Image Comics Announces Panels & Signing for TCAF 2017

May 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Canada, Convention News

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) 2017 will celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary with a slew of cannot-miss panels and events.

For two days in May, Image Comics creators, staff, and friends, will take over TCAF’s newest venue The Masonic Temple (introduced in 2016), located at 888 Yonge Street, a block north of TCAF’s main location Toronto Reference Library. The Image 25th Anniversary Party at The Masonic Temple will be a fully accessible venue which will feature both all-day exhibitors and timed creator signings, as well as panel discussions, live drawing, special ‘talk show’ segment, and more.

The Image 25th Anniversary Party at The Masonic Temple runs Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and as with almost every TCAF event, admission will be FREE.

Image 25th Panels:

SATURDAY, MAY 13th

TIME: 11 a.m.
LOCATION: Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville
Image 25th: THE WALKING DEAD artist Charlie Adlard and KILL OR BE KILLED artist Sean Phillips in Conversation

Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD) and Sean Phillips (KILL OR BE KILLED) are giants of not only Image Comics, but also of the great wide world of British comics! Come and see these two titans in conversation, as Sean interviews Charlie about his career, being part of such a huge cultural phenomenon, and his new role as the UK’s Comics Laureate.

TIME: 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Drawing Action
Lights? No. Camera? No. Action? Yes! Action! Comics are full of them! But how do you draw something with enough POW that it jumps off the page? Join Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos, Adam Warren, Jason Latour, and Cameron Stewart as they discuss everything from fight choreography to epic chase sequences and beyond.

TIME: 2:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Designing New Worlds
Magical Monsters! Terrific Technologies! Alien Alternatives! When the real world isn’t big enough for your ideas, sometimes you’ve got to build your own! Join Jamie McKelvie, Sloane Leong, Simon Roy, and Andrew MacLean as they discuss what it takes to design a whole new world to contain your stories.

TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Glitterbomb vs. Monstress—Terrifically Terrifying Comics
Few things are as horrific as real horror! Few things are as felt as true feelings! So how do you convey both of those things in comics? Join the teams behind the terrific and terrifying MONSTRESS (Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda) and GLITTERBOMB (Jim Zub and Djibril Morrissette-Phan) on how they go about imbuing their stories and characters with real emotion, while also scaring your pants off.

SUNDAY, MAY 14th

TIME: 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville
Image 25th: SNOTGIRL vs. KAPTARA—they’re funny, off-the-wall, and always enGROSSing
Snotgirl. Gross. KAPTARA. Also gross. But these books are also both very funny and very stylish! Come hang out with Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung as they talk with hometown heroes Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod about comics, collaboration, and jokes.

TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Finding a Balance
Day jobs. Everybody’s got one. But how do you go about paying the bills while creating hit creator-owned comics? How do you make sure you have enough creative energy for both? Marjorie Liu, Jim Zub, Ivan Brandon, and Jason Latour are no strangers to balancing projects they do for others and projects the do for themselves. Come and hear how they try to make it work.

TIME: 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: From MOTOR CRUSH to ISOLA, Fletcher, Stewart, Tarr, and Kerschl talk collaboration of the years
The teams behind MOTOR CRUSH and the upcoming Isola have been working together for quite a while. Come and hear Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, and Karl Kerschl talk about their comic book making pasts, jumping to creator-owned comics as a team, and if there’s any friendly competition when both of their books are on the racks.

TIME: 2:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Cartooning On The Edges of Reality
Drawing things you can see is hard enough. But how do you go about drawing things that aren’t what they seem? How do you draw the surreal and the supernatural? Join masters of the unreal Farel Dalrymple, Vanesa Del Rey, Wes Craig, and Ray Fawkes as they talk about creating visuals for the unknown.

TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Image 25th: Island: Experimental Storytelling and Beyond
Island was an exciting experiment in creating a Heavy Metal-style anthology for North America. Having recently wrapped with issue #15, come and join series editors Emma Ríos and Brandon Graham, along with contributors Simon Roy and Farel Dalrymple, as they discuss the goals and achievements of Island, and what’s coming next for North American sci-fi.

