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July 20, 2013

The mood at the Image Comics booth (#2729) on Saturday will be a celebratory one, as Image congratulates Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples for SAGA’s three Eisner Awards (Best Writer, Best New Series, Best Continuing Series) and Brandon Graham for his Best Graphic Novel — Reprint Eisner win for KING CITY.

More news from the floor is that the Image Comics booth (#2729) has sold out of women’s SAGA “Lying Cat” T-shirts. Lying Cat T-shirts will be available in comic book stores, so those who want one of their should be sure to let their local retailer know! Copies of Image’s Comic-Con variants and exclusive continue to be available, so fans should stop by and get them while they can!

On Saturday, Image fans will get to interact with Image Comics creators atfourpanels. Twenty-One Years of Top Cow, Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance, Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel, and What’s Next at Image Comics will all be taking place in the San Diego Convention Center’s second floor meeting rooms. (Full schedule, descriptions, and locations below.)

Saturday’s signings will feature a two-hour block with the HAPPY! team — Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson! It will be Grant Morrison’s only signing at the Image booth during Comic-Con.A full signing schedule, list of variants and exclusives, and panel schedule can be found on the Image Comics website. Members of the media who wish to schedule interviews with Image talent at the show should contact Jennifer de Guzman,


Twenty-One Years of Top Cow, Saturday, 7/21/13, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Room: 9Celebrate 21 years of Top Cow with founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins along with a bevy of Top Cow creators and special guests! Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe- in both the printed comics and other media. Get the inside scoop on the books that will comprise the next wave of Top Cow’s Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit Think Tank. And for those itching to break into comics and make a name for themselves, announcements concerning Top Cow’s Fall Talent Hunt will be unveiled. And if all of that wasn’t enough, as an added bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition mini-lithograph!

Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance, Saturday, 7/20/13, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m., Room: 7AB
In the Golden Age of comics, readers devoured comics of every conceivable genre — Western, romance, war, fantasy, and horror. Some of Image’s top creators discuss the rise and fall — and the new rise — of genre comics and how they’re revitalizing and revolutionizing diversity in the comics canon with titles like Fatale, Five Ghosts, Revival, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, and Ravine. Moderator: Ron Richards Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Ron Marz

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Panel, Saturday, 7/20/13, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Matteo Scalera and Justin Jordan as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what’s coming up in The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves, Ghosted, and more.

What’s Next at Image Comics, Saturday, 7/20/13, 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m., Room: 6DE
Image Comics dropped some huge announcements earlier this month at their Image Expo media event. Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with the creators and titles added to the increasingly legendary Image catalogue! Join Image Publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of talent to find out what the country’s largest independent comics publisher has in store for the end of 2013, 2014 and beyond. Moderator: Eric Stephenson Panelists: Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Nick Dragotta, Amy Reeder, Rick Remender


10:00-11:00John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW)
10:00-11:00Ed Brubaker (FATALE, VELVET)
10:00-11:00Landry Walker (DANGER CLUB)
10:00-11:00Ken Kristensen and MK Perker (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
10:00-11:00Mark Sable (GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES)
10:00-12:00Joe Harris and Martin Morazzo (GREAT PACIFIC)
10:00-12:00Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (HALLOWEEN EVE, ROCKET GIRL)
11:00-12:00Jonathan Ross (AMERICA’S GOT POWERS)
11:00-12:00Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES)
11:00-12:00Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON)
11:00-12:00Joshua Luna (WHISPERS)
11:30-12:30Shawn Martinbrough and James Asmus (THIEF OF THIEVES)
12:00-1:00Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Dean White, and Andrew Robinson (BLACK SCIENCE)
12:00-1:00Rob Liefeld (BLOODSTRIKE)
12:00-1:00Lee Zlotoff and Tony Lee (MACGYVER)
12:00-2:00Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST)
12:00-2:00Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)
12:00-2:00Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG) and S. Steven Struble (THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY)
12:00-2:00Daniel Corey (MORIARTY)
1:00-3:00Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
2:00-3:00Joshua Luna (WHISPERS)
2:00-4:00Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS)
2:00-4:00Ales Kot (CHANGE, ZERO)
3:00-5:00Abhishek Singh (KRISHNA)
3:00-5:00Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON)
3:15-4:15Joshua Williamson and Matteo Scalera(GHOSTED)
4:00-5:00Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas (SHELTERED)
4:15-5:00Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen (THE RE[A]D DIARY)
4:15-6:00Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, RAT QUEENS)
5:00-7:00John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW)
5:00-6:00Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (REVIVAL)
5:00-7:00Glen Brunswick and Whilce Portacio (NON-HUMANS)
5:15-6:45Robert Kirkman
6:00-7:00Jimmie Robinson (FIVE WEAPONS, BOMB QUEEN)
Top Cow
10:00-1:00Rick Basaldua (THE DARKNESS)
1:30-2:30Rahsan Ekedal (THINK TANK)
1:00-5:00Marc Silvestri
1:00-5:00Stjepan Sejic
2:30-3:30Ron Marz (ARTIFACTS, RAVINE)
4:00-6:00Portfolio Reviews (Matt Hawkins)
5:00-6:00Larime Taylor