Along with their release of exclusives covers for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 which is looming next week, Image Comics have also made public the merchandise that they’ll be bringing to the convention, their full panel schedule, and their signging schedule for the show.
And if you’ve been to SDCC you know that some degree of planning to make sure you make the most of the show is a very good idea.
Here’s that roll-out from Image Comics:
* 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)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics: Creating The Future of Comics
Thursday, July 20 @ 2-3 p.m.
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 21 @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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 22 @ 1-2 p.m.
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 22 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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 23 @ 1:45-2:45 p.m.
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.
SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729):
*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.
THURSDAY, JULY 20
11 – 11:45 AM, Joshua Williamson (wristband req.)
11 – 11:45 AM, Jason Edmiston
12 – 1 PM, Robert Kirkman (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
2-2:45 PM, Sina Grace
3-3:45 PM, Nick Dragotta
4-4:45 PM, Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (wristband req.)
4-4:45 PM, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr
FRIDAY, JULY 21
10-10:45 AM, Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
11-11:45 AM, Skottie Young (wristband req.)
12-12:45 PM, Eduardo Risso
12-12:45 PM, Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner
1-1:45 PM, Tony Parker
1-1:45 PM, Ed Brubaker (wristband req.)
2-2:45 PM, Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw (wristband req.)
2-2:45 PM, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr
2-2:45 PM, Brandon Thomas & Juan Gedeon
3-3:45 PM, Gail Simone & Cat Staggs (wristband req.)
3-3:45 PM, Tim Seeley
3-3:45 PM, Joshua Williamson
4-4:45 PM, Scott Snyder & Jock (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
4-4:45 PM, Jeff Lemire (wristband req.)
4-4:45 PM, Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung (wristband req.)
5-7 PM, 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.)
SATURDAY, JULY 22
10-10:45 AM, Matt Wagner (wristband req.)
11-11:45 AM, Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
12-2 PM, Todd McFarlane (wristband req., limited 1 item per person & must be over 13 years. Free Limited Edition Poster for all wristband holders. No sketches.)
2-3 PM, Robert Kirkman (wristbands req., 3-item limit)
3-3:45 PM, Ed Brubaker (wristbands req.)
3-3:45 PM, Jason Latour (wristbands req., 3-item limit)
3-3:45 PM, Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner
4-4:45 PM, Joe Harris, Megan Hutchinson, Kelly Fitzpatrick
4-4:45 PM, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda (wristbands req.)
5-5:45 PM, Chynna Clugston-Flores
SUNDAY, JULY 23
10-10:45 AM, Chris Dingess
11-11:45 AM, Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
12-12:45 PM, Skottie Young (wristbands req.)
1-1:45 PM, Meredith Gran
1-1:45 PM, Ivan Brandon
2-2:45 PM, Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung
2-2:45 PM, Donny Cates (wristbands req.)
IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:
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
THE CBLDF WELCOME PARTY:
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.