CREATORS ATTENDING:

  • Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD)
  • Ivan Brandon (BLACK CLOUD)
  • Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS)
  • Farel Dalrymple (POP GUN WAR)
  • Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET)
  • Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH)
  • Brandon Graham (ISLAND)
  • Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE)
  • Leslie Hung (SNOTGIRL)
  • Karl Kerschl (ISOLA)
  • Jason Latour (LOOSE ENDS, SOUTHERN BASTARDS)
  • Bryan Lee O’Malley (SNOTGIRL)
  • Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY, AD: AFTER DEATH, DESCENDER, PLUTONA)
  • Sloane Leong (FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS)
  • Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS)
  • Andrew MacLean (HEADLOPPER) (Andrew MacLean will be exhibiting in Toronto Reference Library.)
  • Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)
  • Kagan McLeod (KAPTARA)
  • Djibril Morrissette-Phan (GLITTERBOMB
  • Sean Phillips (KILL OR BE KILLED)
  • Emma Ríos (ISLAND, PRETTY DEADLY)
  • Simon Roy (ISLAND)
  • Cameron Stewart (MOTOR CRUSH, THE OTHER SIDE)
  • Sana Takeda (MONSTRESS)
  • Babs Tarr (MOTOR CRUSH)
  • Chip Zdarsky (KAPTARA)
  • Jim Zub (GLITTERBOMB, WAYWARD)

 

BC – Habitat #1 Signing

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Simon Roy (Prophet, Jan’s Atomic Heart, Tiger Lung) appears at Golden Age Collectables on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm to sign his new series HABITAT!

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

WA – Habitat/Ancestor Signing

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Matt Sheean (Ancestor) and Simon Roy (Habitat) appear at Arcane Comics on Wednesday, November 23rd from 4 PM – 8 PM to sign their latest comics from Image!

RSVP on Facebook!

Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-4875

WA – Ancestor/Habitat Signing

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Simon Roy (Habitat) and Matt Sheean (Ancestor) appear at Elliott Bay Book Co. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present their latest comics from Image!

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

CA – Ancestor/Habitat Signing

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Malachi Ward and Matt Sheean (Ancestor) and Simon Joy (Habitat) sign at Secret Headquarters on Friday November 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of their new books.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
323.666.2228

OR – Ancestor/Habitat Signing

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Matt Sheean and Simon Roy appear at Floating World Comics on Monday November 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of their two newest books – Ancestor and Habitat. Both of these sci-fi adventures were originally serialized in Island Magazine, from Image Comics.

Ancestor
In rare lucid moments you see that you are enslaved. You tell yourself that The Service is a helpful interface providing your mind with continual aid and stimulation, but you know it’s a lie. Patrick Whiteside can help you. He doesn’t require much: An open mind. Determination. The ability to make sacrifices. Let Whiteside help you. By Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward.

Habitat
All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec-the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life-and the brutal society of the habitat-into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho finds himself caught within a civil war that threatens to destroy his world. By Simon Roy.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

SF – Ancestor + Habitat Signing

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Matt Sheean, Malachi Ward, and Simon Roy appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, November 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign their newly released books, ANCESTOR and HABITAT!

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

UK – Habitat Signing

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SIMON ROY will be signing HABITAT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 3rd November from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

A new barbarian sci-fi adventure!

All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec – the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life – and the brutal society of the habitat – into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho finds himself caught within a civil war that threatens to destroy his world.

Simon Roy is the Wayward son of the Canadian Far West. He cut his comics teeth in 2009 with JAN’S ATOMIC HEART, and has been vigorously gnawing ever since. His comics include TIGER LUNG, PROPHET, and THE FIELD.

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

WA – Arcane Comics All-Star Signing

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Arcane Comics hosts an all-star signing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Guests include:

Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller (The Humans)
Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf)
Damon Gentry and Aaron M. Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman)
Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home)
Kurtis Wiebe  (Rat Queens)
Simon Roy (Tiger Lung)

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-4875

OR – Palefire & Island Release Party

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Farel Dalrymple, MK Reed, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Amy Clare, Tessa Black, Robin Bougie, and Robin McConnell appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of both PALEFIRE and ISLAND!

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

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