James Asmus, Rylend Grant, Matt Miner, Kasey Pierce, and Emily Whitten Head to Baltimore Comic Con
Don’t miss the 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of October 18-20, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to present comics writers James Asmus, Rylend Grant, Matt Miner, Kasey Pierce, and Emily Whitten. Purchase your tickets today at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.
James Asmus is an award-winning writer best known relaunches of Quantum & Woody, Gambit, and Kong of Skull Island. He’s also written original series like Thief of Thieves, Evolution, and The End Times of Bram & Ben for Image Comics, and the recently-launched Field Tripping for Comixology Originals. His most recent work includes Amazing Spider-Man, Spidergeddon, My Little Pony, Transformers: Bumblebee, and Rick & Morty.
Rylend Grant has been a steadily working screenwriter in Hollywood for over a decade, developing film and television projects with folks like JJ Abrams, Ridley Scott, John Woo, Luc Besson, Justin Lin, and F. Gary Gray. His latest effort, a collaboration with actor Matt Dillon and Academy Award-winning director Fernando Trueba, is set to begin production this fall. Rylend’s Ringo Award-nominated political action thriller comic book series, Aberrant, started a 10-issue run with Action Lab Entertainment in June 2018 and was quickly optioned for television by 24 and Felicity producer Tony Krantz via his Flame Ventures banner. Grant’s latest series, a dark superhero noir titled Banjax, is in comic shops now. Rylend also happens to be an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist monk in the lineage of Gudo Nishijima and Brad Warner. He once taught Mike Tyson how to meditate.
Matt Miner is a New York Times-featured comic book writer, pit bull rescuer, and aging punk living in Queens, NY with his wife and millions of dogs. Matt is well known for his politically charged and punk rock infused work, including GWAR: Orgasmageddon for Dynamite Entertainment, Lab Raider, Toe Tag Riot, Liberator, and Critical Hit for Black Mask Studios, and Poser for Waxwork Comics. Matt also co-edited/spearheaded the political horror anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists for A Wave Blue World, and the Ringo-nominated anthology All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World that takes a look at a more positive future vision. Find his nonprofit dog rescue online at redemptionrescues.org, his comics site at mattminerxvx.com, and follow Matt on Twitter at @MattMinerXVX.
Paul D. Storrie has written for numerous publishers, big and small. From Marvel’s Captain America: Red, White and Blue and DC’s Gotham Girls to IDW’ Star Trek: Alien Spotlight and Moonstone’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (which he also edited), Paul has proven to be a versatile scribe. Recently, you can read his Viking Queen title from Source Point Press.
Kasey Pierce is an author from the metro Detroit area. Her prose horror novella, Pieces of Madness, gave her residency on the comic convention circuit in 2015. She joined the ranks of Source Point Press shortly thereafter and created the Norah series. This acclaimed movie-optioned sci-fi made her a household name in indie comics — eventually becoming a flagship creator for the company. Since then, Kasey has sold-out at many conventions in the US, Canada, and overseas. She’s presented her panel on selling indie comics, Good Luck with That, at many of those. Her latest published work is the Viking horror series, Seeress (May 2019), and issue #1 of Norah Vol. 2 is scheduled to solicit in PREVIEWSworld January 2020. She’s currently in the works on a paranormal space opera, The Other People Who Live Here, as well. To find out more, visit facebook.com/kosmickasey.
“Pop Culture Maven” Emily S. Whitten writes and speaks about everything genre and pop culture. She is a fiction writer; a genre entertainment journalist; a media personality; a program moderator and panelist; and a convention organizer. Her graphic novel series, The Underfoot, debuted from Lion Forge Comics in April of 2019. Her columns, interviews, and webcomics have appeared on ComicMix, Movers & Shakers Unlimited, Reelz.com, MTV.com, and more. She is also known to some as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. When Emily is not writing, she’s sharing geeky thoughts via radio shows and podcasts such as Fantastic Forum, The CCC Podcast, and Made of Fail, as well as via TV and video. She is a regular moderator and panelist at several genre conventions. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys exploring, reading, crafting, cosplay, and looking after her tiny hamster. Oh, and when she’s not doing all that, Emily holds down a regular 9-to-5 job – although that may just be her super-heroine cover identity.
