Emerald City Comicon hosts a reunion of the Image Comics founders for their 25th anniversary on FRIDAY MARCH 3rd at 1:00 PM with an exclusive signing to follow (details at the link)!
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 very rare gathering of original founders Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio, moderated by Robert Kirkman.
Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us March 2-5, 2017. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com
On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would ultimately change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.
Image Comics wouldn’t have succeeded without the tremendous creativity and passion of its creators, the unwavering support of retailers, bookstores, and libraries, or the unbridled and unrelenting enthusiasm of the fans who show up each and every Wednesday to purchase Image titles. On Image Comics Day we celebrate together, nationwide, the exciting legacy that Image’s creator-owned publishing model has cultivated as we prepare for the next 25 years of amazing creator-owned comics to come.
There will be Image Comics promotions, giveaways, creator signings, social media events, and more—don’t miss out on all the festivities and check back to the events pages on imagecomics.com for more information and announcements about Image Comics Day celebrations near you.
Comics retailers are encouraged to jump on board this Image Day, February 1 and will be contacted by Jeff Stang, Director of Specialty Sales, with more information on how to participate.
Join us for the single most anticipated day of the year, as we come together and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics—but more importantly, the 25 years of true creative freedom and history-making storytelling from the best writers and artists in the world.
Writer Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Aphrodite IX), artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys, Happy! & many more) and *JUST ADDED* Image co-founder Marc Silvestri (CyberForce, The Darkness) appear at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday February 1st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign DANTE and celebrate Image Comics‘ 25th anniversary.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
- Circuit Breaker #1 WonderCon Variant by Kevin McCarthy and Kyle Baker, cover by Kyle Baker ($10)
- Tokyo Ghost HC Convention Variant by Rick Remender and Sean Gordon Murphy, cover by Sean Gordon Murphy ($35)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Creativity, Friday, 3/25/16, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 403AB
The sky’s the limit with comics, as Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Keenan Marshall Keller (THE HUMANS), Brian Schirmer (BLACK JACK KETCHUM), Jimmie Robinson (POWER LINES), and Brian Haberlin (FASTER THAN LIGHT) know very well. New creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. In this panel, we’ll discuss the importance of creativity and resonant ideas when creating comics. There’s no story that comics can’t handle, so don’t be afraid to go deep or weird or both.
Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now, Saturday, 3/26/16, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 515B
Founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992, Top Cow Productions soon made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. The series stood the test of time, spawning a whole multimedia empire. Sit down with Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions), and Bryan Hill (Story Editor) for an exclusive look at where Top Cow has been and where it’s going next.
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft, Saturday, 3/26/16, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 403AB
Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Tom Neely (THE HUMANS), Greg Hinkle (AIRBOY), and Malachi Ward (ISLAND) all bring one important thing to their work: a very, very high level of craft. Craft is what makes comics go—it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. Craft is a product of talent, hard work, and experience—if you want to know what it takes, come listen to the best.
SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1802):
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Hinkle
1:00 – 1:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jimmie Robinson
3:00 – 3:45 PM Brian Haberlin
4:00 – 4:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
5:00 – 5:45 PM Dustin Nguyen
6:00 – 6:45 PM Joe Harris
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH
10:00 – 10:45 AM Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel
11:00 – 11:45 AM Joe Harris
12:00 – 12:45 PM Malachi Ward
1:00 – 1:45 PM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
3:00 – 3:45 PM Sina Grace
4:00 – 4:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
5:00 – 5:45 PM Brian Schirmer
6:00 – 6:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH
11:00 – 11:45 AM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
12:00 – 12:45 PM Brian Schirmer
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
2:00 – 2:45 PM Sina Grace, Amber Benson, Daniel Freedman, ticketed
3:00 – 3:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
EXCLUSIVE: Long Beach Comic Con 2014 Announces Guests of Honor and New Initiatives, Teases Programming
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Long Beach Comic Con Announces Guests of Honor & New Initiatives and Teases Programming for September 27-28, 2014
Long Beach, CA (September 9, 2014) – To celebrate its sixth year, Long Beach Comic Con is unveiling new initiatives including the show’s first ever Guests of Honor, this year’s official sponsors including media sponsor the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex and programming devoted to a broad range of attendees — from cosplay enthusiasts to young adult readers. Long Beach Comic Con will be held on September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center, where exhibiting publishers will include Archie Comics, Aspen Comics, Bottled Lightning, PaperFilms, Skybound Entertainment, Storm King Productions, Top Cow, and Valiant Entertainment, among others.
