Interview with Dark Horse
by Enrico Pacciani
Interview with Shawna Ervin-Gore, Dark Horse (98.05).
Enrico Pacciani, uBC:
How (and when) did Dark Horse develop an interest in Bonelli comics?
uBC: When, exactly, did Dark Horse buy the rights for the English version of Bonelli comics?
uBC: Are you interested only in Dylan Dog, Martin Mystère and Nathan Never, or you have plans about other Bonelli comics in the future?
uBC: What are Dark Horse's expectations about an American version of Bonelli comics? Do you have any specific target demographics for the three series?
uBC: How many copies are you planning to print for each series?
uBC: Which stories are you planning to publish in each series?
uBC: Do you have a specific publication plan for each series? I looked on your website but I couldn't find any information.
uBC: Are you going to publish Bonelli comics in their original format, or in the American comic book format?
uBC: Covers: will you keep the Italian covers, or you will have new cover art from DH artists? There were rumors about covers drawn by Mike Mignola for Dylan Dog and by Dave Gibbons for Martin Mystère.
uBC: Who will be the editors for the Bonelli series?
uBC: Is there any plan for a Bonelli characters-related merchandising in the United States?
uBC: We understand that is difficult to guess what will be the US market's reaction to Bonelli comics, and we would like to know if this sort of concern, or questions related to the Dylan Dog's movie are creating any delay in the publication. Please forgive me for my almost tedious insistence on this subject, but this is the topic on which we have the biggest rumors in Italy.
uBC: Many thanks for your precious collaboration.
Other articles about Bonelli comics in America:
Lucca, spring 1997 (Italian )
Angoulême 1998 (Italian )
Bonelli & Dark Horse (Italian & English )
Dylan Dog: the movie (English )
Last news by Castelli (Italian )
The covers of Numbers 1 (Italian )
Previews from Dark Horse (Italian & English )