10/07: Greg Rucka, Ales Kot, Frank Barbiere in New York, NY

In the latest round of Image creator appearances, meet cutting-egde writers Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Stumptown, Detective Comics), Ales Kot (Zero, Change, Suicide Squad) and Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts, White Suits) at 7p.m. on Monday, October 7th at Forbidden Planet in New York City, NY. Through his work at DC Comics on titles like Wonder Woman and Gotham Central, in addition to his creator-owned projects, Rucka has been one of comics' most successful writers in recent years, as well as an outspoken proponent of creator rights. Kot and Barbiere, while relatively new to the industry, have both achieved critical commercial attention with their recent works and are some of comics' rising stars. This event is free to the public. Forbidden Planet is located at 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.

10/09: ElfQuest: Origins and Innovations in New York, NY

As part of its Comics@Columbia program, the university is hosting Wendy and Michael Pini, creators of the long running ElfQuest series, on Wednesday, October 9 at 6 p.m. at the Butler Library at Columbia's camps in Manhattan, NY. Join Wendy, Michael, moderator Sabrina Sondhi, and comics librarian Karen Green as they discuss the origins of the series, which was recently acquired by the school's graphic novel archive, and its place in the overall history of comic books. Signing and reception will follow. This event is free to the public, seating is limited. The Butler Library is located at 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027.

10/10-10/13: New York Comic-Con in New York, NY

New York Comic-Con, the east coast's largest comic convention, is one of the industry's biggest events, offering everything a comics an could including panels, guests, screenings, retailers, actives and more at the davits Center in New York, NY. Programming includes creator spotlights and autographs, publisher-focused panels, exclusive screenings and previews, artist alley, cosplay contest, toys and collectibles exhibitions, and much more. Comics guests include Stan Lee, Andy & Adam Kubert, Darwyn Cooke, Jonathan Hickman, Kate Beaton, Scott Snyder, Steve McNiven, Dave Johnson, Greg Pak, Jerry Ordway and more - full guest list here. Unfortunately, all tickets except or Thursday ($30) are sold out. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is located at 655 West 34th St., New York, NY 10001.

10/12: Jim Woodring Exhibit Opening and Signing in Seattle, WA

To celebrate the release of his latest worlds work, Fran (Fantagraphics) cartoonist Jim Woodring will be appearing at the opening of an exhibition of his work from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the Fantagraphic Bookstore in Seattle, WA. Known for his works such as Weathercraft and Congress of the Animals, as well as his iconic character and series, Frank, Woodring is one of comics' treasures, garnering awards and winning fans with his unique style and storytelling. The opening includes a reception with musical entertainment. This event is free to the public. The Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle, WA 98108.

10/12-10/13: Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, CA

Celebrating its 20th year, the annual Alternative Press Expo (APE) is taking place from Oct. 12-13 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, CA. As its name suggests, APE offers a different take on comic conventions, fostering a more intimate experience that promotes collaboration between fans and creators. Programming includes industry and socially-focused panels, retrospectives, creator spotlights, and more. Comics guests include Colleen Coover, Paul Tobin, Bill Griffith, Anders Nilsen and Raina Telgemeier. Single day tickets $10, and two-day passes are $15. The Concourse Exhibiton Center is located at 835 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.