Original 7 Image Creators Reunite in a bigger room

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Due to the huge crowd expected for next week's "Image Founders Panel" (moderated by George Khoury), Comicon International: San Diego will be moving it to room 6A. The panel will still be held at the same time (10:30-11:30am, Friday, July 27), just in a much larger room, which will now hold 1,000 people instead of 500. This will be the first time all seven Image partners have ever appeared together on one panel.

Below is the updated blurb from Comicon International: San Diego:

10:30-11:30 Image Comics: The Founders—Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino reunite for Image's remarkable 15th anniversary. Join the conversation as they explore Image Comics' beginnings, impact, and future in the comics industry. Moderated by George Khoury (author of Image Comics: The Road to Independence from TwoMorrows Publishing). Room 6A

In 1992, seven artists shook the foundation of the comic book industry when they left their top-selling Marvel Comic titles to jointly form a new company named Image Comics. With no certainty of success, they formed a home that would allow themselves and other artists the opportunity to tell their stories without any censorship or editorial restraints. Even more importantly, Image would finally give creators full ownership of their properties. In an industry that began with artists working in sweatshop-like conditions, Image remains a living beacon for any creator that dares to dream.



Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in
1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time,
Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in
the United States. There are currently four partners in Image
Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim
Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses
(Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and
Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every
genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction,
romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more
by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today.

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