Image Expo 2018 Rounds Out Guest List

Press Release:

Todd McFarlane, Gerry Duggan, John McCrea, Farel Dalrymple, Chris Sebela, Jody LeHeup, Brian Haberlin, and Rob Guillory will be making appearances at IMAGE EXPO in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st. Expo ticket holders will be the first to learn of their exciting new projects, plus even more special surprise guests yet to be announced. IMAGE EXPO 2018 Premium ticket sales will close Wednesday, February 14th.

McFarlane is the creator of SPAWN, co-founder, partner, and President of Image Comics as well as the founder of McFarlane Toys. Film director, artist, writer, and producer McFarlane is widely recognized as one of the most influential comic book creators of the last two decades. SPAWN’s hugely popular May 1992 debut sold 1.7 million copies—a still unsurpassed feat for an “independent” comic book series. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation.

Duggan is a writer and producer whose recent comics include Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Uncanny Avengers, and Chewbacca. After writing for G4’s gaming and pop culture show Attack of the Show, Duggan and comedian Brian Posehn wrote the black comedy THE LAST CHRISTMAS, illustrated by Rick Remender and published by Image Comics. His following Image project, INFINITE HORIZON with artist Phil Noto, was nominated for an Eisner in 2008. ANALOG #1 co-created with David O’Sullivan from Image Comics hits stores on Wednesday, April 4th.

McCrea is an Irish comics creator whose previous work with Image Comics included his supernatural science series MYTHIC, co-created with Phil Hester.

Dalrymple is the creator of POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER (2017, Image Comics) and POP GUN WAR: GIFT (2016, Image), The Wrenchies (First Second Books, 2014), It Will All Hurt (Study Group Comic Books, 2015), and Delusional (AdHouse Books, 2013). Farel was a co-founder and contributor to the comic anthology, Meathaus, and the artist on Palefire (Secret Acres, 2015) written by Mk Reed, PROPHET (Image Comics, 2012) by Brandon Graham, and Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics, 2010) by Jonathan Lethem.

Sebela is a two-time Eisner-nominated writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He’s the co-creator of books such as Heartthrob, High Crimes, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters, and Short Order Crooks, as well as having written books including Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella, Detective Comics, Escape From New York, Captain Marvel, Injustice: Ground Zero, and DEMONIC.

LeHeup is the co-writer and co-creator of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! with Sebastian Girner and Nil Vendrell Pallach. A former editor, Jody worked on series including Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool, and Strange Tales for Marvel Comics as well as Quantum and Woody for Valiant Comics.

Haberlin is a comic book creator, artist, writer, editor, and educator. He is the creator or co-creator of titles including WITCHBLADE, Aria, Stone, Area 52, Hellcop, Anomaly, Shifter, and many more. He teaches art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and through his Digital Art Tutorials, which are available through Image Comics.

Guillory is known for his distinct, animated art style that has graced the pages of Image Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, and Valiant Comics. He’s won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards and is co-creator with John Layman on the New York Times bestseller CHEW from Image Comics.

Previously announced creators confirmed to take the stage at IMAGE EXPO 2018 include Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI), Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), and Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS). IMAGE EXPO is an exclusive opportunity for fans to get early exposure to the Image Comics’ most industry-shaking announcements, a first look at creative process, and learn insider details about this top talent.

IMAGE EXPO 2018 is a unique all-day experience for fans to have unheard of access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100. A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party, which will be held from 7-10 p.m at Jackknife (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205). No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

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In 1992, Image Comics changed the face of the comic book industry and now–more than 25 years later–Image Comics continues to inspire creativity and foster innovation. In 2013, that tradition continued with the launch of IMAGE EXPO, an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Since then IMAGE EXPO has garnered mainstream news coverage and an industry reputation as one of the most newsworthy events of the year. IMAGE EXPO continues to grow in reach and influence.

IMAGE EXPO will be held at Leftbank Annex. The Leftbank Annex brings a sleek and well-coordinated event infrastructure to the raw, industrial ethic of a pre-war building. Through a skeleton of timber, concrete, brick, and steel, you’ll find large projectable surfaces, controlled lighting, superb access, and outstanding electrical infrastructure. You have the flexibility to transform the space into anything you can imagine, or to leave its authentic raw backdrop. The possibilities are endless.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com/expo.

CA – Deadpool 2099 Release Party

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish appear at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM in celebration of the release of the Deadpool 2099 trade paperback!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

NJ – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

Gerry Duggan, writer of Deadpool and Uncanny Avengers, appears at The Joker’s Child on Wednesday July 5th to sign All-New Guardians of the Galaxy!

The Joker’s Child
12-23 River Road, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410
(201) 794-6830

CA – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Signing

Gerry Duggan, writer of Deadpool, appears on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM at the Earth-2 Comics’ Sherman Oaks location, as he signs the start of his new Marvel series All-New Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

CA – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Signing

Writer GERRY DUGGAN and artist AARON KUDER appear at The Comic Bug in Culver City on Sunday May 7, 2017 from noon to 5:00 PM to sign copies of the exclusive variant to All New Guardians of the Galaxy #1!

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

MO – Brian Posehn Signing

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Comedian/Comic Writer Brian Posehn (Deadpool, The Last Christmas) appears at Star Clipper on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a free signing!

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Star Clipper
1319 Washington Ave, St. Louis MO 63103
(314) 240-5337

CA – Deadpool Annual 2016 Signing

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Writers Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, and artist Scott Koblish sign the Deadpool Annual at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

FL – Deadpool Signing

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Comedian/Comic Writer Brian Posehn (Deadpool, The Last Christmas) appears at The Geek Easy on Saturday September 10th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

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The Geek Easy
114 S Semoran Blvd, Ste 6, Winter Park 32792

FL – Brian Posehn Signing

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Comedian/Comic Writer Brian Posehn (Deadpool, The Last Christmas) appears at Heroes’ Haven Comics on Friday September 9th from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Brian will be signing for a few hours before his live show at Crowbar in Ybor at 9:00 P.M.

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Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

IN – Brian Posehn Performs

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Press Release:

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him but is making time to stop by The Tiger Room Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, And Spirits in Fort Wayne, IN for two shows on Thursday June 23rd at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Buy tickets at the link…

Brian is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour long special, The Fartist, through Netflix. Brian has co-written Deadpool for Marvel Comics. He has a popular podcast, Nerd Poker, on the Earwolf Network.

Brian co-starred in Universal’s feature, The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow and in the popular Canadian indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror. In the last year he has done guest spots on the sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory, Guys With Kids and Anger Management. He also starred for three seasons in Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program, and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy.

Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Californication, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends. He also has an extensive resume in voice-acting including Surf’s Up, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Bob’s Burgers, Mission Hill and American Dad.

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The Tiger Room
1915 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
(260) 456-7005

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