Image Comics will be heading to WonderCon 2016 this year. The Con begins on Friday, March 25 and runs through the weekend, ending on Sunday March 27.
Image will have their own booth at slot #1802. They will be selling two different Convention exclusives. The first comes from Kyle Baker for his upcoming new series with Kevin McCarthy, Circuit Breaker #1. The second will be by Sean Gordon Murphy for the Tokyo Ghost HC by Muprhy and Remender.
Image will also be hosting a number of panels including one with their partner Top Cow Productions. The first panel will take place on Friday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in room 403AB. It will run for an hour with the topic of discussion being “Where Creators Own Creativity.” Joe Harris, Keenan Marshall Keller, Brian Schirmer, Jimmie Robinson, and Brian Haberlin will be on the panel discussing how new creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. They will also address that there is no story that comics can’t handle and you shouldn’t be afraid to go deep or weird or both.
The second panel will take place on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Room 515B. This panel will be all about Top Cow Production: From Then to Now. Marc Silvestri (Founder), Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions), and Bryan Hill (Story Editor) will discuss how Top Cow made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. They will also discus where Top Cow has been and where it’s going next.
The final panel will also take place on Saturday between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Room 403AB. The topic of discussion will be “Where Creators Own Craft.” Ed Brubaker, Kurtis Wiebe, Tom Neely, Greg Hinkle, and Malachi Ward will discuss craft and how it is what makes comic go – it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. They will also discuss how it is a product of talent, hard work, and experience. If you want to know what it takes, this will be a can’t miss panel.
Along with their convention exclusive variants and panels there will also be a number of signings with Image Comics creators at the Image Comics Booth #1802. You can find the full schedule below:
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH
12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Hinkle
1:00 – 1:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jimmie Robinson
3:00 – 3:45 PM Brian Haberlin
4:00 – 4:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
5:00 – 5:45 PM Dustin Nguyen
6:00 – 6:45 PM Joe Harris
SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH
10:00 – 10:45 AM Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel
11:00 – 11:45 AM Joe Harris
12:00 – 12:45 PM Malachi Ward
1:00 – 1:45 PM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
3:00 – 3:45 PM Sina Grace
4:00 – 4:45 PM Ed Brubaker, ticketed
5:00 – 5:45 PM Brian Schirmer
6:00 – 6:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH
11:00 – 11:45 AM Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
12:00 – 12:45 PM Brian Schirmer
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
2:00 – 2:45 PM Sina Grace, Amber Benson, Daniel Freedman, ticketed
3:00 – 3:45 PM Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy