Nick Pitarra & Tee Franklin Head to Image Expo 2018
Nick Pitarra and Tee Franklin will both be attending Image Expo in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st. Expo attendees will be the first to learn of Pitarra’s, Franklin’s, and the rest of the industry-shaking line-up of new projects from Image Comics.
Bestselling artist Nick Pitarra is known for his hyper-detailed artwork and collaboration with Jonathan Hickman on previous critically-acclaimed series The Manhattan Projects and the miniseries The Red Wing. Pitarra will be making a new series announcement at Image Expo.
Franklin is a Black, Queer, disabled woman, known in the comics industry as a vocal person of color and advocate for the LGBTQ and disabled community. She is credited for starting the popular hashtag: #BlackComicsMonth which aims to make comic book fans more aware of talented Black comic creators, and their diverse comic book characters and superheroes that already exist in the industry. Hot off the break-out success of Bingo Love, Franklin will be making an announcement about another forthcoming series in the works for 2018.
Previously announced creators confirmed to Image Expo 2018 include Robert Kirkman and Rick Remender.
Image Expo is an exclusive opportunity for fans to get early exposure to the Image Comics’ most jaw-dropping announcements, a first look at creative process, and learn insider details about this top talent. Image Expo 2018 is a unique all-day experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.
Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is offering General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100.
A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.
A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to Image Expo and includes admission to Expo programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive Image Expo variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.
The official Image Expo After Party which will be held from 7-10 p.m, location and further details to be announced. No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.
Seating at Image Expo is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary (passes are limited).