Official Press Release
This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Image Comics will be making news with many exciting panels. The leading independent comic book publisher will have everyone talking about the future of comics with several big announcements, as well as interesting discussions with the most respected creators in the industry about their creator-owned philosophies and projects. From SUPER DINOSAUR to THE DARKNESS, Image has such a diverse line-up that it’s clear there’s something for everyone.
With only a little more than a week before San Diego Comic-Con kicks off, now is the time for everyone to begin scheduling their must-see events at the show, including the following panels!
Thursday, July 21
12:00 – 1:00 PM SPREADING THE DARKNESS: FROM COMIC BOOK TO VIDEO GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT
In a world of comic book icons, THE DARKNESS stands among a rare breed that have stood not only the test of time, but flourished in various forms of media. Come celebrate the upcoming 15th Anniversary of THE DARKNESS with the creators that know Jackie Estacado and his world the best! Join THE DARKNESS creator Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and team members from Digital Extremes and 2K Games as they discuss not only the comic, but the upcoming smash hit video game THE DARKNESS II arriving in October. Plus special surprise guests! And be the first to hear about an exciting new announcement regarding THE DARKNESS in other media! Room 9
Thursday, July 21
1:00 – 2:00 PM SKYBOUND PANEL
It’s been an amazing year for Skybound, Image COO Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original WITCH DOCTOR has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit SUPER DINOSAUR continues to soar, and Kirkman’s team-up with Rob Liefeld, THE INFINITE, is about to rock fans to their core… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including THIEF OF THIEVES writer Nick Spencer, WITCH DOCTOR creators Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner, and more! Expect loads of surprises, announcements, and most importantly: AWESOMENESS. Room 25ABC
Friday, July 22nd
11:15 AM -12:15 PM AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD PANEL EVENT
Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints), Steven Yeun, (The Big Bang Theory), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile), Series Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption), Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator), Executive Producer Robert Kirkman(Creator/Writer of The Walking Dead comic) and Make-up Artist and Consulting Producer Greg Nicoterodiscuss the success of season one of AMC’s series The Walking Dead, and what to look forward to for season two. The series is based on the comic book of the same name, created and written by Robert Kirkman and season two will air on AMC this Fall. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season two of “The Walking Dead.” BALLROOM 20
Friday, July 22
3:00 – 4:00 PM IMAGE COMICS SHOW
Join Image Comics for a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates about ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of the best writers working in comics. Don’t miss your chance to find out about what we’re up to before anyone else does, get cool giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include David Baxter (MARKSMEN), John Layman (CHEW), Scott Snyder (SEVERED), Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES), Ben McCool (PIGS), and Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH). Room 25ABC
Saturday, July 23
11:30 – 12:30 TOP COW: WE CREATE… EXCITEMENT
Join Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia), President Matt Hawkins (THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION), and Publisher Filip Sablik (LAST MORTAL), along with a bevy of Top Cow creators for the most dynamic, news-packed hour at Comic-Con! Be the first to get exclusive news about the future of the Top Cow Universe, the announcement of the 2011 PILOT SEASON titles and creative teams, and a metric truckload of Top Cow film and television announcements. Plus special surprise guests and a free gift for every attendee! Room 8
Saturday, July 23
1:00 – 2:00 PM SPOTLIGHT ON ROBERT KIRKMAN
Robert Kirkman, one of the most prolific writers in comics today, best known for his work on THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, MARVEL ZOMBIES, and the upcoming series with Rob Liefeld THE INFINITE, will offer fans some insight behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, and introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic he created: THE WALKING DEAD on AMC, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. In 2010, Robert Kirkman launched his own imprint at Image Comics: Skybound, providing him the opportunity to handpick up-and-coming creators and maintain an active role in promoting and expanding their properties as Skybound Originals. Room 25ABC
Saturday, July 23
3:00 – 4:00 PM CREATOR-OWNED COMICS WITH ROBERT KIRKMAN
Image Comics partner and best selling writer Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD) is joined by Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson and some very special guests to discuss the exciting present and future possibilities of creator-owned comics. Be one of the first to hear some major announcements from the leading publisher of creator-owned comics. Plus: exclusive print for first 100 attendees! Room 7AB
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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