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WonderCon 2011: Image Comics Panel Info


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Image Comics Will Bring Their Best To WonderCon 2011 This Weekend

picBerkeley, CA – March 31, 2011 – Image Comics will be taking on WonderCon this weekend April 1-3 in San Francisco with a bevy of new and established independent creators. Having been an exhibitor at the show for many years, this will be Image’s biggest showing at the San Francisco comic convention yet.

Image is located at booth #401 with these talented creators: Erik Larsen of SAVAGE DRAGON, Ryan Ottley of INVINCIBLE, Viktor Kalvachev, Toby Cypress, Robert Valley and Andrew Osbourne of BLUE ESTATE, Nate Simpson of NONPLAYER, and Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman of UNDYING LOVE, and of course, special guest Robert Kirkman of THE WALKING DEAD! Many of these and other Image creators will also be participating in panels, signings and fun events.


Spotlight on Robert Kirkman
Friday 5:00-6:00, Room 103
WonderCon special guest Robert Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, HAUNT,  ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN, as well as the upcoming SUPER DINOSAUR and THE INFINITE, will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic THE WALKING DEAD on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force.

Image Comics Show
Saturday 2:00-3:00, Room 104
Image Comics will announce some upcoming projects, update fans about ongoing projects, and host a Q&A session with some of Image's best writers. Don't miss your chance to find out what Image is up to before anyone else does and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include Tomm Coker (UNDYING LOVE), Viktor Kalvachev (BLUE ESTATE), Daniel Corey (MORIARTY), Deborah Vankin (POSEURS), Ben McCool (CHOKER, MEMOIR), Nate Simpson (NONPLAYER), Joe Casey (GØDLAND, BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, MARIJUANA MAN), and Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR).

The Kids Are All Right!
Sunday 2:00-3:00, Room 104
Some of the most successful comics today are being created specifically for the younger set. Discussing the current state of the kids comics industry are panelists Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, SUPER DINOSAUR), Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Eternal Smile), Lark Pien (Long Tail Kitty, Mr. Elephanter), Scott Peterson (Batman Brave & The Bold, Scooby-Doo), and Lisa Brown (Picture the Dead, Tribune Media Services syndicated cartoonist). Moderated by Eva Volin (Good Comics for Kids, SLJ; Alameda Free Library) with a Q&A to follow.


12:00 - 1:00 Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN)
1:00 - 2:00 Rob Levin (THE DARKNESS)
3:00 - 4:30 Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE)
4:30 Robert Kirkman announces raffle winner for Apocalyptic Zombie Bar Crawl bus ticket w/ Image, Isotope & iFanboy
5:00 - 6:00 Daniel Corey (MORIARTY)
6:00 - 7:00 Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR)

11:00 - 12:00 Deborah Vankin (POSEURS)
12:00 - 1:30 Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE)
2:00 - 3:00 Josh Fialkov & Rahsan Ekedal (ECHOES)
3:00 - 4:00 Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR)
4:30 - 6:00 Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE)
6:00 - 7:00 Ben McCool (CHOKER, MEMOIR)

12:00 - 1:00 Deborah Vankin (POSEURS)
1:00 - 3:00 Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR)
2:00 - 3:00 Ziggy Marley, Joe Casey & Jim Mahfood (MARIJUANA MAN)
3:30 - 5:00 Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE)


The Walking Dead Apocalyptic Bar Crawl

The dead will rise and take over San Francisco this Friday, April 1st from 7 PM to 2 AM! Robert Kirkman of THE WALKING DEAD fame and hoards of his zombified fans will invade the zombie apocalypse-worthy drinking establishments of the city by the bay, seeking the flesh of the living, and quite possibly some adult beverages as well. 

For those who missed out on the limited ticket sale for a seat on the tour bus with Robert Kirkman, there will be another chance to win a ticket for themselves and a friend by visiting the Image Comics booth #401 at WonderCon in San Francisco. All purchases made there on Friday, April 1st will enter fans in a ticket raffle. Robert Kirkman will draw the winning raffle number there at the Image Comics booth #401 at 4:30 PM on Friday.

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