Image Comics is pleased to return to Seattle this year for Emerald City Comic Con on Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 5th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.
LIMITED* CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1510):
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
- ROYAL CITY #1 by Jeff Lemire, $10 (+tax)
- THE OLD GUARD #1 by Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernandez, $10 (+tax)
- CURSE WORDS #1 by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, price $10, (sold at Artist Alley table V1 & V2 only)
- RAT QUEENS #1 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, $10 (+tax) (sold at Artist Alley table F10 only)
- MAGDALENA #0 by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady & Christian Dibari, $2 (sold only at Artist Alley table S-1)
- SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena, $35 (+tax)
- KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35 (+tax)
- GLITTERBOMB, VOL. 1 trade paperback by Jim Zub & Djibril Morissette-Phan, cover by Ray Fawkes, $15 (+tax), (sold at Artist Alley table V3 only)
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.
- BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)
- Exclusive ECCC DESCENDER print, $5 (+tax), (proceeds to benefit the ACLU)
- Image Comics’ 25th Anniversary commemorative enamel pin, $10 (+tax)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics Announcements
Thursday, 4:15PM – 6:15PM
Image Comics is bringing the Future of Comics to Emerald City Comicon in 2017 with this special two-hour presentation. Featuring a keynote speech by publisher Eric Stephenson about the past, present, and future of comics and a full slate of brand-new series to be announced, this panel is sure to set the tone for the year and give you plenty of great comics to look forward to reading.
Image Comics: 25th Anniversary Founders Panel
Friday, 1PM- 2:30PM
Twenty-five years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image’s 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a rare gathering that is not to be missed.
The Future Of Comics: Cultivating Identity
Friday, 4PM – 5PM
The comics you love the most tend to have a personal touch, something that helps you relate to the characters, or makes a fantastic situation more believable. Corinna Bechko (INVISIBLE REPUBLIC), Ray Fawkes (UNDERWINTER: SYMPHONY), Gabriel Hardman (THE BELFRY), and a few more special guests make works that use the personal touch to great effect, and they’re ready to share their insights with you.
The Future of Comics: Your Brand-New Favorites
Saturday, 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Your favorite comics don’t look anything like those of your parents, siblings, or even your friends. There is such a wide variety of material out there that you can grab a comic on nearly any subject and find something to fall in love with. The work of Charles Soule (CURSE WORDS), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), and Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS) is fantastic, no matter the genre they’re working in. Come find your new favorite comics at this panel, and discover a few new favorite creators, too.
The Future of Comics: Pure Storytelling
Sunday, 1:15PM – 2:15PM
Curious about making comics? Want to give your storytelling talents a boost? Image Comics is pleased to present Kaare Andrews (RENATO JONES: THE ONE%), Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Steve Lieber (THE FIX), and a few special guests. These cartoonists are incredibly talented, and experts in storytelling. Come pick the brains of the masters and enjoy a lively conversation about telling stories in comics.
SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1510):
*wristbands will be available for fans to pick up as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
- 11:00 – 12:00 PM, Robert Kirkman* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
- 12:00 – 12:45 PM, Joseph Keatinge & Wook-Jin Clark
- 2:00 – 2:45 PM, Justin Jordan + surprise creator
- 3:00 – 3:45 PM, Joe Casey
- 3:00–4:30 PM: Image Comics Founders Signing in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the Washington State Convention Center.* (ECCC will coordinate a ‘lottery system’ where badge-holding fans will submit their names and a lucky 300 fans will win a limited edition poster and admission to have it signed by the founders. Lottery applications are open on the Emerald City Comicon website until February 21. Details here).
