The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to present comics writers James Asmus, Rylend Grant, Matt Miner, Paul D. Storrie, Kasey Pierce, and Emily Whitten on October 18-20, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Purchase your tickets today at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.
James Asmus is an award-winning writer best known relaunches of Quantum & Woody, Gambit, and Kong of Skull Island. He’s also written original series like Thief of Thieves, Evolution, and The End Times of Bram & Ben for Image Comics, and the recently-launched Field Tripping for Comixology Originals. His most recent work includes Amazing Spider-Man, Spidergeddon, My Little Pony, Transformers: Bumblebee, and Rick & Morty.
Rylend Grant has been a steadily working screenwriter in Hollywood for over a decade, developing film and television projects with folks like JJ Abrams, Ridley Scott, John Woo, Luc Besson, Justin Lin, and F. Gary Gray. His latest effort, a collaboration with actor Matt Dillon and Academy Award-winning director Fernando Trueba, is set to begin production this fall. Rylend’s Ringo Award-nominated political action thriller comic book series, Aberrant, started a 10-issue run with Action Lab Entertainment in June 2018 and was quickly optioned for television by 24 and Felicity producer Tony Krantz via his Flame Ventures banner. Grant’s latest series, a dark superhero noir titled Banjax, is in comic shops now. Rylend also happens to be an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist monk in the lineage of Gudo Nishijima and Brad Warner. He once taught Mike Tyson how to meditate.
Matt Miner is a New York Times-featured comic book writer, pit bull rescuer, and aging punk living in Queens, NY with his wife and millions of dogs. Matt is well known for his politically charged and punk rock infused work, including GWAR: Orgasmageddon for Dynamite Entertainment, Lab Raider, Toe Tag Riot, Liberator, and Critical Hit for Black Mask Studios, and Poser for Waxwork Comics. Matt also co-edited/spearheaded the political horror anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists for A Wave Blue World, and the Ringo-nominated anthology All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World that takes a look at a more positive future vision. Find his nonprofit dog rescue online at redemptionrescues.org, his comics site at mattminerxvx.com, and follow Matt on Twitter at @MattMinerXVX.
Paul D. Storrie has written for numerous publishers, big and small. From Marvel’s Captain America: Red, White and Blue and DC’s Gotham Girls to IDW’ Star Trek: Alien Spotlight and Moonstone’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (which he also edited), Paul has proven to be a versatile scribe. Recently, you can read his Viking Queen title from Source Point Press.
Kasey Pierce is an author from the metro Detroit area. Her prose horror novella, Pieces of Madness, gave her residency on the comic convention circuit in 2015. She joined the ranks of Source Point Press shortly thereafter and created the Norah series. This acclaimed movie-optioned sci-fi made her a household name in indie comics — eventually becoming a flagship creator for the company. Since then, Kasey has sold-out at many conventions in the US, Canada, and overseas. She’s presented her panel on selling indie comics, Good Luck with That, at many of those. Her latest published work is the Viking horror series, Seeress (May 2019), and issue #1 of Norah Vol. 2 is scheduled to solicit in PREVIEWSworld January 2020. She’s currently in the works on a paranormal space opera, The Other People Who Live Here, as well. To find out more, visit facebook.com/kosmickasey.
“Pop Culture Maven” Emily S. Whitten writes and speaks about everything genre and pop culture. She is a fiction writer; a genre entertainment journalist; a media personality; a program moderator and panelist; and a convention organizer. Her graphic novel series, The Underfoot, debuted from Lion Forge Comics in April of 2019. Her columns, interviews, and webcomics have appeared on ComicMix, Movers & Shakers Unlimited, Reelz.com, MTV.com, and more. She is also known to some as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. When Emily is not writing, she’s sharing geeky thoughts via radio shows and podcasts such as Fantastic Forum, The CCC Podcast, and Made of Fail, as well as via TV and video. She is a regular moderator and panelist at several genre conventions. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys exploring, reading, crafting, cosplay, and looking after her tiny hamster. Oh, and when she’s not doing all that, Emily holds down a regular 9-to-5 job – although that may just be her super-heroine cover identity.
“While comics is clearly a visual art form, it simply doesn’t work without strong writing,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con, “These talents are creating some of the great material available in today’s comics. Readers love them, and their fans will be thrilled to meet them.”
Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets!
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