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Hero Initiative Brings FIVE Top Guests to Baltimore Comic-Con

The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need, is traveling to Baltimore Comic-Con October 18-20, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now available.

Hero will be the EXCLUSIVE home of a number of top creators at the con! Brett Breeding (Superman), John McCrea (Wolverine), Kevin Nowlan (Batman), Ty Templeton (Superman), and Adam Warren (Empowered) will all be found ONLY at the Hero Initiative booth! They’ll be sketching and signing all weekend, so don’t miss out!

And don’t miss the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year award, both part of the Mike Wieringo Comic Industry Awards, Saturday October 19! The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics.

And please check out Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor! Mark BuckinghamJim CalafioreRichard CaseKatie CookSteve Englehart, GerhardSanford GreeneJamal IgleGreg LandJoseph Michael LinsnerStuart MooreAndrew PepoyTom PeyerBrandon Peterson, Joe PruettTom RaneyRon RandallWalter SimonsonAndy SmithJoe StatonGus VasquezRobert VendittiMark WaidMarv WolfmanThom Zahler, and more will have their Hero Initiative donation jars out collecting for the cause. Please visit them!

Baltimore Comic Con 2019: Action Lap Reveals Exclusives

Action Lab Entertainment will be at Baltimore Comic-Con booth #2107. Several titles that have been nominated for Ringo Awards will be at the show, including Aberrant, Jupiter Jet, and The Ghost, The Owl! They’ll also have several Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive variants (seen below), along with other offerings for both all-age fans and mature readers.

Numerous Action Lab creators will be at Baltimore Comic-Con. See Bryan Seaton (MiraculousDollFace), Rylend Grant (AberrantBanjax), David Pepose (Spencer & LockeGoing to the Chapel), Katie Cook (Gronk), Cullen Bunn (Subspecies), Vito Delsante (StrayAction Lab: Dog of Wonder), Jamal Igle (Molly DangerVenture), Sean Izaakse (Actionverse Featuring Stray), Nate Lovett (Actionverse), Bill McKay (Danger Doll Universe Cover Artist) and Sorah Suhng (Raven the Pirate Princess Cover Artist, Zombie Tramp Cover Artist).

Rylend Grant, who’s been nominated for best writer (AberrantBanjax) and best single issue (Aberrant #4) by the Ringo Awards, will be hosting the panel “Publishing Your First Comic”. He’ll be joined by David Pepose and several other amazing panelists to talk about how they developed their comic book ideas and found publishing success! That will be on Sunday from 1:30-2:30 in Room 343-344.  

So stop by Action Lab booth #2107 on October 18, 19 & 20, 2019 at Baltimore Comic-Con!

ABERRANT #4

Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Davi Leon Dias (Artist), Iwan Joko Triyono (Colorist)

CHAPTER 4: I BELIEVE I CAN FLY. Global political hell breaks loose when Russia’s Bond villain of a President cavalierly announces that he is pressing into service the world’s first aberrant military unit. In a desperate attempt to restore order, Article 13’s mole inside NORCO makes a truly audacious move. Featuring the music of R&B superstar R. Kelly.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99

ABERRANT #4 Baltimore Comic Con variant

BANJAX #1

Writer(s): Rylend Grant
Artist Name(s): Fábio Alves (Artist), Edson Ferreira (Colorist), HdE (Letterer)
Cover Artist(s): Fábio Alves (Artist), Edson Ferreira (Colorist)

CHAPTER 1: THE CURE. A wholly original and delightfully twisted deconstruction of the superhero genre by Hollywood screenwriter/Aberrant-scribe Rylend Grant. Liard Mason, a disgraced former superhero, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, brought on by years of using his powers. Defending what he has deemed an ungrateful and ultimately unworthy city is literally killing him. With just months to live and a legacy hanging in the balance, Mason launches a violent and misguided Death Wish-like campaign to purge the city of supervillains before he dies.

32 pgs./ M / FC $3.99

BANJAX #1 Baltimore Comic Con variant

ZOMBIE TRAMP #64

Writer(s):Vince Hernandez
Artist Name(s): Marco Maccagni
Cover Artist(s): Sorah Suhng

As she battles forces from all sides looking to claim, kidnap or kill her, Angel Lynch discovers that the key to her salvation is buried deep in her own past and psyche—as the events that led to her ending up in Russia reveal the path to salvation! The “Sex Clubs and Rock and Roll” story arc ends here! 

24 pgs./ M / FC $4.99

ZOMBIE TRAMP #64 Baltimore Comic Con variant

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Adds 90+ Guests

Baltimore Comic Con

You don’t want to miss the 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20. Tickets for the show are on sale now — avoid lines and buy ahead!

In one mass guest announcement before the show, the convention wanted to formally announce guests who have not yet been featured in one of their Press Releases to date. The steady addition of guests has resulted in a significant jump in their comic creator slate.

