Jeremy Atkins, Dark Horse's director of public relations, announced today that after a decade with the publisher, he's accepted a job with Portland, Oregon-based brewery Rogue Ales.
"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," he wrote on Facebook. "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 it's online debut in the coming months, and hopefully more to follow."
Atkins was a major presence in the industry -- he's pictured here with the massive number of Dark Horse exhibitor convention badges he's accumulated over the years -- and the staff of Comic Book Resources wishes him well in his new career and beyond.
"It has been ten of the best years of my life," Atkins wrote. "Here's to making the transition from 'Exhibitor' to 'Professional.'"