[SDCC 2023] Image Comics Announces Panels, Exclusives, Signings & Programming for Comic-Con

IMAGE COMICS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2023

Image Comics returns to SDCC next week… and so does PopCultHQ! I, Jason Bennett, will be making the drive down to San Diego to cover Comic Con International: San Diego 2023 (SDCC) for the third year in a row. This year, our coverage of SDCC 2023 will be the biggest ever! I’ll be joined by staff writer Joshua Winchester, who is flying in from Chicago to cover the event for PopCultHQ as well. We’ve already begun scheduling interviews with people in the comic book industry, as well as other pop culture businesses appearing this year.

Image Comics has officially announced their plans for 2023’s Comic-Con. You want to talk about making an impression… Image is going hard at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! Peep the info below to see everything going down with Image Comics on Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23 at booth #1915. Just. Wow.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show.

Please refer to www.imagecomics.com for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* CONVENTION VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1915):

*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

Big Game #1 Convention Exclusive
Big Game #1 Convention Exclusive
  • Big Game #1 Convention Exclusive by Mark Millar & Pepe Larraz, cover art by Larraz, $5 + tax
Eight Billion Genies deluxe edition Vol. 1 Convention Exclusive
Eight Billion Genies deluxe edition Vol. 1 Convention Exclusive
  • Eight Billion Genies deluxe edition Vol. 1 Convention Exclusive hardcover by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne, cover art by Browne $39.99 + tax
Inferno Girl Red Convention Exclusive
Inferno Girl Red Convention Exclusive
  • Inferno Girl Red Convention Exclusive hardcover by Mat Groom & Erica D’Urso, cover art by D’Urso, $40 + tax
Night Fever
Night Fever
  • Night Fever hardcover by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips with Convention Exclusive dust jacket, cover art by Phillips, $24.99 + tax
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance
  • A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance deluxe hardcover by Rick Remender & André Lima Araújo with Convention Exclusive dust jacket, cover art by Araújo, $39.99 + tax

As well as…

  • Paper Girls x Blackwings collab pencils, $25 + tax
  • Black Science statue, $100 + tax

AVAILABLE AT THE MAD GHOST PRODUCTIONS BOOTH (#1320):

  • Geiger: Ground Zero full color, 8-page Convention Exclusive ashcan

IMAGE COMICS SDCC PANELS:

—THURSDAY, 7/20—

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Room: 25ABC

Image Comics: Spotlight on Bestselling Creator Jeff Lemire

Join us for an in-depth conversation with bestselling, multiple award winning, master storyteller Jeff Lemire as he shares details about his new series Fishflies and Tenement as well as his upcoming graphic novel Cosmic Detective and even more in store for his fans. Moderator Ashley V. Robinson of Popverse, Geek History Lesson podcast.


—FRIDAY, 7/21—

10:30AM – 11:30AM

Image Comics: Spotlight on the Legendary Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO, and President of Image Comics takes fans on a behind-the-scenes look at Spawnmania. McFarlane offers fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, what’s ahead for the Spawn Universe, and all the exciting developments on the horizon.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Room 25ABC

Image Comics: Spotlight on Bestselling Writer Rick Remender

Join comics titan Rick Remender for an in-depth conversation about his Giant Generator imprint at Image Comics, his 25 years as one of the primary voices shaping the landscape of creator owned comics with tiles like Fear Agent, Black ScienceLowDeadly Class, and Seven to Eternity, how the industry attitude towards creator rights has changed, the power of DIY thinking, and the inside scoop on his new ongoing series with Max Fiumara, The Sacrificers! All of this and a massive announcement about a new Giant Generator project slated to hit next year! Moderator: Robert Kirkman of Invincible, The Walking Dead

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Room: 24ABC

Syzygy Publishing’s Tales of Syzpense:
its recent Past, current Present, and exciting Future

Join Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood, the co-founders of Image’s newest imprint, Syzygy, and some of Syz’s key creators for spirited Tales of Syzpense involving what’s come before and what’s coming up next. Panelists include multiple-Eisner nominees and Rain co-creators David M. Booher and Zoe ThorogoodHitomi writer HS Tak! And Artist Uko Smith! Interesting announcements and great art will be provided, gratis, to all attendees!

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Room: 5AB

Image Comics: The Future of RADIANT BLACK’s The Massive-Verse

Join Massive-Verse superstars Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, No/One), Brian Buccellato (No/One), Melissa Flores (The Dead Lucky), Ryan Parrott (Rogue Sun), and more special, celebrity surprise guests as the crew unveils exciting new developments and announcements in store for the Massive-verse this year and beyond! Moderator: TBA. 

