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  • Calafiore, Chen, Curtis, Kitchen, and Stanton at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

    Press Release:

    Calafiore, Chen, Curtis, Kitchen, and Stanton at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – July 28, 2014 – Join the Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center this fall for our inaugural 3-day event on Friday-Sunday, September 5-7, 2014! Joining us in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for our 10th annual show are Jim Calafiore, XO Manowar Jo Chen, Mike Curtis, Denis Kitchen, and Joe Staton!

    Jim Calafiore, whose early work was for the now-reformed Valiant Comics on titles like X-O Manowar and  Armorines, has made a name for himself working extensively for the Big Two: DC and Marvel Comics. Calafiore had noteworthy runs at Marvel on titles such as Black Panther, Deadpool, Exiles, and Iron Man, and over at DC on  Aquaman, Batgirl, Red Lanterns, and Secret Six. More recently, his successful Kickstarter effort, Leaving Megalopolis (with Gail Simone) has been published by Dark Horse Comics, he’s done interior work for Dynamite’s Red Sonja title, and he’s provided covers for Archer and Armstrong at Valiant.

    BuffyJo Chen (at the show Saturday and Sunday only!) was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and came to the US in 1994. Working professionally in the Asian comic book industry since age 18, her work in the U.S. comic book scene caught people’s attention with her art work for the Racer X mini-series from Wildstorm/DC Comics in 2000. From there, her artwork graced interiors and covers of titles like Fight For Tomorrow, The Demon, and Robin from DC Comics, Runaways, Taskmaster, and Thor from Marvel Comics, and her covers for Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer became the title’s trademark. Recently, her work has been seen on covers of DC Comics Presents: The Demon – Driven Out.

    The Harvey Award-winning (and nominated again this year!) Denis Kitchen began Al Capp his comics career as a self-published underground cartoonist (Mom’s Homemade Comics, 1969), but quickly became primarily a publisher. His Kitchen Sink Press for three decades published such legendary and diverse artists as Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Mark Schultz, Charles Burns, Al Capp, Scott McCloud, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Dave McKean, Howard Cruse, and countless others. Kitchen also founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and chaired it for eighteen years. A monograph of his cartoons, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, was recently published. Kitchen curates exhibitions, is an art agent, a literary agent, a comics historian and author (The Art of Harvey Kurtzman and a biography, Al Capp), and has recently brought back Kitchen Sink Books as an imprint of Dark Horse Comics with partner John Lind. This is Denis’s 5th appearance at Baltimore Comic-Con where he has a special connection: as the representative of the Kurtzman estate, he was responsible for bringing the annual Harvey Awards to us. Nominated for the same awards this year are Denis’s work on Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Comics Went Underground from Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics and Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary with Michael Schumacher from Bloomsbury.

    Dick TracyMike Curtis and Joe Staton are the writer and artist respectively of the Harvey Award-winning (and, like Denis above, nominated again this year!) Dick Tracy comic strip. Curtis began working in comics in the 1980s for kids comics publisher Harvey Comics, writing for titles such as Richie Rich, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and New Kids on the Block. From there, he created Shanda the Panda for Mu Press and, later, Antarctic Press. He later went on to create the publishing house Shanda Fantasy Arts. Staton got his start in the comics industry in 1971 with publisher Charlton Comics, where he worked on E-Man, and went on to work for Warren and Marvel Comics as well. He moved to DC Comics to provide art duties on All Star Comics, Adventure Comics, and DC Special where he illustrated tales of the Justice Society of America, and on titles like Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Showcase, Metal Men, and Green Lantern. His career at DC Comics brought him to other titles too, like Millennium, Guy Gardner, The Huntress, and, most recently, Scooby Doo.

    “What a privilege to have such esteemed creators join us this year,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “From critically acclaimed artists to award-winning creators and creative teams, adding this group of talent only adds to the experience our fans can expect from our show this year!”

    The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

    Tickets

    General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Eddy Barrows (Earth 2); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Darrenn Canton (Tunnels & Trolls); Greg Capullo (Batman); Richard Case (Sandman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Rachel Deering (In the Dark); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); Tom Feister (G.I. Joe); David Finch (Forever Evil); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Keith Giffen (The New 52: Future’s End); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Allan Gross (Road Song); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future’s End); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts); Joe Rubinstein (The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe); Andy Runton (Owly); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe:  A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Rich Woodall (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards

    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

     

    2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

    July 17, 2014 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

    Press Release:

    2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!

