First Thursday at Fotoeffect


Happily timed to coincide with the publication of SNOW ANGEL, I am having my first ever one-man show, opening this Thursday at Fotoeffect Gallery at NW 6th and Everett in Portland.

David Chelsea is reading:
The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father’s Twentieth Century
by Margaret Talbot

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Coming in April: SNOW ANGEL

SNOW ANGEL is finally getting her own book! This sort-of-superhero story began as a black and white 24 Hour Comic, was then reworked in full color for the anthology SNOW STORIES , and when that book was cancelled eventually appeared in three parts in Dark Horse’s flagship anthology DARK HORSE PRESENTS. Now, SNOW ANGEL will appear in a 32-page comic going on sale April 3rd. Many thanks to my editors Mike Richardson and Philip Simon, and everyone at Dark Horse!

David Chelsea is listening to:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

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Snow Angel interview at MTV Geek

Comics writer Alexander Zalben has just posted a tandem interview with me and fellow Dark Horse Presents contributor Patrick Alexander at MTV Geek. Artfully written to convey the impression that we were all in the same room together rather than, say, corresponding by e-mail, the interview tells the behind-the-scenes story of the creative genesis of Snow Angel, as well as Patrick’s hilarious feature The Wraith.

David Chelsea is listening to:
Schulz and Peanuts
by David Michaelis

Dark Horse Presents #2

2 frames from Snow Angel
2 frames from Snow Angel

It is Wednesday, June 22, and time for you to trot, gallop or canter down to your local comics shop to pick up a copy of Dark Horse Presents #2, the comics anthology which contains the second installment of my serial “Snow Angel” as well as the following features…
Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown: “Rotten Apple” Part 1
Robert Love and David Walker: “Number 13″ Chapter 1
Neal Adams: “Blood” Part 2
Howard Chaykin: “Marked Man” Part 2
Paul Chadwick: “Concrete: In a Wound in the Earth”
Carla Speed McNeil: “Finder: Third World” Part 2
Richard Corben: “Murky World” Part 2
Michael T. Gilbert: “Mr. Monster vs. Oooak!” Part 2
Patrick Alexander: “The Wraith”

David Chelsea is listening to:
I Think I Love You
by Allison Pearson

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Passing The Word Along

David Chelsea is watching:

Fom the Dark Horse Blog:

Continuing a week of announcements regarding the future of Dark Horse’s flagship title, we are proud to announce that Dark Horse Presents #1 will be available digitally on June 15 at!

Subsequent issues will be available digitally approximately one month after release in comic shops, for $3.99 an issue.

This inaugural issue contains all-new stories from Paul Chadwick’s Concrete, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, and Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, as well as new material from Richard Corben, Howard Chaykin, and David Chelsea.

“Dark Horse Presents launched our company twenty-five years ago,” said president and publisher Mike Richardson. “As we move into the digital age, it only seems fitting that DHP have a prominent place in this new frontier. We are excited to share these stories with a whole new kind of comics fan, in a totally new format.”
Head over to now to download hundreds of your favorite Dark Horse titles!

The Girl With The Keyhole Eyes: The Last Preview

Here are some frames from The Girl With The Keyhole Eyes, a three-part comics story for Dark Horse Presents. I just finished the last pages and sent them to the editors yesterday, and the first part should appear in the fall.

David Chelsea drives:
A Toyota Prius

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