The 2023 Baltimore Comic-Con will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on September 8-10, 2023. The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to welcome comic guests Sarah Andersen, Frank Cho, Todd Dezago, Kevin Maguire, Joe Prado, and Jim Rugg. Tickets are available now.
Sarah Andersen is a 30-year-old cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Her semi-autobiographical comic strip, Sarah’s Scribbles, finds the humor in living as an introvert with beloved pets and the continual struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. She likes coffee, cats, and covens.
Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner Award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen on covers from DC’s Harley Quinn.
Todd Dezago is a writer best known for his work in comics. He has written for Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Scout Comics, and others. His credits include scripting the adventures of Spider-Man, X-Factor, the X-Men, the Avengers, Marvel Super Hero Squad, the Justice League, Flash, Impulse, Batman, and Young Justice. Todd co-created the high-adventure fantasy title, Tellos, with Mike Wieringo and The Perhapanauts with Craig Rousseau.
Joe Prado’s first and foremost passion is COMICS! Joe started his career back in the early 90s working as a professional comic-book artist and illustrator on the Brazilian market. During that period, he produced hundreds of fantasy, horror, super-heroes, and sci-fi illustrations and comics for a myriad of publishers, books, and magazines. He’s also known as the co-creator of the comic book mini-series UFO Team, with the writer Marcelo Cassaro. In 2004, he started to produce comics for the US market. Among his credits are Action Comics, Superman, Green Lantern, Birds of Prey, Rann/Thanagar War, Teen Titans, The Warlord, Red Sonja, The Phantom, and many others. In 2009 he began his 11-years partnership with the amazing artist, Ivan Reis on Blackest Night, which led them to Brightest Day, and then their world-renowned run on Aquaman and Justice League, all four series with the star-writer Geoff Johns. After that, Joe worked on books such as Multiversity, Cyborg, Justice League of America, The Terrifics, Batman, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, Geiger, Joker, Nightwing, and many others. Joe is also the recipient of two Inkwell Awards. In 2016, he won the Inkwell Award for “Favorite Inker” and, in 2018, for “Props – Talent Who Deserves More Attention”, being nominated for the prestigious awards several times. In 2021, he became an Official Ambassador for the Inkwell Awards. In 2020, Joe became one of the teachers of the on-line studies of the world-renowned art school, Joe Kubert School for Cartooning. 20 years ago, Joe started to work as an agent on the very first Brazilian comics agency, Art&Comics International, and that’s when he found his second biggest passion, helping artists. Joe was also the co-founder of Chiaroscuro Studios, which he left early in 2022 to create and spearhead Prado’s Art & Design Studios, representing dozens of comic-book artists in the American and European Markets.
Jim Rugg is a writer, artist, designer, illustrator, and YouTuber. His comics include Hulk Grand Design, Street Angel, The PLAIN Janes, Afrodisiac, and Supermag. Honors include Eisner and Ignatz Awards and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers selection. He is the co-host of YouTube’s popular comics channel — Cartoonist Kayfabe.
Kevin Maguire is an artist who is known for his work on Justice League International, Man Of Steel, Adventures Of Captain America, Batman Confidential, Defenders, and so many more it would just seem like bragging. You probably know him as the guy who draws goofy facial expressions. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga, IMAX films, and tweeting.
“It is so early, and yet our guest list is already fantastic!” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We are so excited to host these amazing creators at our 2023 event. They are award winners, they are influencers, they have amazing fan followings, and we couldn’t be happier to be hosting them this fall. You won’t want to miss these guests!”
Visit 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, the Ringo Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.