Image Comics’ Complete Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con 2012

Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.

Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.

Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • 3:00-4:00   Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox
  • 4:00-5:00   Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace
  • 4:00-6:00   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 5:00-6:00   Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
  • 5:00-6:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 6:00-7:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
  • 6:00-7:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
  • 7:00-8:00   Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh
  • 8:00-9:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

  • 10:00-11:00   Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith
  • 11:00-12:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
  • 12:00-1:30   Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
  • 1:00-2:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
  • 1:30-3:00   Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio
  • 3:30-5:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 4:00-5:00   MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney
  • 4:00-5:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
  • 4:00-5:30   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 5:00-6:00   D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito
  • 5:00-6:00   Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)
  • 6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

  • 10:00-11:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
  • 11:00-12:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
  • 11:00-12:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 12:15-2:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
  • 1:00-2:00   Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)
  • 2:00-3:00   Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz
  • 4:00-5:00   Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*
  • 4:00-5:30   Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*
  • 5:00-6:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
  • 5:00-6:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
  • 6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • 10:15-12:00   Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*
  • 11:00-12:00   Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)
  • 12:00-1:00   Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin
  • 1:00-3:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)
  • 3:30-5:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 4:00-5:00   Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen

*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!

via Image Comics Press Release

Image Comics Exclusives and Panels at New York Comic Con 2012

Image Comics will be at New York Comic Con in full force, with top creators signing and must-have exclusives at their booth in the Javits Center during the October 11-13 convention. In addition, the New York Comic Con programming schedule features ten Image Comics-related panels with discussions both wide-ranging and craft-focused.
The Image creators who will be signing exclusives at the Image Comics booth (#1229):

  • Robert Kirkman (NYCC Spotlight Guest) — NYCC Exclusive red foil-stamped THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOLUME ONE hardcover (limited to 1500) and THIEF OF THIEVES VOLUME ONE: “I QUIT!” hardcover (limited to 1000)
  • Brian K. Vaughan (NYCC Spotlight Guest) and Fiona Staples (NYCC Featured Guest)— NYCC Exclusive SAGA bookplate (limited to 200, included with purchase of SAGA VOLUME ONE)
  • Jonathan Hickman (NYCC Spotlight Guest) — NYCC Exclusive THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOLUME ONE: SCIENCE, BAD hardcover (limited to 500)
  • Tim Seeley — NYCC Exclusive Stjepan Sejic WITCHBLADE #160 variant (limited to 1000)
  • Ron Marz (NYCC Special Guest)— NYCC Exclusive Stjepan Sejic ARTIFACTS #21 variant (limited to 1000)
  • Joe Harris (NYCC Special Guest) — NYCC Exclusive GREAT PACIFIC #1 variant (limited to 500)
  • Nick Spencer — NYCC Exclusive BEDLAM #1 variant (limited to 500)

These exclusive ashcans will be available at the creators’ Artist Alley tables:

  • Jim Zub (NYCC Special Guest) — NYCC Exclusive SKULLKICKERS #18 sketch cover variant, available at Artist Alley table #W11 (limited to 100)
    Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh — NYCC Exclusive COMEBACK #1 ashcan, available at Artist Alley table #Q18B
    Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore — NYCC Exclusive THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE ashcan, available at Artist Alley table #BB15

Other Image creators signing at the booth include:

  • Grant Morrison (NYCC Spotlight Guest) (HAPPY!)
  • Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
  • Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio (NYCC Featured Guest) (NON-HUMANS)
  • Alex de Campi (NYCC Special Guest) and Christine Larsen (VALENTINE)
  • Jay Faerber (POINT OF IMPACT, NEAR DEATH)
  • Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
  • Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
  • Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, CYBER FORCE)
  • David Hine (NYCC Featured Guest) (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, THE DARKNESS)
  • Jason Howard (NYCC Featured Guest) (SUPER DINOSAUR)
  • Shawn Martinbrough (THIEF OF THIEVES)
  • Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo (MIND THE GAP)
  • Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith (PIGS, CHOKER)
  • Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder (NYCC Featured Guest) (HALLOWEEN EVE)
  • Scott Snyder (NYCC Spotlight Guest), Scott Tuft, and Attilla Futaki (SEVERED);
  • Christian Weiser, Tony Trov, and Johnny Zito (D.O.G.S. OF MARS)
  • Lee David Zlotoff and Will Sliney (MACGYVER)

A full, updated Image Comics signing schedule will be released before the convention. Please note that signings and exclusives are subject to change.

