Image Comics Announces Emerald City Comicon Programming

Thu, March 22nd, 2012 at 3:31pm PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

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.

There will be six Image Comics-related panels during ECCC:

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

Besides their own tables, Image creators will be signing at the Image, Skybound, and Top Cow Booths:

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)
All Day Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
All Day 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)
All Day Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
All Day 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)
All Day 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) - 22
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 Silverstri (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

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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