Press Release

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.


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.


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).


  • 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



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, 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


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