C2E2 2018: Here's what's up with Image Comics

C2E2 2018: Here’s what’s up with Image Comics

By Jarrod Jones. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is back to give the Second City another stab at this whole “geeky revelry” business, and to show creators who don’t live here what a proper slice of pizza looks/tastes like. Oh, and holy crap, the movie theaters — they’re awesome here. Also we have a ferris wheel. Chicago’s great.

But back to C2E2. For Image Comics, it’s an opportunity to show off new projects, tease even newer ones, and place their hard-working creators directly in front of their fans for a chance at an autograph, maybe a little creative insight. Who knows.

Below you’ll find a complete list of the kind of shenanigans Image Comics will be getting up to at this year’s C2E2, including panels, signing opportunities, and ooh! Exclusives. Check it out the full list below — and see you there!

IMAGE COMICS C2E2 2018 — BOOTH #513

From Image Comics: Image Comics will return to Chicago this year for C2E2 on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* C2E2 VARIANTS*

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

C2E2 2018: Here's what's up with Image Comics

ANALOG #1 by Gerry Duggan & David O’Sullivan, art by O’Sullivan, $10 (+tax)

C2E2 2018: Here's what's up with Image Comics

ISOLA #1 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl, art by Kerschl, $10 (+tax)

C2E2 2018 Convention Exclusives

AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder, $40 (+tax)

GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, $35 (+tax)

KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35 (+tax)

MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, $35 (+tax)

SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena, $35 (+tax)

MERCHANDISE*

*Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*

“I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $25.00 (+tax)

“I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)

Image Comics RCCC lapel pins, $10 (+tax)

PANEL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

5:30 – 6:30 PM in Room S403 — Image Comics: We Believe In Character

Comic artists don’t just translate scripts: they build characters. From choreographing the most subtle facial tics and body language to designing entire wardrobes, illustrators are master actors of ink on page. Giving shape to entire casts, they carve new souls on a monthly basis. The creators on this panel specialize in character design, from Leila del Duca’s medieval romanticism on SLEEPLESS to Jeremy Haun’s rugged post-apocalyptic fantasy chic in THE REALM, and Tula Lotay’s fashion-forward covers. Come see these shapers discuss their process, including Annie Wu and Jen Bartel as they preview their upcoming Image projects, DEAD GUY FAN CLUB and BLACKBIRD.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

10:45 – 11:45 AM in Room S403 — Image Comics: We Believe In Drama

Writers channel the crises we face everyday through layers of fiction, allowing readers to dissect universal struggles through a vibrant, askew lens. Though comics may catalyze new worlds overflowing with imagination, creators ground that surrealism in drama and catharsis. Join a panel of stellar scribes including Kyle Higgins (THE DEAD HAND), Gerry Duggan (ANALOG), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), Tini Howard (HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION) and some very special guests as they discuss the friction that gave way to their latest works.

SIGNING SCHEDULE*

*Wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

12-12:45 PM Daniel Warren Johnson (Skybound)

1-1:45 PM Tee Franklin

2-2:45 PM John Layman & Nick Pitarra

3-3:45 PM Rob Guillory

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

12-12:45 PM Caitlin Yarsky, Tee Franklin

1-1:45 PM Andrew MacLean, Kyle Starks

2-2:45 PM Jeremy Haun

3-3:45 PM Gerry Duggan, Justin Jordan & Nikki Ryan

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

1-1:45 PM Tim Seeley & Tini Howard

2-2:45 PM Jason Aaron

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY

Aaron, Jason H17
Bivens, John U15
Browne, Ryan U4
Bunn, Cullen M12
del Duca, Leila M14
Duggan, Gerry M17
Franklin, Tee V1
Greenwood, Justin G6
Gunter, Miles
Haun, Jeremy J10
Higgins, Kyle A15
Howard, Tini R12
Janson, Klaus B16
Jordan, Justin U16
Kaplan, Zack O9
Lotay, Tula T8
MacLean, Andrew G8
Mahfood, Jim N14
Norton, Mike U2
Seeley, Tim U1
Starks, Kyle S11
Towe, Jim A5
Wilson, Matt R14
Wu, Annie B10
Young, Skottie X17
Zub, Jim N17