Image Announces SDCC 2018 Panels and Signing Schedule

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 18th through Sunday, July 22nd. 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.

COLLECTED EDITION CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):

  • ICE CREAM MAN, VOL. 1: RAINBOW SPRINKLES hardcover by W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Morazzo, cover by Morazzo, $35 +tax
  • VS, VOL. 1 hardcover by Iván Brandon & Esad Ribić, cover by Ribić, $35 +tax

LIMITED* SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):

  • WALKING DEAD #181 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover by Charlie Adlard & Dave McCaig, $10
  • REDNECK #13 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren, cover by Geoff Shaw & Dee Cunniffe, $10

SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):

  • INFINITE DARK/THE FREEZE FLIP BOOK by Ryan Cady & Andrea Mutti, covers by Phil Sevy (THE FREEZE) and Andrea Mutti (INFINITE DARK), FREE with a Top Cow booth purchase or by attending a Top Cow panel
  • APHRODITE V #1 by Bryan Hill & Jeff Spokes, cover by Natali Sanders (Limited to 1,000), $10.00

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):

  • DEADLY CLASS T-shirt, $24.99 +tax
  • DEADLY CLASS enamel lapel pin, $10 +tax

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):

  • WITCHBLADE enamel lapel pin, $10
  • SUNSTONE enamel lapel pins, $10

SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729)

**TICKETED denotes signings require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee badge holders only. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Rob Guillory (CHEW, FARMHAND)

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Doug TenNapel (GEAR)
  • Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, NAILBITER) [Skybound]

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Doug Wagner (PLASTIC, THE HARD PLACE)
  • Sean Mackiewicz (GASOLINA) [Skybound]

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Cat Staggs (CROSSWIND)
  • Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK)
  • Melissa Hutchison & Dave Fennoy (Telltale voice actors for Clementine and Lee) [Skybound]

2:00 – 2:45 PM

  • Sina Grace (NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, SELF-OBSESSED)
  • Steve Orlando (CRUDE, UNDERTOW) [Skybound]

3:00 – 3:45 PM

  • Marco Finnegan (CROSSROAD BLUES)
  • Rival Games (THIEF OF THIEVES) [Skybound]

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • WHERE WE LIVE multi-contributor signing featuring: Erika Schultz, Amy Chu, Aaron Campbell, Rafael Albuquerque, Matt Hawkins, Brian Haberlin, David Walker & many more.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Aaron Campbell, Pornsak Pichetshote (INFIDEL)
  • Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER, A.D.: AFTER DEATH, ROYAL CITY, GIDEON FALLS) **TICKETED**

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Kickliy (PERDY)
  • Sean Lewis (THE FEW, COYOTES)
  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, ATOMAHAWK, GOD COUNTRY, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL)  [Skybound]

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Tomm Coker (THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS)
  • Justin Greenwood, Landry Walker (THE LAST SIEGE)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK)
  • Jason Howard (CEMETERY BEACH) [Skybound]

2:00 – 2:45 PM

  • Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, LOW, BLACK SCIENCE, DEATH OR GLORY, FEAR AGENT, SEVEN TO ETERNITY, TOKYO GHOST) **TICKETED**
  • Dan Panosian (SLOTS) [Skybound]

3:00 – 3:45 PM

  • Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL)
  • John Layman (CHEW, LEVIATHAN)
  • Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY, THE REALM)

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [Skybound] **TICKETED and restricted to: 3-item limit**

SATURDAY, JULY 21

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [Skybound] **TICKETED and restricted to: 3-item limit**

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Doug Wagner (THE HARD PLACE, PLASTIC)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS) **TICKETED**
  • Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY) [Skybound]

2:15 – 3:30 PM

  • DEADLY CLASS SYFY TV signing featuring: Creator & Executive producer Rick Remender & members of the show’s cast **TICKETED and restricted to: 2-item limit, items must be DEADLY CLASS brand.*

SUNDAY, JULY 22

  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, ATOMAHAWK, GOD COUNTRY, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Thursday, July 19 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
#WeBelieve in Fantasy                        

Creators conjure magic on a monthly basis, stretching the boundaries of reality to explore resonant themes under a veneer of high fiction. This group of creators has taken a legacy of wands, wizards, and incantations and tailored it to a modern context, where shape-shifting teen baristas search for missing love and reckless rockers parlay with infernal forces. Let this panel of spellbinding talent, including Sam Humphries (BLACKBIRD),Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK), Jeremy Haun (THE REALM), Johnnie Christmas(FIREBUG), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), and other special guests enchant you as they explain the alchemy behind their latest comics.

