The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of Adam Hughes, Tony Harris, Josh Middleton, and Francesco Francavilla to the line-up of creators appearing at this year’s show. The show will be taking place the weekend of August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
As far as cover artists working in comics today, Adam Hughes is among the very best. A 12-year veteran of Gaijin Studios, Hughes is most widely recognized for his pin-up style renditions of female characters, especially over the course of his long runs as cover artist on Wonder Woman and Catwoman. His most recent work includes a 2-page spread featuring Supergirl and Batgirl for Superman/Batman #75 in 2010 and covers for Zatanna (#13-16) in 2011, and he will be providing covers for DC’s relaunch of Batgirl which begins in September. Hughes won the Harvey Award for Best Cover Artist in 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Breaking into comics in 1989, Tony Harris made a name for himself as the artist and co-creator of DC Comics’ Starman. Also a member of Gaijin Studios, Harris left the Atlanta-based collective to form Jolly Roger Studios. His recent work includes wrapping up a 50-issue run on Vertigo’s Ex Machina in 2010 and he is currently working on a project called The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull.
Josh Middleton broke into the comics industry in 2000 with his work on one of CrossGen’s original fours series, Meridian, where he penciled the first six-issue story arc. In 2003, after contributing to Marvel’s X-Men Unlimited series, Middleton signed an exclusive with the publisher and helped create the series NYX along with Joe Quesada. Moving on to DC Comics, he served as artist for the mini-series Superman/Shazam: First Thunder, and provided cover art for Vertigo’s American Virgin and DC’s Supergirl. Middleton’s most recent work includes art direction for Warner Brothers Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series.
Francesco Francavilla, who is currently wrapping up his run on Detective Comics, will be working alongside Scott Snyder on the upcoming Swamp Thing title (one of DC Comics’ “New 52″) starting this September. In additon, Francavilla is also the artist on Marvel’s Black Panther: The Man Without Fear and is working on several short stories/anthologies at Archaia Entertainment.
“We are all very excited to add these four artist to the growing list of creators attending this year’s Con,” said Marc Nathan, show promotor of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These guys helped to shape the look and feel of many modern comics and redefined those characters for a new audience.”
DC Penciller JAMAL IGLE (Supergirl, Zatanna) appears on the Comic Book Club on Tuesday July 12, 2011 at 8pm!
Hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben
…And you know all of the news about the show, RIGHT?!
1. We’re at a new location on the East side! Brand new!
2. There is a beautiful bar in the new location that is extremely suitable to hang out in. So plan on coming early and hanging out late!
3. We are giving away tons and tons of free comics!
Also, you could win a $25 Gift card to Midtown Comics!
And all the comic book news and opinions IN THE WORLD!
Tuesday, July 12 @ 8:00pm
@ The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E. 24th Street, btwn. Park & Lexington, New York, NY
AND AS ALWAYS…
The show is sponsored in part by Midtown Comics
Want to watch the show live, but can’t make it in NYC? Check out our livestream of the show!
Here it is the week before HeroesCon 2011 and we still have lots of guests to announce! Let’s not waste any more time and get right to it!
Farel Dalrymple: creator of Pop Gun War, Meathaus & Strange Tales II contributor, artist on Omega the Unknown.
Kelly Sue DeConnick: writer of Osborn, Supergirl, CBGB, and Yo Gabba Gabba!
Paul Azaceta: artist of Amazing Spider-man, B.P.R.D.: 1946, and Daredevil.
Derec Donovan: artist of Youngblood, Robin, Connor Hawke.
Will Sliney: Farscape artist.
Georges Jeanty: artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deadpool, Gambit, Weapon X.
Marsha Cooke: co-writer of Teenage Satan.
John Workman: legendary letterer of titles for just about every major publisher, including DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse.
John Francis Moore: writer of X-Factor, Superboy, and X-Men: 2099.
Rebekah Isaacs: artist of DV8: Gods and Monsters, DMZ, Drafted.
Danny Donovan: writer for Alternative Comics and Platinum Studios.
Ryan Bodenheim: artist of Halcyon, Red Mass for Mars.
Clay and Susan Griffith: co-writers of Allan Quatermain and the Lord of Locusts, Political Power.
Charles Paul Wilson III: artist of Stuff of Legend.
Jackie Lewis: Upcoming Play Ball from Oni
Bob Schreck and Greg Tumbarello: Schreck is the editor-in-chief of Legendary Pictures new line of comics aptly titled Legendary Comics. Tumbarello is the assistant editor for this new comic venture. Both will be on hand to talk about their new company as well as offering portfolio reviews.
HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full guest list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!
Writer Sterling Gates signs on Thursday, June 23rd from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, NY
Helen Slater who portrayed Supergirl in the movie will be on hand to sign autographs for fans on May 7, 2011 for ??FCBD?.
There will be two entrances to Krypton Saturday. We will have a signed entrance for the line for HELEN SLATER and a separate entrance (our regular one) for free comics or if you just want to shop! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN HELEN SLATER’S LINE TO GET FREE COMICS!
Ms. Slater’s autograph will cost $25 each. Feel free to bring in your own items to have signed for the same price.
Some fantastic artists have volunteered their services again this year! Sketches await!
Brook Turner - Image comics artist of the fan favorite Golly.
Bruce McCorkindale - Comic book artist and creator. His most recent projects include Godzilla Monster War, The Jack Kirby Collector #54, Golly from Image, Negative Burn, Rune Vs. Venom, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Max Riffner - Comic creator, graphic designer, and winner of the Isotope Award. His works include Drunk Elephant Comics, Lydia, and Quick Step.
Rick Hiltbrunner - Comic book artist and creator. His projects include Iron Ghost, Archenemies and Golly.
Fredd Gorham - Artist whose projects include Steel Angel, 365 Days of Drawing, and he is the creator of the Krypton Comics Artist Jam.
Doug McCoy - Inker on ShadowLands and winner of the Create a Krypton Comics Mascot contest.
Tracie Mauk - Talented local artist. Tracie will be on hand to sketch for fans.
Jon Riggle - Specializes in trading card art.
Louis Simpson - Teaches a class on how to draw comics at a local college.
Don’t forget, as in years past, Krypton will be guarded on FCBD by the fearsome stormtroopers of the 501st Legion!
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
JAMAL IGLE signs on Saturday, August 7th from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
The popular artist on the SUPERGIRL series and the man who destroyed New Krypton in SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1 comes to Dewey’s Comic City! His detailed pencils have graced many titles including Firestorm The Nuclear Man and Nightwing. But perhaps Jamal’s most impressive achievement to date has been his work on Supergirl,where he redefined and re-focused the image of the character making her one of the most popular heroes in the DC Universe!
Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Stephane Roux (Zatanna) and Jamal Igle (Supergirl); the writer of the hot new Vertigo series American Vampire, Scott Snyder; and legendary writer/editor Dennis O’Neil (Detective Comics) sign at Jim Hanley’s Universe’s Manhattan Location on Wednesday, June 23 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001