Image Expo

Thursday

January 9th

at

Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts

San Francisco, CA
buy tickets

Guests

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. Five years and more than ten thousand pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA, for Steve Niles and IDW. Work for Image, Boom, Oni, Humanoids, Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo and Marvel soon followed. Today, DeConnick is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers’ rebranding as CAPTAIN MARVEL, the lighter side of the Avengers franchise in AVENGERS ASSEMBLE and, of course, last fall’s ‘weird girl Western’ PRETTY DEADLY, which she co-created with Emma Ríos. DeConnick lives in Portland, OR with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children.

Kelly Sue DeConnick
Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham was born in 1976, the grandson of pin-up artist Bill Randall. He grew up in Seattle around a lot of graffiti and comics. He was a member of the alternative comics collective, Meathaus. His books include King City, Escalator, Walrus. Multiple Warheads. and the Extreme relaunch of Prophet that he writes and sometimes draws. He lives in Vancouver BC with his lady Marian Churchland.

Nick Dragotta

Nick Dragotta is the artist and co-creator, along with writer Jonathan Hickman, of the breakout hit of 2013, EAST OF WEST. Dragotta and Hickman made name for their creative team previously on FF at Marvel Comics, where Dragotta also worked on the landmark run of X-Statix with Peter Milligan and many other of the top Marvel characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and others.

Nick Dragotta
Rick Remender

Rick Remender

Rick has written/co-created comics such as Fear Agent, Strange Girl, and Last Days of American Crime. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, and Uncanny X-Force. Outside of comics he has served as writer on games such as Dead Space and Bulletstorm, served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant and Titan A.E., and provided art for bands such as NOFX, 3 Inches of Blood, and Lagwagon. He recently announced he will be returning to Image Comics and the world of creator-owned comics with Deadly Class and Black Science.

Matt Fraction

Matt Fraction writes the comics Sex Criminals, Satellite Sam, ODY-C, and Casanova. He’s also written Hawkeye, Last of the Independents, The Five Fists of Science, Uncanny X-Men, Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor, and more, probably. He lives with the last four wolves in all of Oregon.

Matt Fraction
Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Invincible Universe, and Clone. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer is a London-based comics writer, best known for his creator-owned Image titles like the genre-bending mystery series MORNING GLORIES, the gory & gritty crime procedural BEDLAM, and the high concept sci-fi thriller THE INFINITE VACATION-- as well as his work at Marvel and DC Comics on SECRET AVENGERS, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN, CLOAK & DAGGER, THUNDER AGENTS, JIMMY OLSEN, and the upcoming AVENGERS WORLD. He also collaborated with Robert Kirkman on the inaugural arc of THIEF OF THIEVES at Image, and with Jonathan Hickman on AVENGERS.

Nick Spencer
Joe Keatinge

Joe Keatinge

Joe Keatinge is the writer of Image, Marvel and DC Comics titles including GLORY, HELL YEAH, MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK, MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE, BATMAN INC. SPECIAL & AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as well as the Executive Editor of Eisner & Harvey award-winning Image Comics anthology, POPGUN, and the Courtney Taylor-Taylor penned ONE MODEL NATION. Keatinge, based out of the Portland, OR comics studio, Tranquility Base, also writes for the premiere French-language magazine on American comics, COMIC BOX.

Wes Craig

Wes Craig is an artist working out of Montreal, Quebec. He has been drawing comic books professionally since 2004 for DC and Marvel Comics on such titles as Batman, Thunder Agents, and Guardians of the Galaxy. He is the artist and co-creator of the upcoming Image Comics series Deadly Class with Rick Remender and Lee Loughridge. He also writes and draws the online series Blackhand Comics.

Wes Craig
James Robinson

James Robinson

English resident of America for a quarter century and San Francisco for 5 years. James currently writes Fantastic Four and Invaders for Marvel while developing new original works for Image Comics, the first of these being the recently published, THE SAVIORS, with artist J. Bone.

Paul Azaceta

Paul Azaceta is a New Jersey based artist with a simple but bold style. His past work includes DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-MAN, PUNSIHER NOIR, and B.P.R.D. 1946. He also co-created GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES for Image Comics with Mark Sable and is currently working on OUTCAST with Robert Kirkman.

Paul Azaceta
Joshua Williamson

Joshua Williamson

Joshua Williamson resides in Portland OR, home of big trees, rain, great beer and half the comic industry. Joshua has written for Marvel, DC Comics, IDW and is currently writing Masks and Mobsters for Monkeybrain, Captain Midnight and Predator for Dark Horse, and GHOSTED for Image/Skybound Comics. Joshua writes comics because he can’t sing or dance.