Image Expo: The Vibe On The Scene and What Connected

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Held the day before Emerald City Comic Con, Image took their Image Expo on the road to The Showbox in Seattle for all the creator announcements of upcoming projects. The location was unique and perfect when you consider the many independent and up and coming bands that rolled through The Showbox in the past—plus how long Image has been associated with independent. The Showbox offered a sexy venue with lighting, chandeliers, and was already decorated for Image’s Spring Formal later in the evening. Image Expo would offer many highlights and it was interesting to see when the audience connected most with the presentations during the day.

All the new titles from Image Expo with more art and quotes

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Well that was a heck of a day for Image Expo. The return of the Batgirl of Burnside team with motorcycles, and of the award-winning Azzarello/Risso team with Moonshine were big, but the appearance of Karen Berger brought down Twitter, and I’m sure, the house in Seattle. Berger is a genuine comics legend, and while editing one book is just a smallish thing, just having her back on deck feels right somehow. It’s worth noting that SURGEON X, the book she’s editing, written by Sara Kenney, is funded by a grant from Society Award from Wellcome Trust; perhaps the charitable nature of the project helped lure her to the Image Expo stage.

Image Expo 2016: Nothing is impossible – updated

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Image Expo is kicking off with a stirring speech by Eric Stephenson. We’ll social media it along for you   Image Expo is 10 minutes from starting, and the venue certainly has some swagger to it. #imageexpo pic.twitter.com/ML7zoPbNWd — Christopher Butcher (@Comics212) April 6, 2016 "Whatever you imagine, it can happen." Starting the keynote at […]

Image announces Expo presence of – and presumably new series from – the Batgirl team and more

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Image Expo has just announced more guests — and you know what that means. They’ll be coming up and announcing new series at the all day event which takes place just before Emerald City Con. The list includes some of the usual folk – Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT), Ron Wimberly (SLAVE PUNK), Howard Chaykin […]

New INVINCIBLE teaser pokes fun at CIVIL WAR II

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Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman‘s other long-running series Invincible is no stranger to adverse headlines. The series original artist Cory Walker (Destroyer) is coming back to the ongoing narrative with issue #127 in April. The brand new teaser shows off the coloring scheme and image teasers coming from the Civil War II posters from Marvel […]

Spawn wants you to stay inside the lines with new adult coloring book

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The adult coloring book craze has been a godsend to the publishing industry, with massive sales and attention. And comics publishers are picking up on it. Image Comics has joined the fray with a Walking Dead coloring book and now a Spawn coloring book, which comes out on April 19th. I’m told that coloring is relaxing and helps adults unwind after stressful days of looking at pixels and Buzzfeed for hours.

And surely nothing could be more relaxing than filling the work of Todd McFarlane with pleasing and harmonious hues.