So, without further ado:

  • Joel Adams
  • Zeea Adams
  • Scott Ethan Ambruson
  • Darryl Banks (courtesy of VanBreed Studios)
  • Chris Campana
  • Ally Cat
  • Joshua Cozine (courtesy of Stranger Comics)
  • Clayton Crain (courtesy of Frankie’s Comics)
  • Richard Dent (Sunday only, AA A-70)
  • Christian DiBari
  • Amanda Dufresne
  • Julie Fujii Sakai
  • Ransom Getty
  • Sanford Greene (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • Clinton Hobart
  • Greg Horn
  • Chris Ivy (courtesy of Hero Initiative)
  • Sean Izaakse (courtesy of VanBreed Studios)
  • Sebastian Jones (courtesy of Stranger Comics)
  • Chris Kemple
  • Barry Kitson
  • Todd Klein
  • Greg Land
  • Greg LaRocque
  • Creees Lee
  • Jeehyung Lee (courtesy of Frankie’s Comics)
  • Nate Lovett
  • James Maddox (courtesy of A Wave Blue World)
  • Kevin Maguire
  • Mike Manley
  • Darrell May (courtesy of Stranger Comics)
  • Wren McDonald (courtesy of Ringling College)
  • Bill McKay
  • Jason Metcalf
  • Mark Morales
  • Sean Andrew Murray (courtesy of Ringling College)
  • Rachel Ordway
  • Paul Pelletier
  • Andrew Pepoy
  • Brandon Peterson
  • George Pratt (courtesy of Ringling College)
  • Andy Price
  • Joe Pruett (courtesy of AfterShock Comics)
  • Will Rosado
  • Craig Rousseau
  • Stuart Sayger
  • Andy Schmidt
  • Pat Shand
  • Matt Slay
  • John K. Snyder III
  • Joe Staton
  • Nathan Szerdy
  • Mike Vasquez (courtesy of Frankie’s Comics)
  • Gus Vazquez
  • Matt Wieringo
  • Ron Wilson (Saturday only, courtesy of Desert Wind)
  • Keith Williams
  • Marv Wolfman (courtesy of Hero Initiative)
  • Rich Woodall
  • Thom Zahler

And sitting in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion:

  • Lee Black
  • Ziggy Blumenthal
  • Harold Buchholz
  • Greg Burnham
  • Joe Carabeo
  • Jacob Chabot
  • Brian Clevinger
  • Steve Conte
  • Jamie Cosley
  • Steve Ellis
  • Tod Emko and Piggy
  • Rob Feldman
  • LJ and Kayla Fowlkes
  • Franco
  • David Gallaher
  • SL Gallant
  • Jimmy Gownley
  • Garth Graham
  • Dawn Griffin
  • Laura Lee Gulledge
  • Elvin Hernandez
  • Javon and Tarik Holmes
  • Xavier McLaren
  • Mark Poulton
  • Arsia Rozegar
  • Jeff Shultz
  • Darren Soto
  • Michael Terracciano
  • Bryan Tillman
  • Ted Tucker
  • Emilio Velez Jr.
  • Adam Wallenta
  • Todd Webb
  • Javier Cruz Winnik

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), Lee Black (Atomic Robo), 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), Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo), 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), Richard Dent (Myopia), 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), Rylend Grant (Aberrant), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), 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), Elvin Hernandez, 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), Creees Lee (Vampirella), 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), Kevin Maguire (Amazing Spider-Man), 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), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Wren McDonald (Resort on Caelum, courtesy of Ringling College), Bill McKay (Vampblade), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Jason Metcalf (White Widow), 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), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Will Rosada (Winter World), 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), Andy Schmidt (Guardians of the Galaxy), 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), Pat Shand (Casper’s Spooksville), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Andy Smith (Demi-God), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Darren Soto, 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), Bryan Tillman, 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), Keith Williams (The Story of Jamestown), 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).

Insight Studios Heads to Baltimore Comic Con

Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel, whose collaborative and solo careers have ranged from Vertigo’s Breathtaker and First Comics’ Mars to Image’s Frankenstein Mobster and DC’s Gregory, will once again lead a full roster of Insight Studios creators and guests to the Baltimore Comic-Con, October 28-30, 2019 at Booth #118 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Wheatley and Hempel have been highly successful collaborators, including work on TarzanJonny QuestTitanic Tales, and Doctor Cyborg, as well as their recent full restoration of their acclaimed graphic novel Breathtaker, originally serialized and then collected into a best-selling trade paperback by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, which is forthcoming from Titan Comics.

This is the twentieth annual Baltimore Comic-Con and this marks Insight Studios Groups’ twentieth consecutive appearance at the show. This time, the talent roster includes writer G. D. Falksen (Doctor Cthulittle), writer-director-graphic novelist Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), industry veteran Mike Gold (longtime First Comics and DC editor), ComicMix’s Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Evelyn Kriete (Hullabaloo), Adriane Nash (Pop Culture Squad), and sound designer, video editor, web designer and actress Jennifer Rouse.

Mark Wheatley

On his own, Mark Wheatley has most recently released Songs of Giants, an oversized hardcover featuring his illustrations accompanying the poetry of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, Conan creator Robert E. Howard, and Cthulhu creator H.P. Lovecraft. Prior to its acclaimed debut, Wheatley illustrated and co-developed Doctor Cthulittle with studio mate G. D. Falksen. His other most recent work includes supplying art for prose books, such as the special signed limited edition of Swords Against the Moon Men, the Philip Jose Farmer series novel Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, and a wide variety new art prints, which he will have for sale at the booth. Over the past few years, his work for CBS Television was featured on The Millers and Super Clyde, while he’s also developed a live stage show featuring Dick TracyTarzan, and the Green Hornet. In print his work has been featured in the acclaimed Jungle Tales Of Tarzan from Dark Horse Comics. With a track record that includes Frankenstein MobsterRadical DreamerReturn of the HumanHammer of the GodsEZ StreetSkultar, and Lone Justice, Wheatley is an Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, and Eisner Award-winning creator who has also been inducted into the Overstreet Hall of Fame. He has lectured at the Library of Congress, exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, created set pieces for The Black Eyed Peas, designed for Lady Gaga, and contributed designs to ABC’s Beauty and the Beast.

