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A Brief History of Diana Schutz
Before retiring in 2015, Diana Schutz was a comics editor working with some of the biggest names in the business. For 25 years as an editor at Dark Horse Comics, Schutz helped guide some of the most influential comic creators including Frank Miller, Stan Sakai, Paul Chadwick, Dave Sim, Matt Wagner, Will Eisner and more.
Her experience in the comics business started in 1978, when she dropped out of philosophy grad school and began working at the Comic Shop in Vancouver, British Columbia. She also worked on newsletter called The Telegraph Wire and then with Comico before landing at Dark Horse.
In March 2015, Schutz announced her retirement from Dark Horse. Her mission there was working with artists and writers to shepherd their vision into great comics. She left to to continue and expand her role teaching about comics. In 2002, she began teaching a Comics Art & Literature course at Portland Community College.