Monday, July 14, 2014

Image Comics Announces San Diego Comic-Con Panel Schedule


Image Comics have some interesting things that will be vying for your attention at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition to all the exclusive announcements and special guest reveals at Image Expo, the publisher will be hosting five panels that will cover a broad spectrum of life in comics, from the creative processes of bestselling writers and artists to the nitty-gritty of transitioning to creator-owned comics, including a spotlight panel on Saga. Not lying.

Panels will include "Image Comics: I is for...Infinity" discussing the future of comics, "The Walking Dead" discussing what the name implies, "Image Comics: I is for...Inception" looks at creative teams, "Saga" brings in the talented creative team to discuss the phenomenal book further, "Image Comics: I is for...Ideas" offers responses to the timeless "how do I break into comics" question and "Image Comics: I is for...Innovation" look at the behind the scenes work in making a comic.

Full panel schedule and details below.
IMAGE COMICS' SAN DIEGO COMIC CON PANELS
Image Comics announces San Diego Comic Con panel line-up
Image Comics is pleased to host five exciting panels at San Diego Comic Con, in addition to the exclusive announcements and special guest reveals at Image Expo on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront. From Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27, Image Comics' panels will cover a broad spectrum of life in comics, from the creative processes of bestselling writers and artists to the nitty-gritty of transitioning to creator-owned comics, including a spotlight panel on the hit New York Times bestselling and Eisner-award winning series SAGA.

On Thursday, July 24 from 2 - 3 p.m. in room 23ABC, join Image Comics for “IMAGE COMICS: I is for...INFINITY” and hear from bestselling creators Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS), Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Stuart Moore (EGOS), Ryan Burton (DARK ENGINE), and special surprise guests as we discuss the future of comics. Sci-fi westerns? Apocalyptic? Kid-friendly? Realistic or cartoony? Abstract? Painterly? The possibilities in comics are endless and there are an infinite number of stories to tell.

Are you a fan of THE WALKING DEAD? The comic book series or the hit tv show? Or both? Head over to Skybound’s THE WALKING DEAD panel on Thursday, 7/24 at 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., room 6A. Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. The panel will be moderated by THE WALKING DEAD editor Sean Mackiewicz.

Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m., join us for an hour in room 23ABC for “IMAGE COMICS: I is for INCEPTION.” In comics, collaboration is the lifeblood of creativity. Bestselling creators Fiona Staples (SAGA), Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (SEX CRIMINALS), Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), John Layman (CHEW), Steve Seagle (IMPERIAL), and additional special surprise guests, will gather together to share their experiences and inspirations when creating entire universes from scratch and the teamwork it takes to do so.

Don’t miss our SAGA panel on Saturday, July 26 from 1 - 2 p.m. in room 7AB. You know SAGA. You love SAGA. You can’t get enough SAGA! Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, writer and artist of SAGA, come together for this very special panel where they discuss the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-award winning series in-depth and hint at what’s to come… Whether you’re attending dressed as Marko, Alana, The Will, or you arrive in normal street clothes, you won’t want to miss attending this panel.

Love all the hit new series Skybound has to offer? Are you too a fan of THE WALKING DEAD tv show's Daryl Dixon? Join us as Robert Kirkman Presents Skybound Entertainment ft. Norman Reedus panel on Saturday, 7/26 at 3PM - 4 p.m., room 6A. Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) and his producing partner David Alpert (THE WALKING DEAD), will discuss Skybound's journey into television and film beyond THE WALKING DEAD series.

The panel will feature an exclusive, never-before-seen teaser of Skybound's first feature film, AIR starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), a co-production with Automatik Entertainment (Insidious franchise) which has been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

Norman Reedus will join the panel to discuss the making of AIR and what it was like to work with Kirkman and Alpert outside of THE WALKING DEAD. Director Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption) will also join.

Robert Kirkman and David Alpert will discuss Skybound’s newest division, Skybound Interactive, and will share news about the critically acclaimed game The Walking Dead by Telltale and other happenings in the interactive space.

The panel will be moderated by IGN’s Greg Miller.

Budding comic writer? Or just looking to join the Image Comics family? Come see us on Saturday, July 26 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for an afternoon of “IMAGE COMICS: I is for… IDEAS” in room 6DE. What does it take for a writer to get into comics? What’s it like once you’re in? Where do you start with writing a script? Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), Josh Williamson (NAILBITER), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L), Joe Kelly (I KILL GIANTS), Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA), and special surprise guests share their secrets about becoming a hit comics writer in the industry.

Want to learn more about Skybound's hit new series and hear top writers and artists chat about what's to come in the new issues? Join us for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Comics panel on Sunday, 7/27 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., room 7AB.
 
Listen in as Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) and other Skybound writers and artists including Josh Williamson (GHOSTED), Khary Randolph (TECH JACKET), Matt Roberts (MANIFEST DESTINY), and Chris Dingess (MANIFEST DESTINY) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. The panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

Are you an artist looking to break into the industry? Come to “IMAGE COMICS: I is for… INNOVATION” on Sunday, July 27 from 2 - 3 p.m. in room 7AB and hear Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Chris Burnham (NAMELESS), Tula Lotay (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE), and a few special surprise guests as they discuss work ethics, visual storytelling, finding collaborators, and creating some of the best comics in the business.

For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at San Diego Comic Con and Image Expo, visit us at imagecomics.com. Hope to see you in San Diego, stop by the Image Comics booth (#2729)!
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, fantasy, 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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