    Visit www.harveyawards.org for Ballots & Submission Details!

    Harvey AwardsBALTIMORE, MD (July 16, 2014) — The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 6, 2014 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

    Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.

    Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 18, 2014. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org. Those who prefer paper ballots may e-mail harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.

    This will be the ninth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD. Look for more details soon as to how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014. The ceremony and banquet for the 2014 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 6th.

    Without further delay, the 2014 Harvey Award Nominees:

    BEST LETTERER

    ____ Deron Bennett, CYBORG 009, Archaia
    ____ Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studio
    ____ Steve Wands, ADVENTURE TIME, kaBOOM!
    ____ Britt Wilson, ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA AND CAKE, kaBOOM!

    BEST COLORIST

    ____ Jordan Bellaire, PRETTY DEADLY, Image Comics
    ____ Marte Gracia, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics
    ____ Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
    ____ Brian Reber, UNITY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Dave Stewart, HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS, Dark Horse Comics

    BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

    ____ DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
    ____ FOX TROT, Bill Amend, Universal Uclick
    ____ GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, Universal Uclick
    ____ MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
    ____ THE PHANTOM, Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan, King Features Syndicate

    BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

    ____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, battlepug.com
    ____ THE DREAMER, Lora Innes, thedreamercomic.com
    ____ GUNNERKRIGG COURT, Tom Siddell, gunnerkrigg.com
    ____ JL8, Yale Stewart, jl8comic.tumblr.com
    ____ TABLE TITANS, Scott Kurtz, Steve Hamaker, and Brian Hurtt, tabletitans.com

    BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

    ____ ATTACK ON TITAN, Kodansha
    ____ THE KILLER, VOLUME 4, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ SHOWA: A HISTORY OF JAPAN 1926-1939, Drawn and Quarterly
    ____ SUNNY, Viz Signature
    ____ TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, Fantagraphics

    BEST INKER

    ____ Vanesa R. Del Rey, HIT, BOOM! Studios
    ____ Stefano Gaudiano, THE WALKING DEAD, Image Comics
    ____ Danny Miki, BATMAN, DC Comics
    ____ Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios
    ____ Wade Von Grawbadger, ALL NEW X-MEN, Marvel Comics

    BEST NEW SERIES

    ____ AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics
    ____ QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ SEX CRIMINALS, Image
    ____ SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
    ____ SUICIDE RISK, BOOM! Studios

    MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

    ____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Pere Perez, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER WARS, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Victor Santos, POLAR: CAME FROM THE COLD, DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
    ____ Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios
    ____ Chip Zdarsky, SEX CRIMINALS, Image Comics

    SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

    ____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!
    ____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
    ____ Fred Van Lente, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Jim Zub, SKULLKICKERS, Image Comics

    BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS

    ____ ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM!
    ____ BATTLING BOY, First Second
    ____ G-MAN: COMING HOME, Image Comics
    ____ MONSTER ON THE HILL, Top Shelf Productions
    ____ ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

    ____ HARBINGER VOLUME 1: OMEGA RISING, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ THE KILLER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1, Archaia
    ____ MOUSE GUARD VOL. 3: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ POLARITY, BOOM! Studios
    ____ RAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE COMPLETE SAGA, Comfort Love and Adam Withers

    BEST ANTHOLOGY

    ____ DARK HORSE PRESENTS, Dark Horse Comics
    ____ MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ OUTLAW TERRITORY 3, Image Comics
    ____ SPERA, VOLUME 3, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

    BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

    ____ BARNABY VOLUME 1, Fantagraphics
    ____ BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse
    ____ FRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS VOLUME 2, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ VALIANT MASTERS: NINJAK VOLUME 1 – BLACK WATER, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ VALIANT MASTERS: SHADOWMAN VOLUME 1 – SPIRITS WITHIN, Valiant Entertainment

    BEST COVER ARTIST

    ____ Goni Montes, CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT,
    ____ Andrew Robinson, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
    ____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
    ____ Brian Stelfreeze, DAY MEN, BOOM! Studios

    BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

    ____ AL CAPP: A LIFE TO THE CONTRARY, Denis Kitchen, Bloomsbury
    ____ AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: THE 1950S, TwoMorrows Publishing
    ____ ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, Abrams ComicArts
    ____ CO-MIX: A RETROSPECTIVE OF COMICS, GRAPHICS, AND SCRAPS, Art Spiegelman, Drawn and Quarterly
    ____ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, Dark Horse
    ____ MARCH: BOOK ONE, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions

    SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

    ____ BEST OF COMIX BOOK: WHEN MARVEL COMICS WENT UNDERGROUND, John Lind, Kitchen Sink Books/Dark Horse Comics
    ____ CYBORG 009, Stephen Christy, Archaia
    ____ HARBINGER WARS, Josh Johns and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, Joe LeFavi, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ UNITY, Alejandro Arbona, Josh Johns, and Warren Simons, Valiant Entertainment

    BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

    ____ BATTLING BOY, First Second
    ____ CYBORG 009, Archaia
    ____ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY, Dark Horse Comics
    ____ MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
    ____ THE REASON FOR DRAGONS, BOOM! Studios/Archaia

    BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

    ____ ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
    ____ HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
    ____ HIT, BOOM! Studios
    ____ MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 2, Archaia
    ____ SAGA, Image Comics

    BEST WRITER

    ____ James Asmus, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment
    ____ Matt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
    ____ Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
    ____ Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics
    ____ Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

    BEST ARTIST

    ____ David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
    ____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
    ____ Nate Powell, MARCH: BOOK ONE, Top Shelf Productions
    ____ Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
    ____ Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics
    ____ Jeff Stokely, SIX GUN GORILLA, BOOM! Studios

    BEST CARTOONIST

    ____ Matt Kindt, MIND MGMT, Dark Horse Comics
    ____ Comfort Love and Adam Withers, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com
    ____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
    ____ Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
    ____ David Petersen, MOUSE GUARD: THE BLACK AXE, BOOM! Studios/Archaia
    ____ Paul Pope, BATTLING BOY, First Second

    BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

    ____ ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1, kaBOOM!
    ____ DEMETER, self-published, Becky Cloonan
    ____ “A Kiss ISN’T Just A Kiss!”, KEVIN KELLER #10, Archie Comics
    ____ “Now and Then”, DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30, Dark Horse Comics
    ____ “Pizza is My Business’, HAWKEYE #11, Marvel Comics
    ____ SUICIDE RISK #5, BOOM! Studios
    ____ UNITY #1, Valiant Entertainment

    Congratulations to all of the nominees! If you know a nominee, please pass on the good news using email, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Please submit any corrections to harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com. We try our best to list nominees correctly, and want to know if there is an error.

    The Harvey Committee and the Baltimore Comic-Con will make every effort to contact all nominees. If you are a nominee and you do not hear from us by July 25, please contact us at harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com. We would love to discuss your involvement in the ceremony and the Baltimore Comic-Con.

    For additional information about Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org or http://www.facebook.com/theharveyawards.

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 15th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014. For more information, please visit the website, Twitter, or Facebook pages.

    MD – The Woods #1 Signing

    wodsWriter James Tynion IV signs at Cards, Comics & Collectibles on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 2pm to 6pm!

    Press Release:

    Cards, Comics & Collectibles, the official retailer and news source for the Baltimore Comic-Con, is happy to announce that rising superstar James Tynion IV, writer on BOOM! Studios’s new The Woods and on DC’s new Batman Eternal weekly, will be signing in-store on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 2pm to 6pm.

    In addition to Tynion’s signing, Cards, Comics & Collectibles is also proud to present a store variant cover to Tynion’s new title The Woods by Craig Rousseau, which will be available at the store that Wednesday.

    Tynion, who got his start co-writing Batman with his former teacher, Scott Snyder, has published multiple titles under the DC banner, including numerous Batman series and the DC New 52 title, Talon.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to get up meet with and talk to a real comer in the comics field! We’ll see you there!

    Cards Comics and Collectibles
    100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
    410-526-7410

    Zeck, Golden, and Witterstaetter come to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014!

    Baltimore Comic ConZeck, Golden, and Witterstaetter come to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014!
    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – March 10, 2014 - The Baltimore Comic-Con makes its annual return to the Inner Harbor the weekend of September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center for its first 3-day event!In addition to adding the much-requested Friday to our pop culture weekend of comic book goodness, we are excited to welcome back Michael Golden and Renee Witterstaetter to the show, and present the premiere appearance of Mike Zeck at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

    Mike Zeck began his storied career in comics with Charlton Comics with their animation-related line of titles before moving to Marvel Comics to leave an indelible mark.  Zeck provided art to unforgettable characters and titles such as 1987’s “Kraven’s Last Hunt” in the Spider-Man titles, “Circle of Blood” in The Punisher, and the classic Secret Wars featuring Zeck’s design on the classic black costume for Spider-Man (and later adopted by Venom). Zeck’s work has graced the pages and covers ofAquamanBatman: Legends of the Dark KnightGreen LanternG.I. Joe,G.I. Joe: Special MissionsLoboDeathstroke The TerminatorThe Eliminator, and too many titles to mention here.  His creator-owned project Damned , recently appeared from BOOM! Studios. And a new sketchbook is in the works from Eva Ink Publishing.

    Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-Men’s Rogue character, Spartan X, and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on Marvel’s The ‘NamMicronautsG.I. Joe Yearbook, and Dr. Strange, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business. Golden’s work can be seen on the covers of SpawnNightwingIron ManHeroes for HireExiles,Demon’s RegretSpider-ManVampirellaCaptain AmericanThe Punisher, and The Hulk. Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael Golden include a Manga version of the Bucky O’Hare series, as well as the top-selling art retrospective Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbooks Heroes and VillainsMORE Heroes and Villains, and Michael Golden: Alchemy. His upcoming book is entitled Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves.Renee Witterstaetter, author of Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira, the critically-acclaimed Nick Cardy: The Artist at War, and Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash, began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer,Conan the Barbarian, and Conan Saga at Marvel, and then went on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-FilesJurassic Park,Xena and Hercules, and the co-creator (with artist Michael Golden) of the successful series, Spartan X.  In addition, Renee has also been the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-Man to Captain America, among many, many others.  Her newest books include Santa Confidential, by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne and the sketchbook James O’Barr: Uncoffined.

    “We’re so pleased that Mike Zeck has opted to join us in a rare convention appearance,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  “Along with Michael Golden and Renee Witterstaetter, we have some titans of industry coming to our show this year, and we’re excited to present them to their fans!”

     

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe:  A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Powell, Wagner, and Snyder Come to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014

    Baltimore Comic ConPowell, Wagner, and Snyder Come to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 24, 2014 - The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held over 3 days in celebration of comics and pop culture during the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

    Our newest guest announcement focuses on three creators who have achieved fame and acclaim with works from Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.
    Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Eric Powell is widely recognized for his work on The Goon.  Initially published through Avatar Press before moving onto a brief period of self-publishing, Dark Horse has been publishing this title since 2003, garnering accolades and industry awards along the way.  Powell has also provided writing and art for Marvel Comics (Marvel Monsters, Avengers), DC Comics (Action Comics, 52), and recently worked on IDW’s Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters.When you mention Matt Wagner‘s name, people immediately think of his work on Grendel.  Originally published by Comico, the title moved to Dark Horse Comics with reprints of the original series and new story arcs.  It has been nominated and awarded in multiple categories of the Eisner Awards.  Lately, Wagner has been found working on Dynamite Entertainment’s Green Hornet and The Shadow, as well as the upcoming Dark Horse Comics/Dynamite Entertainment crossover The Shadow vs. Grendel.

     

    John K. Snyder III has provided interior artwork for numerous publications, and is known for his painted cover work.  His artwork has graced Matt Wagner’sGrendel at Dark Horse, Zorro Rides Again and The Shadow:  Year One from Dynamite Entertainment, IDW’s Duke Nukem:  Glorious Bastard and Transformers:  Infestation, and DC Comics’ Doctor Mid-Nite among many others.

     

    “These three gentlemen have been recurring guests for us over these past 14 years — heck, John K. Snyder III has been with us annually since our first show in 2000!” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  “We are very much looking forward to seeing them again, as we know our fans are as well.”

     

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe:  A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Guests List Continues to Grow!

    Baltimore Comic ConBaltimore Comic-Con Guest List Continues to Grow!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 17, 2014 - The new and expanded floor for our premiere 3-day show continues to fill in!  The 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con will be held the weekend of September 5-7!

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is elated to welcome back to our show the amazingly talented Kevin Maguire,Herb Trimpe, and Mark Waid.

    Kevin Maguire acquired notoriety working on a number of DC titles including Justice League, Formerly Known As Justice League, JLA Classified, and Doom Patrol, as well as Marvel’s Defenders. He is one of the artists credited with the relaunch of DC’s Teen Titans and alternated art duties on the relaunched World’s Finest.  Maguire has recently been seen on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

     

    Artist/writer Herb Trimpe has the privilege of having been the first to bring the X-Men’s Wolverine to life in the pages of The Incredible Hulk #181. Trimpe cut his teeth with Marvel beginning in comics’ Silver Age of the 1960s, where he began his long run onThe Incredible Hulk, as well as a year spent on The Defenders later in his careerHis long tenure at Marvel also meant he would go on to work with most all of the major characters (and many minor ones). More recently, Trimpe’s lines can be found gracing the pages of IDW’s GI Joe: A Real American Hero and Dinosaurs Attack.

