Image Comics Announces Signings, Panels & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2013 *UPDATED*

February 26, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Image Comics is set to make a strong showing at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, with exclusive convention editions, a full slate of signings by Image creators, and panels featuring some of comics’ top writers and artists! The convention takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center.

Five Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

FIVE GHOSTS #1 by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham

LOST VEGAS #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

SEX #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

THE WALKING DEAD: THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang

All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

The Image Comics signing schedule will be released soon, so keep an on Image’s website. *UPDATED* SEE BELOW

There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels
It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B

Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics
With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Kurtis J. Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust), and Riley Rossmo (Debris) SUNDAY 1 PM Hall B

The full schedule of signings taking place at Image’s booth (#1100) is as follows:

FRIDAY

2:00 – 2:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
3:30 – 4:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
4:00 – 4:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
5:00 – 5:45 Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
6:00 – 6:45 Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
7:00 – 7:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jean-Paul Bonjour (ALPHA GIRL)

SATURDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)
Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
11:00 – 11:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Michel Gagné (THE SAGA OF REX, ZED: A COSMIC TALE)
12:00 – 12:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, POINT OF IMPACT)
1:00 – 1:45 Blair Butler (HEART)
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
1:00 – 2:00 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
2:00 – 2:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
2:30 – 3:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
3:00 – 3:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
4:00 – 4:45 Brian Wood (MARA) — ticketed signing
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
5:00 – 5:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
6:00 – 6:45 Brandon Graham (MULTIPLE WARHEADS, PROPHET) and Simon Roy (PROPHET)
Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH)

SUNDAY

10:00 – 10:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
11:00 – 11:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
12:00 – 12:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
1:00 – 1:45 Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)
Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS)
2:00 – 2:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA)  — ticketed signing
Jamie S. Rich (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)
4:00 – 4:45 Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)

Tickets for each day’s ticketed signings will be available at the Image Comics booth, beginning at the start of the convention day. Tickets are limited and are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The signing schedule is subject to change. Ryan Ottley will be signing at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth.

Emerald City Comicon takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

GraniteCon Celebrates 10th Anniversary

January 25, 2013 by  
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graniteconSave the date!  Granitecon 2013 is September 28th and 29th! To celebrate 10 years of Granitecon we’re expanding to 2 days and moving to the larger Expo Center!  Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!  Check out the recently relaunched granitecon.com for some of the early details including our first round of guests!!!

So far our guests include:

  • Katie Cook – My Little Pony
  • Chris Giarrusso – Mighty Marvels, G-Man
  • JK Woodward – Star Trek/Doctor Who
  • Ale Garza - Deadpool, Teen Titans
  • Craig Rousseau – Marvel Adventures, Perhapanauts
  • Chrissie Zullo – Fables
  • Amy Mebberson – My Little Pony, Sesame Street
  • Edwin Huang – Skullkickers
  • Mike Raicht – Stuff of Legend Writer
  • Erik Burnham – Ghostbusters, TMNT Writer
  • Blair Shedd – Doctor Who, Dorothy of Oz
With more to be announced soon!

Make sure to follow Granitecon on Twitter @granitecon and Like us on Facebook!

NYC – Skullkickers in the Club

Writer Jim Zub appears on the Comic Book Club with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday June 5, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

ON – Skullkickers Signing

November 16, 2011 by  
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Jim Zub signs on Wednesday, November 16th from 5pm-8pm at The Beguiling!
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COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THE SECOND OFFICIAL LAUNCH FOR THE SKULLKICKERS COMICK BOOK SERIES!
 
The Beguiling will play host to SKULLKICKERS author Jim Zub on Wednesday, November 16th, to celebrate the release of the second Skullkickers Trade Paperback!
 
SKULLKICKERS VOLUME 2: FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD collects issues 7-11 of the noble-shooting, thief-ganking, faerie-smushing series, as our two heroes are alternately rewarded and reviled just for being… skull kickers. Great fantasy fun, local comics creators, and an Image comic that released 11 issues in a row ON TIME, it’s a f*cking miracle. Come celebrate.
 
Note: SKULLKICKERS vol 1, vol 2, and select issues from the series will be available for sale at the event.

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON

IN – Skullkickers Signing

August 1, 2011 by  
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Jim Zubkavich signs at Downtown Comics in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday August 3rd from 6-8pm for a special Pre-Gen Con signing event.

AB – Canadian Creators Signing

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Jim Zubkavich, Anthony Del Col, Ray Fawkes, and Omar Dogan sign on June 16th at 7pm at Happy Harbor Comics!
 
