Comics Studies Program. He formally joined the company in late 2017 and had very successful first outings with No One Left to Fight and Crone. Dark Horse tells us that Brett is developing a solid list upcoming titles, including English translations of Cuisine Chinoise and Papaya Salad.
Congratulations to Katii, Rachel, and Brett! We wish you the best of luck in your new roles and look forward to what you help bring to our bookshelves.