    The multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Waid has been the voice behind numerous issues, mini-series, and title runs that have resonated throughout comics fandom and the creative community alike.  His acclaimed runs and series include DC Comics’ The Flash, Kingdom Come, The Kingdom, JLA: Year One, JLA, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Superman: Birthright, Marvel Comics’ Captain America, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The Indestructible Hulk, and Daredevil, BOOM! Studios’ Incorruptible and Irredeemable,Archie Comics’ The Fox, and Empire, originally published by Gorilla Comics and later by DC Comics.  He also went on to become Editor-in-Chief and then Chief Creative Officer at BOOM! Studios, while continuing to work on freelance assignments for other publishers. Waid is one of the principals behind Thrillbent Comics, a digital comics initiative, where he also publishes titles such as In the Pi of the Beholder, Luther, Cthulhu Calls, If You’re So Smart, and Insufferable.

     

    “We are so blessed to have guests of this caliber attending our show,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Each of these gentlemen has made significant contributions to the industry in which we work, and they truly raise the bar for the Con.”

     

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Added to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

    February 17, 2014 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Top Stories

    Press Release:

    Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Banner List of All-Star Artists!

    Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Join the 3 Day Party!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 10, 2014 – Year after year, the staff at the Baltimore Comic-Con strives to make our show bigger and better, and our 15th annual event will be no different. The premiere 3-day gala occurs the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

    Our announced guests today are noteworthy for their artistic contributions to the industry, and specifically their recent work at DC Comics.

    BatmanAfter some initial success at small-press publisher FantaCo, Greg Capullo landed work in the 1990s at Marvel Comics on titles such as Quasar, What If..?, and X-Force. Todd MacFarlane approached Capullo to do work for him at Image Comics on MacFarlane’s Spawn, which led to a run on the title, spin-offs, and other notable titles under the Image umbrella including Haunt and Capullo’s The Creech. DC Comics wooed Capullo to take over art duties on Batman during their New 52 relaunch, a run that went on to earn great accolades.

    Dark KnightJoining us from Canada, David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He is currently working on DC’s Forever Evil.

    Justice League of AmericaThe Brazilian team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will also return to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014! Reis began his career at Dark Horse with a long run on Ghost and follow-up work on The Mask, Time Cop, and Xena. He has worked on Marvel titles like Avengers, Iron Man, and Defenders, and at DC on Action Comics, Teen Titans, and Superman. Prado’s line work has graced the pages and covers of DC Comics’ Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, and Rann/Thanagar War. Together, they are currently working on Justice League and Aquaman and The Others, also from DC Comics.

    “We love what these gentlemen have brought to the DC Comics Universe, and comics art in general,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome them back, and we know our fans will be thrilled to hear they’ll be joining us again!”

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!

    Baltimore ComicCon

    Press Release:

    Baltimore Comic-Con Announces First Appearances for 2014 Guests!

    Gibbons, Hembeck, Kuder, Maleev, and Totleben Come to Baltimore!

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 4, 2014 - Happy 2014 from the Baltimore Comic-Con!  Our show this year will be the 15th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, our premiere 3-day show, and our biggest event ever, which will be held the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

    In December, we officially announced our expansion to 3 days as well as our huge initial set of guests, and the response was fantastic.  Not content to settle for that initial wave of excitement, we’ve kept busy through the 2013 holiday season and into January of 2014 expanding our guest list!

    Hopping the pond from England, writer/artist/letterer Dave Gibbons brings a vast resume of truly ground-breaking work.  From his early 2000AD work to the best-selling Watchmen with writer Alan Moore toThe Secret Service with writer Mark Millar and many, many other noteworthy titles, Dave has left his indelible mark on the comics industry.  He has contributed to major and minor publishers, titles, and comic universes on both sides of the Atlantic, and his lettering style inWatchmen was the basis for the “Comic Sans” font.

    Fred Hembeck’s unique style has graced numerous publications, but he is probably noted most for his parodies at Marvel Comics, especially in the pages of Marvel Age, Fantastic Four Roast, Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe, and Fred Hembeck Sells the Marvel Universe.  He also maintained an unhealthy focus for years on the Marvel Universe B-lister, Brother Voodoo!  In recent years, he contributed to Mars Attacks: The Human Condition from IDW and has provided covers for Garfield from BOOM! Studios.

