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Indie comics news: Image Con's new digs, Dark Horse promotions and "Sherwood,TX"

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2014 "Image Con" to take place a day before the "San Diego Comic Con"!

For the past two years, Image Comics has ridden the waves of their own creative and sales resurgence to spearhead their own convention headlining creator owned comics and those who produce (and publish) them. The first such event, called "Image Con", was a three day even in Oakland before moving to a one day event in San Francisco in 2013. This year, the publisher announced that this year's "Image Con" will take place in San Diego on July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.; less than a day before the start of the annual mega event, the "San Diego Comic Con".

Although the con will offer its own tickets, free tickets for those who already have passes to the "Comic Con International" show in San Diego will be on hand. Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson stated that their con would be uniting with the massive SDCC "to get our message out to as many members of the comics community". Some "very special surprise guest creators and even more exciting Image Comics announcements" were promised, but nothing concrete was stated. It stands to reason that Robert Kirkman's empire at Image will be one of the headliners.

Dark Horse Comics promotes new licensing guru!

Nick McWhorter, a veteran at Dark Horse Comics since 2004, has been promoted within the company to vice president of media licensing. This is seen as another move for Dark Horse Comics to adapt to losing their lucrative Star Wars comic license to Disney/Marvel and move on to not only supporting creator owned comics and relaunching some older franchises, but licensing more alternate media properties. To this end, Dark Horse's "Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia" comic has sold over 400,000 copies since last year.

"Sherwood, Texas" debuts tomorrow for a buck!

Tomorrow, "12 Gauge Comics" is offering the debut issue their latest series, "Sherwood, Texas", to fans for the low cover price of one dollar. Featured in this year's "Free Comic Book Day", the series reinvents the legend of Robin Hood set in the modern day ghost town within the gold star state. A trailer for the work has been offered up on Vimeo just in time.