Mid-Ohio-Con Names Barry Kitson as Special Guest for 2010

May 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio

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Mid-Ohio-Con Names Barry Kitson as Special Guest for 30th Anniversary Show

Columbus, OH – May 10, 2010 – Mid-Ohio-Con is thrilled to announce that artist Barry Kitson will join us as our special guest for Mid-Ohio-Con 2010. Best known for his work on Marvel’s flagship title, The Amazing Spider-Man, Kitson’s first professional work was Spider-Man for Marvel UK and he rapidly developed a fan following based on his art in 2000 AD on the popular Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson strips.

His first work for DC Comics was the Batgirl Special Edition followed long tenures on L.E.G.I.ON. and Azrael. The British sensation went to draw DC’s cornerstone characters Superman and Batman on a regular basis. With Mark Waid he worked on the maxi-series JLA Year One and The Brave & The Bold. In 2004, Kitson helped re-launch Legion of Superheroes for DC and continued on it for two and a half years ending with issue #31.

In 2007, Kitson signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics where he has wowed fans with his work on titles including The Order, Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Kitson will be sketching up a storm for fans at Mid-Ohio-Con and may even be working up an exclusive promotional piece for the 30th anniversary show if his schedule allows.

Now entering its 30th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful comic book and pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 will be held on November 6-7 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit us online at www.midohiocon.com.

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