ECCC 2019: Image Comics roll out Emerald City Comic Con content

Image Comics at Emerald City Comic Con, this weekend - go hard, or go home...

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Image Comics always bring the big guns to Emerald City Comic Con each year and this weekend (14th-17th March 2019) at the WA State Convention Center in lovely Seattle, Washington, is proving to be no different.

The publisher have announced a whole raft of incredible variants, panels, signings and talent appearances in a release today, one which should get fans all stoked for the upcoming festivities.


IMAGE COMICS is pleased to return to Seattle this year for Emerald City Comic Con on Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17 at Washington State Convention Center.

(Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.)


VARIANTS / MERCHANDISE

LIMITED* ECCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#316):

Note: Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability

  • Little Bird #1 ECCC exclusive variant by Ian Bertram & Darcy Van Poelgeest, cover by Bertram, $10 (+tax)

MERCHANDISE:

Note: Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

  • Deadly Class T-shirt, sizes XS-XXL, $24.99 (+tax)
  • Deadly Class enamel lapel pin, $10 (+tax)
  • Image icons T-shirt, sizes XS-XXL, $24.99 (+tax)
  • WeBelieve T-shirt, sizes XS-XXL, $24.99 (+tax)
  • Rose City Comic Con enamel lapel pin, $10 (+tax)
  • WeBelieve in Comics canvas totebag, $12 (+tax)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Thursday, March 14 (4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room TCC L3-R3): Image Comics Live Draw: Art Jam with Daniel Warren Johnson, Mirka Andolfo, and Caitlin Yarsky

Join us for a special live draw session, in which a trio of Image’s most imaginative trailblazers collaborate on one exquisite corpse-style illustration. Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity), Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural), Caitlin Yarsky (Coyotes), and a very special guest will each contribute a segment to a kinetic digital canvas, while also discussing their work processes and expansive histories. A panel designed to show off the sheer skill of Image’s line-and-shape maestros, stop by for an unforgettable experience.

Friday, March 15 (4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room TCC L3-R3): Image Comics Presents: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie Spotlight

Since 2003, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have joined forces to make some of the most harmonious comics—often about harmonies—that the comics medium can call its own. From the musical magic realism of Phonogram to the warring, self-destructive deities of The Wicked + The Divine, this team has repeatedly innovated to reach new audiences and defy expectations. Join us for an in-depth chat with these two creative luminaries as we dive deep into their past and look into their future.

Saturday, March 16 (4:00 – 5:00 PM, Room TCC L3-R5): Image Comics Presents From Concept to Comic: How Artists Craft Sequential Art Step By Step

Every comic descends from a team of staggeringly talented creators employing complex work flows to enchant readers on a monthly basis. This panel breaks down the timeline of comic book production, illustrated with art charting development from layout to pencils, inks, colors, and design. Join Jen Bartel and Paul Reinwand (Blackbird), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon), and Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation) as they walk through the process of crafting paneled perfection.

Sunday, March 17 (2:45 – 3:45 PM, Room TCC L3-R4): Image Comics Presents: Breaking Boundaries with Imagination

Comics offer a limitless canvas for expression. Without the constraints of special effects budgets or runtimes, the medium stands at the crest of mind-bending, boundary-pushing storytelling, relentlessly challenging the conventions of fiction. Narrative cosmonauts Sana Takeda (Monstress), David F. Walker (Bitter Root), Mat Groom (Self/Made), Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird), Tee Franklin (Bingo Love), and Sarah DeLaine and Nicholas Aflleje (Little Girls) create realities designed to enthrall. Come discover the methods of their madness.


SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#316):

Note: *TICKETED denotes signings require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee badge holders only. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

12:00 – 12:45 PM
* Chris Sebela (EVOLUTION)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
* Caitlin Yarsky (COYOTES)
* Stefano Gaudiano (THE WALKING DEAD)

3:30 – 4:15 PM
* Jamie McKelvie & Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) TICKETED*

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

11:00 – 11:45 AM
* James Asmus (EVOLUTION)

12:00 – 12:45 PM
* Aaron Campbell (INFIDEL)
* Daniel Warren Johnson (MURDER FALCON)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
* Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
* Ryan Cady (INFINITE DARK)

3:00 – 3:45 PM
* Nicholas Aflleje and Sarah DeLaine (LITTLE GIRLS)

4:00 – 4:45 PM
* Dennis Culver (BURNOUTS)

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

11:00 – 11:45 AM
* Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA)

12:00 – 12:45 PM
* Khary Randolph (EXCELLENCE)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
* Darcy Van Poelgeest (LITTLE BIRD)
* Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique, and Elise McCall (MAN-EATERS) TICKETED* [limited quantity exclusive promo posters available]

2:00 – 2:45 PM
* Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL) TICKETED*
* Kyle Starks and Erica Henderson (ASSASSIN NATION)

3:00 – 3:45 PM
* Donny Cates (REDNECK)

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

12:00 – 12:45 PM
* Darcy Van Poelgeest (LITTLE BIRD)


LIBRARY EVENTS:

ECCC@SPL Keynote with Chelsea Cain
Thursday, March 14th, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. @ Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., Microsoft Auditorium
Speaker: Chelsea Cain

Kick off your day of professional programming at the Seattle Public Library with a keynote speech by the writer behind Image Comics’ Man-Eaters, and New York Times best-selling author, Chelsea Cain.