Marc Hempel

“America’s Most Beloved Semi-Obscure Cartoonist,” writer-illustrator Marc Hempel, grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he plies his craft on such diverse projects ranging from his own GregoryTug & Buster, and Naked Brain to Disney Adventures, and from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser to “The Kindly Ones” in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Hempel’s art has also appeared in MADMarvel FanfareEpic IllustratedHeavy MetalFlinchMy Faith in FrankieThe DreamingLuciferMunden’s BarNickelodeon Magazine, and a 21-page an Escapist story for Dark Horse Comics. His series The Love Brothers has appeared in Aces Weekly.

G. D. Falksen

G. D. Falksen is an author, lecturer, public speaker, and MC. He also studies history and has consulted for Disney. He is the author of The Ouroboros Cycle series and The Transatlantic Conspiracy, a YA mystery novel from Soho Teen. Other fiction includes “The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday,” “Cinema U,” “An Unfortunate Engagement,” and “The Mask of Tezcatlipoca.” He is also a voice actor and co-writer for the animated film Hullabaloo and an accompanying educational series titled Ask The Professor.

Mark Redfield

Mark Redfield is an actor, writer, producer, director, and artist who has been acting and directing professionally in theater and film since 1981. He is currently developing a new script, revising a novel, recording AudioBooks and AudioDrama, editing a film, and painting new pictures. A cartoonist who also designs sets for television and theater, his new work is shown in galleries, and appears weekly for sale at MarkRedfieldArt.com. His films include indie features such as the award-winning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2002), Cold Harbor (2003), and The Death of Poe (2006). He is the co-creator and co-writer, with Stuart Voytilla, of the Vampire Hunters Incorporated series, which will make the leap from prose to graphic novel series in 2019. A voice actor who has hundreds of commercial, narration, audio book, and video game credits, he produces original audio and radio drama with RedfieldArtsAudio.com and distributes titles on CDBaby, iTunes, Audible, and on CD and LP.

Mike Gold

Former First Comics and DC Comics editor Mike Gold hosts and performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues, and blather radio show on The Point and on iNetRadio (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week. Check www.getthepointradio.com above for times and on-demand streaming information.

Glenn Hauman

ComicMix head-honcho Glenn Hauman writes, edits, colors comics, designs websites, designs books, performs marriages, reaches things on high shelves, changes lightbulbs, bats right, snores loud, sings baritenor, draws to inside straights, drinks too much DMD, and stays up waaay too late at night. People keep trying to kill him, as they do in the anthology They Keep Killing Glenn. You can find out more at Glennhauman.com or ComicMix.com.

Evelyn Kriete

Evelyn Kriete is an editor, producer, artist, stylist, marketing adviser, social media strategist, and new media coordinator. She is also a crowdfunding consultant for Indiegogo and ComicMix. Through crowdfunding, she has raised over $1 million for various projects, including the animated film Hullabaloo, which she is producing alongside film creator James Lopez. She has previously worked on the staff of literary publications such as Weird Tales and Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine.

Adriane Nash, publisher, co-founder, and Editor-in-Chief of the Pop Culture Squad website, is and industry veteran best known previously for her contributions both online and in print as an editor for ComiMix.

Jennifer Rouse

Jennifer Rouse is a sound designer, video editor, web designer, and actress. Her acting credits include Come Hell Or High WaterThe Death Of PoeChainsaw SallyState Of PlayBody of LiesStep UpStep Up 2: The StreetsA Dirty Shame, and The Wire. Her film production work includes being the associate producer for Chainsaw Sally and The Death Of Poe, and she did the music score for the film The Death Of Poe.


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), Lee Black (Atomic Robo), 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), Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo), 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), Richard Dent (Myopia), 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), Rylend Grant (Aberrant), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), 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), Elvin Hernandez, 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), Creees Lee (Vampirella), 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), Kevin Maguire (Amazing Spider-Man), 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), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Wren McDonald (Resort on Caelum, courtesy of Ringling College), Bill McKay (Vampblade), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Jason Metcalf (White Widow), 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), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Will Rosada (Winter World), 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), Andy Schmidt (Guardians of the Galaxy), 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), Pat Shand (Casper’s Spooksville), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Andy Smith (Demi-God), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Darren Soto, 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), Bryan Tillman, 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), Keith Williams (The Story of Jamestown), 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).

AHOY Comics Returns to Baltimore, Home of Edgar Allan Poe, and Baltimore Comic Con

AHOY Comics

AHOY Comics is returning to Baltimore, home of the legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe, to exhibit at Baltimore Comic Con. Just don’t expect an apology for the acclaimed anthology comic book series Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror, which has been called a cross between Drunk History and Tales from the Crypt, with Poe in the role as the series’ drunken host.