- 4:00 – 4:45 PM, Kurtis Wiebe + Owen Gieni
- 5:00 – 5:45 PM, Donny Cates
- 5:00 – 5:45 PM, John Layman
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
- 11:00 – 11:45 PM, surprise creators
- 11:00 – 11:45 PM, Chris Sebela
- 12:15 – 1:15 PM, Robert Kirkman* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
- 1:00 – 1:45 PM, surprise creators
- 2:00 – 2:45 PM, Jeff Lemire* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
- 3:00 – 3:45 PM, Rick Remender* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
- 3:00 – 3:45 PM, Daniel Warren Johnson
- 4:00 – 4:45 PM, Declan Shalvey + Jordie Bellaire
- 5:00 – 5:45 PM, surprise creators
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
- 11:00 – 11:45 AM, Becky Cloonan
- 11:00 – 11: 45 AM, Stefano Gaudiano & Tony Akins
- 12:00 – 12:45 PM, Doug Wagner
- 1:00 – 1:45 PM, Rick Remender* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:
Andrews, Kaare Kyle: F-9
Barber, Nick: U12
Bautista, Gabriel: DD13
Bechko, Corinna: N1
Belanger, Andy: U6
Bergin, Joseph: Y3A
Brisson, Ed: U11
Browne, Ryan: V2
Casey, Joe: N9
Christmas, Johnny: U13
Dalrymple, Farel: E-7
DeConnick, Kelly Sue: J8
Dodson, Terry: A1/A2
Fairbairn, Nathan: DD16
Fawkes, Ray: J4
Fraction, Matt: J7
Gaudiano, Stefano: B3
Gerads, Mitch: C-2A
Giarrusso, Chris: V9
Greenwood, Justin: U11
Haberlin, Brian: Booth 1601
Hardman, Gabriel: N1
Harren, James: D7
Harris, Joe: V14
Hawkins, Matt: S-1
Haun, Jeremy: R4
Hutchison, Megan: V14
Keatinge, Joseph: U12
Kelly, Joe: N10
Latour, Jason: P7
Lemire, Jason: G1
Lieber, Steve: H16
Mahfood, Jim: U7
McClaren, Meredith: Booth 208
Norton, Mike: U-8
Robinson, Andrew: FF11
Rouleau, Duncan: N11
Seagle, Steven T.: N12
Schirmer, Brian: B9
Soule, Charles: V1
Wagner, Matt: L12
Ward, Malachi: E5
Wiebe, Kurtis: F10
Zub, Jim: V3
Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at noon to give a special presentation with a Q&A in honor of Women’s History month!
Barnes & Noble
98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803
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|Come and join us for our first show of the year at the Toms River Elks Lodge on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
Featuring *Star* guest Christopher Weite of the Walking Dead and Gotham and Carolyn Seibert better known as the “Zombie Queen.” Carolyn will also be doing a Zombie Makeover to one lucky winner from our hourly door prize give aways!
We will be featuring an “artist lounge” with your favorite artists, writers and creators of comics. Also on hand will be more than 30 vendors offering up comics from the golden age to modern, NON-sport cards, action figures, toys, crafts, graphic novels, collectibles and so much More!!!
Joining us will be several cos-play groups, the Philadelphia Avengers, 501st Star Wars Legion, Ghostbusters, and Carter Cosplay. There will be a cos-play contest at 2pm, so don’t be shy and dress up in your favorite super hero or villain costume and join in the fun!
New to the show and joining us will be whole cloth photos, a green screen photo booth where attendees can have their picture taken in Jurassic Park, Flying high with Superman and other cool backgrounds!!
The girl scouts will be joining us as well for recruitment and selling those cookies we all love!
There will be hourly door prizes drawings for some great prizes….one being a Zombie Makeover! Also $how Ca$h!!! Admission is $5 Senior Citizens $3 Kids under 12 Free Free Parking!
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Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!
Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.
In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.
Barnes & Noble – Johns Hopkins University
3330 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21218
Artist Brad Walker (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) and writer Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) sign at Anyone Comics on Wednesday March 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for their opening day celebration!
