Image Comics Announces Signings, Panels & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2013 *UPDATED*

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Press Release:

Image Comics is set to make a strong showing at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, with exclusive convention editions, a full slate of signings by Image creators, and panels featuring some of comics’ top writers and artists! The convention takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center.

Five Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

FIVE GHOSTS #1 by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham

LOST VEGAS #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

SEX #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

THE WALKING DEAD: THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang

All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

The Image Comics signing schedule will be released soon, so keep an on Image’s website. *UPDATED* SEE BELOW

There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels
It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B

Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics
With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Kurtis J. Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust), and Riley Rossmo (Debris) SUNDAY 1 PM Hall B

The full schedule of signings taking place at Image’s booth (#1100) is as follows:

FRIDAY

2:00 – 2:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
3:30 – 4:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
4:00 – 4:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
5:00 – 5:45 Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
6:00 – 6:45 Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
7:00 – 7:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jean-Paul Bonjour (ALPHA GIRL)

SATURDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
11:00 – 11:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Michel Gagné (THE SAGA OF REX, ZED: A COSMIC TALE)
12:00 – 12:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, POINT OF IMPACT)
1:00 – 1:45 Blair Butler (HEART)
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
1:00 – 2:00 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
2:00 – 2:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
2:30 – 3:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
3:00 – 3:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
4:00 – 4:45 Brian Wood (MARA) — ticketed signing
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
5:00 – 5:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
6:00 – 6:45 Brandon Graham (MULTIPLE WARHEADS, PROPHET) and Simon Roy (PROPHET)
Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH)

SUNDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
11:00 – 11:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
12:00 – 12:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
1:00 – 1:45 Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)
Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS)
2:00 – 2:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA)  — ticketed signing
Jamie S. Rich (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)
4:00 – 4:45 Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)

Tickets for each day’s ticketed signings will be available at the Image Comics booth, beginning at the start of the convention day. Tickets are limited and are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The signing schedule is subject to change. Ryan Ottley will be signing at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth.

Emerald City Comicon takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

CA – Hell Yeah Day

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on March 7, starting at 12pm and lasting until 10 pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Joe Keatinge / Hell Yeah Day at both store locations.

“I first left Los Angeles ten years ago, then only dreaming of someday creating comics.” said Joe Keatinge, adding: “Coming back after a decade with HELL YEAH, the one I’ve been conceiving since I was a kid, is beyond exciting. Collector’s Paradise is an ideal venue in making that happen.”

“Joe Keatinge grew up in Los Angeles, emmersed in the early Image Comics culture. He exemplifies the true spirit of Image Comics, the biggest and best of the Independent comic book publishers.” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding: “Joe has been a friend for a long time and it makes me very proud to be the one helping him release his first major creator-owned work in his birth town for all his fans and family.”

Collector’s Paradise is planning two events on March 7. First, from noon to 3pm, Mr. Keatinge will be signing at the San Fernando Valley branch in Canoga Park. Copies of both regular and Collector’s Paradise Exclusive covers of Hell Yeah #1 will be available at the signing. Joe will answer questions from his unique perspective as a writer, Eisner-Award winning editor, and former publisher representative.

After a small break, the Release Party will start at 7pm at the Pasadena branch of Collector’s Paradise. This will be an “18 and over” event where alcohol will be served for anyone over 21 years of age. Industry professionals and fans alike are invited to celebrate release of Hell Yeah #1.

For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise @ 818-999-9455 (business) or by email, at store@comicsandcards.net

Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4, at the corner of Del Mar in Pasadena.
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Joe Keatinge is a writer of comics like HELL YEAH with illustrator Andre Szymanowicz, GLORY with illustrator Ross Campbell, BRUTAL with co-creator/co-writer/illustrator Frank Cho, Stardust the Super Wizard with illustrator Michael Allred and Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies with illustrators Erik Larsen/Dean Haspiel/Simon Fraser/Joe Infurnari/Michael Cavallaro/Tim Hamilton/George O’Connor. He was also the Executive Editor of the Eisner & Harvey award winning Image Comics anthology PopGun. He lives in Portland, OR and works out of Tranquility Base.

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.

NYC – Hell Yeah Signing

Artist Andre Szymanowicz signs at Midtown Comics on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. Andre will do one FREE sketch per person when you purchase a copy of Hell Yeah #1!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

OR – Double Book Release Party

 

Writer Joe Keatinge signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday March 1st from 6-10pm.

BIO INFORMATION:

Joe Keatinge is the writer of HELL YEAH and GLORY. Co-writer of BRUTAL. He also writes about comics for France’s Comic Box magazine. Editor of the Eisner & Harvey award-winning anthology PopGun and One Model Nation.

GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY
GLORY #23 marks writer Joe Keatinge’s and artist Ross Campbell’s bold revival of the Rob Liefeld-created superheroine. Glory has returned to Earth — this time, not to save it but to live as a human among humans. And there are two young women there who have been waiting for her.

Keatinge and Campbell bring a euro-comic-meets-indie sensibility to the superhero comic. This sensibility is most visible in the art by Campbell, who is known for his realistic and varied depictions of women in his books Wet Moon and Shadoweyes, but also present in the inclusion of new characters Riley and Gloria, through whom the reader gets to know the god-like warrior princess.

“Seeing such a different take on the superhero genre succeed has me thrilled,” said writer Keatinge. “Glory is an atypical heroine and I’m very thankful there’s such demand to see what we do with her.”

THE LAST GENERATION OF HEROES IS HERE!
Twenty years ago, the first-ever superheroes debuted without warning and forever altered our global culture! Now, the generation born in their wake fight to claim their place in a world evolved beyond them! Written by Eisner & Harvey award-winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by ELEPHANTMEN and POPGUN’s ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ, HELL YEAH combines the over-the-top excitement of the original Image Comics launch with modern, innovative storytelling.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

NJ – Hell Yeah Signing

Andre Szymanowicz signs at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, March 10th from 1pm to 3pm.

Press Release:
 
Andre will be signing copies of debut issue of HELL YEAH (issue #1 arrives 3 days before his appearance, on March 7th – reserve your copies now!), and sketching for fans who purchase a copy of HELL YEAH #1.
 
Szymanowicz [si-man-o-vich], a former student of Dover NJ’s Joe Kubert School of Comic Art, is a local independent artist and graphic designer. His work has appeared in a number of projects including Comic Book Tattoo, the Eisner & Harvey award winning POPGUN anthology, and Elephantmen. He also has done coloring work for DC Comics, including several issues of The Spirit, and a number of Superman and Batman stories. HELL YEAH is his first ongoing series featuring both his pencils and inks.

So mark your calendar for March 10th and be here between 1-3pm and meet the Andre Szymanowicz! You can visit Andre’s blog here!

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940