Fans who want to meet the AHOY Comics founders “in the inevitably disappointing flesh” can attend their panel and visit the AHOY Comics booth #2105. The AHOY Comics Baltimore Comic Con will be held Saturday, October 19th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM ET in Room 345-346:

AHOY Comics: Expect More, Celebrate the one year anniversary of AHOY Comics with artists Jamal Igle, Russell Braun, and Chris Giarrusso and writer Stuart Moore, AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer and Publisher Hart Seely. Why did AHOY Comics decide to publish SECOND COMING, the controversial comic in which Jesus Christ resumes His holy mission? What’s so funny about Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe and his SNIFTER OF TERROR? Is there a place for funny comics in unfunny times? The answers will shock you! Maybe!

2019 Baltimore Comic-Con Costume Contest Revealed

Baltimore Comic Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con and Toynk.com present the Baltimore Comic-Con Annual Costume Contest.

This year, the adult costume contest is being held on Saturday, October 19th at 3:00pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm or their deposit will be forfeit. Prejudging will start at 2:00pm and will be split into amateur and professional contests.

The children’s costume contest will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 2:30pm. All participants must be in the prejudge room by 1:30pm.

Categories

  • Adult – “Professional” ($10 Entry Fee)
    • Those working a job involving building or fabricating costumes.
    • Those who make costumes or pieces for casual sale (eBay, etc.).
    • Those who have won an award at a costume contest at any convention.
    • Those that have been invited based on Cosplay.
  • Adult – “Amateur” ($5 Entry Fee)
    • Any adult 18 years or older that does not meet the above requirements.
  • Kids (Free)
    • Ages 17 and under.
  • Group – “More Than One Person” ($10 Entry Fee)
    • Any group with more than one person

PRIZES

Overall Best Costume (Best in Show) $500 Grand Prize in Cash for Professional

Prizes in each of the Professional Adult categories:$250 Gift Certificate for 1st Place$150 Gift Certificate for 2nd Place$100 Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Amateur Adult categories:$150 Toynk.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place $100 Tonnk.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place $50 Toynk.com Gift Certificate for 3rd Place

Group category (winning groups divide prize amount between members):$200 Toynk.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place $100 Toynk.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Kids Prizes in each of the Newborn to Age 11 and Age 12 to Age 17 categories:$100 Grand Prize Toynk.com Gift Certificate $50 Toynk.com Gift Certificate for 1st Place $35 Toynk.com Gift Certificate for 2nd Place

Each winner will also receive free admittance to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2020 and both Adult Grand Prize Winners will be asked to judge the 2020 contest!

RULES

  1. All participants must have Baltimore Comic-Con admission wristband or badge (this includes Associate, Dealer, Press, and other specialty badges). Members of Baltimore Comic-Con staff are ineligible to compete.
  2. Participants can register at any time up to 1pm on Saturday or Sunday for the respective Costume Contests by visiting the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby.
  3. All participants will be required to sign a permission/release/waiver form to participate in the contest. Minors under 18 years of age may participate only if a permission/release form signed by the minor’s legal guardian is provided. Forms are available at the Costume Contest Booth (see #2 above).
  4. Participant category (Amateur or Professional) shall be determined by a set of 3 judges during the pre-judging portion of the contest.
  5. Pictures will be taken during judging of all participants and throughout the costume contest and will be the property of Baltimore Comic-Con.
  6. All costumes must abide by the rules of Baltimore Comic-Con, including but not limited to the Baltimore Comic-Con Weapons and Harassment policies. If a policy violation is discovered, that entry will be disqualified.
  7. Professionally made or rented costumes are prohibited.
  8. Costumes that have won any major awards at any convention may not be entered in the Hall Costume Contest unless major (50% or more) work has been improved or worked over with photographic proof of the changes.
  9. No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed in the Baltimore Convention Center.
  10. No electrical power connections will be provided. If your costume requires power, it must be part of your costume design.
  11. Groups from the same series are welcome to enter, but random characters from different series are discouraged. Groups will be considered as one entry and the winners will receive one prize to share.
  12. Each contestant may present (wear) only one costume, or a group of people may wear one costume at the same time (i.e., a large costume that requires several people inside to move it).
  13. All entrants are encouraged to bring reference material for their costume. Not all judges know all characters, so it is in everyone’s best interest to bring a color picture (or several) if possible. The reference should depict the details of the costume you are presenting. Please do not ask to e-mail or print out references at the convention.
  14. Costumes will be judged on a variety of criteria, including craftsmanship and overall effect.
  15. All judges’ decisions of the costume contest are final.

The Unusual Company Presents: Tony Moran Appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con

The original Michael Myers from John Carpenter’s HalloweenTony Moran, is coming to Baltimore Comic-Con on Friday October 18th and Saturday October 19th as a booth guest of The Unusual Company at Booth #701 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

Tony will be available to meet with fans and celebrate Halloween. Tony will be appearing on Friday from 2pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 12pm to 5pm to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Prices vary for autographs, and several items will be available to purchase, including photos, posters, props, Funko Pops, masks, and more!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Announces Panel Programming

Baltimore Comic Con

The 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of October 18-20, 2019. Tickets are available now for General Admission, VIP, and Ringo Awards! Our Panel schedule is now set, and we’re excited to let you know what programming to look forward to at the show this year!

