Image Expo

Wednesday

Feb 21st

at

Leftbank Annex

Portland, OR
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Guests

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 over twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning THE WALKING DEAD, long-running INVINCIBLE, THIEF OF THIEVES, all-ages SUPER DINOSAUR, and the new hit series OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound Entertainment, which publishes his own work, as well as MANIFEST DESTINY, BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED, CLONE, INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE, and DEAD BODY ROAD. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing, and television communities, and regularly tops the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels. 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 Skybound.com and TheWalkingDead.com.

Robert Kirkman

Rick Remender

Rick Remender is the writer and co-creator of comics such as FEAR AGENT, LOW, DEADLY CLASS, TOKYO GHOST, and BLACK SCIENCE. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. He's written video games such as Bulletstorm and Dead Space, and worked on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, and Titan A.E. He and his wife reside in Los Angeles raising two beautiful human monkeys.

Rick Remender

Tee Franklin

Tee Franklin is a Queer disabled Black woman who writes comics: "The Outfit" (NAILBITER #27), "A Blazin'" (in the Ignatz award-winning ELEMENTS ANTHOLOGY), Tears (in the Eisner-winning and NEW YORK TIMES best-selling LOVE IS LOVE), and Inclusive Press' Queer romance graphic novella, BINGO LOVE. Franklin won the 2017 Queer Press Grant for BINGO LOVE and raised almost $60,000 for this graphic novella via Kickstarter. She fights for inclusion in comics, no matter the risks, as she hopes that the next generation of marginalized comic creators won't have to put up with what's been happening for the past 75-plus years.

Tee Franklin

Nick Pitarra

Nick Pitarra is an American comic book artist best known for his co-created work on THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS with Jonathan Hickman. Other works include Astonishing Tales, S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Red Wing. He's also provided the cover art for such titles as VALHALLA MAD, RASPUTIN, MORNING GLORIES, Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Silk, Red Skull, The Life After, John Flood, and many more.

Nick Pitarra

Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane is the creator of SPAWN, co-founder, partner, and President of Image Comics as well as the founder of McFarlane Toys. Film director, artist, writer, and producer McFarlane is widely recognized as one of the most influential comic book creators of the last two decades. SPAWN's hugely popular May 1992 debut sold 1.7 million copies--a still unsurpassed feat for an "independent" comic book series. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation.

Todd McFarlane

John McCrea

John McCrea is an Irish comics creator whose previous work with Image Comics included his supernatural science series MYTHIC, co-created with Phil Hester.

John McCrea

Rob Guillory

Rob Guillory is known for his distinct, animated art style that has graced the pages of Image Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, and Valiant Comics. He's won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards and is co-creator with John Layman on the New York Times bestseller CHEW from Image Comics.

Rob Guillory

Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan is a writer and producer whose recent comics include Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Uncanny Avengers, and Chewbacca. After writing for G4's gaming and pop culture show Attack of the Show, Duggan and comedian Brian Posehn wrote the black comedy THE LAST CHRISTMAS, illustrated by Rick Remender and published by Image Comics. His following Image project, INFINITE HORIZON with artist Phil Noto, was nominated for an Eisner in 2008. ANALOG #1 co-created with David O'Sullivan from Image Comics hits stores on Wednesday, April 4th.

Gerry Duggan

Christopher Sebela

Christopher Sebela is a two-time Eisner-nominated writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He's the co-creator of books such as Heartthrob, High Crimes, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters, and Short Order Crooks, as well as having written books including Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella, Detective Comics, Escape From New York, Captain Marvel, Injustice: Ground Zero, and DEMONIC.

Christopher Sebela

Jody Leheup

Jody Leheup is the co-writer and co-creator of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! with Sebastian Girner and Nil Vendrell Pallach. A former editor, Jody worked on series including Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool, and Strange Tales for Marvel Comics as well as Quantum and Woody for Valiant Comics./p>

Jody Leheup

Brian Haberlin

Brian Haberlin is a comic book creator, artist, writer, editor, and educator. He is the creator or co-creator of titles including WITCHBLADE, Aria, Stone, Area 52, Hellcop, Anomaly, Shifter, and many more. He teaches art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and through his Digital Art Tutorials, which are available through Image Comics./p>

Brian Haberlin

Farel Dalrymple

Farel Dalrymple is the creator of POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER (2017, Image Comics) and POP GUN WAR: GIFT (2016, Image), The Wrenchies (First Second Books, 2014), It Will All Hurt (Study Group Comic Books, 2015), and Delusional (AdHouse Books, 2013). Dalrymple was a co-founder and contributor to the comic anthology, Meathaus, and the artist on Palefire (Secret Acres, 2015) written by Mk Reed, PROPHET (Image Comics, 2012) by Brandon Graham, and Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics, 2010) by Jonathan Lethem.

Farel Dalrymple

Sam Humphries

SAM HUMPHRIES is the comic book writer of NIGHTWING and GREEN LANTERNS for DC Comics' blockbuster REBIRTH initiative. He recently wrote the global video game phenomenon MARVEL: CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS. His other titles include LEGENDARY STAR-LORD and AVENGERS AI for Marvel, as well as original critically-acclaimed books JONESY and CITIZEN JACK. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two cats, El NiƱo and Hopey.

Farel Dalrymple

Justin Greenwood

Justin Greenwood is a Bay Area comic artist best known for his work on creator-owned series including The Fuse, Stumptown, Stringers, Wasteland, Resurrection, and his recent Alexander Hamilton biography. When not drawing, he can be found running around the East Bay with his wife, Melissa, and their dual wildlings, tracking down unusual produce and the occasional card game with equal vigor.

Justin Greenwood

Landry Walker

Landry Q. Walker is a New York Times best-selling author of comics and books. His work includes Star Wars stories, Batman and Supergirl comics, and the Project Terra novel series. He also co-created a Saturday-morning cartoon called Scary Larry. He likes castles, robots, and Pop-Tarts. Most days he hangs out with his wife and cats and pushes buttons on a keyboard until stories somehow happen.

Landry Walker