Image Expo

Thursday

January 8th

at

Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts

San Francisco, CA
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Program

Image Expo is a one-day event that will bring exciting news and one-on-one experiences for the media, retailers, and fans of Image Comics.

January 8th, 2015

9 AM Doors Open

Attendees are welcomed to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater to check in and pick up badges and their welcome bags.

10 AM Keynote Presentation

Publisher Eric Stephenson discusses the upcoming year for Image Comics. This not-to-be-missed address will feature announcements of new creators, new projects, and new initiatives. 2015 starts here! He will be joined by Image creators Brian K. Vaughan, Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox, Brandon Graham, Marjorie Liu, Emma Ríos, James Robison along with some SURPRISE guests.

Panels

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Image Comics Presents: Construction

All comics begin with a blank page, and entire civilizations, worlds, and realities are conjured into existence by the time you flip to "to be continued." Brandon Graham, Emma Ríos, and SURPRISE special guests excel at creating worlds that feel real, no matter how un-real they may be. Join them as they share their insights and experiences.

2:15 - 3 p.m. Image Comics Presents: A Conversation with Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane is an industry legend, and from his beginnings in the '80s to co-founding Image comics to the incredible longevity of Spawn, he has accomplished plenty of things worth discussing. In this special spotlight conversation, McFarlane will share his experiences in and around comics, and how it feels to co-found a company that changed the industry forever..

3:15 - 4 p.m. Image Comics Presents: Style

Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise: style is substance. Style affects the look, the feel, the mood, and the approach of a comic. Emi Lenox is joined by SURPRISE special guests who are stylists of the highest order, bringing their unique approach and verve to their projects and creating die-hard fans in the process. The question isn't "What's new in comics?" It's "What's cool?"

4 - 5 p.m Image Comics Presents: Storytelling

Stories don't just need rising action, a climax, and a cool pose at the end. The best stories speak to us, give us strength, or give us unforgettable entertainment. Brian K. Vaughan, Marjorie Liu, Scott Snyder and SURPRISE special guests specialize in stories with a personal touch, but they excel at bombastic action, too. The marriage of the two is the future of comics. Come find out why.

5 - 6 p.m Image Comics Presents: Freedom

Anything goes at Image Comics. What do you want to do? How do you want to do it? That sounds great! Let's do it. James Robinson, Jeff Lemire and SURPRISE special guests understand the power and appeal of freedom, and it shows in their work. Listen to them discuss the importance of being able to go your own way and the fun that comes from telling your stories how you want to tell them.

Creator Signings

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Jeff Lemire & Emi Lenox, James Robinson, Marjorie Liu

2:15 - 3:00 p.m. SURPRISE Special Guests

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Brandon Graham, Brian K. Vaughan & SURPRISE Special Guests

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Todd McFarlane & SURPRISE Special Guests

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Todd McFarlane, Emma Ríos, Nick Dragotta, Scott Snyder & SURPRISE Special Guests

 

AFTER HOURS

Join Image Comics creators and staff for our Image Expo After Party at the Cartoon Art Museum, located nearby at 655 Mission Street.

7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Press and Retailer Mixer

Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.

8:00 p.m. Image Expo After Party

Open to press, retailers, premium ticket holders, and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.

January 9th - Retailer Event

Image Comics is proud to announce the expansion of programming and events for retailers at IMAGE EXPO 2015, with the addition of the first ever IMAGE EXPO Retailer Event. Image Comics invites our retail partners to an exclusive and intimate gathering that will begin on January 8th with IMAGE EXPO, and continue for retailers on January 9th with IMAGE EXPO Retailer Event. More Information »