Dark Horse Comics Emerald City Comicon 2012 Schedule released

Are you a Dark Horse fan? Are you going to ECCC / Emerald City Comicon this year? You might want to look below for some great info on what they’ll be presenting and who they’ll be putting up on panels this year. You wouldn’t want to miss out on key panels like “Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Whedonverse” now would you? On to the list!

Friday • March 30th

 ECCC Spotlight Series: Brian WoodRoom: 211 Time: 3:00 – 4:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, join creator Brian Wood as he talks about his work on Conan, DMZ, Northlanders and many others.

Falling Skies Screening and Q&ARoom: 4C1-2 Time: 3:00 – 4:00

TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies makes its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon this year. Watch a never-before-seen clip from the season 2 premiere episode and hear from the show’s actors and producers about the new season. Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, is set to return this June to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle (ER) stars as Tom Mason, a former college professor and father of three, who has become an unlikely leader for the 2nd Massachusetts civilian resistance group. The series chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.

Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Whedonverse  Room: 4C1-2 Time: 5:00 – 6:00

Join us for an exclusive behind-the-panels look at the dynamic artwork of Dark Horses Joss Whedon titles, from pencils to inks to colors to print. Dark Horses public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, will lead a discussion with artists Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, Dollhouse), Chris Samnee (Serenity), and inker Andy Owens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an inside look at the artists processes. We’ll be showcasing a variety of art from past and future issues of these best-loved titles, including exclusive reveals and first looks!

ECCC Spotlight Series: Camilla d’ErricoRoom: 211 Time: 6:00 – 7:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, Camilla d’Errico talks about how she made her dreams reality by giving up on the 9 to 5 grind and becoming a full time artist.

EXPANDING THE EXPERIENCE: VIDEO GAMES TO COMICS AND BACK AGAINRoom: TCC 102 Time: 6:00 – 7:00

When Dark Horse partnered with BioWare to expand the Mass Effect story line into comics, video-game tie-in comics were finally legitimized. Now, Dark Horse is widely recognized as the leading publisher of video-game comics, with launches throughout 2012 digitally and in print. Join us for an hour long preview of what’s to come this year, with exclusive news and announcements on current and upcoming projects with BioWare, Valve, and Activision!


Saturday • March 31st

ECCC Spotlight Series: Rick RemenderRoom: 211 Time: 11:00 – 12:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour Uncanny X-Force writer Rick Remender joins us. Rick is also the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature.

Dark Horse Comics: Powered By Creators Room: 4C1-2 Time: 4:00 – 5:00

Just over twenty-five years ago, Dark Horse stepped into the comics-publishing arena with a different agenda. While the publisher has gained much notoriety for its popular licensed titles, like Buffy and Star Wars, one mission remains the same: to give comics top creators a venue for showcasing their work and retaining their ownership of it. Join Dark Horse’s public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a cast of premier talent, for news on all of Dark Horse’s 2012 publishing launches and new Dark Horse Presents stories. Guests include Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre),Steve Lieber (Alabaster), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple), Ethan Nicolle(Axe Cop), Adam Warren (Empowered), Paul Tobin (Falling Skies), and Brian Wood (The Massive), and a few surprise drop-ins!

 

Sunday • April 1st

ECCC Spotlight Series: Steve Niles Room: 211 Time: 12:00 – 1:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, modern master of horror, Steve Niles, talks about what it takes to craft a good horror story, working with artists like Sam Kieth and Ben Templesmith and how his creation of 30 Days of Night changed the face of horror comics.

Axe CopRoom: 3AB Time: 1:00 – 2:00

Ethan and Malachai Nicolle, creators of Axe Cop, will do a live Q&A, show images and videos of new Axe Cop material, etc. Always a fun and highly interactive panel.

