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.

OR – Evolution #1 Signing

James Asmus, Christopher Sebela, and Joe Keatinge appear at TFAW on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM to sign the first issue of EVOLUTION!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

CA – We(l)come Back Release Party

Christopher Sebela, writer of titles such as HEARTTHROB, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, DEMONIC, HIGH CRIMES, DEAD LETTERS, CAPTAIN MARVEL, as well as the cult hit zines, CLOWN MOTEL and POOL DISASTER, appears at Fantastic Comics on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 PM

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

WA – Demonic #1 Signing

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Writer Chris Sebela (High Crimes, Welcome Back, Dead Letters) appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign his new supernatural thriller Demonic!

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

DC – Heartthrob #1 Signing

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Join Fantom Comics on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM for a super special comics workshop with Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV, creators of new series HEARTTHROB – a new ongoing comic about romance, heists, heart transplants and Fleetwood Mac – on our shelves April 13TH!!

Christopher Sebela, writer of High Crimes, Dead Letters, We(l)come Back, and Escape from New York!!!

Robert Wilson IV, artist for Bitch Planet #3, the Penny Rolle issue!!

These very cool cats will be leading a special edition of our comics workshop, explaining their creative collaboration and signing copies of their latest and greatest! Stop on by to say hi and find out how the pros make it happen!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

MD – Heartthrob #1 Signing

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Writer Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back), artist Robert Wilson IV (Bitch Planet), and colorist Nick Filardi (Powers) appear at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign Heartthrob #1 from Oni Press!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

CA – We(l)come Back #1 Signing

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Writer Chris Sebela (High Crimes, Ghost, Escape from New York, Captain Marvel, Heartthrob) appears at Fantastic Comics on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of WE(L)COME BACK!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

WA – Chris Sebela Signing

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Writer Chris Sebela, whose works include the two-time Eisner nominee HIGH CRIMES, DEAD LETTERS and WE(L)COME BACK — and books like ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, GHOST and FIRE & STONE: ALIEN VS PREDATOR, appears at Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 for a signing from noon to 2:00 PM!

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Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics
4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 459-7721

OR – Welcome Back Launch Party

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Press Release:

Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Christopher Sebela to celebrate the release of the intriguing new series from BOOM! Studios entitled Welcome Back. Be sure to stop by the Portland TFAW store on August 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to meet this Eisner-nominated writer.

Christopher Sebela is best known for writing Dead Letters and High Crimes. You can also catch his work in Escape from New York from BOOM! Studios and in Alien vs. Predator and Ghost from Dark Horse. Now he is working with Critical Hit artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer to bring to life a story of two reincarnated assassins who are caught in a never-ending war.

Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time. Caught up in an eternal cycle, neither of them remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali becomes self-aware, will she continue to fight? Will Tessa, who is already on the hunt, be on the same page?

Copies of Welcome Back #1 and other titles by Christopher Sebela will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the most exciting new comic writers and get the first issue of Welcome Back signed on August 19th at the Portland TFAW!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693