Image Comics makes an exclusive appearance at this year’s ComicsPRO annual meeting, featuring Robert Kirkman!
Annual Members Meeting, and WALKING DEAD creator and Image COO Robert
Kirkman will be delivering the keynote speech. Image Comics will also
be making an exclusive appearance at the 2010 retailer event.
reviewing our options for the 2010 calendar, Image Comics has decided
to put its focus for retailer events on ComicsPRO," said Image Comics
Publisher Eric Stephenson. "We feel the organization does a massive
amount of good for the comics industry and with the ever-growing amount
of competing events, we felt the need to reaffirm our support for our
retail partners by making our appearance at this year’s annual meeting
our sole retailer event for 2010."
is the only trade organization for Direct Market comic book retailers.
Their goals are not that different from trade organizations in other
industries: to promote advocacy, education and opportunity for their
members. Each annual meeting focuses on the many issues this unified,
yet independent retailer organization faces and works towards building
a stronger future. In addition to Kirkman, Stephenson and Image PR
& Marketing Coordinator Joe Keatinge will also attend. The
company’s decision to so strongly support this year’s annual meeting
has been met with great enthusiasm by members of ComicsPRO’s Board of
Joe Field added: "When a key supplier like Image Comics decides that
their time, energy and focus are best spent meeting with ComicsPRO
retailers in Memphis,
it highlights the dedication Image has to professional, dedicated
comics specialty retailers. We hope more retailers notice this and make
plans to join us for the only retailer-directed trade event in the
I admire most about Image Comics is its commitment to creators and
their independence," ComicsPRO Board of Directors member and Comix Experience owner
Brian Hibbs said. "It’s amazing to see that same level of commitment
and passion being brought to bear for the benefit of the independent comic book retailer as well. This energy and support can’t help but make the best retailer-focused event that much better!"
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels
publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists.
Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics
publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in
Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline,
and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every
genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction,
romance, horror, crime fiction,
historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers
working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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Posted originally: 2010-02-25 13:53:26