Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 Kids Love Comics Pavilion Announces Guests

Press Release:

Family fun returns to the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con this September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the beautiful Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Comic-Con presents the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, where kids and parents can venture towards comics fun with the biggest and best kids section at any comic convention – so big, you might need a road map! For 2017, the Kids Love Comics Pavilion welcomes #1 New York Times best-selling author Kazu Kibuishi, whose Amulet graphic novels have been read by millions across the US and beyond. Kibuishi was also chosen as cover illustrator for new editions of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling.

There will be something for every member of your family at this year’s KLC area in Baltimore, as attendees walk through four kid-friendly “avenues,” featuring some of the best kids and young adult comic creators, as well as a fun-filled comics activity area to rev up the imagination. Families will also enjoy the Kids Love Comics Workshop, where hourly presentations will be given in character creation, drawing imaginary creatures, making comics, and young sidekicks can even attend and graduate from “Super Hero University!”

A diverse group of writers and artists will be on hand at Amulet AvenueAmelia Rules RoadAw Yeah Avenue, and Leon Lane – each of these streets centered around some of the beloved creators in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion and Baltimore Comic-Con veterans. Besides Kazu’s Amulet AvenueJimmy Gownley’s adored Amelia Rules! series gets it’s own designated row, as well as Tiny Titans and Aw Yeah Comics by writer/artist Franco. One special addition is Leon Lane, in which cult comics favorite Jamar Nicholas gets the spotlight, as he premieres the long-awaited Leon, Protector of the Playground graphic novel.

Parents, bring your kids to the Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center! Tickets are now available, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult admission. (Please note: does not apply to early VIP admission or Special Event tickets.)

For more info on Kids Love Comics, please visit kidslovecomics.net.

Creators appearing at the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con Kids Love Comics Pavilion include:

  • Carolyn Belefski (Curls)
  • Harold Buchholz (Wild Lion, MST3K)
  • Joe Carabeo (French Fry Club)
  • J. Robert Deans & Elinda Deans (Shakes the Cow)
  • Charles C. Dowd (A to Z Guide to Jobs For Girls)
  • Emily Drouin (Eplis)
  • Tod Emko & Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale)
  • Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket)
  • Chris Flick (Capes & Babes)
  • Franco (Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics)
  • John Gallagher w/ Katie, Jack & Will Gallagher (Buzzboy, EPIC Bros., Zoey & Ketchup)
  • Shannon Gallant (GI Joe, Pink Panther)
  • Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!, The Dumbest Idea Ever)
  • John Green (Hippopotamister)
  • Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred)
  • Kata Kane (Altar Girls)
  • Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Harry Potter cover artist)
  • David Landis (Papercuttables)
  • Mike Lopez (Life’s A Beach, Kids Comic Con)
  • Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space)
  • Mark Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair, Flabbergast)
  • Jamar Nicholas (Leon, Protector of the Playground)
  • Chris O>Matic (KLC Workshop host)
  • Dan Parent (Archie)
  • Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku and Pizza Tree)
  • Kyle Puttkamer (Hero Cats)
  • Andy Runton (Owly)
  • Gregg Schigiel (Pix)
  • Jeff Shultz (Archie)
  • Alex Simmons (Archie, Kids ComicCon)
  • Ted Tucker (Caricatures)
  • Emilio Velez Jr. (Dodgeball Teens)
  • Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics, NerdFest Game Artist)
  • Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs)

Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets!

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

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MD – Bmore Into Comics

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Danielle CorsettoRafer RobertsMelody OftenHowie Noeldechen, and Carolyn Belefski on Saturday, August 24th from noon till 5:00 pm at Bad Decisions, an amazing bar in Fells Point which doubles in providing sophisticated, creative cocktails AND bacon. This is the first in a series of comics events featuring local comic book artists and held in locations in/around Baltimore. More information at the link!

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Bad Decisions
1928 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

PA – District Comics Signing

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Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, Rafer Roberts, Michael Cowgill, Charles Fetherolf, Kevin Rechin, Jason Rodriguez and Matt Dembicki sign at Locust Moon Comics on Saturday September 22, 2012 at 5:00pm.

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

VA – District Comics Launch Party

Editor Matt Dembicki and several local contributors sign at One More Page Books on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for the launch of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC.

There will be more than 20 contributors on hand to sign (this will certainly be our biggest signing), including:

Rebecca Goldfield
Jacob Warrenfeltz
Tabitha Whissemore
Art Haupt
Jason Rodriguez
Andrew Cohen
Rand Arrington
Mal Jones
Mike Rhode
Rafer Roberts
Gregory Robison
Joe Carabeo
Carolyn Belefski
Jeff Barrus
Michael Cowgill
Dale Rawlings
Michael Brace
Steve Loya
Kevin Rechin
Paul Zdepski
Matt Dembicki
Carol Dembicki
Also the Small Press Expo has generously donated FREE day passes to SPX to the first 25 people who buy a copy of the book at the signing!