The Image Comics programming at NYCC will feature a one-on-one conversations with THE WALKING DEAD creator and Image partner Robert Kirkman, a SAGA panel with creative team Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, panels on craft with writers and artists, discussions of science fiction and gender issues, as well as the highly anticipated “The Image Comics Experience” panel, where attendees will be the first to hear new Image Comics announcements.

The full listing of Image Comics NYCC programming follows.

THURSDAY

The Image Revolution Documentary
Twenty years ago, the seven biggest superstars in comics created a company that changed the industry and started a creator rights revolution. From Spawn to The Walking Dead, discover the highs, lows, secrets and controversies of Image Comics in an exclusive sneak preview of The Image Revolution, a new documentary from the creators of Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. Speaking on the panel will be director Patrick Meaney, producer Jordan Rennert and Sequart’s Mike Phillips, along with moderator F.J. De Santo, and a special guest! At San Diego Comic Con, Marc Silvestri appeared on the panel, who will be on this one? Date: 10/11/12 Thursday, Time: 6:30 PM, Location: 1A04

FRIDAY

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 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: Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Wood, Joe Harris, Glen Brunswick, Ming Doyle, David Hine, Fiona Staples; Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/12/2012 Friday, Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: 1A06

Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from SKYBOUND, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. THIEF OF THIEVES is a breakout hit and already been optioned by AMC, GUARDING THE GLOBE supplies another monthly fix for the Invincible universe, the all-ages smash SUPER DINOSAUR is about to blow up in a big way… so what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the imprint’s future with his stable of creators! Panelists: Robert Kirkman, Shawn Martinbrough, Jason Howard, and special guests; Moderator: Sean Mackiewicz, Date: 10/12/2012 Friday, Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM, Location: 1A14

Drawing the Line: Artists on Creator-Owned Comics
Art is as integral to comics as story, and what readers see before they read a word. Independent comics give artists the freedom to create their own worlds and characters. How do some of independent comics’ top artists bring to paper what they and the writers they work with imagine? Delve into the ink-stained world of character design, sequential storytelling, and writer-wrangling with the artists on Nowhere Men, Revival, Luther Strode, Non-Humans, Perhapanauts, and Saga. Panelists: Nate Bellegarde, Mike Norton, Tradd Moore, Whilce Portacio, Craig Rousseau, and Fiona Staples; Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/12/2012 Friday, Time: 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM, Location: 1A23

SATURDAY

The Image Comics Experience

Image Comics brings together some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Publisher Eric Stephenson to experience a lively conversation with surprise guests, and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Location: 1A23

The Top Cow Universe’s New Era
Are you interested in writing or drawing comic books? Then YOU need to come to the Top Cow panel where the Image imprint’s top talent will tell you about what it’s like to create comics like Cyber Force, The Darkness, Witchblade, Think Tank and more! Get a first look at new art! Find out what’s going on with The Darkness movie in development! And get the latest on the Top Cow Talent Hunt, in which TWO lucky writers and TWO lucky artists will get jobs. All attendees will also get an awesome exclusive! Panelists: Nelson Blake II, Jeremy Haun, David Hine, Ron Marz, and Tim Seeley; Moderator: Matt Hawkins, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Location: 1A14

The Writers Room
Some of comics’ best writers will talk about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how comics like Happy!, Saga, and The Manhattan Projects are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from “PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE.”
Panelists: Grant Morrison, Brian K. Vaughan, and Jonathan Hickman, Moderator: Jonathan Ross, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Location: 1A21

Saga: Sex, Drugs & Rocketships
Saga launched in March 2012 amid great anticipation, excitement, high hopes, and a little controversy and quickly became one of the top-selling independent comics of the year, second only to The Walking Dead. Creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples will talk about how they made an epic mash-up of science fiction, fantasy, and romance into the comic industry’s biggest sensation—and hint at what’s in store for Alana, Marko, and baby Hazel! Panelists: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Moderator: Eric Stephenson, Date: 10/13/2012 Saturday, Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM, Location: 1A10

SUNDAY

Creating Comics with Two X-Chromosomes: Real Talk with Image’s Female Creators

The subject of women in comics is often dominated by controversy, but what about conversation? Join some of comics’ top female writers and artists for some candid talk about working the comics industry. Does being a woman make a difference? What perspectives do female creators bring to a male-dominated industry? All that and more—with women who use their talent to get ahead! Panelists: Jordie Bellaire, Alex de Campi, Christine Larsen, Ming Doyle, Amy Reeder, and Fiona Staples; Moderator: Jennifer de Guzman, Date: 10/14/2012 Sunday, Time: 10:45AM – 11:45AM. Location: 1A14

Kirkmania!