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
Join CAAMFest for the Bay Area premiere of Lena Khan’s first feature film, THE TIGER HUNTER on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Follow COMMUNITY’s Danny Pudi as Sami, a young Indian engineer who moves to the U.S. in the 70s to gain wealth, live up to the notoriety of his legendary tiger-hunting father, and above all, win the favor of his childhood sweetheart. Tickets available at the link…
Follow THE TIGER HUNTER with a feast for the senses at our Opening Night Gala at the Asian Art Museum! Dine, drink, dance and discuss as you indulge in what CAAM does best — art, music and food. Experience global creations from Bay Area favorites, including Boba Guys, Sol Food, Hodo Soy, Reem’s, Magnolia Ice Cream, The Chai Cart, Lee’s Deli, Socola Chocolatier and Rémy Martin. Enjoy performances from Chitresh Das Institute, known for presenting innovative Indian classical dance and music. Sway to the sweet sounds of the 70s, with pulsing beats from local DJ’s and soak in the visual riches of the museum’s newest exhibits, Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty. Glimpse the secret lives of Han-dynasty royals and the pleasures they pursued in this world and the next through fascinating objects — including a toilet and bronze phallus that are over 2,000 years old — unearthed from newly discovered tombs.
Expected Guests in Attendance: Lena Khan (Director), Megha Kadakia (Producer), Nazia Khan (Producer), Alan Pao (Executive Producer), Danny Pudi (Cast), Jon Heder (Cast), Karen David (Cast), Rizwan Manji (Cast), Parvesh Cheena (Cast), Sam Page (Cast)
Co-presented by: 3rd i Film Festival, India Community Center, SF Sketchfest
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
Portland State University and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are joining forces with a week of special events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Will Eisner, the legendary cartoonist whose influence defined the contours and possibilities of American comics in his lifetime and beyond!
Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration around the week of March 6th. It celebrates “graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner.” Eisner is best known for championing the development of the graphic novel as a literary form, and for creating The Spirit, the iconic 1940s hero that redefined newspaper comics. However, Eisner’s achievements stretch even further. In celebration of Eisner’s centennial, Will Eisner Week engages with his legacy for a week of thought-provoking events on the PSU campus.
Will Eisner Week 2017 Events at PSU
Race, Religion, & Stereotypes in Will Eisner’s Comics
Like Disney, Tezuka, Hergé, and other 20th Century masters, Will Eisner’s influential body of work is marred by the use of stereotypes in his images and writing, most notably through the Spirit character Ebony White. In his later career, Eisner acknowledged Ebony’s problematic characteristics and created work that fought stereotypes, most especially as applied to Judaism in The Plot. Join panelists Barry Deutsch, Jemiah Jefferson, and David Walker for a discussion of how to engage with 20th Century images, stereotypes, and storytelling for 21st Century audiences. Moderated by CBLDF Executive Director and Eisner/Miller author Charles Brownstein.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union room #238
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Documentary Screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist”
This award-winning full-length feature film is the definitive documentary on the life and art of Will Eisner, father of the graphic novel, and includes interviews with Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, and Frank Miller, among others. The documentary will be followed by a discussion between Marvel Comics best-selling writer Brian Michael Bendis and Eisner’s former Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz.
Friday, March 3, 2017
12 noon – 3:30 p.m.
Cramer Hall room #150
1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
The Spirit of Rebellion: How Will Eisner’s The Spirit Changed the Art & Commerce of Comics
Will Eisner lived a life of constant innovation. At the age of 22, with war on the horizon, he walked away from a lucrative partnership at the Eisner and Iger studio to develop a new kind of comic book—the newspaper comic book supplement—and the first creator-owned business model in comics. In the 1950s and ’60s, when comics were vilified in mass culture, he used the medium to create educational tools for military and industrial clients. In late life, he championed the graphic novel at a time when the idea of serious adult fiction in comics was laughably unlikely. Panelists Jim Valentino, Diana Schutz, and Dan Schkade are joined by moderator Charles Brownstein to discuss Eisner’s rebellious creativity and consider how his example is relevant today.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cramer Hall room #53
Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
About the Panelists
Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last fifteen years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. Brian has won five Eisner awards, including “Best Writer of the Year” two years in a row and was honored with the prestigious Inkpot award for comic art excellence. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press “Excellence in Journalism” Award and was named “Best Writer of the Year” by Wizard Magazine and Comics Buyer’s Guide for three consecutive years.