    A relative newcomer, Aaron Kuder found opportunities in doing fill-in issues during DC Comics’ The New 52 event.  A member of Ten Ton Studios, he has handled art duties on titles such asBatman, Superman, and The Avenging Spider-Man, and took over art duties in November of 2013 for Action Comics.

    Originally from Bulgaria, Alex Maleev has achieved great success providing art on comics with prolific comics writer, Brian Michael Bendis.  Together, they have collaborated on noteworthy runs on titles such as Image’s Sam and Twitch, and Marvel’s New Avengers, Daredevil, Halo: Uprising, Moon Knight, Spider-Woman, and, through Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint, Scarlet.

    John Totleben initially established a name for himself inking and painting covers for DC Comics’ Swamp Thing during its noteworthy Alan Moore/Stephen R. Bissette run of the title.  He later went on to collaborate with Moore again multiple times, pencilling and inking Eclipse Comics’Miracleman, earning the position exclusively after receiving accolades for his work on the title, and on inks for Image Comics’ 1963.  He has received numerous industry nominations and awards, including a 2004 Inkpot Award.

    “What an amazing group of talent to have all under one roof,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  “We are so excited to be welcoming Dave Gibbons, Fred Hembeck, Aaron Kuder, Alex Maleev, and John Totleben to our not-so-little-anymore family!”

    This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); David Finch (Forever Evil); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    Contact Information

    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org

    Hero Initiative Announces 20 Convention Stops in 2014

    Herb Trimpe
    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!

    LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!

    Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!

    Schedule is as follows:

    March 7-9
    Wizard World Sacramento
    http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html

    March 14-16
    Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
    http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/

    March 21-23
    Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
    http://www.MegaConvention.com/

    March 28-30
    Emerald City Seattle
    http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

    April 4-6
    Wizard World St. Louis
    http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

    April 18-20
    Awesome Con Washington DC
    http://awesomecondc.com/

    April 25-27
    Reed Chicago C2E2
    http://www.c2e2.com/

    April 24-27
    Calgary Comic Expo
    http://calgaryexpo.com/

    May 2-4
    Wizard World Minneapolis
    http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html

    May 17-18
    Big Wow San Jose
    http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/

    May 31-June 1
    Long Beach Comic Expo
    http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

    June 5-8
    Phoenix Comic Con
    http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

    June 20-22
    Charlotte HeroesCon
    http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

    July 23-27
    San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
    http://comic-con.org/cci

    August 21-24
    Wizard World Chicago
    http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

    September 5-7
    Baltimore Comic Con
    http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

    September 27-28
    Long Beach Comic Con
    http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

    October 2-4
    Wizard World Austin
    http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

    October 9-12
    Reed New York Comic Con
    http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

    October 31-November 2
    Wizard World Ohio
    http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

    For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

    Valiant Previews UNITY at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

    September 4, 2013 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

    unity

    Press Release:

    This September, Valiant is headed to Baltimore Comic-Con for a weekend packed with special guests, exclusive programming, and convention-only giveaways!

    On September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, join the publisher behind 2013′s most anticipated comics event, UNITY, at Booth #1505/1506 for signings and appearances by some of Valiant’s greatest talents, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and legendary artist Barry Kitson (Harbinger, Bloodshot)!

    Be sure to stop by and pick up your copy of the UNITY #1 Preview Edition – an all-new convention-only comic book featuring the very first look inside UNITY #1 by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite! The first issue of all-new ongoing series debuting this November, UNITY #1 is the perfect place to find out why Valiant is the most-talked about publisher in comics!

    And, as always, Valiant will also have a one-stop selection of comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and official Cinder Block merchandise – including t-shirts, limited edition prints, mugs and more – available for readers new and old!

    Plus, no fan will want to miss Valiant Comics: The Road to Unity – Valiant’s Baltimore-exclusive panel presentation on Saturday, September 7th at 2 pm! Join an all-star panel of Valiant insiders for a must-see round of news and announcements about the most talked-about publisher in comics! Featuring creators J.G. Jones (Eternal Warrior), Barry Kitson (Harbinger, Bloodshot), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), and Jim Zub (Shadowman), alongside Publisher Fred Pierce and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, find out everything you need to know about the massive repercussions of UNITY and what’s next for Valiant’s greatest heroes – only at Baltimore Comic-Con!

    For more information, visit BaltimoreComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com.

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