Melissa Lomax Promoted To Director Of Marketing For Dark Horse Comics Press Release

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 30, 2016)—Dark Horse is proud to announce the promotion of Melissa Lomax to the role of director of Marketing. She will be responsible for helping to oversee the Marketing department in bookstore and direct market business strategies, digital publishing, promotions, social media, and advertising. “Melissa has proven herself to be a great asset to the company. Her hard work and dedication have been an example for us all,” said Dark Horse’s president and publisher Mike Richardson.
Melissa started her career at Dark Horse Comics as a summer intern in the Marketing department in 2007 and 2008. In September 2009, Melissa was hired as a public relations coordinator following her graduation from Pacific Lutheran University. Through hard work and dedication, Melissa has been promoted from coordinator to manager and now to director in the Marketing department. Melissa holds a bachelor of arts in communications with a focus in public relations and advertising and a minor in history. Melissa has been a member of Pacific Lutheran University’s School of Arts and Communication advisory board since its inception in 2013.
Vice president of Marketing Matt Parkinson explained his excitement for Melissa’s part in Dark Horse’s future: “As we near the end of our first thirty years of business, I look forward to watching Melissa help propel Dark Horse into the next thirty years with her creativity and innovation!”
New director of Marketing Melissa Lomax spoke of her excitement for the new opportunity: “I am beyond thrilled and honored to take on this position with the new opportunities and challenges it presents. It has been a privilege to work along side and learn from the best people in the business and I only hope to continue the stellar legacy of Dark Horse Comics in the years to come.”
Please join us in congratulating Melissa Lomax on her past accomplishments and wishing her luck in her new role in the company!

About Dark Horse

For 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 Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanTomb RaiderHaloThe WitcherSerenityGame 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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