I’m thrilled to announce that the original seven founding members of Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino) will reunite to make their first-ever panel appearance together at this year’s Comicon International: San Diego! It takes place on Friday, July 27, from 10:30-11:30am in Room 5AB, at the “Image Founders Panel,” hosted by George Khoury (author of our new book Image Comics: The Road to Independence).
Yes, that’s right; while they’ve all been on various panels over the years, this will be the first time that all seven have ever appeared on a panel together! And in light of the company’s sometimes controversial past (nicely documented in George’s book), it’s really poised to be a landmark event, a great commemoration of Image’s 15th anniversary, and the talk of Comicon.
This came about through the dedicated efforts of George Khoury, and the Image founders themselves, and a big round of applause should (and I’m sure will, a week from Friday) go to them all for coming together for this special event. The fans are going to go absolutely nuts!
The hall that was planned for the event only holds 500 people, so get their early if you want a seat!