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  • NYC – Thief of Thieves Artist Speaks

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    The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce that acclaimed comics and graphic novel artist SHAWN MARTINBROUGH will speak on Thursday, February 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM about his career, his influences, and his noir-influenced approach to storytelling as part of SI’s celebration of Black History Month. Martinbrough will be joined in conversation by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, longtime editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics line. Learn more…

    Admission:
    $15 Non-members
    $10 Members
    $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)

    Get tickets at the link!

    ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
    For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights” animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, “GOTHAM.” Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include “Luke Cage Noir,” “Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive,” and a “Captain America” graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

    Shawn is currently illustrating “Thief of Thieves,” the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, “The Walking Dead.” “Thief of Thieves” is in development for a live action television series.

    Martinbrough is also the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,” published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.

    A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com

    ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
    A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. His books include Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.

    Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

    CA – Birthright Signing

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    Writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) signs BIRTHRIGHT, his new comic from Skybound, at The Comic Bug on Wednesday October 29th from 2:00-7:00 PM!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Comic Bug
    4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

    Image Comics Schedule & Exclusives at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).

    *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only.  There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings. 

    Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.

    THURSDAY, 10/9
    1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov

    3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
    3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando

    4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
    4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    FRIDAY, 10/10
    10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh

    11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
    12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
    1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris

    2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
    2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
    2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
    5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour

    6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
    6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci

    SATURDAY, 10/11
    10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
    10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
    11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) 

    12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
    12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
    1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

    2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
    2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
    2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
    3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton

    3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
    4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
    5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore

    SUNDAY, 10/12
    10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
    10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)

    12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
    12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
    1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
    2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
    3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson

     

    PANELS

    Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!

    Thursday, 4 – 5PM
    Location: Empire Stage 1-E
    SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD

    Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.

    Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
    Location: 1A21
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE

    Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.

    Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
    Location: 1A14
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE

    Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.

    Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Location: 1A05
    MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!

    From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.

    Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
    Location: 1A06
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT

    No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

    Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
    Location: 1A14
    THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE

    For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.

    Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
    Location: 1A10
    ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS

    Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

    Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
    Location: 1A10
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE

    All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.

     

    EXCLUSIVES

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    A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con

    Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
    - ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
    - BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    - SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
    - WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    - PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
    - EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)  

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS: 
    - C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
    - NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)

    For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!

    MD – Thief of Thieves Signing

    tot08022014Press Release:

    Artist Shawn Martinbrough, known for his acclaimed two-year run illustrating Batman in Detective Comics with writer Greg Rucka and his current best selling work on Thief of Thieves with writer Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in two sessions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., he will give a talk about how he developed his craft and discuss his career in the comics industry. That session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Then from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. he will be signing in the museum’s gift shop, Geppi’s Comic World. Admission for the talk is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Admission for the signing in the store is free to all.

    Martinbrough’s work, as well as that of many other creators, is currently on display at GEM as part of the widely lauded exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, which runs through December 31, 2014. Among numerous projects, he has garnered praise for his Detective Comics work with Rucka, during which he co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights animated DVD as a companion to director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films.

    “We are extremely pleased to welcome Shawn Martinbrough back to GEM and to offer our community the chance to get to know this exciting creator in such an intimate setting,” said Melissa Bowersox, President of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

    Martinbrough’s other recent comic book work includes Luke Cage Noir and Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive for Marvel Comics. He also illustrated Captain America: The First Avenger, a promotional comic book created exclusively for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which runs the on-base stores on military posts. It had a million copy print run and was released in conjunction with the feature film of the same name.

    For more than the last two years, Martinbrough has served as artist on the Image Comics series Thief of Thieves. Produced by Robert Kirkman, the creator of both the comic book and the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves is in development as a television series as well. Martinbrough is also the co-creator and co-author of The REN, an upcoming 200-page graphic novel set during the Harlem Renaissance. It will be published by First Second Books. His art instruction book, How To Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, is published by Random House and has been reprinted in several languages.

    His work has been covered by The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, AOL, AintItCoolNews.com, Architecture Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Times, National Public Radio, SIRIUS/XM Radio, Ebony, Essence, Vibe, The Source and others, and he has lectured at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, The University of Michigan, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Prince George’s Community College, BEA/Book Expo of America and The 100 Black Men of America Conference.

    There are 80 seats available for the talk. As noted, admission is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, contact Andy Hershberger at handy@geppismuseum.com or call (410) 625-7066.

    GEM is located at 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, in the historic Camden Yards sports complex. It is situated immediately next door to Oriole Park and just across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center. For general museum information, call (410) 625-7060 or visit www.geppismuseum.com. Admission: Adults are admitted for $10, Seniors (55 and older) for $9, Students (5-18) for $7, and children under 4 are free.

