Comic Book Resources is reporting layoffs at local publisher Dark Horse Comics:

CBR News learned today that Dark Horse Comics has laid off a number of staffers including people from their editorial and sales departments.

Believed to be included in the layoffs (though not the sum total of persons leaving the company) are editors Shawna Gore and Dave Land as well as sales assistant Max Sato. Reached by phone, a representative for Dark Horse declined to comment.

April, of course, is Comic Book Month in Portland—the Stumptown Comics Fest is in four days. There's never a good time to get canned, but man, that timing's gotta sting. Print-media condolences to all those affected.