For the first time in its history, Long Beach Comic Con is announcing guests of honor for this fall’s show:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics’ AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE)
Mike Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER)
Laura Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER
Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Production’s ASYLUM)
Joe Casey (Man of Action)
Amanda Conner (DC Entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN)
Chris Dingess (Skybound Entertainment’s MANIFEST DESTINY)
David Gallaher (Bottled Lightning’s THE ONLY LIVING BOY)
Joe Kelly (Man of Action)
JT Krul (Aspen’s JIRNI)
Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics’ HELLBOY)
James O’Barr (THE CROW)
Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms’ SEX & VIOLENCE)
Jamie S. Rich (Oni Press’ Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks)
Duncan Rouleau (Man of Action)
Steve Seagle (Man of Action)
Marc Silvestri (Top Cow)
Richard Starking (Image Comic’s ELEPHANTMEN)
Babs Tarr (DC Entertainment’s BATGIRL)
“We’re thrilled to have more guests at this year’s show than we’ve ever had before,” said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. “We recognize that attending conventions is a major commitment for comic book creators and we want to honor and celebrate some of the people who’ve joined us for six years running, as well as the writers and artists who are traveling across the country to attend our convention for the first time.”
As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:
* Panels devoted to fan favorite comic book characters including Batman, the Crow and Hellboy.
* Comic Book Publisher Spotlights moderated by BLOODY DISGUSTING, COMICVINE, IGN, THE NERDIST and others.
* Hero Complex moderated panels of pop culture, running the gamut from Robot Chicken to Young Justice to Women in Comics.
* A Young Adult panel featuring best-selling novelists Leigh Bardugo, Robin Benway, Cecil Castellucci, Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston, and Margaret Stohl
* A Banned Books Week discussion led by the Newport Beach Branch Library
* Cosplay panels.
* Horror programming with guests like Dan Brereton (NOCTURNALS) and Mike Huddleston (THE STRAIN).
* Kids programming with KaBOOM! and creators like Eric Esquivel (BRAVEST WARRIORS), Travis Hanson (TANNER JONES AND THE QUEST FOR THE MONKEY STONE), Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR) and Hannah Nance Partlow (ADVENTURE TIME). There will also be interactive panels where Tone Rodriguez will teach kids how to draw the Simpsons and Futurama characters and Peter Paul will teach “how to draw your dragon.”
* Animation panels dedicated to popular cartoons like GARGOYLES, SPECTACULAR SPIDER MAN, YOUNG JUSTICE, X-MEN and DISNEY AFTERNOON, and appearances by Greg Weisman and the Man of Action Studio.
* Screen Junkies Presents: Honest Trailers The Panel
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book greats including Jon Bogdanove (POWER PACK), Tim Bradstreet (HELLBLAZER), Brian Buccellato (DETECTIVE COMICS), Joshua Fialkov (THE BUNKER) and Whilce Portacio (THE PUNISHER). Over two days, workshops will walk through the entire #makecomics process: from writing and drawing to running a Kickstarter and even publicizing the comic.
“Our programming has been a huge growth area for us this year,” said Phil Lawrence, Co-founder and Sales Director of Long Beach Comic Con. “We’re running more than 80 high quality panels over two days. There’s something for every fan, whether you want to hear about the latest from Image Comics or need tips for designing and building your first cosplay.”
Growth also extends to the show’s official sponsors. The CW’s The Flash, GenZe by Mahindra, the Laugh Factory, SGX Print, and the SUN NEWS have already signed on as official sponsors, and additional announcements are expected to follow in the coming weeks.
Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
“Our ticket sales are significantly up from last year at this same time,” said Donato. “If you’re thinking about attending this year’s show, I recommend buying your tickets in advance before we sell out and arriving both days before the show opens.”
About Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
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Marc Silvestri appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, September 6th from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm!
