Image Day celebrates 25 years of Image Comics excellence

Image Comics is celebrating its silver anniversary with Image Day and you’re invited to the party. Throughout the world Feb. 1, Image kicks off a massive celebration in recognition of this important milestone.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since Image Comics was founded. I remember thinking it was a huge blow for Marvel to lose Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino at the height of their popularity. I remember being really excited to read the first issues of Spawn, Youngblood, WildC.A.T.S. and Savage Dragon and thinking comics would never be the same again.

But Image Day isn’t just about the Image creators patting themselves on the back. Fans get to take part in all the fun with various Image Comics promotions, giveaways, creator signings, social media events and more.

I’ll be checking out Image Day at Maryland’s participating store, Third Eye Comics, but here’s the list of participating retailers near you:

IMAGE COMICS DAY EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

ARIZONA
Phoenix
Samurai Comics | 3:00 PM-7:00 PM | 1051 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Az 85014
Jay Fotos, Meredith McClaren, Scott Godlewski

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles
Meltdown | 6:00 PM | 7522 Sunset Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Brian K. Vaughan, Steven Seagle, Joe Casey, Matt Hawkins
A Shop Called Quest | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM | 300 S Santa Fe Ave B, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Malachi Ward, Keenan Keller, Kyle Higgins, Tom Neely, Greg Hinkle, Megan Hutchinson, Chris Burnham
The Last Bookstore | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM | 453 S Spring St, Ground Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Rus Wooton, Gabriel Hardman
Golden Apple | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM | 7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Matt Hawkins, Darick Robertson, Marc Silvestri
The Grove Barnes & Noble | 7:00 PM | 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Rick Remender, Ed Brubaker, Chris Burnham

Long Beach
Pulp Fiction Comics
Dustin Nguyen

Paradise Valley
Collector’s Paradise | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM | 319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4, Pasadena, CA 91105
Sina Grace

Pasadena
Collector’s Paradise | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM | 7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306
Garry Brown

Petaluma
Brian’s Comics | 3:00 PM-6:00 PM | 1 Fourth Street Suite B, Petaluma, CA 94952
Nick Dragotta, Justin Greenwood

San Diego
Yesteryear Comics
Brandon Thomas

San Francisco
Mission Comics
Brian Schirmer, Ken Garing, Jeremy Saliba

Comix Experience | | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM | 305 Divisadero St., San Francisco, California 94117
Ken Garing

GEORGIA  
Atlanta
My Parents’ Basement | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | 22 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Rich Tommaso

ILLINOIS
Chicago
Graham Cracker Comics | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM | 77 E. Madison, Chicago IL 60602
Tim Seeley

MARYLAND
Annapolis
Third Eye | 11:00 AM | 2027-A West St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Jonathan Luna, Justin Jordan

MINNESOTA
St. Paul
The Source Comics and Games
Otis Frampton

MISSOURI
Joplin
Hurley’s Heroes
Jeremy Haun

Kansas City    
Elite Comics | 11:00 AM | 11842 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210
Megan Levens, Steven Sanders

St. Louis    
Star Clipper | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM | 1319 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
Kyle Starks

NEW YORK
New York 
Forbidden Planet | 8:00 AM | 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Cliff Chiang, Joe Harris, Brenden Fletcher, W. Maxwell Prince, Alex de Campi, Brandon Montclare, Cameron Stewart, Jason Katzenstein, Amy Reeder, Ivan Brandon, Karen Berger

OREGON
Portland
Floating World | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | 400 NW Couch St., Portland, OR
Joe Keatinge, Sloane Leong, Leila del Duca, Emi Lenox, Eric Stephenson, Brandon Graham, Farel Dalrymple

Excalibur
Kurt Busiek

Bridge City | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM | 3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227
Joseph Bergin III

Books with Pictures | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | 1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction

Cosmic Monkey | 11:00 AM | 5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97213
Steve Lieber, Tony Parker

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
Fat Jack’s Comicrypt 
Bryan J.L. Glass

TEXAS
Austin
Austin Books | 8:00 AM-9:00 PM | 5002 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751
Donny Cates, Nick Pitarra

Dallas
Zeus Comics
Michael Lark, Jordan Boyd

WASHINGTON
Lacey
Olympic Cards and Comics | 10:00 AM-11:59 PM | 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Greg Rucka

Vancouver 
I Like Comics | 1715 Broadway St., Vancouver, WA 98663
Michael Oeming

INTERNATIONAL IMAGE COMICS DAY EVENTS:

AUSTRALIA
Melbourne
All Star Comics *will take place on February 4* | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM | 53 Queen St., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Fil Barlow, Helen Maier

Sydney
Kings Comics | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM | 310 Pitt St., Sydney, Australia 2000
Nicola Scott

CANADA
British Columbia  
Kelowna  

Okanagan Sports Cards & Comics | 1795 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia

Vancouver
Golden Age Comics | 852 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1K3
Kaare Kyle Andrews, Steve Skroce, Nathan Fairbairn, Colin Lorimer

Ontario
Toronto 
The Beguiling | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM | 319 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T1S2
Chip Zdarsky, J. Bone

Silver Snail | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM | 329 YONGE ST., TORONTO ONT. M5B1R7
Raffaele Ienco

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Dublin
Big Bang | 6:30 PM | Unit 2.3, Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16, Ireland
Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, Simon Spurrier

UNITED KINGDOM
Leeds
Travelling Man 
Antony Johnston

London
Forbidden Planet | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM | 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2h 8JR
Sara Kenney, Tradd Moore

Orbital | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM | 8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA
Kieron Gillen, Alison Sampson

Gosh!
Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard

Image Credit: Image Comics


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