Jun 26

IMAGE COMICS AT ALA 2015

ImageImage Comics writers and artists to meet and panels to attend

Image Comics is pleased to announce the following panels and creators attending the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 – Monday, 29. Don’t forget to stop by the Image Comics booth (#216) and grab samplers from some of our bestselling creator-owned graphic novels.

PANELS:
Nick Dragotta and Dr. Saul Griffith Present: HOWTOONS
When: Monday, June 29, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
HOWTOONS uses comics to show kids how to make projects that teach essential STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) concepts, all through play! Join creators Dr. Saul Griffith and artist Nick Dragotta as they talk about their experiences of using comics in the library and learn more about the award-winning book that teaches kids how to make things using everyday household goods, like origami robots, marshmallow shooters, stomp rockets, zoetropes, and more. Where science and art go hand-in-hand.

From Podcast to Panels: Taking The Thrilling Adventure Hour to Graphic Novels
When: Sunday, June 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Moscone Convention Center
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker talk about the challenges, surprises, and successes in adapting their hit podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour into two Image Comics series—the sci-fi western SPARKS NEVADA and the supernatural adventure BEYOND BELIEF. What is it like to take radio plays into the dynamic, visual medium of comics? Find out in this conversation with the writers of some of the hottest podcast serials out there.

Daniel Corey: “Moriarty” The experience of creating, the image, and self branding
When: Saturday, June 27, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Working with Image Comics, the #1 independent comics publisher in the US. market, Daniel Corey will discuss his series to date and history managing brand identity. In today’s publishing market this content is essential.

#WeNeedDiverseComics
When: Friday, June 26, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Where: Moscone Convention Center, 3010 (W)
Our first panel will be a wide-ranging discussion of diversity in comics: where we are now and where we need to go from here. Have shifts in the industry and audience led to new opportunities for characters and creators? How is the industry changing to meet the demand for increased diversity within the format? Our panelists work on both mainstream and independent projects. Image Comics’ David Brothers will moderate and lead the discussion with Becky Cloonan (SOUTHERN CROSS, Gotham Academy), Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy), Gene Yang (The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese), Ethan Young (Nanjing) and Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

ARTIST ALLEY:
Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER), booth #119
Daniel Corey (RED CITY, MORIARTY), booth #115
Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS, EAST OF WEST), booth #111
Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), booth #121
Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), booth #106
Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE), booth #113
Jimmie Robinson (THE EMPTY), booth #140