Media Release — The popularity of skins that both personalize and protect our modern electronic devices is growing by leaps and bounds. Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, and manufacturer GelaSkins have teamed up to launch a new collection of special designs for this contemporary platform, drawing on their longtime relationships with some of today’s most interesting and respected creative talents. Dark Horse is pleased to announce that the first designs featuring the original art and characters of director and artist Tim Burton are available now.
Burton’s career-spanning retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York opens November 22, 2009, and will continue through April 2010. Consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, the event will showcase Burton’s widespread influence on both artists and pop culture.
Dark Horse Deluxe has a long-standing licensing relationship with Tim Burton for his most personal work, the fascinating group of characters created for his book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. The art and story have inspired a range of figures, toys, journals, and other collectibles that bring the characters alive and have been dubbed the Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys.
The new products take the technological tools that are now ubiquitous—laptops, computers, cell phones, and related other electronics—and turn them into a hip palette for personal expression while serving the useful function of protecting them from wear and tear.
“We have been planning this new platform for some time,” Dark Horse vice president of sales, marketing, and licensing Anita Nelson remarked. “We are proud to have Tim Burton’s strange and wonderful characters as the centerpiece. We are so pleased he likes the designs and think fans will agree.”
The complete Dark Horse line of Tim Burton GelaSkins can be seen here:
All are available for purchase now!
GelaSkins, Inc., was founded in 2005 to provide the highest level of quality possible in personalized protection for mobile devices, working with over one hundred artists and designers from around the world to present an incredible collection of fine art ranging from Renaissance paintings to graffiti and everything in between, including companies like Red Bull, EA Sports, deviantArt, Adidas, Microsoft, Lenovo, Universal Music, New Line Cinema, Google, Medtronic, Snapple, Taco Bell, Wired magazine, and many more.
GelaSkins can be found in retail outlets in over fifty countries around the world. From exposure in high-end consumer electronics stores like Fry’s Electronics to trendy stores like Urban Outfitters, GelaSkins’ quality products and wide range of designs have been a hit across all demographics. There are several new collaborations coming in 2009, as well as a great deal of increased exposure through online communities and sources such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and the iPhone App Store. The retail network is growing every day, and satisfied customers return again and again to find the latest designs.
About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy.
Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and Serenity. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.