By Todd Allen
Get ready to hit refresh a few times. I’m sitting in the ballroom at the glamourous Oakland Marriott and the Image Keynote is about to begin.
First up the secret origin of Image. Eric Stephenson talks about getting a phone call from Jim Valentino and hearing about the formation of Image for the first time.
Stephenson is talking about Image founders as people, rather than corporations. (i.e. Warners/Disney)
Very heavy theme of people bringing other people into Image. People connecting. Creators connecting.
Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss 2 is a go!
How did that get away from Dynamite?
Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl. Gillen/McKelvie (Third Volume)
Planetoid to Image in June, previously a digital comic at graphic.ly
Nick Spencer’s new project is with Riley Rossomo. The title is “Bedlam.” Out in the fall.
Steve Niles and Scott Morse on “Crime and Terror.”
Steve Niles and Tony Harris on “Chin Music.”
Brian Wood and Ming Doyle on “Mara.”
Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson on “Happy!”
That’s the end of the project announcements.
The partners (Kirkman is now a partner) are taking a bow.
Aaaaand that’s all she wrote.
Morrison/Robertson certainly qualifies as big news.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.