Image Comics is pleased to reveal the schedule of events for Image Expo. Attendees will enjoy a day of panels, signings, and the opportunity to learn more of what’s to come from Image on Thursday, July 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
10:00 a.m. — Theater Doors Open for Seating
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. — Keynote Address
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson’s keynote address will debut several new projects and initiatives for Image Comics and our incredible roster of creators, providing a sneak peek into what’s hot and new from creator-owned comics and where the comics industry goes from here.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Intermission
12:00 p.m. — Retail Counter Opens
Image Comics Presents: The Sessions
Our afternoon programming will go into even greater detail on the projects announced during the keynote address, giving you a chance to pick the brains of the creators in attendance, gain insight into what’s coming, and unveil a bit of the magic that makes an “Image comic” the hottest book on the shelves.
1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, and special surprise guests
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron and special surprise guests
5:15 – 5:50 p.m.: Tula Lotay, Steve Skroce, Brian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests
Alongside each panel will be signings for our attending creators. Some signings will have an item limit, require a wristband, or be closed after a certain number of guests have been admitted. Signings with an item limit and wristband requirement have been marked with an asterisk.
1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Premium Exclusive Variant Signing*: Jason Aaron, Nick Dragotta, Robert Kirkman, Tula Lotay, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, Steve Skroce, Brian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Surprise Guests Signing
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron, Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, Tula Lotay, and special surprise guests
4:10 – 5:00 p.m.: Brian K. Vaughan & Steve Skroce*, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests
5:10 – 5:55 p.m.: Robert Kirkman*
Join Image Comics creators and staff at the Image Expo After Party, once again held at the Cartoon Art Museum on 655 Mission Street.
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Press and Retailer Mixer
Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.
8:00 p.m. — Image Expo After Party
Open to press, retailers, premium ticket holders, and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.
Admission to Image Expo includes free entry to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, our hosts for Image Expo and a treasured museum in the Bay Area. With fascinating exhibits located just next door to Image Expo, take advantage of the opportunity to enhance your Image Expo experience.
Previously announced Image Expo variants and merchandise that will be available at the show include:
AIRBOY #2 by James Robinson & Greg Hinkle
THE EMPTY ZONE #1 by Jason Shawn Alexander
THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane
A new NOWHERE MEN t-shirt
SONS OF THE DEVIL #2 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #9 by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General Admission is $25 and Premium Admission is $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary.
A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, and admittance to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow-fans.
A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, as well as guaranteed premium seating during programming, a pack of Image Expo exclusive variants, one (1) pass to an exclusive signing with creators behind the Image Expo variants, a T-shirt, an Image Comics branded cloth tote bag, and access to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans.
Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store.
Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!
Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and artist Steve Skroce (The Matrix, Doc Frankenstein) appear on Wednesday July 1st to celebrate the release of their new series WE STAND ON GUARD from Image at Meltdown Comics from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
It’s Canada vs. the U.S.A. in an international signing tour to promote the release of WE STAND ON GUARD #1, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s first new book since SAGA, and a return to comics for legendary Hollywood storyboard artist (and proud Canadian) Steve Skroce.
WE STAND ON GUARD is an action-packed military thriller about a futuristic conflict between Canada and the United States, so in honor of their story, the creators will be appearing together at two different signings, one in each of their home countries.
Ironically enough, Brian and Steve will be enjoying Canada Day, July 1st, in the United States, with an epic release party at the world-famous MELTDOWN COMICS in Los Angeles, CA from 7 to 9pm.
Even more ironically, they’ll then be spending their July 4th in Canada, at the acclaimed GOLDEN AGE COLLECTABLES in Vancouver, B.C. at 1:30pm.
Which signing will be better attended? Nobody knows, but whichever nation loses will be forced to keep Justin Bieber… forever.
Both events are free to the public, and the oversized 40-page first issue of WE STAND ON GUARD is only $2.99! Brian and Steve will be happy to sign whatever readers bring, time and lines permitting.
And if you’d rather not pick a side, Steve and Brian will also be appearing together at this year’s IMAGE EXPO, Thursday, July 2nd, on the relatively neutral ground of San Francisco, CA, at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts. Tickets available right now at ImageComics.com!
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Image Comics announces Expo will kick-off San Diego Comic-Con festivities
For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase for one of the biggest publishers in the industry, will go on location this summer in San Diego, Wednesday July 23, preceding San Diego Comic Con International. Image Expo will commence at 2 p.m. PDT at the Hilton Bayfront. Image Comics will be inviting members of the press and comics retailers to attend with complimentary passes to the event.