Anthony Del Col is the co-creator and writer of the IDW hit “Kill Shakespeare” which as has received huge accolades and is the 2010 recipient of the Pitch This film prize! Anthony has also worked in the music, film and television industries, produced two independent feature films and most recently assisted with the management of international pop star Nelly Furtado and her world tour.
 
Ray Fawkes is a Toronto-based fine artist and writer of graphic novels, prose fiction, and games. Ray’s work ranges in styles from introspective, dreamscape horror to bombastic slapstick. He is a two-time Shuster Award nominee in the “Outstanding Canadian Writer” category, and “Possessions Book One: Unclean Getaway” has been nominated for a YALSA award by the American Library Association.
 
Omar Dogan is a senior Illustrator at UDON Entertainment and has worked with major companies Capcom, Konami, Marvel, and many more. Over the last decade he has worked on the Sakura, Chun Li, and Ibuki Legends series as well as many game related properties and titles. He is now a professor a Seneca College teaching digital colouring in the Animation program. Soon to be announced is an artbook featuring Omar’s latest artwork which has been a labour of 1 year. This book will have well over 70 pieces of original art in full colour and will expose his learning process and technique. 
 
Jim Zubkavich is a comic writer and artist who has worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients through the UDON studio, including Marvel, Warner Bros., Capcom, Hasbro, Mattel and Bizzard Entertainment. He is also a Professor at Seneca College, teaching a variety of art and animation courses. Jim’s latest project is a creator-owned sword and sorcery comedy series being published by Image Comics called Skullkickers. The first Skullkickers trade paperback arrived in stores in early March and has received rave reviews from outlets like USA Today, MTV and Ain’t It Cool News.
 
Happy Harbor Comics
12226 Jasper Ave Northwest, Edmonton, AB

UK – Skullkickers Signing

Jim Zubkavich, the creator of Image’s hot new series Skullkickers; Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki; and The Makeshift Miracle signs at Orbital on February 5th at 4pm, so get those comics ready and come along!

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

UK – Skullkickers Signing

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Jim Zubkavich signs at Forbidden Planet on February 12th at 3pm.

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Forbidden Planet
41 Dundas Street, Middlesbrough, UK

Charlotte Minicon Kicks Off 2011

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Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find starts the New Year right! We are proud to announce that the Charlotte Minicon will be Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm. The show will be at the Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall which is just half a mile from our store. We love having our Minicon at this cozy location and it is well worth the $3 admission price just to come and check out this cool, old building. If you are not familiar with the location, fear not, we will put up signs along 7th St. to help direct you to the event!

Our awesome guest list includes Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry), Chris Brunner (Boondock Saints, Loose Ends), J. Chris Campbell (Zig Zag), Sanford Greene (1000), Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics #1), Jason Latour (Noche Roja, Scalped, Wolverine), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Bridgit Scheide (Kindle), Andy Smith (X-Men Forever 2) and Chrissie Zullo (Fables #100).

We are also pleased to announce our very special guest Chris Stevens! Stevens popped up on the radar doing illustrations for RPG’s and working with UDON Entertainment on numerous projects. He then made a splash in the world of sequential art with a pair of short stories that appeared in Image’s Popgun 2 and 3 anthology volumes. The shorts evolved into the new series, Skullkickers from Image. Stevens is the cover artist for the series and issue #1 has gone to a 3rd printing (that’s a lot of covers)! Stevens was a very popular guest at HeroesCon 2010, creating this gorgeous Captain America for our annual Art Auction. His work so impressed Adam Hughes that he had to go home with the piece! Special thanks go out to the one and only Patrick Sun for capturing an image of Cap before Hughes snatched it up. Please give Stevens a warm Charlotte welcome when you stop by his table!

In addition to our special guests there will be a room full of dealers from all over the Southeast selling their comic wares. Come by to dig for comics both new and old as well as other comic related items like toys! As a special bonus treat the Charlotte Minicon will feature pony rides (weather permitting)! All you have to do is donate at least $3 to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center. Funds raised will go to erect a covered area at the center. I can’t think of another convention that can boast that they have pony rides!

We hope to see you Saturday, January 22, 2011 at this incredibly fun, family-friendly event!

Charlotte Minicon
January 22, 2011
11 am to 5 pm
Admission is just $3!
Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall
2601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

MA – Skullkickers Signing

Jim Zubkavich & Edwin Huang, creators of Skullkickers, sign and sketch at Larry’s Comics Xmas party on Friday Dec 17th! If you can’t make out it that night, be sure to catch them at the Woburn Warehouse Show on Saturday Dec. 18th.

Larry’s Comics
66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850

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