Friday, July 20 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
#WeBelieve in Horror    

Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From John Layman‘s kaiju free-for-all, LEVIATHAN, to Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell’s reflective haunted house boiler, INFIDEL, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. Join a roster of the most sinister storytellers including Will Dennis (the editor of WYTCHES, GIDEON FALLS) and other special guests to discover how they’re altering an entire genre.

Saturday, July 21 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 7AB
#WeBelieve in Suspense                        

Comic scribes wield character, dialogue, and panels with clockwork precision, leading readers through a gauntlet of plot beats designed to ratchet tension and escalate stakes. In concert with artists, these storytellers operate outside budget constraints to orchestrate explosive dramas without any limits save their own imaginations. Listen to a panel of thrill gurus including Donny Cates (REDNECK), Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL), Steve Orlando (CRUDE), Jacob Semahn (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), and Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK) as they deconstruct their approach to weaving the tightest suspense in comics.

Sunday, July 22 @ 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Room 5AB
#WeBelieve in Craft                         

Image hosts a stable of creators who have honed their skills through countless comics, publishers, and media. With their creator-owned projects, these writers and artists build on expansive careers to deliver the apex of comics craftsmanship. Join a murderer’s row of career myth-makers including Joe Casey (NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL, MCMLXXV), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Justin Greenwood (THE LAST SIEGE), Kickliy (PERDY), and Shannon Wheeler (MEMOIRS OF A VERY STABLE GENIUS) as they chart the paths they traveled to arrive at their current projects.

IMAGE COMICS’ CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

  • Chris Burnham – HH-18
  • Juan Gedeon – AA-15
  • Sanford Greene – FF-21
  • Joe Harris – EE-20
  • Tom Neely – AA-05
  • Dustin Nguyen – CC-01
  • Jimmie Robinson – EE-22
  • Landry Q. Walker – EE-19

 

Robert Kirkman & Rick Remender to Attend Image Expo 2018

Press Release:

Robert Kirkman and Rick Remender will both be attending IMAGE EXPO on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Fans in search of an event that gets them unprecedented access to the comics they crave won’t want to miss IMAGE EXPO’s exclusive opportunity to get more intimate exposure to the creative process and insider details that make this top talent tick.

Bestselling, award-winning creator Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, INVINCIBLE) has a newly launching series with artist Lorenzo de Felici titled, OBLIVION SONG, which will hit stores this March.

Bestselling, critically acclaimed creator Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY, BLACK SCIENCE, LOW) will make a splash at IMAGE EXPO with a huge new project announcement and will unveil to fans some new details about TV adaptations in the works.

IMAGE EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. IMAGE EXPO 2018 will feature a lineup of some of the hottest names in comics and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

Tickets to the event are now available for purchase. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100.

A General Admission ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party, which will be held from 7-10 p.m, location and further details to be announced. No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

Seating at IMAGE EXPO is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary (passes are limited).

Members of the media interested in requesting a press pass should fill out this form. Comics retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

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 at this IMAGE EXPO 2018.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com/expo.

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BC – Rick Remender Signing

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Writer Rick Remender appears at Golden Age Collectables on Saturday, November 4th at 1:00 PM.

Rick Remender is the writer and co-creator of comics such as Fear Agent, LOW, DEADLY CLASS, TOKYO GHOST, and BLACK SCIENCE. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. He’s written video games such as Bulletstorm and Dead Space, and worked on animated films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, and Titan A.E.

