SPECIAL GUESTS HAVE BEEN ADDED!
IMAGE EXPO, the one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics and celebrating creator-owned comics, is announcing many new guests! Joining the Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri
, and Jim Valentino
and Image founders Rob Liefeld
and Whilce Portacio
, are the following stars of creator-owned comics.Blair Butler
, the host of G4's Fresh Ink
and 2011's break out writer of HEART, the comic that shows the human side of MMA, will be joining the line up, along with her co-creator Kevin Mellon
(LOVESTRUCK). Writer John Layman
and artist Rob Guillory
, co-creators of CHEW, everyone's favorite Eisner Award winning gross-out detective comic will also be there. Add to that rising star Nick Spencer
, the writer behind such hits as MORNING GLORIES, FORGETLESS, Ultimate Comics: X-Men, and soon Robert Kirkman's THIEF OF THIEVES, and IMAGE EXPO already has a solid line up!
But that's not all! Some of the other guests at IMAGE EXPO include:Keu Cha
(ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS, I, Vampire)Edwin Huang
(POPGUN, GLORY, HELL YEAH)Larry Marder
(Return of the Dapper Men, MIND THE GAP)Marat Mychaels
(BOMB QUEEN)Eric Shanower
(AGE OF BRONZE)Kurtis Wiebe
(INTREPIDS, GREEN WAKE, PETER PANZERFAUST)Jim Zubkavich
Some of the other previously announced guests include:Joe Casey
(Ben 10, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, HAUNT)Jay Faerber
(Ringer, DYNAMO 5, NEAR DEATH)Jonathan Hickman
(THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)Ryan Ottley
(Comicraft, ELEPHANTMEN)Brian K. Vaughan
(Y: The Last Man, Runaways, SAGA)
IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center, and Northern California's premier comic con experience in 2012. The Berkeley-based publisher will be filling the demand for a 2012 Bay Area comic book convention that was left unfulfilled when WonderCon announced their temporary relocation to Anaheim, California. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!
There are still some opportunities to be part of IMAGE EXPO available, but space is going fast, so sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com
for more information about how to exhibit or sign up for press passes. For more information about the show, visit www.imagecomicexpo.com
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