Rafer Roberts, Gail Simone, and Matt Wilson Come to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

September 4, 2014 by  
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Rafer Roberts, Gail Simone, and Matt Wilson Come to the Baltimore Comic-Con!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 27, 2014 – In its 14th year, the Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th at the Baltimore Convention Center! You thought we couldn’t squeeze a few more guests into our already-packed room? Think again! We’re welcoming Rafer Roberts, Gail Simone, and Matthew Wilson too!

Rafer Roberts first made a name for himself with his self-published, underground title Plastic Farm, published since 2001. More recently, he has found increasing mainstream exposure, with stories in the Dark Horse anthology, the Harvey-nominated Once Upon a Time Machine, the New York Times best-selling FUBAR anthology from FUBAR Press, and back-up stories in Valiant’s X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, and a future issue of Unity. More of his work will see print in IDW’s Imaginary Drugs and Locust Moon’s Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthologies.

Gail Simone is a critically acclaimed, fan-favorite writer of comic books and animation. She has written classic runs on such titles as Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Deadpool, Secret Six, and Action Comics. Her creator-owned graphic novel, Leaving Megalopolis, created with co-creator and artist Jim Calafiore, was the highest funded straight comics project in Kickstarter history. She has written animation for Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider, Brave and the Bold, and Justice League United, and is currently working on the comics Tomb Raider, Red Sonja, and several creator-owned projects. In addition to appearing at the Dynamite Entertainment booth over the weekend, Simone will serve as Keynote Speaker at this year’s Harvey Awards on Saturday, September 6th.

Matthew Wilson is an art school graduate with a degree in Sequential Art. His color palettes have graced the pages of numerous books from multiple publishers, including DC Comics Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, and Batman ’66, Marvel Comics’ Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Force, Moon Knight, and Young Avengers, Dark Horse’s Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle, The Guild: Fawkes, and Deep Gravity, Image’s The Wicked + The Divine, Suburban Glamour, and Phonogram: The Singles Club, BOOM! Studios’ Snarked, Pale Horse, and The Rinse, and many, many others.

“We’d already announced Gail with the Harveys, but not specifically as a guest,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “And now, to add Rafer and Matt to the list, we’re really bringing an amazing set of talent to the fans 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.

Mark Your Calendars
The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in 2015 for another three-day spectacular! Block off Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015 on your calendars 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).

Regrettably, Frank Barbiere, Eddy Barrows, Jimmy Cheung, Rachel Deering, Agnes Garbowska, and David Mack have had to cancel. We look forward to seeing their return to the show in the future.

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!

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.

Please take a moment to help us spread this message using the social media links embedded, reposting, or retweeting!

All Star Reception
Join us high atop the Baltimore skyline overlooking the Inner Harbor for an intimate evening that would be the envy of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark! This cocktail party event with food, drink, and socializing will be attended by the likes of Reilly Brown, Mark Buckingham, Greg Capullo, Frank Cho, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, Barry Kitson, Brandon Peterson, Gail Simone, Walter and Louise Simonson, John K. Snyder III, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, Bill Willingham, and more on Friday, September 5th at 8pm. This unique opportunity is a limited ticket count event. Tickets are available at www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets — act now before the opportunity is gone!

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.

Arcana Announces SDCC 2011 Plans

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Arcana SDCC 2011 Plans

If you’re going to be in the San Diego area in July, most likely you’re there for San Diego Comic Con 2011. While you’re there, be sure to stop by booth 2415 to see what all of the excitement is about at Arcana Comics. We have some spectacular signings planned, SDCC Exclusives (a Kade Art Book and the SDCC Launch Edition of SideShows), and even an Arcana Comics Panel! Below is a run-down of what we’re up to.

EXCLUSIVES:

Arcana KADE

KADE ART BOOK: Kade, Arcana’s enigmatic warrior makes a special appearance this SDCC with an exclusive art book, featuring original work from some of the most talented artists in the industry!  Tim Bradstreet’s unique style sets the tone with an original cover, while Tim Seeley, Brent Schoonover, Greg Horn, Kevin Mellon, Ashley Wood, Liam Sharp, Ben Templesmith, Greg Titus, and Whilce Portacio provide contributions to this amazing art book. It’s limited to 250 copies, so grab one while you can!

SIDESHOWS SDCC LAUNCH EDITION: SideShows, the next Arcana hit by Erik Hendrix & Michael Nelsen is still months away from official release, but you can see it here first! It’s 1950’s Las Vegas & the mob enlisted former circus attractions as their aces in the hole. These SideShows had a little secret — they really did have the abilities they pretended to. High rollers, lounge singers, cigarettes, alcohol, and superpowers. Welcome to Las Vegas. Packed with extras not available in the retail version and limited to 100 copies!