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Golden Age Collectables
852 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
604-683-2819

CA – Seven to Eternity Signing

Rick Remender, writer of Deadly Class, Black Science, Low, Tokyo Ghost, Seven to Eternity, and many more, signs at Hypno Comics & Games on Saturday, June 3rd from noon till 3:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

ID10T Fest Brings Together Music, Comedy & Comics

Press Release:

Join us at ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival on June 24th & 25th in Silicon Valley for a weekend of music, comics, gaming, comedy, technology and pop culture. Created and hosted by Chris Hardwick.

Mainstage: Weezer, Girl Talk, TV On The Radio, OK Go, Lord Huron, Car Seat Headrest, Animal Collective, Crystal Castles, The Mowgli’s, Ron Gallo,Robert DeLong, Mothers

Mad Decent Dance Tent: Madeon, ZEDS DEAD, Jai Wolf, TroyBoi,GRYFFIN, PARTY FAVOR, Ape Drums, DJ 4B, WAX MOTIF

Comedy Stage: Demetri Martin, Nikki Glaser, Michael Che, Michael Ian Black, Garfunkel & Oates, Brian Posehn, Hampton Yount, Yassir Lester, Matt Braunger hosted by April Richardson

PLUS:
– Daytime panel programming
– Autograph signings
Over 50 of today’s best comic book artists & creators including: Ande Parks, Andrew Robinson, Andy Belanger, Babs Tarr, Becky Cloonan, Cameron Stewart, Chris Burnham, Farel Dalrymple, Garry Brown, Gerry Duggan, Ivan Brandon, Jason Shawn Alexander, Matt Wilson, Matteo Scalera, Mick Gray, Nick Dragotta, Phil Noto, Rick Remender, Shawn Martinbrough, Wes Craig 
– Live podcasts featuring the Nerdist podcast
– Interactive comic conival with rides, games & more
– Massive outdoor exhibitor village
– Artisan marketplace

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Tickets on sale Friday March 10th at 10am at www.id10tfest.com

CA – FCBD: Seven to Eternity Signing

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class, Low, Tokyo Ghost) appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday May 6, 2017 at noon to sign the store exclusive variant of SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1 at the Manhattan Beach location and celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Image Day 2017 Signing

Ed Brubaker, Chris Burnham, and Rick Remender on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image ComicsThis is a wristbanded event.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Seven to Eternity Signing

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class, Low, Tokyo Ghost) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the trade collection of Seven to Eternity.

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-9455

CA – Rick Remender Signing

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Comic writer/creator Rick Remender (Deadly Class, Black Science) appears at Flintridge Bookstore’s Small Business Saturday celebration on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM!

Rick Remender is the writer/co-creator of comics such as LOW, Fear Agent, Deadly Class, Tokyo Ghost, and Black Science. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. He’s written video games such as Bulletstorm and Dead Space, worked on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, and Titan A.E.

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Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, California 91011
(818) 790-0717

Storytelling Across Media Symposium This Weekend

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Press Release:

Storytelling Across Media (SAM), a one-day symposium for aspiring writers and artists, as well as professionals, interested in the art of storytelling. This event will be held on Saturday, November 5, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission Street in downtown San Francisco, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is FREE, but online registration is encouraged. Seating in all symposium events is limited.

SAM is not your traditional comics convention. There is no Exhibit Hall or Autograph Area. SAM is all about storytelling, through a series of talks and workshops about how to tell a story in various media, including comics, gaming, animation, movies, and more. It explores the similarities and differences in telling stories through different media and focuses on the craft of telling a story through creator lectures and workshops.

Special guests for this event are graphic novel creator Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), comics creator/animation artist Stephan Franck (Silver), and writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Black Science, Low), along with an impressive list of program participants.