Friday features spotlights on Brian K. Vaughan and William StoutJohn McCrea and Russ Braun talk about their comic work, and Howard Chaykin discusses his series, Hey, Kids! Comics! And Disney Fine Artist Clinton T. Hobart begins a painting that he’ll complete over the weekend and will be given away in a raffle Sunday.

Saturday, publisher panels include AHOY, AfterShock, and Source Point Press. Jim Lee appears in a special spotlight panel, as do Garth Ennis and Ty Templeton. Meet media guest Joel StofferJuanjo GuarnidoThom ZahlerGreg Hildebrandt, and Mark Buckingham discuss this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook prior to the art auction.

Sunday, check out panels from Valiant and AfterShock, and special panels with media guests Jonathon SchaechTara Strong and Greg Cipes, and Aaron Douglas. And Shea Fontana talks about writing, Tom King and Mitch Gerads talk comics, discover the Art of Inking, and Kevin Nowlan is spotlighted.

And of course, don’t let your children miss the excitement scheduled for the Kids Love Comics Pavilion!

Friday

(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change.)

Room 339-342

2:45-4:45 – Brian K. Vaughan Meet & Greet (Ticketed event)

5:00-6:00 – Brian K. Vaughan Spotlight

Brian K. Vaughan, the writer and co-creator of Y: The Last ManPaper GirlsSagaRunaways, and more, steps into the spotlight for a panel no fan will want to miss.

Room 343-344

2:00-3:00 – Depression and the Creative Mind

Moderated by John Gallagher

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art – but this view can be dangerous and debilitating. Comics creators will join with an expert in the field of mental health to break down the relationship between creativity and depression, anxiety, and general mental health issues.

3:15-4:15 – Baltimore’s Sleazy Panel with John McCrea & Russ Braun

With his second appearance at Baltimore, how could we not ask our favorite Belfast troublemaker for another panel? And with our favorite Frankenstein enthusiast making his debut this year at Baltimore Comic-Con, it’d be downright dastardly to not capitalize on the opportunity of a lifetime: bringing these two together for some tomfoolery that’ll fit right at home on YouTube! John McCrea (Dead EyesMythicYonduHitman whichisawesomebythewayyoushouldbuyHitman, The Boys) and Russ Braun (Jimmy’s BastardsBatman: VenomFablesSixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin’ Heroez whichisalsoawesomewhydidn’tyoubuythis, The Boys), two fine blokes who’ve brought to life the best that funnybooks have to offer team up to talk about the sleaziest corners of Gotham, distilled Compound V down to its rawest potency, and carrot sticks! Be there, or we’ll dogweld your children.

4:30-5:30 – Hey Kids! Chaykin!

If you thought the stories inside comic books were insane, they don’t compare with what was going on behind the scenes. John Trumbull of the AtomicJunkShop.com and the Eisner Award-winning Back Issue talks with Howard Chaykin all about Hey Kids! Comics!, his decades-spanning fictionalized history of the comic book racket. Learn the stories behind the stories and get a preview of Howard’s sequel series! And like the comic, this panel is suggested for mature audiences.

Room 345-346

2:00-3:00 – Breaking Into Comics

Andy Schmidt, former Marvel and IDW editor, comics writer, and founder of Comics Experience (the world’s largest online comic book school) and guests de-mystify the ins and outs of the comics industry, breaking down what it takes to get published or publish yourself. Whether you want to write or draw comics, this panel is an invaluable resource for those on their way in and up!

3:15-4:15 – Introducing ComicHub

Launched in 2017, ComicHub has quickly become the premiere service to allow comics fans, retailers, and publishers all speak the same language. Join VP Atom! Freeman to learn how ComicHub is revolutionizing the comics industry by…

  • Allowing Fans to subscribe and order from their favorite shop and track their purchases
  • Giving Retailers cutting-edge POS, ordering, and marketing tools to communicate with their customers and vendors
  • Showing Publishers never-before-seen sales data and marketing tools to help retailers sell more!

All that and announcements of new tools and programs presented exclusively at Baltimore Comic-Con!

4:30-6:00 – Spotlight on William Stout

William Stout is well known for his comics, dinosaur art, movie posters (WizardsMonty Python’s Life of Brian), movie design work (Men In Black, Pan’s Labyrinth), and more. Join this multi-talented creator for a look at his amazing career.

Room 347-348

2:00-3:00 – Painting with Clinton T. Hobart Part 1

Disney Fine Artist Clinton T. Hobart will be painting live on stage at Baltimore Comic-Con. Come watch as the painting develops over three days! Clinton will be explaining his process while he paints, and answering all of the questions you might have for a Disney Artist! Every member of the audience will receive a raffle ticket for each day they attend. On Sunday, one ticket will be drawn and the winner will go home with the painting!!

3:15-4:15 – Myth, Legends, Folklore & Comics

Mythology and folk tales have been an integral part of the human experience since before recorded history. First as a way to understand the world, then as a way to better understand ourselves. Join a talented panel of storytellers as they discuss how the legends of ancient cultures inspire their work. Whether direct retellings, reinterpretations, or merely providing a creative spark, the legends of the past provide ample and exciting threads from which to spin new stories. Featuring Stan SakaiWalter SimonsonPaul StorrieKasey Pierce, and moderator Christy Blanch.

