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IMAGE COMICS AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 2024

Author: Newsroom

PORTLAND, Ore. 06/28/2024 — Image Comics is pleased to return to the ALA Annual Conference for 2024 with a full line-up of exciting creator-owned programming including panels, signings, and more.

The Image Comics booth will be located at booth #224 and will have finished copies of A Haunted Girl by Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks & Marco Lorenzana, Dandelion by Sabir Pirzada, Martín Morazzo & others, promotional Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) of the forthcoming We Called Them Giants by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans, promotional Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) of the forthcoming Houses of the Unholy by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, a variety of Chapter One samplers (“Image Firsts”), swag, and more for giveaway.

IMAGE COMICS ALA 2024 SCHEDULE:
—Saturday, June 29—

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
Exhibit Hall – Image Comics booth #224
Meet the Creator: Sabir Pirzada
Meet SABIR PIRZADA and get a signed copy of DANDELION at the Image Comics booth!

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
Exhibit Hall – Image Comics booth #224
Meet the Author: Tony Fleecs & Tim Seeley
Meet TIM SEELEY, and TONY FLEECS, and get a signed copy of LOCAL MAN and FERAL at the Image Comics booth!

12:00 PM – 12:55 PM 
Exhibit Hall – Image Comics booth #224
Meet the Creator: Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks, Chris Ryall     
Meet ETHAN SACKS, NAOMI SACKS, and CHRIS RYALL and get a signed copy of A HAUNTED GIRL at the Image Comics booth!

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Marriott Marquis – 333 Harbor Drive (the hotel next to the Conference Center). Grand Ballroom, Section 9 (Lobby Level)
GNCRT Magical Comics Tea
Come join the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table for our 2024 Magical Comics Tea! Visit with creators and other comic loving library staff as we hear about upcoming titles and projects from your favorite publishers! Dress up as your favorite tea-time character (hats are especially encouraged), or just come as you are and share in the comics-camaraderie!
Speaker: Sabir Pirzada

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel Gaming Stage Booth #250
Fostering Readership with Familiar Faces in Graphic Novels
Join Skybound, Image, DC, and BOOM! Studios for an exploration of crafting stories of the characters we know and love for a brand-new age of readers. Some of the biggest creators discuss using beloved characters to introduce exciting tales and bring in both new and reluctant readers to graphic novels.
Speakers: Tri Vuong, Julio Anta, Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks, Josie Campbell, Pornsak Pichetshote
Moderator: Moni Barrette (Director, Collection Development-Comics Plus)

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel Gaming Stage Booth #250
Image Comics Summer Spectacular!
What spectacular stories await you in the pages of Image Comics’ newest books? Anything and everything you can imagine! From high-stakes horror to superheroes in the midst of a midlife crisis. From meditations on a changing climate to supernatural teens tacking mental health issues and saving the world. Our superstar creators take you on an exclusive tour of all the worlds you can visit in their books!
Speakers: Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks, Tony Fleecs, Tim Seeley, Sabir Pirzada

—Sunday, June 30—

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Meet the Creator: Sabir Pirzada
Meet SABIR PIRZADA and get a signed copy of DANDELION at the Image Comics booth!

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
Exhibit Hall – Image Comics booth #224
Meet the Creator: Tony Fleecs & Tim Seeley
Meet TIM SEELEY, and TONY FLEECS, and get a signed copy of LOCAL MAN and FERAL at the Image Comics booth!

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel Gaming Stage Booth #250
The Return of Comics Pictionary!
Back by popular demand, it’s the return of Comics Pictionary. Take a break from meetings to have fun with your favorite authors and illustrators in an event like no other. Team up with your favorite comic book creators as they fight for doodle supremacy! Pick a team and if they win you’ll be entered into a raffle to win fabulous prizes!
Speakers: Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks, Tim Seeley, Tony Fleecs 
Game Master: Chris Ryall

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
* OFFSITE EVENT * Now or Never Comics – 1055 F St, San Diego, CA 92101
Sabir Pirzada Book Signing 
Sabir Pirzada will be signing copies of DANDELION at Now or Never Comics.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Exhibit Hall – The Look of Books Stage Booth #132
Inside the Comic Artist’s Studio with Image Comics
Ever wonder how an artist brings their imagination to the page? How authors collaborate to turn words into images? Iconic authors and illustrators take you behind-the-scenes in a visual presentation about the process of turning ideas into award winning comics art, from script, to thumbnail, to the finished product. Love your graphic novel collection and want to know more about how they’re made? Curious about what supplies you should be stocking up on for your comics making programming? This is the program for you!
Speakers: Tony Fleecs, Tim Seeley, Michelle Fus

3:00 PM – 3:55 PM
Exhibit Hall – Image Comics booth #224
Meet the Creator: Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks, Chris Ryall
Meet ETHAN SACKS, NAOMI SACKS, and CHRIS RYALL and get a signed copy of A HAUNTED GIRL at the Image Comics booth!

—Monday, July 1—

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Exhibit Hall – Graphic Novel Gaming Stage Booth #250
Graphic Medicine – Meditations on Mental Health in Comics
Emerging Image Comics creators discuss how their books explore themes of grief, loss, and mental health through thoughtful, nuanced, and powerful narratives. Coming-of-age, climate change, self-esteem, class dynamics, all the pressures of the world can be explored in the pages of graphic novels. These authors and illustrators will take you beyond the page in this engaging conversation. 
Speakers: Ethan Sacks, Naomi Sacks, Sabir Pirzada
Moderator: Matthew Noe (GNCRT, Graphic Medicine Librarian)

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