Robert Kirkman, creator of the global sensations THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE and THIEF OF THIEVES, opens the floor to all his fans in this lively and engaging Q&A session., Panelist: Robert Kirkman
Date: 10/14/2012 Sunday, Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM, Location: 1E13

Cryptozoic Entertainment at San Diego Comic-Con 2012!

Cryptozoic is proud to host both The Walking Dead™ creator Robert Kirkman and series actor Steven Yeun (“Glenn”)

Appearance Schedule:

Thursday, July 12th
Robert Kirkman — 12 noon to 1 pm
Saturday, July 14th
Steven Yeun — 2 to 4 pm

Cryptozoic Entertainment is lighting up San Diego’s Gaslamp District with our very own retail store during San Diego Comic-Con. From July 11-15, you’ll be able to stop by our store to purchase our board games and trading cards.

Stop by the Cryptozoic Store at 411 Market Street (between 4th and 5th Ave) for an assortment of awesome events ranging from artist signings to board game events. Don’t know how to play any of our games? No problem! This weekend is the perfect chance for you to play our great selection of fun games, including The Walking Dead Board Game, Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre and The Big Bang Theory Party Game, as our staff will be available at the store to give you a demo.

Customers who shop at the Cryptozoic Store will also receive a gift with purchase. We will be holding special promotions and giveaways all weekend long at the store and online on our Facebook page! Plus, the store will be the place to find limited-edition trading cards and other awesome goodies. Check back regularly for more details about all the activities happening at our store location during Comic-Con!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and announcements regarding Comic-Con! We have a couple of very special announcements coming up that we’re excited to share with you, so stay tuned!


EXCLUSIVE NON-SPORT TRADING CARD COMIC-CON EVENT

Cryptozoic Entertainment cordially invites you to an
Exclusive Non-Sport Trading Card event

at San Diego Comic-Con!

As a special thank you to non-sport collectors, Cryptozoic will be hosting an exclusive morning event on Saturday, July 14th, at the Cryptozoic San Diego Comic-Con store located in the Gaslamp. Limited to only 40 collectors, each attendee will receive a promotional gift bag and have priority access to hard-to-find trading card products.

Guests attending will automatically be entered to win a variety of door prizes, including commissioned artist proof sketch cards, wardrobe cards, and autograph cards. Collectors will also have the opportunity to meet some of the top sketch card artists in the industry today, without the crowds in Artists’ Alley. Don’t miss this chance to get a peek at the trading card process, a preview of costumes from sets of some of today’s hottest shows, and an exclusive look at Cryptozoic’s upcoming projects, launching later in 2012.

WHO:

Open to the first 40 collectors to RSVP

WHEN:

8:00am – 9:30am Saturday, July 14th, 2012

WHERE:

The Cryptozoic Entertainment Store
411 Market Street
San Diego, CA

WHAT:

Cryptozoic Private Trading Card Event

  • Exclusive event with limited attendance
  • Priority access to show-exclusive trading card sale items
  • Opportunity to meet top artists
  • Door prizes, including sold out products, promos, and artist APs!
  • Gift bag for each collector attendee
  • Coffee and light refreshments will be provide

SPECIAL GUESTS:

George Davis
Marvel Dangerous Divas , Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Star Wars Clone Wars Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Spider-Man Archives, Iron Man 2, Marvel Heroes and Villains, Marvel Universe 2011

Marat Mychaels
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, The Walking Dead Trading Cards, Image Universe, Women of Marvel, Youngblood, Painkiller Jane, Captain Action, Red Sonja 35th, Lady Death Sketch Series, Billy Tucci’s Shi, Grimm Fairy Tale, The Prophet, Images of Shadowhawk, Creators Universe, Red Sonja, Iron Man 2, Star Wars Galaxy 7, Avengers Assemble, Marvel Masterpieces 2