Collector’s Paradise 20th Anniversary Celebration starts in style as we welcome a very long time friend of the store, artist extraordinaire and founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc., Marc Silvestri. Collector’s Paradise has always had a fantastic relationship with Marc and the rest of Top Cow. Dozens of Signings over the last 20 years, including two previous signings with Marc.
Mr. Silvestri has agreed to raffle off two sketches. For every $20 spent on Top Cow Productions or Image Comics comics or Graphic Novels, you will get a Raffle Ticket.
In addition to the signing, that day is the first day of the Weekly Sale, with ANYTHING in the store, besides Comics & Graphic Novels being 25% OFF.
For more information on our 20th Anniversary MONTH LONG Celebration please click here…
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
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Image co-founder MARC SILVESTRI appears at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Marc is debuting his BRAND NEW Top Cow/Image comic: RISE OF THE MAGI #0.
Here is some updated event info:
*Marc Silvestri signing Rise of the Magi #0 at noon … first come, first served!
*Cartoonist Scott Shaw! will be handing out FREE Simpsons Bongo Comics and sketching for 20 lucky winners!
*Added GRAB BAG Prizes:
– 20 original Hand Sketches from Cartoonist Scott Shaw!
*2PM Signing; JOSEPH HENSON
Creator/Writer of the new Indy comic: The Heroes of Echo Company. FREE copies while supplies last.
*FREE TMNT & Transformers Movie posters…while supplies last
*FREE Jarritos soda…while supplies last
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
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On November 1st-3rd, 2013, the Los Angeles Convention Center was home to Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo! After an extremely successful first year, the guest list was even better, the show moved from the parking lot to the main floor, and even added an extra day to maximize the con! Although it was primed to be better than ever, the show this year was a bit flat compared to the previous year.
The show floor seemed a bit out of sorts, with artist alley scattered all over the place, and it lacked the charm of the first show. Friday also didn’t seem to work out for the expo, as it was mostly empty. The crowds were definitely better during the weekend, but still lacked the excitement of the inaugural show. It was still a good show, with some cool panels and some great guests, but I think the appeal with the groupon deal last year was a huge part in why families flocked to the show. And I think Friday isn’t necessary in LA, especially when people have to battle Friday and Laker game traffic. I’m looking forward to next year’s Comikaze to get better as they adjust to the growing pains of a new show, and know that the best is yet to come!
Now, on to some photos!
Welcome to Comikaze 2013!
What good is Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, without the man himself? Here he is signing autographs!
A shot of the special stage reserved for the main panel!
Have you seen Eee vah?
An awesome Masters of the Universe display!
The Aspen booth set up and ready to go!
Nerd Machine representing at Comikaze!
One of the best exhibits at Comikaze. Old school arcades and video games!
Fan favorite artist Marc Silvestri interacting and signing for fans.
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Spiderman artist Humberto Ramos drawing one of his many commissions during the show!
Who you gonna call He-Man?
Ecto 1 was the coolest car on display….
… Or was it???
Thor and Iron Man 2 exhibits!
Along with Iron Man armors from all 3 movies!
If you’re tired, take a seat next to Iron Man!
Artist Noa drawing live at Comikaze!
Comic Book Men strike a pose! A never ending line all show!
John Romita Jr. greeting his long line of fans!
But not long as the line for Bruce Campbell!
And now, onto some cosplay pics!
WHERE IS THE PRINCESS???
Awesome dark helmet.
Battle of the Planets!
Amazing Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn!
Go go Power Rangers!
April O’Neill posing with the TMNT book from IDW!
You have failed this city!
Got a light?
Are we in the new movies?
Pretty awesome Wolverine and Rogue!
Cutest cosplayers of the show!
The best costumes of Comikaze!
Stay classy Los Angeles! See you next year!
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Veronica Mars creator confirms SDCC 2013 signing, NYCC adds Marc Silvestri, and Stan Lee will be at the Frank and Son Collectible Show on Saturday. All that and lots more!
Scene on the Web Weekly: April 8-14, 2013
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Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins, and Rahsan Ekedal sign at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm! The first ten people in line plus five lucky raffle winners will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri!
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647