Mythic Fiction Comics: The Next Mega-Genre?Room: 3AB Time: 12:00 – 1:00

From MageSandman and Bone to FablesCastle WaitingHellboy and more, mythic fiction has been a fascinating — and growing — presence in comics. What is mythic fiction? Why is it so popular? And could it really become the next big thing in the comics field? Join moderator Kurt Busiek (Arrowsmith), Matt Wagner (Mage), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Bill Willingham (Fables) and Chris Roberson (Memorial) for a lively discussion about mythic fiction in comics, from its roots to it future.

ECCC Spotlight Series: Brandon Graham and Adam Warren in ConversationRoom: 211 Time: 1:00 – 2:00

The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. Brandon Graham and Adam Warren join you this hour for a conversation talking about finer points of their work. Their western takes on manga have delighted readers locally and abroad. Expect a vivid and lively discussion.

I do have to say, that’s a pretty epic line-up, really wish they had hit Wondercon but we’ll catch them at SDCC for sure this year.

Image announces Emerald City Comicon 2012 programming

Emerald City Comicon is right around the corner, the event kicking off next week is running out of time for announcements and so Image has their schedule confirmed for the show today. Check out the full details from Image below.

Programming

Creator Spotlight: Marc Silvestri
Join Top Cow founder, Image partner, movie producer and top industry artist Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS) as he takes a retrospective look at his legendary career spanning three decades. Moderated by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, Silvestri will look back at everything from his early years on such top titles as X-Men and Wolverine to the founding of Image Comics and Cyberforce to the redefining of his company and the creation of mini-icons like Witchblade and The Darkness. Friday, 4pm, Room 211

Robert Kirkman Q&A
Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur, 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. Friday, 7pm, Room 4C1-2

Image Comics – 20 Years of Creator-Owned Independence
Some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike will be coming together to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Ed Brubaker (Fatale), Joe Casey (Butcher Baker, Officer Downe, Haunt), Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet), Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah), Emi Lenox (Emitown), Nathan Edmondson (Who Is Jake Ellis?, The Activity, Dancer), and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) to experience this lively conversation and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Saturday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

Top Cow’s REBIRTH: The Beginning
Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik as he leads an informative and lively discussion about the 20th Anniversary of Top Cow and the REBIRTH of the Top Cow Universe in 2012 with creators including Marc Silvestri and Jeremy Haun. Be the first to hear exciting new announcements, get added insight into the state of the Top Cow Universe, and get your questions answered! Saturday, 1pm, Room 4C1-2

Talkin’ Dead with Jon Bernthal & Laurie Holden
A “lively” discussion with The Walking Dead stars Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden. Join them as they talk about the show’s record breaking viewing numbers, what it’s like to film in an apocalyptic, zombie filled world and what the future holds for Shane and Andrea. Hosted by David Boze (KTTH 770 AM). Saturday, 1 pm., Room 4A

Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur  continues to soar, and And Kirkman’s first-ever writers’-room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS. Sunday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

SIGNINGS

At the Image Booth – #310

Friday
2:00-3:00
Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy)

3:00-4:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

4:00-5:00
Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

5:00-6:00
Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

6:00-7:00
Landry Walker (Danger Club)

7:00-8:00
Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

Saturday
10:00-11:00
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

11:00-12:00
Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon)

12:00-1:00
Landry Walker (Danger Club)

1:00-2:00
Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

2:00-3:00
Kurtis Wiebe & Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Debris)

3:00-4:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

4:00-5:00
Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

5:00-6:00
John Layman (Chew)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

6:00-7:00
Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Sunday
10:00-11:00
Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

11:00-12:00
Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

12:00-1:00
Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)

1:00-2:00
Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)

1:00-2:00
Lisa Wood (Thought Bubble Anthology)

2:00-3:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

3:00-4:00
John Layman (Chew)

4:00-5:00
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

At the Skybound Booth – #310

Friday
4:00-5:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Saturday
5:00-7:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Sunday
3:00-4:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

At the Top Cow Booth – #414

Friday
1:00-2:00
Dennis Calero (Netherworld, City of Refuge)

5:00-6:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

6:00-7:00
Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness)

All Day
Phil Hester (The Darkness)
Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

Saturday
11:00-12:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

3:00-5:00
Marc Silvestri, Phil Hester & Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

