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Image Comics at San Diego Comic-Con

Image Comics announces its 2008 San Diego Comic Con plans!



Comic Con Intentional 2008 kicks off next week in San Diego, and Image Comics has announced its plans for the big event!

Image Comics will kick off the convention Thursday night as the primary sponsor for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's San Diego Comic Con Welcome Party at the Westgate Hotel, including an amazing gift bag including the FOUR EYES PREVIEW BOOK,  an exclusive meeting of the Drink & Draw Social Club, featuring Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, and many more special guests. In addition, Image creator Brian Posehn will be headlining the COMEDIANS OF COMEDY show at Spreckles on Saturday at 8:30 PM, with tickets available at the Image Comics booth.

This year's IMAGE COMICS SHOW (Friday, 4:00-5:00 PM, Room 7AB) will be the panel to be at, as a discussion led by THE WALKING DEAD's Robert Kirkman, YOUNGBLOOD's Rob Liefeld, TOP COW's Marc Silvestri, SAVAGE DRAGON's Erik Larsen, SHADOWLINE's Jim Valentino and SPAWN's Whilce Portacio reveals the biggest announcement Image Comics has made since its inception. The panel will be followed up by a special event held at the Image Comics booth featuring an extremely limited, San Diego Comic Con exclusive print signed by all present! The panel will also include the first word on the future of THE WALKING DEAD and just what Portacio's non-SPAWN project is!

Tori Amos will be the center of attention on Saturday, starting off with a COMIC BOOK TATTOO-centric panel  (room 6B) hosted by READING COMICS author and music writer, Douglas Wolk and also features editor Rantz Hoseley, David Mack, Elizabeth Genco, Ted McKeever and Kelly Sue DeConnick.  This will be followed by a signing in Autograph Area 2 limited to two hundred fans, who may receive a ticket with purchase of a COMIC BOOK TATTOO from the Image Comics pavilion.

On the con floor Image creators such as LIBERTY MEADOWS' Frank Cho, YOUNGBLOOD's Rob Liefeld, AMORY WARS & COHEED AND CAMBRIA's Claudio Sanchez, SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN's Rob Schrab, the crew behind Tori Amos' COMIC BOOK TATTOO, INVINCIBLE's Ryan Ottley and the entire SHADOWLINE crew will be exhibiting throughout the weekend with signings by THE WALKING DEAD's Robert Kirkman, DARK IVORY & DAWN's Joseph Michael Linsner & Eva Hopkins, I KILL GIANTS' Joe Kelly, SPECIAL FORCES' Kyle Baker, the team behind LUCHA LIBRE, COMEDIANS OF COMEDY's Brian Posehn and an very rare appearance by THE SWORD's Jonathan & Joshua Luna.

In addition, the Image booth will be the source of quite a few exclusives, including two signed & numbered prints - one for THE WALKING DEAD and another for SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN - that will not be made available anywhere else! Other exclusives include giveaways such as posters & bookmarks for titles such as INVINCIBLE, AMERICAN FLAGG!, RED ROCKET 7, THE NOCTURNALS and many more! Also given away will be downloads of the all new INVINCIBLE animated series in conjunction with MTV New Media!

The Image Comics Booth (#2729) can be found at Comic Con International, July 23rd to the 27th at the San Diego Convention Center.

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED & NUMBERED PRINTS

THE WALKING DEAD - Signed & numbered by Robert Kirkman - Strictly limited to 250!
SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN - Signed & numbered by Rob Schrab - Strictly limited to 250!

THURSDAY, JULY 24th

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Glen Brunswick (Killing Girl, Gray Area) Table 2
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Moritat (Elephantmen) Table 4
10:30 - 11:00 AM: Joe Kelly (Four Eyes, I Kill Giants) Table 1
11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM: Hector Casanova & Harold Sipe (Screamland) Table 3
12:00 - 12:30 PM: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals) Table 1
12:00 - 3:00 PM: Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible) Table 2
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Mark Haven Britt (Full Color) Table 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM: CB Cebulski (Drain, Wonderlost) Table 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars, Coheed & Cambria) Table 4
3:30 - 4:00 PM: Alex Grecian & Riley Rossmo (Proof) Table 1
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Steven Grant & Victor Riches (The Safest Place) Table 2
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon) Table 1
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Kyle Baker (Special Forces) Table 2
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Matt Fraction (Casanova) Table 2

FRIDAY, JULY 25th

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE BIG NEWS


4:00 - 5:00 PM THE IMAGE COMICS SHOW - ROOM 7AB: Featuring the biggest announcement Image Comics has made since the original seven founders formed the company! Be there as as Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade), Whilce Portacio (Spawn), Rob Liefeld (Youngblood), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon) and Jim Valentino (Shadowline) get together to talk about where Image has gone and what the future holds.


5:30-7:00 PM - TOP SECRET IMAGE COMICS SPECIAL EVENT - IMAGE COMICS SIGNING AREA: In the wake of The Image Comics Show's earth-shattering news, this event will take place at the Image signing area to commemorate the big announcement with a special gathering of creators. Features an extremely limited edition, San Diego Comic Con-only print signed by all present!

PANEL
 
STUDIOSPACE PANEL, ROOM 3: Join Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Tommy Lee Edwards (1985) and Bryan Talbot (The Tale of One Bad Rat) as they discuss Image's hit STUDIO SPACE book, moderated by the book's editor and co-writer Joel Meadows.

SIGNINGS

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Four Eyes) Table 1
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Alex Grecian & Riley Rossmo (Proof) Table 2
10:00 - 12:00 AM: Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible) Table 3
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Moritat (Elephantmen) Table 4
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals) Table 1
12:00 - 2:00 PM: Brian Posehn (Comedians of Comedy) & Gerard Duggan (Infinite Horizon) Table 2
1:00 - 3:00 PM: Joseph Michael Linsner & Eva Hopkins (Dawn, Dark Ivory) Table 4
12:30 - 1:30 PM: Kyle Baker (Special Forces) & Glen Brunswick (Killing Girl, Gray Area) Table 3
1:00 - 2:00 PM: CB Cebluski (Drain, Wonderlost) Table 1
2:00 - 3:00 PM: B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick), Scott Chantler (Hawaiian Dick) and Seth Peck ('76) Table 2
2:00 - 5:00 PM: The Luna Brothers (Sword, Girls, Ultra) Table 1
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Hector Casanova & Harold Sipe (Screamland) Table 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Mark Haven Britt (Full Color) Table 4
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Jerry Frissen, Robert Silva & Bill (Lucha Libre) Table 2
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Rick Spears (Repo), Ivan Brandon (24Seven) Table 3
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Matt Fraction (Casanova) Andy MacDonald (Comic Book Tattoo, 24Seven) Table 4

SATURDAY, JULY 26th

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE BIG NEWS - ENCORE


11:30 - 1:30PM - TOP SECRET IMAGE COMICS SPECIAL EVENT ENCORE - IMAGE COMICS SIGNING AREA This special encore event is final chance to meet the players behind the biggest announcement Image has made since its inception and purchase the extremely limited, San Diego-only print with the first image behind this massive news!

TORI AMOS

11:30 - 12:30 PM - LIVE FROM COMICON, TORI AMOS & COMIC BOOK TATTOO - ROOM 6B: 17 years ago, history was made at Comicon, when a kid gave Neil Gaiman a tape of her music.  Now, Indie music icon and multiplatinum recording artist Tori Amos comes to comicon to talk about COMIC BOOK TATTOO, the new 480 page coffee table format anthology from Image comics with over 50 stories based on songs and music from her entire discography.  Tori is joined by project editor Rantz Hoseley, as well as some of the contributing creators including: David Mack, Elizabeth Genco, Ted McKeever and Kelly Sue DeConnick.  Seating is limited, so be there early to hear Tori, the panel and moderator Douglas Wolk talk about the long journey that resulted in one of the most exciting comic projects of the decade!

2:00 - 4:00 PM - THE TORI AMOS SIGNING - LIMITED SIGNING - AUTOGRAPH AREA 2: Tori Amos will be signing the first 200 copies of COMIC BOOK TATTOO purchased at the Image Comics Comic Book Tattoo Booth (#2729) for this very limited signing session!

SIGNINGS

10:00 - 11:00 AM: STUDIOSPACE with Tim Bradstreet, Tommy Lee Edwards and Bryan Talbot Tables 1 & 2
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Kyle Baker (Special Forces) & Andy MacDonald (Comic Book Tattoo, 24Seven)
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Alex Grecian & Riley Rossmo (Proof) Table 3
2:00 - 6:00 PM: Luna Brothers (The Sword) Table 1
2:00 - 3:00 PM: B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick), Scott Chantler (Hawaiian Dick), Seth Peck ('76) Table 2
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Rick Spears (Repo) Table 3
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria, Amory Wars) Table 4
3:30 - 5:30 PM: Brian Posehn (Comedians of Comedy) & Gerard Duggan (Infinite Horizon) Table 2
3:30 - 5:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (Invincible, Walking Dead) Table 3
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Moritat (Elephantmen) & Ivan Brandon (24Seven) Table 4
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria, Amory Wars) Table 4
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon) Table 1
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Joe Kelly (Four Eyes, I Kill Giants) & Ivan Brandon (24Seven) Table 2
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Matt Fraction (Casanova) & Glen Brunswick (Killing Girl, Gray Area) Table 3
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Hector Casanova & Harold Sipe (Screamland) Table 4

SUNDAY, JULY 27th

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Joe Kelly (Four Eyes, I Kill Giants) Table 1
10:00 - 11:00 AM: CB Cebulski (Compass) Table 2
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals) Table 1
12:00 - 2:00 PM: Brian Posehn (Comedians of Comedy) & Gerard Duggan (Infinite Horizon) Table 2
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Claudio Sanchez (Amory Wars, Coheed & Cambria) Table 3
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Andy MacDonald (Comic Book Tattoo) Table 4
1:30 - 4:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible) Table 4
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Alex Grecian & Riley Rossmo (Proof) Table 1
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Rick Spears (Repo) & Ivan Brandon (24Seven) Table 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Matt Fraction (Casanova) Table 1
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