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Room 23ABC

Cliff Bleszinski: Games to Comics

Games legend Cliff Bleskinski (Gears of War, Fortnite) discusses the creation of his debut comic Scrapper (Image Comics) with co-writer Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker!, Bad Karma, Parasocial), plus a Q&A moderated by John Nee (publisher, Marvel; president Wildstorm).

6:15 – 7:00 PM
Cliff Bleszinski post-panel signing in Autograph Area


—SATURDAY, 7/22—

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: 28DE

Image Comics: Comics Storytelling, Genre & Craft

Join Dustin Nguyen (Little Monsters), Zoe Thorogood (It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth), Daniel Warren Johnson (Do a Powerbomb!), Alex De Campi (Parasocial), Ryan Stegman (The Schlub), and Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian) for a freewheeling conversation amongst some of the top talent in the comics industry as they discuss genre, storytelling, industry secrets, and tricks-of-the-trade. Moderator: Chris Arrant of Popverse.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Room 9

Spotlight on Alex de Campi, bestselling writer/co-creator of Dracula, Motherf**ker!

Cult comics writer Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker!, Bad Karma, Parasocial) discusses her career and the three books she has coming out this Autumn. Q&A to follow. Moderator: Khai Krumbhaar of Geekiary & True War Stories.

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Alex de Campi post-panel signing in Autograph Area.


—SUNDAY, 7/23—

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Room 10

Image Comics: Comics characters fans will love or hate—or love to hate!

Join Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika), Tony Fleecs (Local Man), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), David F. Walker (Bitter Root), Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia) and special surprise guests come together for an in-depth discussion of character building that leaps from the page and the secret behind what makes for loveable or unlikable characters for readers. Moderator: Graeme McMillan of Popverse.


SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1915):

*All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff.
No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.


—THURSDAY, 7/20—

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Dustin Nguyen
Brett Bean

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Charles Soule
John Layman

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Gerry Duggan
Brian Posehn & Scott Koblish

4:30 – 5:30 PM

David F. Walker & Sanford Greene


—FRIDAY, 7/21—

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Zoe Thorogood (no sketches)

11 – 12 PM

Daniel Warren Johnson

12 – 1 PM

Jeff Lemire

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Alex de Campi

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Rick Remender

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Shof Coker

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Massive-Verse group signing

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Charles Soule & Ryan Browne


—SATURDAY, 7/22—

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Charles Soule & Ryan Browne
Fred Kennedy
Allison O’Toole & Nick Marinkovich

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Zoe Thorogood (no sketches)
Daniel Warren Johnson

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Pornsak Pichetshote
Tony Fleecs & Tim Seeley
(limited quantity free promotional Local Man trading cards
available to signing attendees, first come, first serve
)

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Rodney Barnes & Jason Shawn Alexander
Shof Coker

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Rick Remender
Sanford Greene


—SUNDAY, 7/23—

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Mirka Andolfo

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Zoe Thorogood (no sketches)


OFF-SITE SDCC PROGRAMMING:

—SATURDAY, 7/22—

4:00 – 6:00 PM
Marriott Marquis Marina D

Creators Assemble: Comics Camaraderie, A Networking Event

Together, creators, publishers, comic shop owners, teachers, and library workers have brought greater acceptance to comics and fan culture. Take a break from hectic convention life to experience “speed dating”style networking with diverse comics enthusiasts from all backgrounds. Guests include: Alex Antone (Skybound Entertainment), Heather Antos (IDW Publishing), Vince Alvendia (Egg Drop Ramen Studios), Matthew Atherton (CSUSM), Moni Barrette (2023 Eisner judge), David M. Booher (Killer Queens), J.M. Brandt (Swamp Dogs: House of Crows), Cherish Chen (Massive-Verse), Amy Chu (Carmilla: The First Vampire), Dani Colman (The Unfinished Corner), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press), Andi Dukleth (Accidental Aliens), Kyle Higgins (Massive-Verse), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman Historia), Nikita Kannekanti (Legendary Comics), Mathias Lewis (Knowhere Games & Comics), Hannah Rose May (Rogues’ Gallery), Don Nguyen (Zoo Magnet Inc.), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Morgan Perry (Skybound Entertainment), Jack Phoenix (comics librarian), Jimmy Purcell (A3 Publishing), Chris Ryall (Image Comics/Syzygy), Brian Schirmer (Quests Aside), Erin Snider (Creators Assemble!), and Charlie Stickney (White Ash)


Publisher – Image Comics

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC)

About SDCC:

The SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
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