Jimmy Cheung and Paul Pope are Coming to Baltimore Comic-Con

Avengers vs. X-Men Poster by Jimmy Cheung

The Baltimore Comic-Con will see the addition of artists Jimmy Cheung and Paul Pope to the sensational line-up of creators for this year’s show, taking place on September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Joining the British Invasion of comic creators in Baltimore (including Brian Bolland, Barry Kitson, and Mark Buckingham), artist Jimmy Cheung began his career in the mid-1990s at Marvel Comics working on such titles as X-Force, Force Works, and Spider-Man Unlimited. In 2000, he left Marvel to join the team at CrossGen Comics, helming the art duties on one of their flagship titles, Scion.

In 2005, Cheung returned to Marvel and became one of their “Young Guns,” a group of artists that, according to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, had the qualities that make “a future superstar penciller.” Most recently, Cheung finished illustrating Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, a mini-series which ran from 2010 through 2012.

Paul Pope is an American comic artist whose work has ranged from manga to American-style comics. Throughout his career, Pope has worked for such companies as Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel Comics, Dargaud in France, and Kodansha in Japan. His book Batman:Year 100 won Eisners for Best Limited Series and Best Writer/Artist in 2007. Since 2011, he has been a sitting board member of the American Council of the Arts. He is currently finishing work on his latest graphic novel, Battling Boy, to be released soon through First Second.