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Image Comics Programming at Emerald City Comicon

Michael Wirth 03/23/2012 Reviews

While last weekend’s WonderCon was a resounding success for the industry, between all of the major comics, movie, and television related news that was announced, that should in no way overshadow the upcoming Emerald City Comicon, which will hit Seattle, Washington, March 30 through April 1. While we can guarantee that all of the publishers, indies, and creators have a great show in store, Image Comics is putting their money where there mouth is. To prove that they’ll be making a major splash, Image has released a full schedule of what to expect for the weekend.

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. Check out the full Image Comics panel schedule, signing schedule and a list of creators attending ECCC!

 

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

 

Creator of Witchblade.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 DeadInvincible, 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 DowneHaunt), 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

 

Creator of The Walking Dead.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, InvincibleThief 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, InvincibleThief 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, InvincibleThief 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's iconic characterMike 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 ActivityDancer) – 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 HeroesChin Music) – 310
Jeremy Haun (The BeautyThe 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, InvincibleThief 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 TerrorChin 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 WakeRebel Blood) – C-07
Tim Seeley (Hack/SlashBloodstrike) – 310/414
Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) – C-09
Marc Silverstri (Image Partner WitchbladeThe 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 WakePeter Panzerfaust) – C-10
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics) – 802
Brian Wood (Mara) – K-01
Jim Zub (Skullkickers) – C11

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Hailing from the armpit of America, New Jersey, Michael has been collecting comic books since the age of 10. Now, he deigns to keep his finger on the pulse of pop-culture, keeping up with every passing fad or iconic innovation, never losing sight of his comic book roots.

  1. Robb Orr 03/24/2012 at 11:39 am

    That's quite a bit of Image goodness. Can't wait!

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