A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for fans who are attending the San Diego Comic-Con, as well. Details regarding ticket availability will be forthcoming, and announcements and updates can be found at imagecomics.com.
This Image Expo will feature very special surprise guest creators and even more exciting Image Comics announcements, revealed exclusively to attendees at the event.
“In the spirit of trying new things, we’re pleased to be partnering with CCI to bring Image Expo to San Diego this July,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “We want to get our message out to as many members of the comics community—and connect with Image fans outside of our San Francisco Bay Area home—and felt that taking Expo on the road would be a fun way to do that.”
Following Image Expo, fans will be urged to visit the Image Comics booth (#2729) during SDCC Preview Night for exclusive Image Expo releases and creator signings. In addition, further details on the announcements made at Image Expo will be revealed over the course of the weekend as part of Image Comics’ panel programming.
This marks the third Image Expo hosted by Image Comics, and the first time it will be held outside of the Bay Area. Previously, Image Expo has been held at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco and featured over 20 industry-rocking, unprecedented announcements such as a five-year deal between Image Comics and Noir Masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips that will begin with the launch of the epic ongoing series THE FADE OUT on 8/20.
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J. Michael Straczynski and Kurtis Wiebe, in town for Image Expo on July 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center, are signing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Wednesday, July 3rd.
Straczynski is a comics icon. His 7 year run on Spider-Man was hailed for being both great and controversial, His other comics work includes Thor, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold, Before Watchmen (Night Owl and Dr. Manhattan) and Superman Earth One. His own line of Joe’s Comics published by Top Cow and now Image include Rising Stars, Midnight Nation and his current title Ten Grand (with artist Ben Templesmith). There is more to come from Joe’s Comics in the coming months. In his TV career he was executive producer and writer for Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, and Jeremiah.
Kurtis Wiebe has written many comics for Image. His credits include the Intrepids, Green Wake (for which he won a Shuster award), and Debris. His current comic, Peter Panzerfaust is also printed by Image. It is being made into a motion comic with voices supplied by Elijah Wood and Ron Perlman. There is also a TV show in the works. His new comic, Rat Queens has been announced.
- Wiebe – 3:30 pm to (aprox.) 5 pm
- Straczynski – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Don’t come late. Mr. Straczynski has to be whisked off to catch a plane after the event. If traffic is bad, he could be a whirlwind.
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IMAGE COMICS ANNOUNCES IMAGE EXPO 2013
Publisher to host media event on July 2 in San Francisco
At the Diamond Comics Retailer summit in Chicago today, Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson announced Image Expo 2013, a unique media event that will take place in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on July 2, 2013.
Image Expo 2013 will be an all-day event featuring announcements from Image Comics, the publisher of the best-selling comic book titles THE WALKING DEAD, SAGA, FATALE, EAST OF WEST and JUPITER’S LEGACY, as well as appearances by superstar creators, including Image partner and THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman and Ed Brubaker, co-creator of the Eisner-nominated FATALE, revealing panels, and autograph sessions. Tickets for this exciting event will available to the general public for purchase on May 3, 2013.
Image Expo 2013 follows the publisher’s successful 2012 Image Expo convention, which was held in Oakland, California. Image Expo 2013 will be be the most intimate comics event of its kind, offering unprecedented access to creators, exclusive swag, and the first chance to hear what the publisher that has been taking the comics industry by storm has planned for the future.
Image Comics fans can keep on top of all the latest Image Expo 2013 developments at www.imagecomics.com/expo for ticket information and guest announcements.
EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY AT IMAGE EXPO: A 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF CREATOR OWNED COMICS!
Berkeley, CA – 21 November 2011 — IMAGE EXPO is coming! Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!
IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of today’s best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.
IMAGE EXPO is Northern California’s premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
IMAGE EXPO isn’t just about Image Comics, it’s a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. We’re also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. We’ll be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction.
Get in on the ground floor and sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about the show and how to sign up to exhibit.
ABOUT AMAZING COMIC CONVENTIONS
Amazing Comic Conventions is a leading promotional company operated by Jimmy S. Jay and Jay Company Comics. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is their signature event, kicking off the Comic Con Season each January. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is the premiere destination for graphic novel pop culture in the Southwest. The 2012 Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place January 6-7-8 at the Mesa Convention Center, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Guests for the upcoming event include Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, legendary creator Rob Liefeld, Batman artist Greg Capullo, and many more. For more information, visit www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.