4:30-5:30 – Crowdfunding Your Comic

More and more creators are turning to crowdfunding to help finance their comic projects. Join Billy Tucci (Shi), Ron Randall (Trekker), and Thom Zahler (Warning Label) for a look at what it takes to make a successful campaign.

Kids Love Comics Programming

3:00-4:00 – Alien Art with Dawn Griffin

The Kids Love Comics Workshop Area will be transformed into an alien factory when cartoonist Dawn Griffin shows you easy ways to draw wacky aliens.

4:00-5:00 –  Let’s go Lego! with John Gallagher

Cartoonist John Gallagher teaches you how to draw Lego versions of your favorite characters.

5:00-6:00 – Paper Bag Puppets with Fusion Force: Mark Mariano and Chris Giarrusso

OPEN TO FIRST 30 KIDS

We supply the paper bags and art supplies. You supply the imagination and voice when you create your own paper bag puppet! What will YOU create? We can’t wait to see!

Saturday

(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change.)

Room 339-342

11:00-12:00 – Ty The Guy – Spotlight on Ty Templeton

From Stig’s Inferno to Justice League International to The Batman Adventures to Bigg TimeTy Templeton has been writing and drawing great comics for over three decades. The Eisner Award-winning Ty the Guy talks through his career in comics with John Trumbull from the AtomicJunkShop.com and Back Issue magazine. Presented by the Hero Initiative.

12:15-1:15 – Joel Stoffer Spotlight

You’ve seen actor Joel Stoffer in CharmedAngelSpecies IIIIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and most recently as the fan-favorite android Chronicom named Enoch in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this talented actor.

1:30-2:30 – Top Shelf: A Look Back

Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), and Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) are three of the hottest names in comics. But do you know about their early work for Top Shelf? Here’s the perfect opportunity to learn about that as they look at their comics from Top Shelf with moderator Warren Simons.

2:45-3:45 – An Hour With Garth Ennis

Garth Ennis (SaraOut of the BlueA Walk Through HellPunisher: The Platoon) has an hour to share insight into recent stories and how he’s stayed busy writing. Garth’s last panel at Baltimore was in 2012, and since then, we’ve taken two lighthearted trips back to the Cauldron. We’ve flown together over Serbia, the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, and Unlikistan. We’ve gone downrange through Khe Sahn, the Eastern Front, and Nicaragua. We’ve watched the end of the world with three good dogs, two condemned FBI Special Agents, and the last military unit in Britain to stand against a red plague. Come talk comics with one of the best in the business.

4:00-5:00 – Building the better Cosplay Group Shoot

Having troubles organizing your group shoot? Cosplayers not showing up? Photographers not focused? Let’s discuss how to organize your shoot to get better results. Everything from location planning to delivering the final product will be discussed. Prior planning prevents poor participation!

5:15-6:15 – From Green Lantern to Harken’s Raiders: Ron Marz and Darryl Banks Together Again

Writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks teamed up for one of the most acclaimed Green Lantern runs ever, co-creating Green Lantern Kyle Rayner. Now they’re back together again for a World War 2 graphic novel Harken’s Raiders for Ominous Press. Join Ron and Darryl as they discuss projects new and old, along with South African artist Sean Izaakse, currently drawing Fantastic Four and a special Harken’s Raiders short story, and Harken’s creator Allen Cordrey.

Room 343-344

11:00-12:00 – Mutant-X Revisited

Come relive the classic hit comic series. Join creators Howard MackieTom Raney, and Andrew Pepoy as they discuss the alternate reality of The Six. Learn about what went into creating the world in which Alex Summers found himself, and how the book grew from a limited series into a memorable three-year adventure! Moderated by Bob Harrison.

12:15-1:15 – AfterShock Original Graphic Novels: The Format for Storytellers

Join Joe PruettCullen BunnAaron Douglas, and Leila Leiz for an insightful look at what’s on the way from AfterShock. Get a sneak peek at the stories and projects that are and will be shattering expectations among more and more comics fans and readers for the foreseeable future.

1:30-2:30 – Blacksad Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook Panel

Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido’s Blacksad, a feline private detective in an anthropomorphic 1950s America, is popular the world over. And now he and his supporting cast are featured in this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook. Join artist Juanjo Guarnido, designer/artist Thom Zahler and artists Greg Hildebrandt and Mark Buckingham for a look at this fantastic volume.

4:00-5:00 – Art Auction Preview

Come take a look at all the original art from the 2019 Yearbook that will be offered in the art auction.

5:00 – Art Auction

The art created for the 2019 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating Blacksad will be auctioned at this special event. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of history.

Room 345-346

11:00-12:00 – Writing Perfect Panel Descriptions for Comics

One of the hardest things to teach is how to write clearly and effectively in order for someone else to draw from your work. Join former Marvel and IDW Editor Andy Schmidt as he covers one of the hardest aspects of writing for comics. Andy is an Eagle Award-winning author of both The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels and The Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics with over 15 years of industry experience ranging from indie and self-publishing to big-dog publishing like Marvel Comics.

12:15-1:15 – Essentials of Worldbuilding

New York Times Best-Selling Author Terry Mancour will discuss the Essentials of Worldbuilding, using his best-selling Spellmonger series epic fantasy novels and other examples from the craft to explore the vital elements involved in constructing an intriguing and believable setting for narrative fiction.

