Image Comics Programming and Signing Schedule for Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) 2012

Image Comics is showing up in a big way at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) in Seattle, Washington this March 30 through April 1, with a slew of convention exclusives (announced here) and an extensive signing and programming schedule. Many Image creators will be at the Image, Skybound, and Top Cow booths, as well as manning their own tables in the Washington State Convention center.

A panel schedule, signing schedule, and full list of Image creators attending ECCC follow. If you are interested in scheduling an interview with any of the Image creators regarding their Image titles, please contact Jennifer de Guzman at jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com.

PROGRAMMING

Creator Spotlight: Marc Silvestri
Join Top Cow founder, Image partner, movie producer and top industry artist Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS) as he takes a retrospective look at his legendary career spanning three decades. Moderated by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, Silvestri will look back at everything from his early years on such top titles as X-Men and Wolverine to the founding of Image Comics and Cyberforce to the redefining of his company and the creation of mini-icons like Witchblade and The Darkness. Friday, 4pm, Room 211

Robert Kirkman Q&A
Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur, will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic, “The Walking Dead” on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. Friday, 7pm, Room 4C1-2

Image Comics – 20 Years of Creator-Owned Independence
Some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike will be coming together to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Ed Brubaker (Fatale), Joe Casey (Butcher Baker, Officer Downe, Haunt), Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet), Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah), Emi Lenox (Emitown), Nathan Edmondson (Who Is Jake Ellis?, The Activity, Dancer), and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) to experience this lively conversation and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Saturday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

Top Cow’s REBIRTH: The Beginning
Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik as he leads an informative and lively discussion about the 20th Anniversary of Top Cow and the REBIRTH of the Top Cow Universe in 2012 with creators including Marc Silvestri and Jeremy Haun. Be the first to hear exciting new announcements, get added insight into the state of the Top Cow Universe, and get your questions answered! Saturday, 1pm, Room 4C1-2

Talkin’ Dead with Jon Bernthal & Laurie Holden
A “lively” discussion with The Walking Dead stars Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden. Join them as they talk about the show’s record breaking viewing numbers, what it’s like to film in an apocalyptic, zombie filled world and what the future holds for Shane and Andrea. Hosted by David Boze (KTTH 770 AM). Saturday, 1 pm., Room 4A

Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur  continues to soar, and And Kirkman’s first-ever writers’-room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS. Sunday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

SIGNINGS  At the Image Booth – #310

Friday

  • 2:00-3:00 – Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy)
  • 3:00-4:00 – Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.
  • 4:00-5:00 – Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)
  • 5:00-6:00 – Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)
  • 6:00-7:00 – Landry Walker (Danger Club)
  • 7:00-8:00 – Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

Saturday

  • 10:00-11:00 – Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)
  • 11:00-12:00 – Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon)
  • 12:00-1:00 – Landry Walker (Danger Club)
  • 1:00-2:00 – Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)
  • 2:00-3:00 – Kurtis Wiebe & Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Debris)
  • 3:00-4:00 – Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
  • 4:00-5:00 – Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)
  • 5:00-6:00 – John Layman (Chew)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.
  • 6:00-7:00 – Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Sunday

  • 10:00-11:00 – Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)
  • 11:00-12:00 – Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)
  • 12:00-1:00 – Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)
  • 1:00-2:00 – Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)
  • 1:00-2:00 – Lisa Wood (Thought Bubble Anthology)
  • 2:00-3:00 – Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
  • 3:00-4:00 – John Layman (Chew)
  • 4:00-5:00 – Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

At the Skybound Booth – #310

Friday
4:00-5:00 – Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Saturday
5:00-7:00 – Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Sunday
3:00-4:00 – Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

At the Top Cow Booth – #414

Friday
1:00-2:00 – Dennis Calero (Netherworld, City of Refuge)

5:00-6:00 – Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

6:00-7:00 – Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness)

All Day
  • Phil Hester (The Darkness)
  • Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
  • Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

Saturday
11:00-12:00 – Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

3:00-5:00 – Marc Silvestri, Phil Hester & Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

All Day
  • Phil Hester (The Darkness)
  • Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
  • Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

Sunday
12:00-1:00 – Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

1:00-2:00 – Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

All Day
  • Phil Hester (The Darkness)
  • Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
Special Guests of ECCC
  • Mike Allred (Madman) – C-08
  • Ed Brubaker (Fatale) – M-05
  • Chris Burnham (Hack/Slash) – F-18
  • Greg Capullo (Spawn) – N-06
  • Joe Casey (Butcher Baker) – K-02
  • Keu Cha (The Darkness, The Magdalena, Witchblade) – B-02
  • Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) – C-05
  • Camilla d’Errico (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra) – A-01/02
  • Gerry Duggan (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
  • Nathan Edmondson (The Activity, Dancer) – C-09
  • Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) – C-07
  • Jay Faerber (Near Death) – 310
  • Mitch Gerads (The Activity) – F-17
  • Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) – C-04
  • Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar) – O-04
  • Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet) – C-05
  • Brian Haberlin (Witchblade) – K-06
  • Tony Harris (War Heroes, Chin Music) – 310
  • Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Darkness) – 414
  • Phil Hester (The Darkness) – 414
  • Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) – 402
  • Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur) – I-12
  • Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah, Glory) – C-06
  • Robert Kirkman (Image Partner – The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves) – 310
  • Erik Larsen (Image Partner – Savage Dragon) – C-03
  • Emi Lenox (EmiTown) – C-06
  • Steve Lieber (Underground) – M-03
  • Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) – P-01
  • Steve Niles (Crime and Terror, Chin Music) – G-01
  • Justin Norman (Elephantmen) – C-05
  • Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
  • Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) – 222
  • Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar) – O-03
  • Ryan Ottley (Invincible) – I-12
  • Jeff Parker (Underground) – F-21
  • Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Rebel Blood) – C-07
  • Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Bloodstrike) – 310/414
  • Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) – C-09
  • Marc Silvestri (Image Partner – Witchblade, The Darkness) – 414
  • Charles Soule (Twenty-Seven) – C-10
  • Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Infinite Vacation) – 310
  • David Hahn (All Nighter) – 222
  • Ben Templesmith (Pigs) – D-15
  • Jim Valentino (Image Partner – Shadowhawk) – 310
  • Matt Wagner (Mage) – H-05
  • Shane White (Hack/Slash) – F-08
  • Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust) – C-10
  • Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics) – 802
  • Brian Wood (Mara) – K-01
  • Jim Zub (Skullkickers) – C11
via Image Comics Press Release

