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Image Comics Shares NY Comic Con 2018 Schedule & Signings

The Press Release:
Image Comics will return to New York City this year for NYCC on Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the post for the most up-to-date information.

Blackbird #1- $10 + tax
Dead Rabbit #1 – $10 + tax
JesusFreak Ashcan – $1 + tax
Deadly Class #1 – FREE with any purchase at the Image booth
Exorsisters #1 Ashcan – available at Artist Alley table #D16
Infinite Dark #1 – available at Top Cow booth #AA-G20
God Country HC – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw – $35 + tax
A.D. After Death HC – Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder – $35 + tax
Monstress Volume 2 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
Monstress Volume 3 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
Kill or Be Killed HC – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips – $35 + tax
Seven to Eternity HC – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña – $35 + tax
Ice Cream Man HC – W Maxwell Prince, Martín Morazzo – $35 + tax
VS HC – Iván Brandon and Esád Ribic – $35 + tax
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
“I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $24.99 (+tax)
“I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
DEADLY CLASS lapel pins, $10 (+tax)
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.


Thursday, October 4 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Room 1A18
Image Comics: We Believe in Horror
Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From W. Maxwell Prince’s suburban doom in ICE CREAM MAN to Pornsak Pichetshote’s reflective haunted house boiler, INFIDEL, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. Join a roster of the most sinister storytellers including David F. Walker (BITTER ROOT), Matthew Rosenberg (WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE?), Dennis Culver (BURNOUTS), and Will Dennis (editor on MOONSHINE, WYTCHES, GIDEON FALLS) to discover how they’re altering an entire genre.

Friday, October 5 @ 2:45 – 3:45 PM, Room 1A24
Image Comics: We Believe in Vision
Since its creation, Image has remained a bastion for creators to foster their biggest, boldest ideas. Join a vanguard of storytellers as they walk through their most daring projects and how they arrived there—including a surprise announcement. Join panelists Jason Aaron (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, DIE), Stephanie Hans (DIE), Gerry Duggan (ANALOG, DEAD RABBIT), Jen Bartel (BLACKBIRD), Joe Casey (MCMLXXV, JESUSFREAK), Daniel Warren Johnson (MURDER FALCON, EXTREMITY) and special guests for an introspective dive into the comics defining the future of the medium.

Saturday, October 6 @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 1A21
Image Comics Presents Deadly Class 101
In 2014, writer Rick Remender and artist Wes Craig unleashed a relentless tale of brutal vengeance and discipline in DEADLY CLASS, where the homework is homicide and the lectures are lethal. The neon-drenched world of Marcus Lopez Arguello and King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts will soon debut as an original television series on SYFY, as the comic series continues to crank the pressure on a group of teens training to be career assassins. Join the creators of this groundbreaking comic as Remender, Craig, editor Sebastian Girner, and colorist Jordan Boyd recount the origins, development, and future of their transformational epic.

Sunday, October 7 @ 3:45 – 4:45 PM, Room 1A21
Image Comics Live Draw: Art Jam with Todd McFarlane, Wes Craig, and Mirka Andolfo
Join us for a special live draw session, where a trio of Image’s most imaginative trailblazers each collaborate on one exquisite corpse-style illustration. Image co-founder Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS, THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION), and Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL) will each contribute a segment to a kinetic digital canvas, while also discussing their work process and expansive histories. An experience designed to show off the sheer skill of Image’s line-and-shape maestros, stop by for an unforgettable experience.

*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.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Kickliy (PERDY)
Dennis Culver (BURNOUTS)

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; 13+ age limit; no sketches; attendee badge holders only; no photos***]

5:00 – 5:45 PM

5:30 – 6:15 PM
Sean Lewis, Caitlin Yarsky, Hayden Sherman (COYOTES, THE FEW)

11:00 – 11:45 AM
W Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, Chris O’Halloran (ICE CREAM MAN)

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Carla Speed McNeil, Alex De Campi, Vita Ayala (TWISTED ROMANCE)
Bret Blevins (STELLAR)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Ryan Cady, Andrea Mutti (INFINITE DARK)
Daniel Warren Johnson (MURDER FALCON, EXTREMITY)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Zack Kaplan, Andrea Mutti (PORT OF EARTH)
Sean Mackiewicz (GASOLINA)

3:30 – 5:00 PM
Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; 13+ age limit; no sketches; attendee badge holders only; no photos.]

