• A band of survivors struggles to survive after an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

  • Every kid wants superpowers. But not every kid's father is Omni-Man, the greatest superhero the world has ever known. When teenager Mark Grayson finally inherits his dad's abilities, though, he realizes life isn't getting any easier.

  • Thief of Thieves tells the story of Conrad Paulson, the world’s greatest thief, who has set his sights on his own kind. He vows to steal only what’s already been stolen, in an effort to right the great wrongs of his life.

  • Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child!

  • Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

  • Manifest Destiny follows Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s historic expedition across America, only things might not be quite like you remember from History class...

  • The bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.

  • It's a sick world, and Dr. Vincent Morrow's here to treat it. Headhunted into an exciting new career in the black arts after his excommunication from the medical community, Morrow serves the world with both hands -- one in magic, one in medicine -- as earth's protector. Earth's Witch Doctor.

  • The Guardians of the Globe are BACK in an all-new, all-exciting ongoing series! Your favorite heroes - Brit, Outrun, Invincible, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang, and more -face new challenges of epic proportions in stories by the all-star team of Phil Hester & Todd Nauck!

  • The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him!

  • Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with science! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story!

  • After the Rapture the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his trusty sidekick, Jesus. They're the last line of defense in a world overrun with demons and depravity.

  • When Gary Hampton, corporate CEO, is mauled and left for dead following an attack by a wolf on a family vacation, his life takes a drastic turn! Gary is cursed -when the moon is full he transforms into a beast of the night - a werewolf!

  • Meet Brit, the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in this one-man killing machine: He's indestructible, unstoppable, and eligible for a senior citizen's discount.

  • Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can't do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF.

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Feb032012

Image Comics: A 20th Anniversary Celebration 

For those of you who are going to be in the Bay Area for Image Expo, I wanted to tell you about a great event that's happening at the Cartoon Art Museum on Feb 23rd.  That night will be the opening reception for the Image Comics: A 20th Anniversary Celebration exhibit.  Featured guests will include our very own Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley as well as the amazing Fiona Staples with many more yet to be announced. 

Hit the jump to find out more about this great event.  Hopefully you'll join us for a fun night in celebration of Image Comics.

 

Image Comics: A 20th Anniversary Celebration
Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition:  February 4 – April 29, 2012
Opening reception Thursday, February 23, 2012

San Francisco, CA:  

In 1992, seven of the most popular comic book artists in the world joined forces to create Image Comics, a company specializing in the publication of creator-owned comics and graphic novels.  The first wave of Image Comics were an immediate hit with fans, and the company has grown over the past two decades to become one of the largest comics publishers in North America.  In addition to publishing work by the Image partners, they give a voice to work by numerous independent creators. Its best known series include The Walking Dead, Chew, Morning Glories, Spawn, Savage Dragon, Witchblade, The Darkness, and Invincible.

The Cartoon Art Museum’s exhibition Image Comics: A 20th Anniversary Celebration features over 40 pieces of original artwork spanning 20 years, including works from six Image founders, Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Rob Liefeld (Youngblood), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Whilce Portacio (Wetworks), Marc Silvestri (Cyberforce), and Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk).  Works from Image partner Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) will also be included in this historic exhibition.

The opening reception for Image Comics: A 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm.  Special guests include Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible), Fiona Staples (Saga), Ryan Ottley (Invincible) and many more to be announced, as well as a few last-minute surprises.  Please visit the Cartoon Art Museum’s website, cartoonart.org <http://cartoonart.org> for updates.  Admission to this party will be $5-$50, with tickets sold on a sliding scale.  This party kicks off the three-day Image Expo which will be held at the Oakland Convention Center from Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26.  Please visit imagecomicexpo.com <http://www.imagecomicexpo.com/> for details.

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 <http://www.imagecomics.com/> .

ABOUT IMAGE EXPO
Image Expo is the premier Northern California comics convention in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center February 24, 25 and 26. Celebrating the creative spirit of independence, Image Expo commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the formation of Image Comics. But more than just looking to the past, the event showcases the evolving the comic market by spotlighting the future of independent publishing.

Headline guests include Image Comics Founders & Partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. Special guests for Image Comic Expo include Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, Blair Butler, Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, John Layman, Jonathan Hickman, and many more!

 



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Cartoon Art Museum • 655 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94105 • 415-CAR-TOON • www.cartoonart.org <http://www.cartoonart.org>  <http://www.cartoonart.org/>
Hours:  Tues.  Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission:$7.00 • Student/Senior:$5.00 • Children 6-12:$3.00 • Members & Children under 6: Free

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation,
study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms. 

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