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

 

TX – Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 Signing

Donny Cates, writer of Thanos, Doctor Strange, and Venom, appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 4:00 till 8:00 PM for the release of his next project, Cosmic Ghost Rider!

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

TX – Cosmic Ghost Rider Release Party

Donny Cates, Austinite and writer for Thanos, Doctor Strange, and Venom, appears at Dragon’s Lair on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from noon till 3:00 PM for the release of his next project, Cosmic Ghost Rider!

Come in and meet the creator of hit indie comics like Redneck, God Country, and Babyteeth. Pick his brain on his writing process and what he has coming up, or argue about Star Wars with him, anything goes.

This signing is completely free and there are no limits to how much you can bring to be signed. If you do bring several items, you may be asked to go through the line again to give others the chance at meeting Mr. Cates.

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 W Anderson Ln, Ste B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

TX – Venom #1 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange, Thanos, Redneck, God Country) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, May 9th at 4:00 PM for the release of Marvel Comics’ VENOM #1! Check out the preview at the link…

In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers – VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including Eddie Brock! Join two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, for a VENOM adventure a thousand years in the making!

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

NYC – Venom #1 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (Thanos, Doctor Strange, Redneck) joins us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, May 11th to celebrate the launch of a new era for Eddie Brock in Venom #1! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Venom #1 required. Limit 3 items signed per attendee. See you there!

Venom #1:

In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York. With it, something equally evil has awakened in that most wicked of webslingers, Venom! While he is still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York City, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear including Eddie Brock! Donny Cates brings his particular brand of magic alongside artist Ryan Stegman in a new direction for everybody’s favorite symbiotic couple with Venom!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

TX – Dr. Strange: Damnation #1 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (Redneck, Thanos, God Country, and more) will be making his return to the Dragon’s Lair on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM for a signing and to promote his new project, Doctor Strange Damnation #1!

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 W Anderson Ln, Ste B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

NC – Donny Cates Signings

Writer Donny Cates will appear at both Ssalefish Comics locations on Saturday February 17th. He will be in Greensboro from noon until 2:00 PM and then in Winston Salem from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. We will be featuring our exclusive paperbacks for God Country and Babyteeth. Donny is also the current writer of Redneck, Thanos, and Doctor Strange and receiving great reviews. The signing was made possible thanks to Aftershock Comics.

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Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Parkway STE 20, Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 760-9851

NV – Torpedo Comics Signings

Torpedo Comics hosts two signings this weekend. The first is with writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo on Saturday, December 2nd from noon till 5:00 PM. Then artist Mark Brooks and writer Donny Cates appear on Sunday, December 3rd from noon till 2:00 PM. Check their page for the multiple signing prices and policies.

Torpedo Comics
8775 S. Lindell Road #150, Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 444-4432

NC – Babyteeth Variant Signing

Writer Donny Cates will visit Ssalefish Comics on Saturday December 9th. He will be at Ssalefish Greensboro from noon to 2:00 PM and at Ssalefish Winston Salem from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.

Donny has written Ssalefish favorites God Country (our exclusive paperback is on sale now), Redneck (Charity variants available at the signing), Babyteeth (Ssalefish exclusive will available early), Atomahawk and others. If that wasn’t enough, Donny is also the writer of the megabooks Thanos and Doctor Strange for Marvel.

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Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Parkway STE 20, Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 760-9851

TX – Dr. Strange #381 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (God Country, Paybacks, Redneck) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Doctor Strange #381, LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME Part 1.

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

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