This upcoming weekend, Image Comics makes its first full debut at New York Comic Con, celebrating with an announcement packed panel and guests galore!
"For whatever reason New York has been a tough city to hold a convention, but the folks behind the New York Comic Con have pulled it off better than anyone could imagine," said Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen. "I've really enjoyed every year I've attended and thought it was long past time Image Comics had a complete set up, including one of our now famous Image Comics Shows!"
In addition to signings with creators such as AMORY WARS/Coheed Cambria's Claudio Sanchez, SPECIAL FORCES' Kyler Baker, DYNAMO 5's Jay Faerber, BILLY DOGMA's Dean Haspiel, SUBURBAN GLAMOUR's Jamie McKelvie, Shadowline President Jim Valentino and Image Comics Publisher & SAVAGE DRAGON creator Erik Larsen fans will also be able to purchase a selection of Image's library, which includes what may be the very last opportunity to ever buy an original, first printing WALKING DEAD VOL. 1 DELUXE HC.
Furthermore, this years' Image Comics Show (Saturday at 2-3 PM, ROOM: 1E16) features three generations of Image creators discussing the rise of creator owned comics and what it means for the future of the industry. Panelists include Image founders, Erik Larsen & Jim Valentino, DYNAMO 5's Jay Faerber and newer names such as AMORY WARS' Claudio Sanchez & HAZED's Mark Sable. It wouldn't be an Image Comics Show without a number of announcements, including the biggest change on SPAWN since Todd McFarlane left the title.
The New York Comic Con will take place Friday, March 18th to Sunday March 20th. Image Comics can be found at booth 1407.
3-4 PM: Mark Sable (Hazed, Fearless, Grounded), Chris Burnham (Nixon's Pals), B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, '76)
4-5 PM: Paul Maybury (Aqua Leung, PopGun) & Jamie McKelvie (Suburban Glamour, Phonogram)
5-6 PM: Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Michel Fiffe (Panorama), Michael Cavallaro (Parade with Fireworks)
6-7 PM: Mike Oeming & Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar)
7-8 PM: Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Image Comics Publisher) & Jim Valentino (Vignettes, Shadowline President)
10-11 AM: Mark Sable (Hazed, Fearless, Grounded) & Glen Brunswick (Killing Girl, Gray Area)
11 AM -12 PM: Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto (Infinite Horizon)
12 - 1 PM: Claudio Sanchez (The Amory Wars, Coheed & Cambria)
1 - 2 PM: Todd Dezago & Craig Rosseau (Perhapanauts)
2 - 3 PM: THE IMAGE COMICS SHOW! - ROOM: 1E16
2 - 3 PM: Rob G, Rick Spears (Repo), Vasilis Lolos
3-4 PM: Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants) & Salgood Sam (Sea of Red)
4-5 PM: Kyle Baker (Special Forces, Bakers: Babies & Kittens) & Paul Maybury (Aqua Leung)
5-6 PM: Harold Sipe & Hector Casanova (Screamland)
6-7 PM: Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Image Comics Publisher), Mike Oeming and Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar)
10 - 11 AM: Paul Maybury (Aqua Leung) & Jamie McKelvie (Suburban Glamour, Phonogram)
11 - 12 PM: Harold Sipe & Hector Casanova (Screamland)
12 - 1 PM: Jay Faerber, Yildiray Cinar, Mahmud Asar (Noble Causes, Dynamo 5)
1 - 2 PM: Kyle Baker (Special Forces, Bakers: Babies & Kittens), Fred Hembeck (Hembeck) & Mark Sable (Grounded, Hazed, Fearless)
2 - 3 PM: Jim Valentino (Vignettes, Shadowline President) & Glen Brunswick (Killing Girl, Gray Area)
3 - 4 PM: Todd Dezago and Craig Rosseau (Perhapanauts) & Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto (Infinite Horizon)
4 - 5 PM: Erik Larsen (Image Comics Publisher, Savage Dragon) & Chris Burnham (Nixon's Pals)
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.