While Sequart hasn’t had a table at NYCC for the last couple of years, we’ll have a pretty solid presence at the panels on Thursday. First and foremost, we’re proud to announce our main panel, which will preview footage from our upcoming documentary on the history of Image Comics, The Image Revolution. (Currently filming, the documentary has an anticipated completion date of early 2013. You can pre-order it now at sequart.org/store.) The panel is Thursday night from 6:30 – 7:30pm in room 1A04, with special guest panelist Joe Keatinge (Image’s former PR guy and current writer of Glory)! At the end of the panel, we’ll be selling the recently-released DVD of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (which includes over 70 minutes of bonus interviews) and the new 2-disc special edition DVD of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods. (FYI: Captured Ghosts is available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play, and Talking with Gods is available to stream for free from YouTube and Hulu.)
Immediately following the panel, take a short, quarter-mile walk with Sequart, Respect! Films (Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert), and friends to the Tenth Rail bar and grill for some drinks, food, and comics talk. Even if you’re on your way to another party, please consider swinging by for a drink or bite!
Besides our Image panel and subsequent happy hour, a couple of Sequart contributors will be making panel appearances:
Hannah Means-Shannon, author of our Meet the Magus articles, will lead a discussion with the creators of Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (artist Christopher Irving, photographer Seth Kushner, and designer Eric Skillman) on the strategies they developed to create this unique and significant book on American comics for scholars and fans. The panel is right before our Image panel on Thursday. Follow this link for more details.
Forrest Helvie, author of our Sharpening the Image articles, will take part in a panel entitled “Comics Studies Conference: Constructing and Reconstructing the Superhero.” Unfortunately, Forrest’s panel is happening at the exact same time as our Image panel, but do check this one out if the Image documentary isn’t your bag.
Whatever you decide to do on Thursday night, consider taking that short walk over to the Tenth Rail anytime after 7:45pm to hang out and chat about comics!