Charles Brownstein has served as the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund since 2002. During his tenure the organization has achieved numerous legal victories, been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has become the leading source of education and advocacy for combating the rising tide of comics censorship in libraries and schools. Brownstein is a prolific and sought-out lecturer on the history of comics and censorship who has addressed audiences across the United States, as well as in Canada, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, and the United Kingdom. In addition to his work at CBLDF, he also writes extensively about comics; his publications include Eisner/Miller, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, and Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy Art on Tour.
Barry Deutsch’s best-known creation is the Oregon Book Award-winning Hereville series of graphic novels, about “yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl.” With co-creator Becky Hawkins, he also creates the webcomic SuperButch, about a lesbian superhero in the 1940s. His political cartoons, which can be read at leftycartoons.com, have appeared in dozens of publications and won the Charles Schulz Award. Barry had the good fortune to study under Will Eisner at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He currently lives in Portland, in a bright blue house with bubble-gum pink trim.
Jemiah Jefferson is an editor at Dark Horse Comics where she works mostly on European and manga titles as well as archival reprints of classic comics including Flash Gordon, Herbie, Captain Midnight, and Creepy. She is also a multiply published fiction writer whose titles include Voice of the Blood, Wounds, Fiend, and A Drop of Scarlet. She is an avid fan of genre movies and television, especially anything having to do with superheroes. Find her work at www.jemiah.com.
Dan Schkade is a freelance comic book writer and artist from Austin, Texas. His credits include Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters, San Hannibal, and The Fowl. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a member of the comics creator collective Helioscope.
Diana Schutz’s efforts as editor, writer, educator, and staunch supporter of creators’ rights have made her a venerable icon in the industry. She made immense strides not only in opening the mainstream comics world to independent, creator-owned works, but also opening the doors for women to work in positions of power. From her editorial work on acclaimed series like Sin City, Grendel, and Usagi Yojimbo, to her close relationships with other icons like Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Schutz has helped shape the modern era of comics for almost four decades and has laid the foundation for its future.
Jim Valentino started his career in the late 1970s creating small-press, self-published comics, graduating to small-press acclaim with the superhero parody normalman and the autobiographical series Valentino. After a stint as a storyboard artist for various animation features, he returned to comics in the late 1980s, creating the era-defining run on Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel. Valentino is best known as a founding partner of Image Comics, where he created the series ShadowHawk, served as publisher from 1999-2004, and continues to publish innovative creators under his Shadowline imprint.
David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment)—winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year—Power Man and Iron Fist, Nighthawk, Luke Cage, Occupy Avengers, Deadpool (Marvel Comics), Cyborg (DC Comics), The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain Comics), and Number 13 (Dark Horse Comics). He is also the creator of the critically acclaimed YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan. He teaches part-time at Portland State University.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh
Author Benjamin Percy appears at Barnes & Noble in conversation with writer Jonathan Lee, author of High Dive, on Thursday March 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM. His work challenges the notion that literary and genre fiction are mutually exclusive. He looks to disparate sources to discover how contemporary writers engage issues of plot, suspense, momentum and the speculative, as well as character, setting and dialogue, all in the service of one dictum: Thrill the reader.
About this author:
Benjamin Percy is the author of The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh. He has been awarded the Plimpton Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been included in Best American Short Stories. He teaches at Iowa State University.
Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
Writer Gabby Rivera will visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday March 1st at 7pm to sign America #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Getting a copy of America #1 signed is mandatory. You may get up to three items signed in total.
Get Marvel’s America #1:
At last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), Marvel Comics’ brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez! America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery. So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038