Image Comics today released a full rundown of their big events at next month's New York Comic Con, which will run October 10-13 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
The events include panels featuring Robert Kirkman, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Rucka and more, plus a party on October 11 to benefit the Hero Initiative.
You can read below for details.
On Friday, October 11, from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am, Image Comics and Multiversity Comics are throwing THE BIG NYCC PARTY in honor of The Hero Initiative. Located at the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th, this event will be for adults twenty-one and over only. A donation of $10 to The Hero Initiative is encouraged, and that donation enters you in a raffle for a collection of Image's NYCC 2013 con exclusives.
Image is presenting eight panels at New York Comic Con, featuring not only some of the best creators in the business, but an in-depth focus how and why they make comics like THE WALKING DEAD, LAZARUS, EAST OF WEST, and ROCKET GIRL. If you're curious about Image Comics, creator-owned comics in general, or the creators behind the comics you buy week-in, week-out, these panels are the place to be.
Image Comics: Behind The Creations Friday, October 11th / 12:15pm – 1:15pm / Location: 1A14
Every Wednesday, comic fans are mesmerized by the creativity and innovation coming from their favorite comic books. With Image Comics leading the way for creator owned comics, we're in the midst of a renaissance of creativity in comics like no other time before. Join Image Comics creators Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), Kieron Gillen (THREE), Joe Keatinge (GLORY), Ales Kot (ZERO), and Glen Brunswick (REALITY CHECK) as they discuss the origins of their innovations and creations.
Friday, October 11th / 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm / Location: 1E
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard discuss the evolution of The Walking Dead as they celebrate the book’s 10th anniversary this month, in a lively Q&A forum.
Eat, Read, Love: CHEW’s Ascendance
Friday, October 11th / 4:15pm – 5:15 pm / Location: 1A10
You read CHEW. You know CHEW. You love CHEW. But how well do you know John Layman and Rob Guillory, creators of the smash hit series? You've seen their personalities come through in the stellar art and writing in the series, but now you can get a taste for yourself at this special CHEW spotlight panel. You've laughed at the gallows humor in the series, but you haven't seen anything until you've seen Guillory and Layman crack jokes on-stage. Come see this duo chew the fat, talk about upcoming plans for the series, crack a few jokes, and talk about just how fun it is to destroy Tony Chu's life.
Morning Glories Study Hall LIVE! Friday, October 11th / 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm / Location: 1A03
From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, it's MGA Study Hall Live! Join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series Morning Glories with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including a live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided, and all will be well -- for a better future.
ROCKET GIRL! Here From The Future To Save Us All! Saturday, October 12th / 11:15 am – 12:15 pm / Location: 1A08
In ROCKET GIRL, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare have created a world where jubilant teen cops coexist with the bad old days of New York City. Equal-parts science-fiction drama and police procedural, ROCKET GIRL follows DaYoung Johansson as she leaves the far-flung utopian future of 2013 for New York City, 1986. DaYoung is investigating a megacorporation for crimes against time, but first, she'll have to contend with everything you love and hate about the bad old days of New York. Join Montclare and Reeder as they discuss the origins of the series, their plans for the future, and why 1986 is such an appealing setting.
Traveling EAST OF WEST with Hickman & Dragotta
Saturday, October 12th / 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Location: 1A10
This is the world. It's not the one we were supposed to have, but it’s the one we made. We did this. We did it with open eyes and willing hands. We broke it, and there is no putting it back together. In EAST OF WEST, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta are showing us what it looks like when the Four Horsemen become Three and Death goes walkabout. Blending stunning art and a story that consistently surprises with each new wrinkle, EAST OF WEST has quickly turned into one of the most buzzed-about books of the year. Dragotta and Hickman are here to answer your questions, tease future developments, and talk about why their future looks like no future you've ever seen before.
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel
Saturday, October 12, 2013 / 4:15pm – 5:15pm / Location: 1A08
Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Justin Jordan, Khary Randolph and Joe Keatinge as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what's coming up in The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves, Dead Body Road and more!
Sunday, October 13th / 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM / Location: 1A14Michael Lark and Greg Rucka, two of the award-winning masterminds behind Gotham Central, have teamed up once again for LAZARUS, a hit series set in a dystopian near-future. Governments are a thing of the past, having given way to enormous economic disparity and the rise of semi-feudalism. Families control the world, and each Family's Lazarus is a person who serves to guard the Family from threats, whether they be from within or without. Rucka and Lark, hot off the finale of their first arc, are here and ready to answer your questions about the world that's coming, the roots of the science in the series, and just how tough it can be to imagine what tomorrow looks like.