TCAF Celebrates 25 Years of Image Comics

Press Release:

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it’s 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will see an amazing panel discussion about the history, impact, and future of Image by some of their most famous cartoonists. Featuring:

  • Governor General’s Award nominee Jeff Lemire (Secret Path, Royal City)
  • Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead)
  • Sana Takeda (Monstress)
  • Emma Rios (Island)
  • Brandon Graham (Island, King City)
  • Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara)

A rollicking discussion of where Image Comics has come from and where it’s going in the future! A signing will follow.

Tickets are required to attend. Tickets will be made available for FREE on Eventbrite starting Monday, April 17th, at 11:00am. Ticket link: tcaf2017.eventbrite.com. Limit 2 per person.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017, Saturday May 13, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 14, 10am-5pm, @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Attendance is FREE to the public. Full details on the TCAF website: www.torontocomics.com

CA – FBCD: Youngblood #1 Signing

Rob Liefeld (co-creator of Deadpool, Cable, X-Force, and Youngblood) will be at Phat Collectibles’ Anaheim Store from 10 AM – 12 PM signing copies of the New Youngblood #1 for FREE on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! There will be a Phat Collectibles Store Exclusive cover for Youngblood #1 available for only $10 alongside the regular cover and Blank cover.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

PA – Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca appear at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday April 26th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM to sign STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL from Image Comics.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

TX – FCBD: Chew Signing

Artist Rob Guillory, co-creator of CHEW, signs at Bedrock City Comic Co. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Artist Rob Guillory is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning artist best known for his work on the New York Times bestselling series CHEW for Image Comics. Born, raised and currently living in the fine city of Lafayette, LA with his wife, their three kids and assorted alligator-fighting cats.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

UK – Surgeon X Signing

SARA KENNEY signs SURGEON X VOL. 1: THE PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday 26th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

In an antibiotic apocalypse in near-future London, brilliant surgeon Rosa Scott becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who treats those who’ve been abandoned by the system. Haunted by the murder of her mother and harassed by the mysterious Hippocrates, Rosa risks everything to save lives – but warps her medical oath to do so.

Sara Kenney is a writer, producer and director based in London, England. She started her career working in science, but left a good job with great career prospects to work in TV. For the last 16 years she’s worked as a filmmaker on documentaries, drama and animation (BBC, Channel 4, Discovery etc.) Surgeon X is her first comic.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

TX – Redneck #1 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (God Country, Paybacks) returns to Austin Books & Comics to sign the first issue of his new Image Comics title, Redneck #1 on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:00 AM!

About Redneck:
The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Paper Girls Signing

Artist Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls, Wonder Woman) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Friday, April 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

SF – Self-Obsessed Screening

Join cartoonist/creator Sina Grace and director Kevin Sonnichsen at Mission Comics on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 PM for a preview of Season 2 of Self-Obsessed, the acclaimed webseries based on Sina’s graphic novel from Image Comics! We’ll be screening scenes from the show, Sina will be signing comics, and we’ll host the first party leading up to the Queers & Comics conference!

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

SF – Donny Cates Signing

Writer Donny Cates (God Country, Paybacks, Rednecks) signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Black Cloud #1 Launch Party

Writers Jason Latour (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen), Ivan Brandon (Drifter, Viking), and artist Greg Hinkle (Airboy, Rattler) appear at Escapist Comics to celebrate the release of their new Image comic Black Cloud #1 on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Be a part of the BBQ & A session with the creators recorded for the Escapist Comics Podcast featuring BBQ’d treats.

Reception for the writers and artists, featuring art by Greg Hinkle to follow from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at TR!CKSTER.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

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