    About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
    Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city’s famed Inner Harbor, immediately across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center, and right next door to Oriole Park. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is the home of “pop culture with character!” and it is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM, closed Mondays except for major holidays, and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
    301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
    (410) 625-7060

     

    VA – Thief of Thieves Signing

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    Shawn Martinbrough appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Thief of Thieves on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

    Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Mall
    Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
    703-506-2937

    NYC – Outcast/Tech Jacket Signing

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    Paul Azaceta and Khary Randolph appear at Royal Collectibles on Wednesday July 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

    Royal Collectibles
    96-01 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, New York 11375
    (718) 793-0542

    NYC – Tech Jacket #1 Signing

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    Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday July 9th at 6:00 pm to sign copies of Tech Jacket #1 put out by Image Comics! Reilly Brown signs the same day!

    *Purchase of Tech Jacket #1 required to participate in signing event.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
    32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
    (212) 268-7088

    Image Comics Announces Schedule & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2014

    Image-LogoPress Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the official Image booth signing schedule, panels, and exclusives that will be available at Emerald City Comic Con 2014 on March 28, 29, and 30. Several exciting Image creators including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chip Zdarsky, Matt Fraction, Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, and Greg Rucka will be signing at the Image booth (see full schedule below). Convention attendees interested in the indicated ticketed signings can come to the Image booth, #212, to collect their ticket, but arrive early as tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!

    For sale at the booth, in addition to award winning creator-owned Image titles, will be exclusive, numbered, art prints of WYTCHES, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, C.O.W.L., and SHUTTER for signings with Scott Snyder and Jock, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, Kyle Higgins, and Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca. Each convention attendee will receive an exclusive THE WALKING DEAD #1 ECCC color variant—additional copies, as well as the B&W version, will be available to purchase at the Image booth.

    Also exclusively for sale at the ECCC will be the hardcover edition of SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 1—the critically-acclaimed series that has taken the comics world by storm and named best new series of the year by TIME magazine—available for $40 and an exclusive 18″ x 24″ print available for $25, at Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s tables, C-10 and C-11. Purchased together, hardcover and art print will be available for $60. The FIVE GHOSTS #10 ECCC variant will also be for sale at Ed Brisson’s table at X-04, and a THE FIELD #1 ECCC variant can be purchased at Frank Barbiere’s table, X-03.

    Image Comics is also proud to host several panels this year at ECCC that you won’t want to miss. On Friday check out “Robert Kirkman’s Skybound: On the Rise” and “Image Comics Presents Comedy in Comics.” On Saturday join us for “Image Comics Presents Sex Criminals” and “Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy!” On Sunday we’ll explore a popular speculative fiction genre in “Image Comics Presents Building a Better Dystopia.”

    IMAGE COMICS, BOOTH #212 SIGNING SCHEDULE:

    Friday March 28
    12 – 1 p.m. Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde
    1 – 2 p.m. Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
    2 – 3 p.m. Brandon Graham & Simon Roy [TICKETED]
    2 – 3 p.m. Joshua Williamson
    3 – 4 p.m. Justin Greenwood & Antony Johnston
    3 – 4 p.m. Jason Aaron & Jason Latour [TICKETED]
    4 – 5 p.m. Kurtis Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
    4 – 5 p.m. Kyle Higgins
    5 – 6 p.m. Ken Kristensen
    5 – 6 p.m. Joe Keatinge & Leila Del Duca

    Saturday March 29
    11 – 12 p.m. Jason Aaron & Jason Latour [TICKETED]
    11 – 12 p.m. Joshua Williamson
    12 – 1 p.m. Sina Grace
    12 – 1 p.m. Greg Rucka
    1 – 2 p.m. Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
    1 – 2 p.m. Michel Gagne
    2 – 3 p.m. Dave Stewart & Stefano Gaudiano
    2 – 3 p.m. Brian Joines
    3 – 4 p.m. Matteo Scalera
    3 – 4 p.m. Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky [TICKETED]
    4 – 5 p.m. Tim Seeley & Mike Norton
    4 – 5 p.m. Frank Barbiere
    5 – 6 p.m. Joe Harris

    Sunday March 30
    11 – 12 p.m. Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas
    11 – 12 p.m. Greg Rucka
    12 – 1 p.m. Joe Harris
    12 – 1 p.m. Brandon Graham & Simon Roy [TICKETED]
    1 – 2 p.m. Nick Pitarra
    1 – 2 p.m. Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jordie Bellaire
    2 – 3 p.m. Joshua Williamson
    2 – 3 p.m. Scott Snyder & Jock
    3 – 4 p.m. Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky [TICKETED]

    IMAGE COMICS PANEL SCHEDULE:

    Robert Kirkman’s 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, Manifest Destiny is one of 2013’s breakout hits, and new series—like OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA—are on the horizon. Join Skybound’s best writers and artists as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.

    Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 12:40 p.m. in Hall D (Room 602-603)

    Panelists: Joshua Williamson (Ghosted), Paul Azaceta (Outcast), Joe Keatinge (Shutter) & special guests

    Image Comics Presents Comedy in Comics
    Sometimes the best comics are the funny ones, but getting jokes across in print while simultaneously telling an engaging story can be tough. Luckily, we have a panel of experts who can tell you their secrets, tips, and a few really good jokes.

    Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 3:00 p.m. in Room TCC 301

    Panelists: Rob Guillory (Chew), Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens), Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Jim Zub (Skullkickers), Brandon Graham (Prophet)

    Image Comics Presents Sex Criminals
    Sex Criminals debuted in 2013 and quickly became the book of the year. Now, a few months into 2014, the same looks to be true! Sit down with creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky and bare your soul, fetishes, and anecdotes with the Sex Criminals.

    Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. in Room 3AB

    Panelists: Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals)

    Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy!
    Gunfights, heists, cowboys, hoodlums, magicians, adventurers, aliens, and more: are you not entertained? Image Comics’ varied publishing line has something for everybody. Settle in and listen to the experts discuss creating entertaining stories.

    Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 5:00 p.m. in TCC 301

    Panelists: Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Jason Latour (Southern Bastards), Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards), Joe Keatinge (Shutter), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts), Joshua Williamson (Ghosted)

    Image Comics Presents Building A Better Dystopia
    No matter how good we have it, a future where we have nothing has its own thrill. These creators know their way around a dystopia, whether it’s due to mad science, economic factors, or nightmarish alternate dimensions.

    Program date and time: Sunday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. in Room TCC 301

    Panelists: Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects), Greg Rucka (Lazarus), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Simon Roy (Prophet), Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered), Joe Harris (Great Pacific)

    UK – The Art of Charlie Adlard Signing

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    CHARLIE ADLARD appears at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 2nd November from 1 – 2pm to sign THE ART OF CHARLIE ADLARD (Image Comics).

    Comics superstar Charlie Adlard has defined the look of the modern day horror comic with his work on The Walking Dead.

    This oversized art book delves into the full history of Charlie’s amazing career, including an unprecedented look at the making of his 100th issue of The Walking Dead.

    Charlie Adlard’s original art is available for sale through Splash Page Comic Art. Click the link for details!

    Forbidden Planet London Megastore
    179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

    Second Annual The Walking Dead Escape Announced for Petco Park During SDCC 2013

    Editor’s Note: The first 8,000 people to register as a Walker or Survivor will receive an exclusive edition of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Reserve your spot.

    Walking Dead Escape Governor

    Press Release:

    AMC JOINS FORCES WITH SKYBOUND AND RUCKUS SPORTS FOR THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE

    ONE-OF-A-KIND ZOMBIE OBSTACLE COURSE BASED ON THE NETWORK’S DRAMA SERIES AND ROBERT KIRKMAN’S COMIC BOOK SERIES COMES TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013

    (BOSTON, MA) – July 2, 2013 – AMC announced today it has joined forces with Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Ruckus Sports for the second annual The Walking Dead Escape (www.thewalkingdeadescape.com), a zombie obstacle course at Petco Park during Comic-Con weekend in San Diego, July 19th and 20th. Last year, Skybound and Ruckus Sports brought the first The Walking Dead Escape to San Diego during the 2012 Comic-Con weekend. The Walking Dead Escape allows fans to live out the events from the groundbreaking, Emmy-award winning and top-rated AMC series, which is based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning best selling The Walking Dead graphic novels.

    The course is open July 19 & 20 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm where Survivors can climb, crawl and slide as part of the adventure and to also avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed. The goal is for the Survivors to reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection – if any – is determined by a confidential military scan. Walkers are transformed into the undead by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living. In addition, participants and spectators alike can immerse themselves in The Walking Dead Fan Festival, an interactive “after party” featuring games, food, and merchandise from all facets of The Walking Dead universe.

    “After overwhelming positive feedback from those who experienced ‘The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego’ last summer, we wanted to bring our fans an even bigger and better experience for 2013.  As promised, we will be upping the ante as we bring on board celebrated and renowned new partner, AMC,” said Liam Brenner, founder of The Walking Dead Escape and Ruckus Sports. “With AMC’s creative prowess, we are confident that this year’s ‘Escape’ will be the most action-packed and thrilling event yet. We know fan expectations are high and hope to deliver beyond their wildest imaginations.”

    “The fan reaction to ‘The Walking Dead” on AMC has been truly remarkable and exceeded our wildest expectations. It is the number one show on television among adults 18-49, and this live experience allows these passionate and dedicated fans to actually enter the zombie apocalypse that provides the backdrop for the series,” said Theresa Beyer, VP of activation and promotion at AMC. “Whether acting as survivors, walkers or spectators, this perilous and immersive attraction allows fans of the show to put themselves in the world that they can’t get enough of.”

    This year The Walking Dead Escape is elevated with new props, scenes and full Walking Dead experiences. Fans may choose among three ways to participate in this epic adventure; as a “Survivor” racing through the zombie-infested evacuation zone with familiar scenes and props from the show and comic book series; as a “Walker” in the undead horde or as a “Spectator” watching the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.

    For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com. To view video and photos from last summer’s event in San Diego go to https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadEscape. To receive updates about the Zombie Apocalypse, be sure to follow @TDWEscape on Twitter! Early registration is strongly recommended, as walk-ups may not be available on event day.

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