The Governor’s Gold Award is presented every year to highlight “Greatness In Oregon”. Ted Kulongoski and former Governors, chose six award recipients, one of whom was Dark Horse Comics and Dark Horse Entertainment. Mike Richardson (Founder, Dark Horse) accepted the award from presenter John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, Spies Like Us). According to the Comic Book Review’s News Team, Dark Horse Comics and Dark Horse Entertainment was called, “possibly the state’s best kept secret,” and a “revolutionary force” in comics publishing. Dark Horse Entertainment, the feature arm of Dark Horse, is currently in development with Emily The Strange, a live-action and animated feature based on the Hit-Girl character from the cult following comic Kick-Ass under their Universal Pictures deal.