#WeBelieve in creator-owned panels, con-exclusive variants, and signings with your favorite comics talent

PORTLAND, OR, 09/28/2018 — 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.

LIMITED* CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1444): * Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • 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

MERCHANDISE: * Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth. 

  • 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)


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.

SIGNINGS* AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1444): *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, OCTOBER 4 11:00 – 11:45 AM Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, DIE!DIE!DIE!, OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [*TICKETED] 12:00 – 12:45 PM Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, EVOLUTION, NAILBITER) Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) 1:00 – 1:45 PM Michel Fiffe (BLOODSTRIKE BRUTALISTS) Alison Sampson (WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD) 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 Ram V (PARADISO) 5:30 – 6:15 PM Sean Lewis, Caitlin Yarsky, Hayden Sherman (COYOTES, THE FEW) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 11:00 – 11:45 AM Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, DIE DIE DIE, OBLIVION SONG, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [*TICKETED] 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 Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS) [*TICKETED] SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 11:00 – 11:45 AM Gerry Duggan, David O’Sullivan (ANALOG) Donny Cates (REDNECK, GOD COUNTRY) 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 Tee Franklin (JOOK JOINT, BINGO LOVE) 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) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 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] Jen Bartel (BLACKBIRD) [*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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