Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Adds Guests

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the addition of comic superstars Simon BisleyJune BrigmanMichael ChoJamal IgleEd McGuinness, and Jerry Ordway to our 2018 guest list. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sees the return of the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Buy your tickets online.

Simon Bisley is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC WarriorsLobo, and Slaine. His style, reliant on paints as well as inks, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta and Bill Sienkiewicz, and took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti, as well as traditional comics art. While still a student, Bisley did a painting of a robot holding a baby that a friend passed to Pat Mills, and inspired Mills to relaunch the ABC Warriors strip in 2000AD, with Bisley as artist, in 1987. Other noteworthy contributions include regular contributions to Heavy Metal, and he has recently done covers for Factory from Titan Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount from IDW Publishing, and Harley’s Little Black Book from DC Comics.

June Brigman has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She studied art at the University of Georgia, but her illustrations are based on a lifetime of sketching. Brigman is the co-creator of the Power Pack series from Marvel Comics. She illustrated the Brenda Starr syndicated comic strip for 15 years. She currently teaches part time in the Sequential Art Department of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta branch. June received the San Diego Comic-Con Ink Pot Award in 2014. Her recent work can be seen on variant covers of Marvel Comics titles such as Generation XHulkInhumans PrimeJean Grey, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

Michael Cho is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator based in Toronto. Michael has drawn a large variety of covers and a few stories for publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, BOOM! Studios, and others. He’s also received some awards for his work along the way. His first graphic novel, Shoplifter, was published by Pantheon and debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List. He is currently working on a follow up project.

Jamal Igle began his career in comics at the early age of 17, working as intern at DC while attending the High School of Art and Design. He began penciling full-time in 1993 and his body of work includes lengthy runs on FirestormNightwing, and Supergirl at DC. More recently, Igle took on the role of Vice President of Marketing at Action Lab Entertainment, where he published his Molly Danger and Venture titles. His work in AHOY Comics’ Wrong Earth debuts in September, 2018, and his Jughead: The Hunger variant covers can be seen in Archie Comics.

Ed McGuinness broke into the comic industry in 1995, working on three issues of Harris Comics’ Vengeance of Vampirella. After working on a few titles for Awesome Entertainment, including Fighting American and Youngblood, he took over art duties on Marvel Comics’ Deadpool in 1998. Since then, he as worked on such titles as Captain America & BuckyCaptain MarvelMr. MajesticThunderCatsUltimate Enemy, and World War Hulk: X-Men, as well as original covers for Wizard magazine. He has recently been handling art duties on Marvel’s Avengers.

After an initial foray into fanzines, Jerry Ordway found work at DC Comics as a result of a talent search at the 1980 Chicago Comicon, starting on anthology titles such as Mystery in Space and Weird War Tales. An artist in his own right, he is renowned for his inking work at DC Comics, including the industry-changing Crisis on Infinite EarthsZero Hour: Crisis in Time, and Countdown, as well as runs on SupermanWonder Woman, and JLA, as well as writing and painting The Power of Shazam! OGN and writing the monthly series that followed.

“What an amazing array of creators” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This group of guests has created a body of work that is significant to comics history, needs to be seen by any comics fan, and includes seminal titles and stories in comics history. Our fans are going to have a heck of a time picking out what they’re going to bring to get signed!”

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area on September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Baltimore Comic Con Welcomes Back Conner, Cooke, Palmiotti & Tieri in 2015

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Come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the 16th annual Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center! We are excited to welcome to our show returning guests Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Frank Tieri.

Working in the comics industry since the late 1980s, Amanda Conner got her start working for major publishers like Marvel Comics on Solo Avengers and Excalibur, and Archie Comics on Archie and The Adventures of Bayou Billy. As her career progressed, she worked for a number of noteworthy titles at smaller comics companies, including Soulsearchers and Company for Claypool and Vengeance of Vampirella at Harris. She has since had an extensive illustration career, both in and out of comics, and her latest industry work can be seen on DC Comics’ Convergence and Convergence: Action Comics covers, and on Harley Quinn, where she is providing both art and writing (with her husband, Jimmy Palmiotti).

Last with us in 2008, Darwyn Cooke made his mark in the comics industry after working in animation such notable series as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond. His initial success at DC Comics on the graphic novel Batman: Ego parlayed into further work on Marvel’s X-Force, Wolverine/Doop, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web. He later went on to work on such noteworthy titles as DC’s Just Imagine…, Detective Comics, DC: The New Frontier, and Solo. More recently, Cooke has been the cartoonist behind IDW’s Richard Stark’s Parker series of graphic novels as well as work on a number of DC’s Before Watchmen series and variant covers for Action Comics, Convergence, and Harley Quinn.

aconner-redsonjaJimmy Palmiotti is renowned in the comics industry as a writer, artist, and editor. Originally working as an inker, he has since gone on to contribute to major titles and runs at comic companies large and small. He co-founded Event Comics in the mid-1990s, where he worked on titles such as Ash and Painkiller Jane. He later moved to Marvel Comics, working on the launch of their Marvel Knights line with the “Guardian Devil” storyline in Daredevil. In addition to co-writing DC Comics’ Harley Quinn with his wife, Amanda Conner, he also writes their Batwing: Future’s End and Star Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie (both with writing partner Justin Gray), and BOOM! Studios’ Palmiotti & Brady’s The Big Con Job.

Writer Frank Tieri has established a strong voice in the comics industry, working for many publishers and injecting his unique style along with amusing references to popular culture . He has contributed to a broad range of titles across many publishers, including Marvel’s Iron Man, Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man, and Punisher: Noir, DC’s Batman, Detective Comics, Hawkman, and Grifter, Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja: The Black Tower, and Top Cow’s The Darkness. His latest work can be found in DC Comics’ Convergence: Suicide Squad, Convergence: Justice League, and Arkham Manor: Endgame, and Marvel’s AXIS: Revolutions.

“It’s been too long since we’ve seen Darwyn, and we missed Amanda and Jimmy last year,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Along with Frank, this is another fantastic group of talented creators that our fans clamor for, and we’re so pleased they’re returning! ”

balti15This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Seth Kushner (Schmuck); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mark Waid (Daredevil); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever).

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.