Image Comics is gearing up for a fantastic New York Comic Con, taking place this year from October 10 through October 13. Eight panels, dozens of our award-winning creators signing throughout the weekend, convention exclusives, and a charity event co-hosted with Multiversity Comics on Friday night make for a packed, but exciting, convention weekend.
Image Comics is located at booth #1444 this year, and will be hosting many superstar comics creators. In honor of the tenth anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD and the hot-off-the-presses debut of the massive All Out War story arc in the pages of THE WALKING DEAD #115, creators Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will be making appearances at the Image Comics/Skybound booth throughout the weekend. New series premiering at the convention, THREE and ROCKET GIRL creators Kieron Gillen & Ryan Kelly (THREE) and Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL) will be signing at the Image Comics booth along side dozens of their fellow creators, including Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (LAZARUS), John Layman & Rob Guillory (CHEW), Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES), Image co-founder Marc Silvestri, and many more. A complete signing schedule will be released before the convention is underway.
On Friday, October 11, from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am, Image Comics and Multiversity Comics are throwing THE BIG NYCC PARTY in honor of The Hero Initiative. Located at the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th, this event will be for adults twenty-one and over only. A donation of $10 to The Hero Initiative is encouraged, and that donation enters you in a raffle for a collection of Image's NYCC 2013 con exclusives.
In attendance at the party will be Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Nick Dragotta, Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES), Kieron Gillen, Ryan Kelly, Ales Kot & Michael Walsh (ZERO), Michael Lark, Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE), Jim McCann (MIND THE GAP), Brandon Montclare, Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley (HOAX HUNTERS), Amy Reeder, Jimmie Robinson (FIVE WEAPONS), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Nick Spencer, making THE BIG NYCC PARTY one of your best chances to meet your favorite creators.
Image is presenting eight panels at New York Comic Con, featuring not only some of the best creators in the business, but an in-depth focus how and why they make comics like THE WALKING DEAD, LAZARUS, EAST OF WEST, and ROCKET GIRL. If you're curious about Image Comics, creator-owned comics in general, or the creators behind the comics you buy week-in, week-out, these panels are the place to be.
The full listing of Image Comics NYCC programming follows:
Image Comics: Behind The Creations Friday, October 11th / 12:15pm – 1:15pm / Location: 1A14
Every Wednesday, comic fans are mesmerized by the creativity and innovation coming from their favorite comic books. With Image Comics leading the way for creator owned comics, we're in the midst of a renaissance of creativity in comics like no other time before. Join Image Comics creators Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), Kieron Gillen (THREE), Joe Keatinge (GLORY), Ales Kot (ZERO), and Glen Brunswick (REALITY CHECK) as they discuss the origins of their innovations and creations.
THE WALKING DEAD 10th Anniversary Panel
Friday, October 11th / 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm / Location: 1E
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard discuss the evolution of The Walking Dead as they celebrate the book’s 10th anniversary this month, in a lively Q&A forum.
Eat, Read, Love: CHEW’s Ascendance
Friday, October 11th / 4:15pm – 5:15 pm / Location: 1A10
You read CHEW. You know CHEW. You love CHEW. But how well do you know John Layman and Rob Guillory, creators of the smash hit series? You've seen their personalities come through in the stellar art and writing in the series, but now you can get a taste for yourself at this special CHEW spotlight panel. You've laughed at the gallows humor in the series, but you haven't seen anything until you've seen Guillory and Layman crack jokes on-stage. Come see this duo chew the fat, talk about upcoming plans for the series, crack a few jokes, and talk about just how fun it is to destroy Tony Chu's life.
Morning Glories Study Hall LIVE! Friday, October 11th / 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm / Location: 1A03
From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, it's MGA Study Hall Live! Join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series Morning Glories with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including a live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided, and all will be well -- for a better future.
ROCKET GIRL! Here From The Future To Save Us All! Saturday, October 12th / 11:15 am – 12:15 pm / Location: 1A08
In ROCKET GIRL, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare have created a world where jubilant teen cops coexist with the bad old days of New York City. Equal-parts science-fiction drama and police procedural, ROCKET GIRL follows DaYoung Johansson as she leaves the far-flung utopian future of 2013 for New York City, 1986. DaYoung is investigating a megacorporation for crimes against time, but first, she'll have to contend with everything you love and hate about the bad old days of New York. Join Montclare and Reeder as they discuss the origins of the series, their plans for the future, and why 1986 is such an appealing setting.
Traveling EAST OF WEST with Hickman & Dragotta
Saturday, October 12th / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Location: 1A10
This is the world. It's not the one we were supposed to have, but it’s the one we made. We did this. We did it with open eyes and willing hands. We broke it, and there is no putting it back together. In EAST OF WEST, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta are showing us what it looks like when the Four Horsemen become Three and Death goes walkabout. Blending stunning art and a story that consistently surprises with each new wrinkle, EAST OF WEST has quickly turned into one of the most buzzed-about books of the year. Dragotta and Hickman are here to answer your questions, tease future developments, and talk about why their future looks like no future you've ever seen before.
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel
Saturday, October 12, 2013 / 4:15pm – 5:15pm / Location: 1A08
Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Justin Jordan, Khary Randolph and Joe Keatinge as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what's coming up in The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves, Dead Body Road and more!
LAZARUS: Family, Wealth, and Violence in the Near-Future
Sunday, October 13th / 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM / Location: 1A14
Michael Lark and Greg Rucka, two of the award-winning masterminds behind Gotham Central, have teamed up once again for LAZARUS, a hit series set in a dystopian near-future. Governments are a thing of the past, having given way to enormous economic disparity and the rise of semi-feudalism. Families control the world, and each Family's Lazarus is a person who serves to guard the Family from threats, whether they be from within or without. Rucka and Lark, hot off the finale of their first arc, are here and ready to answer your questions about the world that's coming, the roots of the science in the series, and just how tough it can be to imagine what tomorrow looks like.