Image Comics Offering Seven Panels During Comic-Con

Panels, San Diego Comic Con '13

Image will keep the buzz from their groundbreaking Image Expo event with the What’s Next panel on Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 in room 6DE. Image Publisher Eric Stephenson will talk to Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Nick Dragotta, Amy Reeder, and Rick Remender about their upcoming projects at Image Comics.

Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman is heading up two panels during the convention to talk about his flagship title THE WALKING DEAD as well as developments at his Image imprint Skybound.

The first is The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in room 6A. Kirkman will reveal the exciting plans for celebrating the independent, black-and-white zombie apocalypse comic that has grown into an empire and take questions from the audience.

Then, on Saturday, Joshua Williamson (GHOSTED), Matteo Scalera, and others will join Kirkman on stage at the Skybound Panel from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room 7AB to announce new project and discuss the future of the Image Comics imprint.

Creators on the Image Comics panels will also be signing at the Image booth (#2729) and Top Cow booth (#2629). A complete signing schedule will be released before the convention is underway.

Here are the complete listings for the Image Comics Comic-Con International panels:

A Conversation with Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen, Thursday, 7/18/13, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 23ABC

The fruitful collaboration between Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen began in 1996 with House of Secrets, blossomed with 2004’s it’s a bird, for which Kristiansen won an Eisner Award, and continued to grow with the experimental The Red Diary/The Read Diary, for which Kristiansen is again up for an Eisner. Seagle and Kristiansen will talk about their long relationship as collaborators and what it takes to be a successful creative team — even when an ocean and a language may separate you.

THE WALKING DEAD 10th Anniversary, Thursday, 7/18/13, 4:15p.m. – 5:15p.m., Room: 6A

Robert Kirkman discusses the evolution of The Walking Dead and his plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, in a lively Q&A forum.

Rocket Ships, Laser Guns, and Dystopias, Friday, 7/19/13, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 23ABC

Science fiction runs the gamut from splashy space opera to dusty dystopias, and Image Comics has been on the forefront of releasing the newest and most exciting visions of the future in the market. Join some of Image’s finest futurists to hear about how they develop worlds and technology in comics like East of West, Great Pacific, Rocket Girl, Think Tank and Aphrodite IX. Moderator: David Brothers Panelists: Nick Dragotta, Joe Harris, Joe Keatinge, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, Ales Kot, and Matt Hawkins

Twenty-One Years of Top Cow, Saturday, 7/21/13, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room: 9

Celebrate 21 years of Top Cow with founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins along with a bevy of Top Cow creators and special guests! Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe- in both the printed comics and other media. Get the inside scoop on the books that will comprise the next wave of Top Cow’s Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit Think Tank. And for those itching to break into comics and make a name for themselves, announcements concerning Top Cow’s Fall Talent Hunt will be unveiled. And if all of that wasn’t enough, as an added bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition mini-lithograph!

Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance, Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 7AB

In the Golden Age of comics, readers devoured comics of every conceivable genre — Western, romance, war, fantasy, and horror. Some of Image’s top creators discuss the rise and fall — and the new rise — of genre comics and how they’re revitalizing and revolutionizing diversity in the comics canon with titles like Fatale, Five Ghosts, Revival, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, and Ravine. Moderator: Ron Richards Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Ron Marz

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel, Saturday, 7/20/13, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 7AB

Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Matteo Scalera and Justin Jordan as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what’s coming up in The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves, Ghosted, and more.

What’s Next at Image Comics, Saturday, 7/20/13, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 6DE

Image Comics dropped some huge announcements earlier this month at their Image Expo media event. Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with the creators and titles added to the increasingly legendary Image catalogue! Join Image Publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of talent to find out what the country’s largest independent comics publisher has in store for the end of 2013, 2014 and beyond. Moderator: Eric Stephenson Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Nick Dragotta, Amy Reeder, Rick Remender

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