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK)

5:30 – 6:30 PM

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Gerry Duggan, David O’Sullivan (ANALOG)

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Anthony Del Col (SON OF HITLER)

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Todd McFarlane (SPAWN) [*TICKETED. Limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; 13+ age limit; no sketches; attendee badge holders only; no photos.]
Brenden Fletcher (ISOLA, MOTOR CRUSH)

2:00 – 2:45 PM

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia (INFIDEL)
Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT)

4:00 – 4:45 PM
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) [*TICKETED]
Simon Stalenhag

5:00 – 5:45 PM
Joe Casey, Benjamin Marra (JESUSFREAK)
Nikos Koutsis (ERRAND BOYS)

10:00 – 10:45 AM
Benedict Wong [*TICKETED]

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Gerry Duggan, John McCrea (DEAD RABBIT)
Simon Stalenhag

12:00 – 12:45 PM
Jason Aaron, Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS) [*TICKETED]
Steve Orlando (CRUDE)

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Lee Garbett (SKYWARD)
Cliff Rathburn (THE WALKING DEAD)

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Iván Brandon, Esad Ribić (VS) [*TICKETED]

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST)

3:00 – 4:45 PM
Benedict Wong [*TICKETED]


Aaron Campbell & Pornsak Pichetshote L-18
Alex De Campi H13
Alison Sampson F35
Amy Reeder H11
Babs Tarr D2
Bengal J22
Brandon Montclare H12
Bret Blevins H16
Brett Weldele I30
Cat Staggs I2
Charles Soule K31
Dan Panosian J32
Daniel Warren Johnson A16
Declan Shalvey K1A
Donny Cates K22
Ed Brisson A22
Emi Lenox L19
Erik Larsen K10
Fábio Moon L2
Gabriel Bá L1
Geoff Shaw A15
Gerry Duggan A27
Gisèle Lagacé D16
Greg Capullo L36
Greg Tocchini H30
Jen Bartel E7
Jeremy Haun G36
Jerome Opeña L10
Jim Mahfood I17
Jim Zub A21
Jock L34
Jody LeHeup I26
Joe Casey K6
Joe Eisma E6
Joe Harris I27
John McCrea A28
Joshua Williamson L32
Klaus Janson J21
Kyle Higgins K28
Leandro Fernandez J20
Matt Hawkins K9
Matteo Scalera J30
Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss K27
Meredith Finch L33
Michael Garland A25
Mirka Andolfo L27
Nathan Fox & Sebastian Girner I25
Ronald Wimberly G11
Ryan Browne K32
Ryan Cady G20
Ryan O’Sullivan H32
Sanford Greene I29
Scott Snyder L35
Sean Gordon Murphy J1
Stephanie Hans H4
Steve Orlando L24
Steven Seagle K8
Tee Franklin D8
Tim Seeley B25
Tradd Moore E1
Tula Lotay D1
Vanesa Del Rey D39
Wes Craig I28
Zack Kaplan I24


Midtown Comics Signing
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Location: Midtown Comics Downtown • 64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
The greatest creators from Image Comics join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, October 4th to celebrate the release of tons of sensational new series! Meet Joe Casey, Gerry Duggan, Mirka Andolfo, David O’Sullivan, John McCrea, and Tee Franklin during our biggest signing event of the year! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of at least one Image Comics title required. Limit 6 items signed per attendee, max 2 items per creator. See you there!

