Social media is going slightly nuts at the moment as attendees, artists and exhibitors alike are getting themselves all in a tizzy over the upcoming Emerald City Comic Con, taking over Seattle’s Convention Center as of this Thursday (1st March, through until Sunday 4th March).
Anyone who is anyone will be flocking to what is North America’s first massive con of 2018, as well as Portland’s own superstars, Image Comics. The company is coming off the back of a very successful Image Expo, in which a whole raft of exciting new titles were announced – expect a number of these to come up in conversation, both at their booth (#316) and also their numerous panels.
The Image Comics exclusives, panel schedule and talent signings have been announced – let’s dive in, shall we?
IMAGE COMICS AT EMERALD CITY COMIC CON 2018
#WeBelieve in creator-owned panels, con exclusive variants, and signings with your favorite comics talent
“Image Comics is pleased to return to Seattle this year for Emerald City Comic Con on Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 4th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.
LIMITED* ECCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#316):
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
- VS #1 by Ivan Brandon & Esad Ribic, $10 (+tax)
- AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder, $40 (+tax)
- GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, $35 (+tax)
- KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35 (+tax)
- MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, $35 (+tax)
- SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña, $35 (+tax)
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.
- BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
- “I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $25.00 (+tax)
- “I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
- IMAGE COMICS: WE BELIEVE IN VISION – Thursday, March 1, 2018: 4pm – 5pm (TCC L3-R3)
Creators come to Image Comics for freedom, channeling their biggest ideas into sequential art without obstacle. It’s an environment that empowers storytellers, artists, and craftsfolk to escort their brightest dreams into reality. This panel features ascending comic professionals from all walks—writers, artists, editors—who launched their Image comics within the past few years. Join Tee Franklin (Bingo Love), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), Meredith McClaren (Twisted Romance/Hinges), Kyle Starks (Rock Candy Mountain), and a few special guests as they discuss the paths they took to achieve their passion projects.
- IMAGE COMICS: WE BELIEVE IN IMAGINATION – Friday, March 2, 2018: 4pm – 5pm (TCC L3-R5)
Comics offer a limitless canvas for expression. Without the constraints of special effects budgets or runtimes, the medium stands at the crest of mind-bending, boundary-pushing storytelling, relentlessly challenging the conventions of fiction—especially in science fiction and fantasy. Narrative cosmonauts Morgan Beem (The Family Trade), Ryan Browne (Curse Words), Sloane Leong (Prism Stalker), Ram V (Paradiso), and Kyle Higgins (The Dead Hand) create realities designed to enthrall. Come discover the methods of their madness.
- IMAGE COMICS: WE BELIEVE IN CREATIVITY – Saturday, March 3, 2018: 4pm – 5pm (TCC L3-R5)
From scam-artist cops infecting LA’s underbelly to rampaging volcano goddesses, these new comics take full advantage of every geography and era. But how do cartoonists trip on these intoxicating worlds, and how do they evolve? John Layman (Chew), Donny Cates (God Country, Redneck), Johnnie Christmas (Firebug), Steve Lieber (The Fix), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), and Anthony Del Col (Son of Hitler) chat about cultivating new genres for new audiences.
- IMAGE COMICS: WE BELIEVE IN STORYTELLING – Sunday, March 4, 2018: 2:30pm – 3:30pm (TCC L3-R5)
What do Charles Soule (Curse Words), Tini Howard (Hack/Slash: Resurrection), Jacob Semahn (No. 1 With A Bullet), Jim Zub (Wayward), and Farel Dalrymple (Proxima Centauri) have in common? They craft the mythologies of today. Do you want to learn more about creating comics? Do you want to learn how character, plot, rhythm, and dialogue combine in the best stories? Come learn from the best.
SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#316):
*wristbands for the DONNY CATES signing will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
- 11am – 11:45am: Tony Atkins
- 2pm – 2:45pm: Stefano Guadiano
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
- 11am – 11:45am: Jonathan Coulton
- 12am – 12:45pm: Tee Franklin
12am – 12:45pm: Joseph Keatinge, James Asmus, Christopher Sebela (SKYBOUND)
- 1pm – 1:45pm: Jacob Semahn, Jorge Corona, Jen Hickman
1pm – 1:45pm: Johnnie Christmas
- 2pm – 2:45pm: Charles Soule & Ryan Browne
2pm – 2:45pm: Lukas Ketner (SKYBOUND)
- 3pm – 3:45pm: Farel Dalrymple
3pm – 3:45pm: Sean Mackiewicz (SKYBOUND)
- 4pm – 4:45pm: Doug Wagner
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
- 12am – 12:45pm: Doug Wagner
- 1pm – 1:45pm: Tee Franklin
- 2pm – 2:45pm: Donny Cates *
- 3pm – 3:45pm: Anthony Del Col
3pm – 3:45pm: Joseph Keatinge, James Asmus, Christopher Sebela (SKYBOUND)
- 4pm – 4:45pm: Jeremy Haun
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
- 1pm – 1:45pm: Kyle Starks
IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:
Beem, Morgan: Z11
Bivens, John: EE6
Brisson, Ed: C1
Brown, Garry: X10
Browne, Ryan: A12
Burnham, Chris: X14
Christmas, Johnnie: AA4
Del Col, Anthony: D2
Dodson, Terry: L4
Dos Santos, Mark: S8
Franklin, Tee: NN16
Greenwood, Justin: C2
Harris, Joe: Z9
Haun, Jeremy: Y8
Hutchison, Megan: Z9
Hawkins, Matt: AA2
Jordan, Justin: Z10
Kaplan, Zack: II11
Mahfood, Jim: T6
Morissette-Phan, Djibril: K10
Nguyen, Dustin: AA7
Parker, Tony: J7
Reis, Rod: B3
Scalera, Matteo: B4
Sebela, Christopher: X3
Tarr, Babs: V14
Ward, Malachi: Y10
Weaver, Dustin: F5
Wilson, Matt: K3
Zub, Jim: Y14