1:30-2:30 – AHOY Comics: Expect More

Celebrate the one year anniversary of AHOY Comics with artists Jamal IgleRussell Braun, and Chris Giarrusso, and writer Stuart Moore, AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer, and Publisher Hart Seely. Why did AHOY Comics decide to publish Second Coming, the controversial comic in which Jesus Christ resumes His holy mission? What’s so funny about Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe and his Snifter Of Terror? Is there a place for funny comics in unfunny times? The answers will shock you! Maybe!

2:45-3:45 – The Evolution of Source Point Press

Being a small publisher in comics is not an easy task. However, Source Point Press seems to have the right stuff. Join us for a panel full of so many creatives it will make your head spin. Come listen to the tales of the Source Point Press creatives including Travis McIntireBob SalleyShawn DaleyKasey PierceFrank GogolGarrett GunnChristy Blanch, and more!

3:45-5:45 – Brian K. Vaughan Meet & Greet (Ticketed Event)

Room 347-348

11:00-12:00 – Painting with Clinton T. Hobart Part 2

Disney Fine Artist Clinton T. Hobart will be painting live on stage at Baltimore Comic-Con. Come watch as the painting develops over three days! Clinton will be explaining his process while he paints and answering all of the questions you might have for a Disney Artist! Every member of the audience will receive a raffle ticket for each day they attend. On Sunday one ticket will be drawn and the winner will go home with the painting!!

1:00-2:30 – Jim Lee Platinum Signing (Ticketed Event)

3:00-5:00 – Jim Lee Gold Signing (Ticketed Event)

5:00 – Jim Lee Signing (Ticketed Event)

Ballroom (4th Floor)

12:00-1:00 – Jim Lee Spotlight

Currently the Chief Creative Officer-Publisher at DC, Jim Lee has been wowing fans for years with his work on X-MenWildCATSBatmanSuperman, and more. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear him talk about his work in person as well as giving an art demonstration.

3:00 – Costume Contest (Adults)

Kids Love Comics Pavilion Workshop Area

11:00-12:00 – A Piggy’s Tale Comic Reading and Drawing! with Piggy and Tod Emko

Join Tod Emko for a live reading of A Piggy’s Tale, the universally loved all-ages comic. Piggy the Three-Legged Super Pup will be present to greet his public and model as the audience draws the heroic canine. If Piggy likes the drawing, the child will receive the first issue of A Piggy’s Tale! All participants will have their photos taken with their drawings, for the piggytale.com website.

12:00-1:00 – Scribble Scramble! with Mark Mariano and Chris Giarrusso

It’s time for the most epic drawing competition you have ever seen! Everyone competes in a series of quick-thinking drawing quests for the ultimate prize: The Scribble Scramble Championship belt. Your doodling destiny awaits

1:00-2:00 – How To Draw Star Wars The Jamie Way

Learn to draw Darth Vader, Ewoks, Yoda, and BB-8 with Star Wars Insider cartoonist Jamie Cosley. These easy-to-follow steps will allow even the youngest Padawan to draw just like Jamie does for his comic strip The Light Side.

2:00-3:00 – Original Character Design Contest presented by Art Way Alliance (OPEN TO FIRST 20 ARTISTS)

Have you created the coolest character this side of the multi-universe? Come show them off during AWA’s Original Character Contest! Character should be your own creation and have a backstory.

3:00-4:00 – Sketchbook Dares with Laura Lee Gulledge

Calling all sketchbook lovers! In this interactive presentation, Laura Lee Gulledge will demonstrate, DRAWING LIVE, a couple of her favorite drawing activities that are featured in her latest book Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist, plus she’ll share how sketchbooks can help you find your voice, build confidence, and even lead to making graphic novels. Come draw with us! All ages welcome.

4:00-5:00 –  Know It or Show It! With Gregg Schigiel

Comics trivia and quick-drawing merge in a game show bonanza, “Know It or Show It!” Do you know comics trivia? Do you like to draw? YOU can play the game!!! “Know It or Show It!” pits two teams of two in a head-to-head comics trivia showdown. If players don’t know it, they can challenge their opponents. But those opponents can turn the tables and make their challengers to show it by taking on a trivia-tinged timed drawing challenge! Hosted by Gregg Schigiel (greggschigiel.com). (Seeking players aged 10-14)

5:00-6:00 – Get in the Action with Marcus Williams

Tuskegee Heirs artist Marcus Williams creates dynamic characters and comic pages overflowing with action. In this workshop, Marcus shares his insight and techniques on bringing more excitement to your characters and stories.

Sunday

(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change)

Room 339-342

11:00-12:00 – Making Comics with Laura Lee

Calling all curious creators! In this interactive presentation Eisner Award-nominated author Laura Lee Gulledge walks you thru her process for writing, designing, and drawing out graphic novels, which you can apply to making a fun 6-page mini-comic. (***Free handouts included!) She will also demonstrate the process DRAWING LIVE, making a fun, crowd-sourced comic with your help. All ages welcome!

12:15-1:15 – Intro to Comic and Animation Writing

Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero GirlsDoc McStuffinsPolly PocketWonder Woman) discusses the basics of writing for comics and TV animation with a Q&A. Kids welcome!

1:30-2:30 – King & Gerads Together Again

Tom King and Mitch Gerads, the popular creative team behind DC’s Mister Miracle, take the sage together to discuss their work past, present, and future.

