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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Joe Hill and IDW Publishing

Joe Hill Locke and KeyBaltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce the addition of comic writer and novelist, Joe Hill, courtesy of IDW Publishing, to the growing list of creators for this year’s show. In addition, IDW will also be exhibiting at the show and hosting a panel as well!

Joe Hill published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled 20th Century Ghosts, in 2005 and followed that up in 2007 with Heart-Shaped Box, his first full-length novel. But Hill is best known among comic fans for his work on IDW’s groundbreaking horror series, Locke & Key, which launched in 2008. The book, which is a series of mini-series, is coming to an end with October’s Alpha #2, and has been optioned for film by Universal Studios.

In addition to Locke & Key, Hill is also the author of the Kodiak, The Cape, The Cape: 1969, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland, and Thumbprint from IDW. He received an Eisner Award in 2011 for Best Writer (Locke & Key) and is nominated for a Harvey Award this year for Best Writer (also Locke & Key).

IDW Publishing was founded in 1999 and has since grown to become one of the top comic book publishers in the United States. Their catalog of books include such licensed properties as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, The Crow, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and The X-Files, as well as original comic series such as 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Kill Shakespeare, Fever Ridge: The Tale of McArthur’s Jungle War, and Jinrise.

Joe Hill and IDW Publishing join previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams; Neal Adams; Brian Bolland; Mark Buckingham; Jimmy Cheung; Frank Cho; Amanda Conner; J.M. DeMatteis; David Finch; Keith Giffen; Adam Hughes; Barry Kitson; Roger Langridge; Paul Levitz; Kevin Maguire; Jason Mewes; Mike Mignola; Jimmy Palmiotti; George Perez; David Petersen; Joe Prado; Ivan Reis; Chris Samnee; Louise Simonson; Walt Simonson; Kevin Smith; Allison Sohn; Mark Waid, and Bill Willingham.

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