In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Savage Eve), Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Destiny, Queen of Thieves), Art Way Alliance, James Asmus (Amazing Spider-Man), Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Darryl Banks (Green Lantern), Jeremy Bastian (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Josh Blaylock (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Harold Buchholz (MST3K), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Frank Cammuso (Captain Ginger, courtesy of AHOY Comics), Chris Campana (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe Carabeo (The Legettes), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Christa Cassano (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Castillo Studios, Ally Cat (Death of Love), Jacob Chabot (Ziggy Pig – Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Jamie Cosley (Star Wars Insider), Joshua Cozine (Essessa, courtesy of Stranger Comics), Clayton Crain (Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), The Deans Family (La Moo Du Chocolat: A Shakes Adventure), Vito Delsante (Midnight Tiger: Stronger), Christian DiBari (Magdalena), Steve Ellis (The Only Living Girl), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Steve Englehart (Doctor Strange, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), G.D. Falksen (Mine!), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), Brenden Fletcher (Isola), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Shea Fontana (DC SuperHero Girls), Francesco Francavilla (Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica), Franco (Superman of Smallville), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), John Gallagher (Max Meow), David Gallaher (The Only Living Girl), SL Gallant (Magic: The Gathering: Chandra – Tales of Alara), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Gerhard (Cerberus the Aardvark), Ransom Getty (Suicide Squad Special Edition), Chris Giarrusso (Hashtag: Danger), Mike Gold (The Whisper Campaign), Jimmy Gownley (Disney Zootopia: School Days), Garth Graham (Star Power), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad), Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), N. Steven Harris (Michael Cray), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (Mine!), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine artist), Javon and Tarik Holmes (The Adventuers of Waffle Boy), Greg Horn (Strikeforce), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Izaakse (Champions), Natalie Jane (Zorro: Sacrilege, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Sebastian Jones (Essessa, courtesy of Stranger Comics), Justin Jordan (Reaver), Kata Kane (G.F.F.s Ghost Friends Forever), Chris Kemple (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Doctor Strange), Todd Klein (Black Hammer: Age of Doom), Evelyn Kriete (Hullabaloo), James Kuhoric (Stargate Atlantis: Singularity, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Greg Land (Hulkverines), Greg LaRocque (Stargate Atlantis: Singularity), Jeehyung Lee (The Batman’s Grave, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Saturday only), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Rick Leonardi (Spider-Man 2099), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Nate Lovett (Marvel Comics Presents), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), James Maddox (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, courtesy of A Wave Blue World), Mike Manley (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Puddleton Farm: Ewing! What Are You Doing?), Ron Marz (Turok), Darrell May (Essessa, courtesy of Stranger Comics), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Wren McDonald (Resort on Caelum, courtesy of Ringling College), Bill McKay (Vampblade), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Saturday and Sunday only, courtesy of The Living Corpse), Matt Miner (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Stuart Moore (Second Coming, courtesy of AHOY Comics), Mark Morales (Justice League), Sean Andrew Murray (House of Whispers, courtesy of Ringling College), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative, Saturday and Sunday only), Jerry Ordway (Archie Meets Batman ’66), Rachel Ordway (FTL, Y’all!), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange), Dan Parent (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Jason Pell (Zorro: Rise of the Old Gods, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Paul Pelletier (Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special), Andrew Pepoy (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Tom Peyer (Steel Cage, courtesy of AHOY Comics), Kasey Pierce (Seeress, Book One: The Reckless), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves), George Pratt (Pearl, courtesy of Ringling College), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Dave Proch (Mango Lizard), Joe Pruett (AfterShock Shock, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Ron Randall (Trekker), Tom Raney (Dog Days of Summer), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Peter Rostovsky (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Jennifer Rouse (The Death of Poe), Craig Rousseau (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X), Mike Royer (New Gods), Arsia Rozegar (Man Plus), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (KISS: The End), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Greg Schigiel (Pix: One Weirdest Weekend), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Bryan Seaton (Dollface), Hart Seely (Captain Ginger, courtesy of AHOY Comics), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Brian “Smitty” Smith (The Stuff of Legend), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Charles Soule (Curse Words), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Paul D. Storrie (The Viking Queen), Karl Story (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Han Solo), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Nathan Szerdy (Vampirella), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Michael Terracciano (Star Power), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), David and Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (Caricatures), Mike Vasquez (Rick & Morty, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Doug Wagner (The Hard Place), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp), Emily Whitten (The Underfoot), Bob Wiacek (Iron Man), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis Gateways), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Mike Wolfer (Casper’s Spooksville, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Marv Wolfman (Raven: Daughter of Darkness, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), John Workman (Riverdale), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), Thom Zahler (Star Trek: Waypoint Special 2019), and Mike Zeck (The Punisher).