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One More Page Books & More
2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213

VA – Team Cul de Sac Launch Party

Press Release:

One More Page is proud to host a launch party on Sunday June 10, 2012 from 5-7pm for “Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s.” Join us to celebrate the publication of this fine collection of work from cartoonists around the country in tribute to their colleague, our neighbor Richard Thompson, author of the beloved strip Cul de Sac. A portion of the day’s sales will go to Team Cul de Sac,which is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We’ll feature wine, light snacks, and the opportunity to rub elbows with some mighty fine cartoonists. Bring the whole family!

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The following cartoonists that have RSVP’d for Sunday’s event – hope to see YOU there!

We hope that Richard Thompson will be able to join us. Chris Sparks is coming, and Mike Cavna of Comic Riffs will there also.

Steven Artley
Shannon Gallant
Carolyn Belefski
David Hagen
Daniel Boris 
Kerry G. Johnson
Michael Cavna 

Donna A. Lewis
John Conroy
Annie Lunsford
Barbara Dale
Bono Mitchell
Matt Dembicki
Joe Sutliff
Nick Galifianakis

About the book:
Chris Sparks, a professional web designer, is leading the Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) fundraising effort in honor of his friend Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s disease. With Richard’s support, TCDS asked cartoonists across the country to draw his characters so the artwork could be compiled into a fundraising book and the artwork auctioned to raise additional money.
Hundreds of cartoonists responded and sent artwork for Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, including Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Nick Galifianakis, Mo Willems (The Pigeon books), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Pat Oliphant (Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist), Gene Weingarten and David Clark (Barney & Clyde), Mason Mastroianni (B.C.), Roger Langridge (Muppet Show comic book, Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Fred the Clown), Shannon Gallant (G.I.Joe), Michael Cavna (Washington Post) and more.

One More Page Books & More
2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213

Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con (June 2011)

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Convention Name
Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Convention Website Address
http://capicons.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.

 

Date
06/12/2011
About This Convention
Open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles. Door Prize drawings at 11, 12 and 1 pm.

Admission: $3, Kids FREE!

FEATURING:
Tom Chillemi of Azure Press (Ninjas vs Zombies)
Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios
Tim Dzon, Former Marvel cover artist and inker
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio

Directions to DLVFRD: ?Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

Venue Name and Address
Dunn Loring Vol. Fire and Rescue Dept.
2148 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, Virginia 22027
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

 

Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con (April 2011)

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Convention Name
Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.capicons.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.

Date
04/10/2011
About This Convention
Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sun, April 10, 2011?;
10 am – 3 pm
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall, ?;
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia
Admission $3 – Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.

FEATURING:
Rafer Roberts, editor of DC Conspiracy’s Magic Bullet and creator, artist, writer of Plastic Farm
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo from Curls Studio
and RM Rhodes from DC Conspiracy and Oletheros Publishing

Directions to DLVFRD: ?Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt. 7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd. 1 mile from Dunn Loring Metro (Orange Line)

Venue Name and Address
Dunn Loring Vol. Fire and Rescue Dept.
2148 Gallows Rd
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Guests
Rafer Roberts, Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, RM Rhodes

 

DC – In Between Panels

Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Streets, Washington, DC
Cost: FREE and open to the public!

The Women’s National Book Association, DC Chapter will sponsor a panel discussion on the DC graphic novel scene. The panel for the event, to be held at Busboys & Poets in Mt. Vernon, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., will include Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode. The event is free and open to the public.

Carolyn Belefski is the mastermind behind the Web comic Curls. She is also one of the creators of several other comic books: Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales and The Legettes. She posts nightly to her blog, Sketch Before Sleep. Her work has been published in USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Living Magazine, Magic Bullet, CROQ Zine and The Pulse on COMICON.com. She was a nominee for the Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer for 2010.

Matt Dembicki is a D. C. based cartoonist. His works include the award-winning nature parable Mr. Big, the great white shark story Xoc and Brewmaster’s Castle, a story about legendary D.C. brewer Christian Heurich. His latest anthology, Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection, has received rave reviews from Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly and the School Library Journal. Trickster has been nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Dembicki also hosts comic book-making workshops for kids in and outside the D.C. area.

Molly Lawless is a Boston native who moved to the DC area in 2005. She has self published mini comics as well as a compilation, Infandum!…ad Infinitum. She is currently working on a full-length graphic novel for McFarland Publishing titled, Hit By Pitch. She is an avid blogger and includes her family in what she posts daily.

Mike Rhode, panel moderator, is co-author of the Comics Research Bibliography, Editor of Exhibition and Media Reviews of the International Journal of Comic Art, and a contributing writer for Hogan’s Alley. Rhodes was named Best (Comics) Art Blogger by the City Paper for his ComicsDC blog in 2008. He edited Harvey Pekar: Conversations, a book of interviews for the University Press of Mississippi. He has written for the Comics Journal and was selected as a RFK Journalism Awards judge for the editorial cartoon division in 2009 and 2010. Rhodes currently writes about comics for the City Paper.

This event is FREE and open to the public!