PANEL:

On Thursday July 21st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in in Room 23ABC, be sure to head to our panel! Below is the full description that will appear in the convention guide.

6:00 – 7:00 Arcana Comics – A Look at One of the World’s Largest Graphic Novel Publishers – Sean Patrick O’Reilly(Clockwork Girl), Josh Blaylock (Devil’s Due), Erik Hendrix(SideShows), Mike Kalvoda (Banshee), Brooke Burgess(Becoming), Matt Wilson (Scrooge & Santa), and Ryan Colucci(Harbor Moon) take us through some of the amazing talent coming out of one of the world’s largest graphic novel producers. Passing 150 graphic novels released, find out what the publisher currently has in the works, what’s coming in the near future, a sneak peak at the 3D animated feature film, Clockwork Girl, Arcana’s slate of interactive apps, and more. See how independent publishers make their mark in the comic book industry and blur the lines between mediums, Arcana style. Attendees will get free comics and also for free is the first in a series of “Arcana Universe” posters!

SIGNINGS:

This year, we have signings scheduled back to back throughout the convention, so if you miss your favorite creator, worry not, they’re likely appearing again later that day or the next. Below is the schedule for your viewing enjoyment.

Wednesday – PREVIEW NIGHT – July 20th

· 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

Thursday – July 21st

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o John Barker – Dead Cell

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Siike Donnelly – Heaven’s Echo

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o John Barker – Dead Cell

Friday – July 22nd

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o John Barker – Dead Cell

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Siike Donnelly – Heaven’s Echo

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa

o John Barker – Dead Cell

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

· 4:00 – 5:45 PM

o Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

Saturday – July 23rd

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge and Santa

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

o John Barker – Dead Cell

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra : Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

o Nikola Jajic – Loosely Based & Devil’s Island

· 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Ryan Colucci – Harbor Moon

· 5:00 PM – 5:45 pm

o Matt Wilson & Josh Kenfield – Scrooge & Santa

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o John Barker – Dead Cell

· 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra : Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

Sunday – July 24th

· 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

· 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

· 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Mike Kalvoda – Banshee & Straw

o Matt Jacobs & Shannon Eric Denton – Grunts & Grunts: War Stories

· 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

o Rachel Taylor – Velvet Rope

o Ben Fisher & Mike Henderson – Hexen Hammers

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

· 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

o Erik Hendrix – SideShows

o Brooke Burgess & Dane Cypel – Becoming

o Aaron Nelson – Marlow

· 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

o Bart Thompson – Blood, Shells, & Roses

o Frank Barbiere – Divine Intervention & Endless West

o Alfonso Ruiz – Ezra: Egyptian Exchange (plus some of our promo art this year)

o Sean Dulaney – 51 Delta

 

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Press Release:

It’s almost that time of year again for Free Comic Book Day! FCBD at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find is one of the biggest FCBD events in the country. Not only do we have tons of free comics for comic book fans of all ages, we also invite a bunch of great creators who will sign your comics and do quick sketches for you! This year we’ll be hosting :

Chris Brunner - Co-creator of the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics. Artist on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, cover artist on Boondock Saints andNola.

Ian Flynn
- Writer on Sonic the Hedgehog and the upcoming Mega Man from Archie Comics.

Sanford Greene
- Creator of 1000 and Rotten Apple. Artist on Wonder Girl, Method Man,and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man.

Cully Hamner
- Co-creator of Red. Artist on The Question, Blue Beetle, Batman: Tenses, The Ride, Daredevil, and Green Lantern Mosaic.

Jason Latour - Co-creator of the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics. Artist on Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Fist, and Daredevil.

Laura Martin - Color artist on The Rocketeer, Astonishing X-Men, Planetary, Secret Invasion, Thor and The Stand.

Rico Renzi
- Color artist on the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Wolverine, Frenemy of the State, and Captain America. (I’ll mostly be making sure the real guests stay hydrated!)

Budd Root - Creator of Cavewoman.

Bridgit Scheide
- Creator of The Kindle Kind and Brother Nash.

Chris Schweizer
- Creator of The Crogan Adventures.

Andy Smith
- Artist on X-Men Legacy, WWE Heroes, and Superman Confidential.

Brian Stelfreeze
- Artist on Wednesday Comics, Jonah Hex, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Matador and Domino.

Matt Wilson
- Color artist on the FCBD offering CAPTAIN AMERICA/THOR: THE MIGHTY FIGHTING AVENGERS, Y the Last Man, Phonogram, Thor the Mighty Avenger, and Wolverine.

Sketch Charlotte – Several artists from this local sketch group will be on hand and word has it they are self-publishing their own FCBD anthology with Heroes being one of the few place you can get it!

Wow! NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed. So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Saturday, May 7th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a good time and you won’t want to miss it!

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204