Screen reader support enabled.

ECCC@SPL Panel – Help Teen Readers Grow Into Adult Comics Readers
Thursday, March 14th, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. @ Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., Microsoft Auditorium
Speaker: Kieron Gillen

Libraries and Schools have seen a huge growth in kids comics as well as continued growth with teen comic readers – how to help these readers grow into lifelong comics readers? Hear from librarians, educators, and comic creators on their strategies, ideas, and how they progressed from childhood comic fans (or were they comics fans as kids…?!) to adult readers of comics. Also hear how about the vital importance of adult readership of comics as modeling tool for parents, educators, and librarians. This panel is brought to you by the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT). Follow the GNCRT @libcomix.

GNCRT ECCC Collaborative Pop-Up Library with David F. Walker
Sunday, March 17th, 10:00 a.m. @ Washington State Convention Center, Level 6, Writers Block
Speaker: David F. Walker

A signing and meet and greet at the official GNCRT Pop-Up Library at ECCC with two of the creators of Image Comics’ BITTER ROOT.

GNCRT ECCC Collaborative Pop-Up Library with Sanford Greene
Sunday, March 17th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Washington State Convention Center, Level 6, Writers Block
Speaker: Sanford Greene

A signing and meet and greet at the official GNCRT Pop-Up Library at ECCC with two of the creators of Image Comics’ BITTER ROOT.


IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

  • Akins, Tony: U-7
  • Andolfo, Mirka: A-9
  • Asmus, James: F-8
  • Azaceta, Paul: M-2
  • Bartel, Jen: V-8
  • Burnham, Chris: X-14
  • Boyd, Jordan: PP-11
  • Browne, Ryan: R-8
  • Cain, Chelsea: D-1
  • Campbell, Aaron: NN-11
  • Casey, Joe: KK-2
  • Cates, Donny: A-2
  • Cloonan, Becky: N-4
  • Craig, Wes: D-8
  • Dalrymple, Farel: D-10
  • DeConnick, Kelly Sue: JJ-14
  • del Duca, Leila: H-6
  • De Landro, Valentine: JJ-11
  • Dewey, Benjamin: H-4
  • Dos Santos, Mark: S-1
  • Eisma, Joe: V-10
  • Fawkes, Ray: BB-1
  • Fraction, Matt: JJ-13
  • Franklin, Tee: PP-16
  • Gaudiano, Stefano: U-4
  • Gillen, Kieron: J-14
  • Greene, Sanford: GG-1
  • Greenwood, Justin: C-2
  • Groom, Mathew: AA-3
  • Harris, Joe: Z-9
  • Haun, Jeremy: Y-8
  • Henderson, Erica: O-3
  • Higgins, Kyle: A-8
  • Hutchinson, Megan: A-5
  • Johnson, Daniel Warren: X-11
  • Jordan, Justin: Z-10
  • Kaplan, Zack: G-9
  • Kelly, Joe: KK-1
  • Kirkbride, D.J.: T-1
  • Latour, Jason: M-4
  • Lieber, Steve: H-1
  • Lenox, Emi: G-11
  • Levens, Megan: LL-4
  • Liu, Marjorie: QQ-4
  • Sampson, Alison: G-12
  • MacLean, Andrew: T-5
  • Mahfood, Jim: B-10
  • McKelvie, Jamie: J-13
  • Moore, Tradd: X-9
  • Moreci, Michael: G-10
  • Parker, Tony: J-7
  • Randolph, Khary: K-1
  • Rosenberg, Matthew: A-3
  • Rossmo, Riley: X-12
  • Rouleau, Duncan: KK-4
  • Scalera, Matteo: B-3
  • Schirmer, Brian: C-9
  • Seagle, Steven T.: KK-3
  • Shaw, Geoff: X-10
  • Simone, Gail: A-16
  • Staggs, Cat: A-2
  • Starks, Kyle: OO-16
  • Takeda, Sana: QQ-3
  • Tarr, Babs: V-13
  • Wagner, Matt: K-8
  • Walker, David F.: GG-2
  • Ward, Malachi: D-13
  • Weaver, Dustin: D-9
  • Wilkins, Grim: G-3
  • Zdarsky, Chip: JJ-12
  • Zub, Jim: Y-14

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