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Diana Schutz

Diana Schutz is an award-winning editor who began working in comics in 1978, becoming an editor in 1981. After editorial stints at both Marvel Comics and Comico, she became senior executive editor at Dark Horse Comics, where she was on staff from 1990 to 2015. She was Frank Miller’s editor on Sin City and 300, Matt Wagner’s editor on Grendel, Stan Sakai’s editor on Usagi Yojimbo, Harvey Pekar’s editor on American Splendor, and Larry Marder’s editor on Beanworld. She applied her knowledge of Romance languages to edit international material in translation, such as Blacksad and The Manara Library. She has worked with authors Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, and the late Harlan Ellison, among others. She was fortunate to have been comics pioneer Will Eisner’s Dark Horse editor until his death in 2005.
The first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame, in 2023 Schutz was also honored with the Eisner Comics Industry Hall of Fame Award. She is an adjunct instructor of Comics Studies at Portland State University and a published author of both comics and prose. Semi-retired, she now works as a translator of European graphic novels, including The Mœbius Library volumes and the popular Blacksad series, among others.