February is almost upon us. Though it’s the shortest month, it will be a busy month for Skybound, culminating in Image Expo at the month’s end!
From February 24-February 26, Image will be holding this convention at the Oakland Convention Center to celebrate 20 years of creator-owned comic book publishing, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. This will be an amazing opportunity to attend panels and workshops with some of the biggest names in comics. Skybound’s own Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley will both be there, along with Image Partners Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino and Founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio.
Tickets are for sale at http://www.imagecomicexpo.com/registration/.
For the next few weeks, we here at Skybound.com are going to be your source for everything Robert Kirkman and Skybound related that's happening at Image Expo. Be sure to keep checking back for more info!!
We also just got a list of other creators who will be attending, and we couldn’t be more excited!
See Image’s full press release with a list of attendees after the jump:
IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GUESTS
Bay Area Comic Book Convention Features Today's Best Creators
Berkeley, CA – 31 January 2011 -- IMAGE EXPO, the one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics and celebrating creator-owned comics, is announcing many new guests! Joining the Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino and Image founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio, are the following stars of creator-owned comics.
Ed Brubaker, writer of FATALE, Image Comics' new best-selling horror noir series, and Blair Butler, the host of G4's Fresh Ink and 2011's break out writer of HEART, the comic that shows the human side of MMA, have joined the line up. Writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, co-creators of CHEW, everyone's favorite Eisner Award winning gross-out detective comic will also be there. Add to that rising star Nick Spencer, the writer behind such hits as MORNING GLORIES, FORGETLESS, Ultimate Comics: X-Men, and soon Robert Kirkman's THIEF OF THIEVES, and IMAGE EXPO already has a solid line up!
But that's not all! Some of the other guests at IMAGE EXPO include:
Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, SAGA)
Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS)
Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE)
Fiona Staples (SAGA)
Jay Faerber (Ringer, DYNAMO 5, NEAR DEATH)
Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, MIND THE GAP)
Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS)
Jimmie Robinson (BOMBQUEEN)
Joe Casey (Ben 10, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, HAUNT)
Joe Keatinge (POPGUN, GLORY, HELL YEAH)
Jonathan Hickman (THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)
Joshua Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS, I, Vampire)
Keu Cha (MAGDALENA)
Kurtis Wiebe (INTREPIDS, GREEN WAKE, PETER PANZERFAUST)
Larry Marder (BEANWORLD)
Marat Mychaels (BLINDSIDE)
Richard Starkings (Comicraft, ELEPHANTMEN)
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE)
IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center, and Northern California's premier comic con experience in 2012. The Berkeley-based publisher will be filling the demand for a 2012 Bay Area comic book convention that was left unfulfilled when WonderCon announced their temporary relocation to Anaheim, California. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!
There are still some opportunities to be part of IMAGE EXPO available, but space is going fast, so sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about how to exhibit or sign up for press passes. For more information about the show, visit www.imagecomicexpo.com.
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.