Saturday, November 5

11:00–11:45 Bay Area Comics & Illustration History—Last Gasp Publishing will take this panel on a one-of-a-kind journey through the history of Bay Area comics and storytelling. Featuring art and anecdotes that reveal the inside story of what made San Francisco one of the most influential cities in the history of comics. Foothill G


11:15–12:00 Parent and Child Class—Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press) helms a workshop that is specifically designed for a younger crowd excited to make comics with a parent or guardian. From coloring to character design, this session is all about collaboration and creativity. Foothill C


12:00–12:45 Diversity and Representation in Storytelling—Shawn Taylor (Nerds of Color) moderates an honest discussion about diversity and representation in comics with Robert Love (Number 13), Tyler Cohen (Primahood: Magenta), and Daniel Parada (Zotz). Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and the Black Comix Arts Festival. Foothill G


12:15–1:00 Cartooning 101—The Cartoon Art Museum offers this workshop for teens with the creative impulse to turn their own stories into comics. Whether you’ve already tried your hand at cartooning or are just getting started, this workshop will help you continue to develop the foundational skills needed to craft engaging stories in the comic book medium. Foothill C


1:00–1:45 Spotlight on Thi Bui—Graphic novelist Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) shares the trials and tribulations of autobiographical comics, how to incorporate oral history and research, and the painful but important process of rewriting in comics. Foothill G


1:15–2:00 Cartooning 102—Robert Love (Fierce) leads this workshop perfectly suited for anyone looking to push their storytelling craft to the next level. Explore the finer points of storytelling on the comics page with expert advice and practical tips to apply to your own visual art and writing practice. Foothill C


2:00–2:45 Spotlight on Stephan Franck—Multi-award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) answers your questions about his work, as well as the art and commerce of storytelling—visual and otherwise—as it applies to comics, animation, and filmmaking. Foothill G


2:15–3:00 Interactive Design with Telltale Games—Telltale Games specializes in episodic, story-driven, interactive games. From the very beginning, they developed games based on comics such as Sam & Max and Bone. More recent games based on The Walking Dead, Fables, and Batman have been huge hits. This panel will focus on that legacy and the future for Telltale Games. Foothill C


3:00–3:45 Spotlight on Rick Remender—In the past 15 years, Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Dead Space, The Iron Giant) has written numerous acclaimed titles across every genre. Join Rick for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session about the trials and rewards of creating a new story from the ground up. Foothill G


3:15–4:00 Storytelling For Game Development—Moderator Maya Zuckerman leads an in-depth conversation with Zeb West (Star Wars: The Old Republic) and Michael Cinquemani (EPISODE) about storytelling and video game development. From the early days of comics bundled with Atari cartridges to the latest line of popular Batman games, comics and video games have had a strong connection. This discussion will focus on those back and forth influences and development of new cross-media storytelling. Foothill C


4:00–4:45 Storytelling in Editorial Cartooning—Adam Bessie (The Atlantic), Nick Sousanis (The Unflattening), and Mark Fiore (San Francisco Chronicle) discuss the ins and outs of editorial and non-fiction cartooning. In today’s visually dominated media, editorial and non-fiction cartooning have never been more important. This panel of experts discusses the potential pitfalls—and unexpected rewards—of telling stories based on real life events. Foothill G, San Francisco Marriott Marquis


4:15–5:00 Comics and VR Storytelling—Kevin Buckley (Madefire) and Dustin Freemen (Kinect) discuss the ways Virtual Reality is quickly becoming a new medium for telling fully immersive and interactive stories. Join us in a conversation about the exciting possibilities of motion comics, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and other rapidly evolving platforms. Foothill C


5:00–5:45 Storytelling and Queer Identity—Moderator Maia Kobabe (The Thief’s Tale) and a panel of talented queer storytellers discuss their craft and how they bring life to their characters on the comics page. Storytelling plays a role in shaping both the identity of the storyteller and the characters on the page. This panel explores how queer cartoonists navigate this space. Foothill G


5:15–6:00 Dynamic Comics Readings—Matt Silady (chair, CCA MFA in Comics program) is joined by Bay Area cartoonists Meggie Ramm, Cordelia McGee-Tubb, and Trinidad Escobar, to discuss what it takes to deliver an engaging and entertaining public performance. Enjoy some very special comics readings and tips on how to bring your comics to life on the stage. Foothill C

Further details at the link…

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