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Image Comics at ALA ANNUAL 2017

Posted on June 24, 2017 by Kat Salazar

ALA ANNUAL

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

CHICAGO JUNE 22-27, 2017


Image Comics is on its way to Chicago for the American Library Association's Annual Conference, and our calendar is packed! We have signings, panel discussions, and creator appearances galore, and as always, attendees can drop by our booth for review copies, samples, special edition 25th Anniversary tote bags, and a sneak peak at upcoming releases!

Come by Booth 1118 and snap a photo of yourself and your compatriots reading, talking about books, or just generally looking fabulous! Send us your images and the winning shots will be posted on our social media. Winners will also receive a copy of one of our newest, hottest titles! 

We hope to see you there!
 


 

EVENTS SCHEDULE

 



SATURDAY JUNE 24

SATURDAY JUNE 24 1:30 - 2:00PM
BOOK SIGNING
MCCORMICK PLACE Booth 1118

Join us in the Exhibitor's Hall at the Image Comics Booth for an appearance and signing by Monstress author Marjorie Liu! 

  • Marjorie Liu (Monstress)


SATURDAY JUNE 24 3:00 - 4:00 PM 
COMICS ARE FOR EVERYONE! PANEL 
MCCORMICK PLACE W176b 

Celebrate the independent spirit and creator-owned ethos in graphic novel publishing with Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland), Jim Rugg (Street Angel After School Kung Fu Special), and Gregg Schigiel (Pix, Vol. 1 and Pix, Vol. 2) as they discuss their respective projects and hold an audience Q&A.

  • Marjorie Liu (Monstress)
  • Jim Rugg (Street Angel)
  • Gregg Schigiel (Pix)
  • Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland) 


SATURDAY JUNE 24 4:30 - 5:00 PM 
BOOK SIGNING
MCCORMICK PLACE Booth 1118 

Join us in the Exhibitor's Hall at the Image Comics Booth for an appearance and signing by I Hate Fairyland artist and author, Skottie Young! 

  • Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland)

 



SUNDAY JUNE 25

SUNDAY JUNE 25 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM 
25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PANEL 
MCCORMICK PLACE Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage 

Writers and artists speak about their experience of Image Comics throughout the years & reflect on how the company's history has impacted their own career trajectory. Discussion will touch on both specifics about Image and also how the comics business as a whole has evolved. Creators will talk about their inspirations, tell stories about times they were directly or indirectly affected by their industry role models, and discuss how they are carrying the torch forward! A raffle and short signing will take place at the close of the event. 

  • Ryan Browne (Curse Words)
  • Marjorie Liu (Monstress)
  • Jim Rugg (Street Angel)
  • Gregg Schigiel (Pix
  • Tim Seeley (Revival
  • Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland


SUNDAY JUNE 25 1:30 - 2:20 PM 
A MONSTRESS DISCUSSION!
MCCORMICK PLACE Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage 

Marjorie Liu discusses Monstress, Vol. 2, the upcoming release in her critically acclaimed series. Will discuss research methods and the creative process and take questions from the audience. A raffle and short signing will take place at the close of the event.

  • Marjorie Liu (Monstress)
 


As always, you can offer feedback or request digital and physical review copies, programming advice and assistance, materials donations, and information on potential creator visits to your branch—all via email at the address listed below:

Chloe Ramos-Peterson
Library Market Sales Representative
[email protected]

Thanks and enjoy—and please share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues!