Guy Davis Leaving B.P.R.D.

Guy Davis Leaving B.P.R.D.

Dark Horse Comics announced Saturday at Emerald City Comicon that Guy Davis will be leaving B.P.R.D. to focus on his own series, The Marquis, among other projects.

Davis has worked as an artist for the Mike Mignola-created miniseries since its third run. He will finish out the current series, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Gods. While it may come as a shock to many fans, Comic Book Resources had a chance to interview Davis about his sudden departure.

“One of the main reasons I felt it was time to leave the B.P.R.D. ongoing series was just the fact that at the end of the day, there was only so much comic work I could fit in and I kept having to push my own Marquis book further and further back. Along with the other projects I want to do, I’m looking forward to getting back to finishing my Marquis series for Dark Horse,” Davis stated.

Full coverage of his departure can be found at Comic Book Resources:

Industry newcomer Tyler Crook was named as Davis’ successor at ECCC. Coming to Dark Horse Comics from twelve years in the video-game industry, Crook already has projects lined up at various publishing houses through the summer. Mike Mignola was also interviewed by CBR and had great things to say about the addition of Crook to the lineup.

“While Tyler and Guy don’t really draw alike, there is a certain similarity in that their work has great energy without looking anything like a superhero comic. I’ve never wanted B.P.R.D. to look like a superhero comic, even though some of the subject matter comes pretty close to superhero stuff,” Mignola said. “Both Tyler and Guy are great at drawing people people with character. Both are grounded in reality, but not too realistic they aren’t slaves to realism. They are both great cartoonists, though not the superstylized, overly self-conscious cartooning you see so much of these days. They are both very direct, from-the-gut artists. They are both pretty much exactly what I am not, and I envy the hell out of both of them.”

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