All Day
Phil Hester (The Darkness)
Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

Sunday
12:00-1:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

1:00-2:00
Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

All Day
Phil Hester (The Darkness)
Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)

Special Guests of ECCC
Mike Allred (Madman) – C-08
Ed Brubaker (Fatale) – M-05
Chris Burnham (Hack/Slash) – F-18
Greg Capullo (Spawn) – N-06
Joe Casey (Butcher Baker) – K-02
Keu Cha (The Darkness, The Magdalena, Witchblade) – B-02
Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) – C-05
Camilla d’Errico (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra) – A-01/02
Gerry Duggan (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
Nathan Edmondson (The Activity, Dancer) – C-09
Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) – C-07
Jay Faerber (Near Death) – 310
Mitch Gerads (The Activity) – F-17
Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) – C-04
Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar) – O-04
Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet) – C-05
Brian Haberlin (Witchblade) – K-06
Tony Harris (War Heroes, Chin Music) – 310
Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Darkness) – 414
Phil Hester (The Darkness) – 414
Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) – 402
Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur) – I-12
Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah, Glory) – C-06
Robert Kirkman (Image Partner – The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves) – 310
Erik Larsen (Image Partner – Savage Dragon) – C-03
Emi Lenox (EmiTown) – C-06
Steve Lieber (Underground) – M-03
Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) – P-01
Steve Niles (Crime and Terror, Chin Music) – G-01
Justin Norman (Elephantmen) – C-05
Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) – 222
Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar) – O-03
Ryan Ottley (Invincible) – I-12
Jeff Parker (Underground) – F-21
Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Rebel Blood) – C-07
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Bloodstrike) – 310/414
Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) – C-09
Marc Silvestri (Image Partner – Witchblade, The Darkness) – 414
Charles Soule (Twenty-Seven) – C-10
Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Infinite Vacation) – 310
David Hahn (All Nighter) – 222
Ben Templesmith (Pigs) – D-15
Jim Valentino (Image Partner – Shadowhawk) – 310
Matt Wagner (Mage) – H-05
Shane White (Hack/Slash) – F-08
Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust) – C-10
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics) – 802
Brian Wood (Mara) – K-01
Jim Zub (Skullkickers) – C11

Image gears up with exclusives for Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City Comicon at the Washington State Convention Center is coming up on March 30 – April 1, if you’re going to be in Seattle at the time or live in the area you can catch these goods from Image Comics.

Bloodstrike #26 is one of their first offerings, a relaunch title from Tim Seely and Franchesco Gaston, the exclusive cover version will be available at Image booth #310 for $5. The Activity #4 will also be on hand in #C-09 with a special night vision cover for $10, goggles not included. Skullcrushers will have limited variant editions at the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund for issue #13 in #C-11 for $10 each and it will be available before the regular retail release hits shelves. Finally, Alpha Girl #2 will have a convention exclusive cover, while this won’t be released before it hits retail it’s still equally as collectible and cool though and will be at the Image booth #310 for $5.

   

The Walking Dead fans will get a huge treat as the ECCC exclusive T will be available with a custom illustration by Charlie Adlard, mens and womens sizes will be available at the ECCC show booth #514, sizes will set you back $20, if that isn’t your thing, you can get an Image Heroes shirt with the program guide cover image on it for $20 but it only comes in unisex form.

 

If shirts aren’t your thing at all you can score that image on an 11×17 poster for $20 but it’s limited to a run of 300 so get it fast or you’ll just be staring at the sample poster. Jeremy Haun will also have an exclusive The Darkness print with Jackie on top of the Space Needle overlooking the city. It is signed by Jeremy Haun for $20, the print is also in 11×17 form and limited to 300 copies.

 

The Infinite Horizon will also be on hand in all its glory, the retelling will take place in a near future scenario and carries 186 pages of goodness, on top of that, Image is releasing it to ECCC fans before the April 11th release date so fans can enjoy the tale early for going. It packs a $20 tag and can be found over at #P-03.

If none of that sells you, the new Image / Shadowline series Debris will have a free poster at the Image booth #310.