Image Expo Announces Special Guests

IMAGE EXPO, the one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics and celebrating creator-owned comics, is announcing many new guests! Joining the Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino and Image founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio, are the following stars of creator-owned comics.

Blair Butler, the host of G4’s Fresh Ink and 2011’s break out writer of HEART, the comic that shows the human side of MMA, will be joining the line up. Writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, co-creators of CHEW, everyone’s favorite Eisner Award winning gross-out detective comic will also be there. Add to that rising star Nick Spencer, the writer behind such hits as MORNING GLORIES, FORGETLESS, Ultimate Comics: X-Men, and soon Robert Kirkman’s THIEF OF THIEVES, and IMAGE EXPO already has a solid line up!

But that’s not all! Some of the other guests at IMAGE EXPO include:

Keu Cha (MAGDALENA)
Joshua Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS, I, Vampire)
Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS)
Joe Keatinge (POPGUN, GLORY, HELL YEAH)
Larry Marder (BEANWORLD)
Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, MIND THE GAP)
Marat Mychaels (BLINDSIDE)
Jimmie Robinson (BOMBQUEEN)
Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE)
Kurtis Wiebe (INTREPIDS, GREEN WAKE, PETER PANZERFAUST)
Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS)

Some of the other previously announced guests include:

Joe Casey (Ben 10, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, HAUNT)
Jay Faerber (Ringer, DYNAMO 5, NEAR DEATH)
Jonathan Hickman (THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE)
Fiona Staples (SAGA)
Richard Starkings (Comicraft, ELEPHANTMEN)
Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, SAGA)

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center, and Northern California’s premier comic con experience in 2012. The Berkeley-based publisher will be filling the demand for a 2012 Bay Area comic book convention that was left unfulfilled when WonderCon announced their temporary relocation to Anaheim, California. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!
There are still some opportunities to be part of IMAGE EXPO available, but space is going fast, so sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about how to exhibit or sign up for press passes. For more information about the show, visit www.imagecomicexpo.com.
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ABOUT AMAZING COMIC CONVENTIONS:
Amazing Comic Conventions is a leading promotional company operated by Jimmy S. Jay and Jay Company Comics. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is their signature event, kicking off the Comic Con Season each January. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is the premier destination for graphic novel pop culture in the Southwest. The 2012 Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place January 6-7-8 at the Mesa Convention Center, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Guests for the upcoming event include Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, legendary creator Rob Liefeld, Batman artist Greg Capullo, and many more. For more information, visit www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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via Image Comics Press Release

WonderCon 2012 Guest List Continues to Grow

WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International’s (CCI) family of nonprofit comics conventions, today announced another talented group of special guests, adding to its already impressive line-up. The newly announced guests include award-winning writers and artists from the world of comics as well as screenwriters and novelists. Fan favorite and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee appears on the list of additions, as well as award-winning comics scribes Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Irredeemable, Daredevil) and Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Tomb of Dracula).

Attracting 49,000 people in 2011, WonderCon has been an annual event in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. Because of renovations at its usual venue, WonderCon will relocate to Southern California for 2012. The three-day celebration of comics and popular art forms will be held in the spacious Anaheim Convention Center March 16-18, 2012, allowing many Southern California fans who might otherwise not make the trip to San Francisco to experience the wildly popular show.

Among the other recently added special guests are Arthur Adams (artist, Monkeyman and O’Brian, Ultimate Comics: X), Ernest Cline (author/screenwriter, Fanboys, Ready Player One), Joe Hill (author, Locke and Key, Heart-Shaped Box), Richard Kadrey (author, Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead), and Richard Starkings (writer/letterer/designer, Elephantmen). For a complete list of special guests and bios, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_guests.php.

Because WonderCon is produced by the same organization that hold the annual Comic-Con in San Diego and because of its similar format—sprawling exhibit floor, numerous educational panels, exciting Hollywood appearances, and an extraordinary slate of special guests—some fans are calling the new version of WonderCon “Anaheim Comic-Con.”

“We are hoping Southern California fans will embrace WonderCon for 2012,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for parent company Comic-Con International. “And by all indications that may be the case, as online registration opened only a few days ago to an unprecedented start!” Badges for the popular convention went on sale last week and are available for purchase at http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_reg.shtml.

About WonderCon
WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to WonderCon in Anaheim this spring, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) each fall. On the web: WonderCon.orgFacebook.com/comiccon,Twitter.com/wondercon

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!

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