Tim Shay
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, Tarzan 100th Anniversary, Classic Vintage Movie Poster: Science Fiction and Horror Series, Classic Mythology, Golden Age of Comics, Bettie Page The Private Collection, Vampirella, Dungeon Dolls, Contemporary Pinups, Spider-Man Archives, Project Superpowers, Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes, Red Sonja, 70 Years of Marvel Comics, Dark Zodiac, Dexter Season 3, Marvel Universe 2011, Marvel: Heroes and Villains

Dan Schoening
DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, Mandy Sketch Card Series, Hack/Slash, P’ups: Pin-up & Puppies, Voltron Sketch Card Series, The Female Persuasion Sketch Card Series, Greatest American Hero Sketch Card Series, Dead@17 Sketch Card Series, Marvel Masterpieces 2, Marvel Masterpieces 3, Iron Man

Jason Worthington
The Walking Dead, Zombies vs. Cheerleaders,  Mandy Sketch Card Series, Painkiller Jane Sketch Card Series, Hack/Slash, P’ups: Pin-up & Puppies, Moonstone Maximum Sketch Card Series, The Pro Sketch Card Series, Dungeon Dolls, Sheena Queen of the Jungle Sketch Card Series, Grimm Sketch Card Series, Voltron Sketch Card Series, Dead@17 Sketch Card Series, Billy Tucci’s Shi, The Female Persuasion Sketch Card Series, Archie Comics, Manga Mandy


BOARD GAME FREE PLAY AND TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The Lookouts Preview at Comic-Con

Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic Entertainment™ are proud to announce the launch of an all-new comic book series, The Lookouts, based on the fan-favorite Penny Arcade web comic. Previewing with issues #1 July 11 – 15 at San Diego Comic-Con and in stores nationwide on August 29th, The Lookouts story was developed by Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Cory Jones, and Ben McCool. The Lookouts is written by McCool with art by Robb Mommaerts.

This ongoing series tells the story of a group of young boys who join the Lookouts, where they must learn the secrets of the magical Eyrewood Forest. Badges are rewarded to the Lookouts upon completing different tasks. Each six-issue arc will focus on a new badge and an exciting journey for the young trainees, starting with the “Riddle” badge in the first issue. Additionally, each issue will contain a two-page spread from The Lookout’s Handbook, featuring an inside peek at this heroic group and information on additional badges.

The Lookouts #1 will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con with two exclusive covers, one by Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapel. The Lookouts #1 will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012 with one cover by Rob Mommaerts. The comic will also be available digitally starting July 6th on comiXology mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and more.

 

Mike Krahulik Cover Artwork

via Cryptozoic Press Release

Jim Hanley’s Pre-NYCC (New York Comic Con) Mega Event is Wednesday, October 12!

Jim Hanley’s Universe presents a huge signing event featuring a variety of creators from a selection of innovative titles, Wednesday, October 12th – the day before NYCC begins!

Signing copies of their latest books will be Ben McCool (Pigs, Choker), Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?), Chris & Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Edwin Huang (Skullkickers), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Charles Soule (Twenty Seven), Jeff Cahn (Red Spike), Owen Wiseman (Samurai’s Blood), David Baxter (Marksmen) and more!  

Even cooler, the first 50 people to buy a comic from any of the attending creators will receive a FREE copy of the September 2011 edition of HEAVY METAL magazine. We’ll have drinks and snacks available on hand and plan to party down with our diverse lineup of personalities.

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

Map from NYCC to Jim Hanley’s Universe in the heart of Manhattan!

Thursday, October 13 is our NYCC Preview Night signing featuring some of the hottest creators behind DC’s New 52! Joining us are Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire and the red-hot new Image Book Last of the Greats), Eric Wallace (Mr. Terrific), Sterling Gates (Hawk and Dove), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing) and more!

This incredible JHU NYCC Preview Night Event will take place at our Manhattan Location, Wednesday, October 13th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm! EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City, Where Fans and Creators Meet!

ABOUT JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSEHOURS AND LOCATIONSCONTACTFAQ

via Press Release