Image Comics Hosts Panels and Signings at ECCC 2017

Image Comics has big plans for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) 2017, to be held March 2-5 in Seattle, WA. Not only will they be selling convention exclusive variant covers at their booth, but they will also be hosting a number of panels and autograph signings. The biggest buzz has been around the Image Founders 25th Anniversary Panel, which will be held on the Main Stage at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 3, followed by an autograph singing (participants have already been determined by ECCC-held lottery).

Below is a list of all of Image’s panels and signings at ECCC 2017.

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PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics Announcements
Thursday, 4:15PM – 6:15PM
Room TCC 304

Image Comics is bringing the Future of Comics to Emerald City Comicon in 2017 with this special two-hour presentation. Featuring a keynote speech by publisher Eric Stephenson about the past, present, and future of comics and a full slate of brand-new series to be announced, this panel is sure to set the tone for the year and give you plenty of great comics to look forward to reading.

Image Comics: 25th Anniversary Founders Panel
Friday, 1PM- 2:30PM
Location: Main Stage – WSCC 4A

Twenty-five years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image’s 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a rare gathering that is not to be missed.

The Future Of Comics: Cultivating Identity
Friday, 4PM – 5PM
Room TCC 303

The comics you love the most tend to have a personal touch, something that helps you relate to the characters, or makes a fantastic situation more believable. Corinna Bechko (INVISIBLE REPUBLIC), Ray Fawkes (UNDERWINTER: SYMPHONY), Gabriel Hardman (THE BELFRY), and a few more special guests make works that use the personal touch to great effect, and they’re ready to share their insights with you.

TODDFATHER TELLS ALL Panel!
Friday, 5:45 PM
Location: WSCC (Washington State Convention Center) 611

Todd McFarlane, founder of Image Comics and creator of the popular comic, Spawn, talks about his 30 plus years in the industry. Everything from his days at Marvel drawing Spiderman to the historic launch of Image Comics. McFarlane will give art and business tips as well as insight to artists who want to break into the comic book industry. Here’s your chance to get all your burning questions answered by McFarlane with a live Toddfather Q&A! A lucky fan will win a special McFarlane prize package at the panel.

The Future of Comics: Your Brand-New Favorites
Saturday, 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Room TCC 303

Your favorite comics don’t look anything like those of your parents, siblings, or even your friends. There is such a wide variety of material out there that you can grab a comic on nearly any subject and find something to fall in love with. The work of Charles Soule (CURSE WORDS), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), and Joe Harris & Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS) is fantastic, no matter the genre they’re working in. Come find your new favorite comics at this panel, and discover a few new favorite creators, too.

The Future of Comics: Pure Storytelling
Sunday, 1:15PM – 2:15PM
Room TCC 303

Curious about making comics? Want to give your storytelling talents a boost? Image Comics is pleased to present Kaare Andrews (RENATO JONES: THE ONE%), Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Steve Lieber (THE FIX), and a few special guests. These cartoonists are incredibly talented, and experts in storytelling. Come pick the brains of the masters and enjoy a lively conversation about telling stories in comics.

SIGNINGS HOSTED By ECCC:

Todd McFarlane Signing
Friday, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Level 2, Issaquah Room

Bring your favorite comic and toy to have it signed FREE by Todd. Limited 2 items per person and must be over 13 years. No sketches.

Todd McFarlane Signing with Exclusive Destiny Poster
Friday, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: WSCC – Destiny Store booth #1001

Todd McFarlane will be signing a limited-edition exclusive Emerald City Comic Con Destiny poster in the Destiny Store booth. 300 posters available. Signing is limited to 1 additional item per person. Must be 13 years or older. First come, first serve.

Image Comics Founders Signing

Friday, 3:00–4:30 PM: Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the Washington State Convention Center.(participants already determined by ECCC lottery)

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1510):
*wristbands will be available for fans to pick up as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
11 – 12 PM, Robert Kirkman* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
12 – 12:45 PM, Joseph Keatinge & Wook-Jin Clark
2 – 2:45 PM, Justin Jordan + surprise creator
3 – 3:45 PM, Joe Casey
4 – 4:45 PM, Kurtis Wiebe + Owen Gieni
5 – 5:45 PM, Donny Cates
5 – 5:45 PM, John Layman

SATURDAY, MARCH 4
11 – 11:45 PM, surprise creators
11 – 11:45 PM, Chris Sebela
12:15 – 1:15 PM, Robert Kirkman* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
1 – 1:45 PM, surprise creators
2 – 2:45 PM, Jeff Lemire* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
3 – 3:45 PM, Rick Remender* (wristband required, 3-item limit)
3 – 3:45 PM, Daniel Warren Johnson
4 – 4:45 PM, Declan Shalvey + Jordie Bellaire
5 – 5:45 PM, surprise creators

SUNDAY, MARCH 5
11 – 11:45 AM, Becky Cloonan
11 – 11: 45 AM, Stefano Gaudiano & Tony Akins
12 – 12:45 PM, Doug Wagner
1 – 1:45 PM, Rick Remender* (wristband required, 3-item limit)

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