NYCC@NYPL Keynote Address – Marjorie Liu
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: New York Public Library – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Marjorie Liu
Marjorie Liu, the superstar creator of MONSTRESS and first woman ever to win the title of “Best Writer” from the Eisner Awards, gives the keynote speech for the NYCC@NYPL Library Day events.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Deconstructing Graphic Novels to Design Classroom Curriculum with Marjorie Liu’s Monstress
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Dr. Katie Monnin, Chloe Ramos-Peterson, Adam Kullberg
Presented by Pop Culture Classroom, in partnership with Image Comics, this post-keynote workshop will highlight how educators and librarians can start to deconstruct Marjorie Liu’s MONSTRESS in order to build their own teaching guides and curricular resources to support teaching the title to diverse student populations.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Currents of Inspiration: From America to Europe and Back
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Celeste Auditorium
Speakers: Kickliy, Mikael, Andrew C. Robinson, JD Morvan, Sean Gordon Murphy
Moderator: Heidi McDonald
European and American comics are often described as two distinct branches of sequential art, which have, however, been influencing each other for decades. As more and more European creators get a star status in the US, we present a rich panel of US and EU creators who have been strongly influenced by their overseas counterparts.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Horror Comics – The Other Narrative
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Aaron Campbell, Sanford Greene, Pornsak Pichetshote, José Villarubia, David Walker
Moderator: Chloe Ramos-Peterson
Comics creators working in the genre of horror, thrillers, and suspense discuss how their books tackle real-world issues like racism, xenophobia, and otherism. Subjects include how creators telegraph topics, how satire can revitalize tropes, why these genres are so perfect for examining sensitive issues, why the time is right to tackle these problems through graphic literature, and how you can use these books to have productive conversations in your branch through bookclubs, lectures, and more.

NYCC@NYPL Creator Appearance – The Librarian is in Booth
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – The Librarian Is In Booth
Speakers: Gerry Duggan
Modeled after the Peanuts ‘Doctor is in’ stand, the ‘Librarian is in’ is NYPL’s Reading Recommendations service–with its own podcast and super cool events booth! Librarians will be offering reading recommendations and suggestions to event attendees all day, and from noon to one, special guest Gerry Duggan will be offering his own hot takes on what to read next!

NYCC@NYPL Panel – A Hero with a Thousand Faces: From Ms. Marvel to Spider-Gwen
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Location – NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Bartos Forum
Speakers: Joe Schmidt, Amie Wright, Jason Latour
As different iterations of classic superheroes emerge (Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen), what remains consistent is the archetypal journeys of so many heroes in comics. Using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces this panel will discuss the universal appeal of comics and how so much of that appeal is based on readers seeing themselves in the work and following along on the hero’s journey. Using this framework, educators and librarians can incorporate the hero’s journey in teaching and discussions of classic works—like the Odyssey—into present day. CTLE credit available for eligible attendees.

NYCC@NYPL Panel – Hip-Hop, Comics, and Culture
Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: NYPL – 476 5th Avenue – Berger Forum
Speakers: Andre LeRoy Davis, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Ron Wimberly, Stacey Robinson, Eric Orr, Deirdre Hollman
Hip-hop culture emerged through a lexicon of urban folklore, graffiti art, and comics. This panel features comic creators whose work helped define the mythos and the aesthetics of hip-hop comics. Presented by The Black Comics Collective.

GNCRT Pop-Up Library Signing/Live Draw – Kickliy
Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Javits Center – Booth #1A100
Speakers: Kickliy
Come meet the creator of PERDY! Kickliy will be signing and doing a live-draw session at the Pop-Up Library.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: After that much text I do NOT have much to add to the matter but will advise readers on a couple of quick points. If you plan on attending the 2018 NY Comic Con, you should be best prepared by downloading their Official App from the iTunes or Google store and update it for the very latest information. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t hurt to have your other apps up to date as well and a fully charged mobile device before you head out. You’ll also want to be on point with websites like this one on the various social networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter because we will be in attendance and sending out the coolness along the way. I’d hate for any of you to miss out on the fun. Chime in down below with your thoughts about the Image Comics premiums and special events. That’s all I have for now. See you next time.

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