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IMAGE COMICS’ EXCITING LIBRARYCON LIVE 2023 LINEUP OF PANEL PROGRAMMING

Featuring such superstar talents as Michelle Fus, Daniel Warren Johnson, Saladin Ahmed, Joshua Williamson & more


PORTLAND, Ore. 10/25/2023 — Image Comics is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of programming for the upcoming LibraryCon Live free virtual event hosted by Library Journal and School Library Journal on November 9 from 10 AM-5 PM ET.

The closing keynote speakers to the event will be bestselling creators Saladin Ahmed (Starsigns) and Michelle Fus (Ava's Demon).

PROGRAMMING FEATURING IMAGE COMICS TALENT:

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET | Studio Spotlights
Step inside artists’ studios as they discuss their work, from technique and medium to design and collaboration. Available on demand all day!

  • Cale Atkinson, Simon and Chester: Super Friends! (Tundra Books)
  • Lars Henrik Eriksen, The Inventor Book One: The Dangerous Discovery (Mad Cave Studios)
  • Paul Gilligan, Pluto Rocket: Joe Pidge Flips a Lid (Tundra Books)
  • Chrissie Krebs, Bizard and the Big Bunny Bizness (Holiday House)
  • Emma Kubert, Stoneheart (Image Comics)
  • Zach M. Stafford, Good Comics for Bad People: An Extra Fabulous Collection (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)

1:25 – 2:15 PM ET | Licensed to Thrill
From Star Wars to Transformers and everything in-between, these panelists discuss the craft of expanding the worlds of the beloved cartoons, toys, and franchises that shape popular culture.

  • Daniel Warren Johnson, Transformers (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
  • E.K. Johnston, Star Wars: The Crimson Climb (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
  • Joe Corallo, King Arthur & the Knights of Justice (Mad Cave)
  • Joshua Williamson, Duke (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)

4:30 – 5:00 PM ET | Closing Keynote

  • Saladin Ahmed, Starsigns (Image Comics) and Michelle Fus, Ava's Demon (Image Comics/Skybound Comet)

IMAGE VIRTUAL BOOTH CHATS:
* 10:00-10:30 AM ET - Mairghread Scott, Sea Serpent's Heir
* 11:00-11:30 AM ET - Curt Pires, Olympia
* 11:45-12:15 PM ET - Alex de Campi, Parasocial
* 12:30-1:00 PM ET- Joshua Williamson, Dark Ride
* 1:40-2:10 PM ET- Doug Wagner, Klik Klik Boom
* 2:30-3:00 PM ET- Shawn Kittelsen, Heart Attack
* 3:15-3:45 PM ET - Emma Kubert, Stoneheart

ABOUT LIBRARYCON LIVE
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal on November 9th for our seventh annual LibraryCon Live! We're excited to present a day-long celebration of fandom, spotlighting genre fiction for adults and teens with panels devoted to comics and graphic novels, horror, sf/fantasy, and more. In addition to panels and keynotes, we're also offering studio spotlights focusing on visual artists.

Plus, network online while exploring the virtual exhibit hall, where you'll hear from publishers about their newest books, download galleys and resources, and engage in live chats with featured authors and illustrators.

Whether you're a public or school librarian, an educator, or a superfan, don't miss this chance to meet with some of your favorite creators!