IMAGE COMICS EVENTS FOR SATURDAY AT COMIC-CON

Lying Cat

Lying Cat

Official Press Release

Tonight, the Eisner Awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Image has 18 nominations for the prestigious awards. The ceremony gets underway at 7:00 pm.

The news from the floor is that the Image Comics booth (#2729) has sold out of women’s SAGA “Lying Cat” T-shirts, Lying Cat T-shirts will be available in comic book stores, so those who want one of their should be sure to let their local retailer know! Copies of Image’s Comic-Con variants and exclusives continue to be available, so fans should stop by and get them while they can!

On Saturday, Image fans will get to interact with Image Comics creators at four panels. Twenty-One Years of Top Cow, Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance, Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel, and What’s Next at Image Comics will all be taking place in the San Diego Convention Center’s second floor meeting rooms. (Full schedule, descriptions, and locations below.)

Saturday’s signings will feature a two-hour block with the HAPPY! team — Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. It will be Grant Morrison’s only signing at the Image booth during Comic-Con.

A full signing schedule, list of variants and exclusives, and panel schedule can be found on the Image Comics website. Members of the media who wish to schedule interviews with Image talent at the show should contact Jennifer de Guzman, jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com.

Panels

Twenty-One Years of Top Cow, Saturday, 7/21/13, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room: 9
Celebrate 21 years of Top Cow with founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins along with a bevy of Top Cow creators and special guests! Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe- in both the printed comics and other media. Get the inside scoop on the books that will comprise the next wave of Top Cow’s Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit Think Tank. And for those itching to break into comics and make a name for themselves, announcements concerning Top Cow’s Fall Talent Hunt will be unveiled. And if all of that wasn’t enough, as an added bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition mini-lithograph!

Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance, Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 7AB
In the Golden Age of comics, readers devoured comics of every conceivable genre — Western, romance, war, fantasy, and horror. Some of Image’s top creators discuss the rise and fall — and the new rise — of genre comics and how they’re revitalizing and revolutionizing diversity in the comics canon with titles like Fatale, Five Ghosts, Revival, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, and Ravine. Moderator: Ron Richards Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Ron Marz

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel, Saturday, 7/20/13, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Matteo Scalera and Justin Jordan as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what’s coming up in The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves, Ghosted, and more.

What’s Next at Image Comics, Saturday, 7/20/13, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 6DE
Image Comics dropped some huge announcements earlier this month at their Image Expo media event. Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with the creators and titles added to the increasingly legendary Image catalogue! Join Image Publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of talent to find out what the country’s largest independent comics publisher has in store for the end of 2013, 2014 and beyond. Moderator: Eric Stephenson Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Nick Dragotta, Amy Reeder, Rick Remender

10:00-11:00
John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW)
10:00-11:00
Ed Brubaker (FATALE, VELVET)
10:00-11:00
Landry Walker (DANGER CLUB)
10:00-11:00
Ken Kristensen and MK Perker (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
10:00-11:00
Mark Sable (GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES)
10:00-12:00
Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo (GREAT PACIFIC)
10:00-12:00
Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (HALLOWEEN EVE, ROCKET GIRL)
11:00-12:00
Jonathan Ross (AMERICA’S GOT POWERS)
11:00-12:00
Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES)
11:00-12:00
Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON)
11:00-12:00
Joshua Luna (WHISPERS)
11:30-12:30
Shawn Martinbrough and James Asmus (THIEF OF THIEVES)
12:00-1:00
Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Dean White, and Andrew Robinson (BLACK SCIENCE)
12:00-1:00
Rob Liefeld (BLOODSTRIKE)
12:00-1:00
Lee Zlotoff and Tony Lee (MACGYVER)
12:00-2:00
Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST)
12:00-2:00
Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)
12:00-2:00
Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG) and S. Steven Struble (THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY)
12:00-2:00
Daniel Corey (MORIARTY)
1:00-3:00
Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
2:00-3:00
Joshua Luna (WHISPERS)
2:00-3:00
Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON, CREATOR-OWNED HEROES)
2:00-4:00
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS)
2:00-4:00
Ales Kot (CHANGE, ZERO)
3:00-5:00
Abhishek Singh (KRISHNA)
3:00-5:00
Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON)
3:15-4:15
Joshua Williamson and Matteo Scalera(GHOSTED)
4:00-5:00
Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas (SHELTERED)
4:15-5:00
Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen (THE RE[A]D DIARY)
4:15-6:00
Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, RAT QUEENS)
5:00-7:00
John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW)
5:00-6:00
Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (REVIVAL)
5:00-7:00
Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio (NON-HUMANS)
5:15-6:45
Robert Kirkman
6:00-7:00
Jimmie Robinson (FIVE WEAPONS, BOMB QUEEN)

Top Cow
10:00-1:00
Rick Basaldua (THE DARKNESS)
1:30-2:30
Rahsan Ekedal (THINK TANK)
1:00-5:00
Marc Silvestri
1:00-5:00
Stjepan Sejic
2:30-3:30
Ron Marz (ARTIFACTS, RAVINE)
4:00-6:00
Portfolio Reviews (Matt Hawkins)
5:00-6:00
Larime Taylor

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