Home Con News SDCC 2017: Image Comics unveil stellar talent appearances / signings, panels, exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner (Thursday 20th – Sunday 24th July; Preview Night, Wednesday 19th July) and comics companies are ramping up and finalising all of their talent appearances, panel timetables and exclusives stock. Portland’s Image Comics will be bringing one of the strongest line-ups they’ve represented at any SDCC, backing up some of their most popular titles with stellar talent…

Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd. 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.


    * Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

CROSSWIND #1 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs: $10 (+tax)
MOONSTRUCK #1 by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle, cover by Kate Leth: $10 (+tax)


AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire: $40 (+tax)
GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, cover by Shaw: $35 (+tax)
KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, cover by Phillips: $35 (+tax)
MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, cover by Takeda: $35 (+tax)
SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña, cover by Opeña: $35 (+tax)


    * Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

BLACK SCIENCE statue: $150 (+tax)
IMAGE ICON t-shirt: $25 (+tax)
IMAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY tote: $12 (+tax)
IMAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY t-shirt: $25 (+tax)
IMAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY lapel pin: $10 (+tax)



IMAGE COMICS: CREATING THE FUTURE OF COMICS (Thursday, July 20th 2am – 3pm, Location: 23ABC)

How do you make comics the Image Comics way? Doug Wagner (PLASTIC), Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND), Cat Staggs (CROSSWIND), and Gail Simone (CROSSWIND) are going to discuss collaboration, planning, drawing, and how to make sure that what you’re creating is something you can believe in.

IMAGE COMICS: EXCELLENCE IN STORYTELLING (Friday, July 21st 11am – 12pm, Location: Room 23ABC)

Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Marc Bernardin (GENIUS), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), and Greg Hinkle (BLACK CLOUD) are some of the best storytellers around. Their stories are hilarious, wrenching, exciting, and heart-breaking in equal measure. These creators make the kinds of comics you love to read, and they’ll share their tips and techniques in this can’t-miss panel.

THE OFFICIAL IMAGE COMICS PANEL (Saturday, July 22th 1pm – 2pm, Location: Room 7AB)

What’s new at Image Comics? What’s going on in the comics industry? How do you break into comics? Come listen to Ed Brubaker (KILL OR BE KILLED), Tini Howard (MAGDALENA), Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY), Sina Grace (NOTHING LASTS FOREVER), and Nicola Scott (BLACK MAGICK) discuss their work, the industry, and even more in this packed panel.

ROBERT KIRKMAN & TODD MCFARLANE IN CONVERSATION (Saturday, July 22th 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Location: 6DE)

Todd McFarlane, the creator of SPAWN, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of THE WALKING DEAD, sit down for a one-on-one chat that absolutely cannot be missed! These two titans have forever changed the comics industry, in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? This intimate panel has all the answers and more.

IMAGE COMICS: YOUR NEW FAVORITE SERIES (Sunday, July 23th 1:45pm – 2:45 pm, Location: 5AB)

What’s your favorite book from Image Comics? Are you ready to meet your next favorite series? Drop in on this panel and listen to Cullen Bunn (REGRESSION), Jim Mahfood (GRRL SCOUTS), Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK), and Shae Beagle (MOONSTRUCK) tell you about their new projects, discuss creating, and recommend favorite comics of their own.



    *wristbands 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. No CGC, CBCS or other witnessing/grading services in line.


  • 11am – 11:45am: Joshua Williamson (wristband req.)
    11am – 11:45am: Jason Edmiston
  • 12pm – 1pm: Robert Kirkman (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
  • 2pm – 2:45m: Sina Grace
  • 3pm – 3:45m: Nick Dragotta
  • 4pm – 4:45m: Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (wristband req.)
    4pm – 4:45m: Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr


  • 10pm – 10:45am: Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
  • 11pm – 11:45am: Skottie Young (wristband req.)
  • 12pm – 12:45pm: Eduardo Risso
    12pm – 12:45pm: Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner
  • 1pm – 1:45pm: Tony Parker
    1pm – 1:45pm: Ed Brubaker (wristband req.)
  • 2pm – 2:45pm: Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw (wristband req.)
    2pm – 2:45pm: Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr
    2pm – 2:45pm: Brandon Thomas & Juan Gedeon
  • 3pm – 3:45pm: Gail Simone & Cat Staggs (wristband req.)
    3pm – 3:45pm: Tim Seeley
    3pm – 3:45pm: Joshua Williamson
  • 4pm – 4:45pm: Scott Snyder & Jock (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
    4pm – 4:45pm: Jeff Lemire (wristband req.)
    4pm – 4:45pm: Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung (wristband req.)
  • 5pm – 7pm: Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo & Jason Shawn Alexander (wristband req., limited 1 item per person & must be over 13 years. Free Limited Edition Poster for all wristband holders. No sketches.)


  • 10am – 10:45am: Matt Wagner (wristband req.)
  • 11am – 11:45am: Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
  • 12pm – 2pm: Todd McFarlane (wristband req., limited 1 item per person & must be over 13 years. Free Limited Edition Poster for all wristband holders. No sketches.)
  • 2pm – 3pm: Robert Kirkman (wristbands req., 3-item limit)
  • 3pm – 3:45pm: Ed Brubaker (wristbands req.)
    3pm – 3:45pm: Jason Latour (wristbands req., 3-item limit)
    3pm – 3:45pm: Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner
  • 4pm – 4:45pm: Joe Harris, Megan Hutchinson, Kelly Fitzpatrick
    4pm – 4:45pm: Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda (wristbands req.)
  • 5pm – 5:45pm: Chynna Clugston-Flores


  • 10am – 10:45am – Chris Dingess
  • 11am – 11:45am – Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
  • 12pm – 12:45pm: Skottie Young (wristbands req.)
  • 1pm – 1:45pm: Meredith Gran
    1pm – 1:45pm: Ivan Brandon
  • 2pm – 2:45pm: Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung
    2pm – 2:45pm: Donny Cates (wristbands req.)



  • Buccellato, Brian: BB-20
  • Burnham, Chris: HH-18
  • Davis, Shane: EE-17
  • Dos Santos, Mark: GG-21
  • Greenwood, Justin: BB-21
  • Harris, Joe: EE-20
  • Howard, Tini: AA-06
  • Lee, Janet: EE-05
  • Neely, Tom: FF-05
  • Nguyen, Dustin: CC-01
  • Portacio, Whilce: HH-01



Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives! RSVP now: https://cbldf-sdcc2017.eventbrite.com

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