2:45-3:45 – Insider Secrets on How to Build a Successful Career as a Creator

With Janna Morishima and artist Misako Takashima

Curious to learn more about how agents and editors choose creators to work with? Want to understand what it takes to stand out, and how to strategically build your career? In this panel/workshop, get the scoop on how to find mentors, improve your work, and build a following so you have the best chance for success as a published creator. Janna Morishima (https://jannaco.co), publishing strategist, marketing coach, and creative mentor, joins with cartoonist Misako Takashima (misakorocks.com) to discuss how to succeed as a small creative fish in a big comics pond, as they work to launch a graphic novel in a new and inventive way…

Room 343-344

11:00-12:00 – Coffee & Comics: Baltimore Edition

It’s coffee break time! Amy Chu, writer of Poison Ivy and Red SonjaDan Parent, legendary Archie Comics artist, and some surprise guests dish on the latest in comics and pop culture over their favorite caffeinated beverage. Bring your own (or tea if you like) and join us for a candid chat on what’s hot and not this year.

12:15-1:15 – The Art of Inking

Inking is a common job in comics but most aren’t sure exactly what these talented artists do. Mike RoyerThomas PalmerBob WiacekKarl StoryMark Morales, and moderator John Workman investigate the art of inking.

1:30-2:30 – Publishing Your First Comic

Screenwriter Rylend Grant (Ringo-nominated creator of Banjax and Aberrant for Action Lab: Danger Zone), presents a diverse panel of creators who share how they developed their comic book ideas and ultimately found publishing success. Learn how to find a penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, and designer; submit material to publishers; and figure out how to position your project in today’s marketplace!

2:45-3:45 – How to take an idea from concept to creation by Stranger Comics CEO and Executive Producer Sebastian A. Jones

Stranger Comics CEO Sebastian A. Jones, creator of Niobe and The Untamed, will share exclusive art and offer insight on how to take an idea from concept to creation (without selling your soul)! Using sneak peeks and sharing firsthand experience he will share tips and tools in this “How to” Panel.

Room 345-346

11:00-12:00 – The Fundamentals of Visual Storytelling for Comic Artists

Join Andy Schmidt, former Marvel Comics and IDW Editor and Founder of the world’s largest online comic book school, Comics Experience, for an impactful dive into the world of visual storytelling – getting behind what looks cool and into what drives your visual story and how to bring it to life on the comic book page! This is an invaluable resource for any comic artist, whether you’re new or an old pro!

12:15-1:15 – A Sound of Thunder

Heavy metal band A Sound of Thunder screens its latest animation (from the makers of Netflix’ Castlevania and featuring comedian Brian Posehn), teases its new collaboration with Valiant Entertainment, and reveals its upcoming comic book series with writer Rafer Roberts. The band and Rafer will be there to sign a Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive preview comic.

1:30-2:30 – Kevin Nowlan Spotlight

Kevin Nowlan is a talented artist and letterer whose work includes Doctor StrangeJack B. QuickThe Infernal Man-Thing, and more. Join Kevin and Jose Villarrubia, artist and chair of MICA’s Illustration Department, for an informative look at his career in comics. Presented by the Hero Initiative.

2:45-3:45 – Creating Comics: The Writer-Artist Relationship

A unique feature about creating comics is that the story is told by multiple creators in two different art forms that, when combined, tells a cohesive story. Building that relationship is important from basic things like having the writer not put two actions in one panel description to understanding panel layouts. Join Bob SalleyShawn DaleyChristina Blanch, and Travis McIntire as they discuss this important topic.

Room 347-348

11:00-12:00 – Painting with Clinton T. Hobart Part 3

Disney Fine Artist Clinton T. Hobart will be painting live on stage at Baltimore Comic-Con. Come watch as the painting develops over three days! Clinton will be explaining his process while he paints and answering all of the questions you might have for a Disney Artist! Every member of the audience will receive a raffle ticket for each day they attend. On Sunday one ticket will be drawn and the winner will go home with the painting!!

12:15-1:15 – Exploring Webcomics with the Pros

Join industry acclaimed webcomic creators Steve ConleyKatie CookDean Haspiel, and Thom Zahler as they discuss their work on webcomics. What makes webcomics different from traditional print comics, and how do these panelists approach their craft? Moderated by Bob Harrison.

1:30-2:30 – Some Have Tourettes. I Have Fourettes.

An unfiltered hour with Howard Victor Chaykin. Those of you who don’t show up will be reminded by those who do that they have one more thing to regret.

Really.

2:45-3:45 – Loading Snacks: Being Comfortable Being a Geek 

Are you comfortable being a geek? If yes, why? If no, why not? How can we help each other be more comfortable being who we are? This panel will open the discussion on the definition of “geek” and how it has changed in recent years. We will discuss how our level of comfort with this and other labels has changed as more obscure pastimes such as reading comic books, playing video games, and watching anime has bled over into the mainstream.

Ballroom (4th Floor)

11:00-12:00 – Jonathon Schaech Spotlight

Comic fans know Johnathon Schaech‘s portrayal of Jonah Hex on the first three season’s of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. But how about his work with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, and others? Or his charity work for dyslexia and anti-violence? Come learn more about this amazing performer.

12:00-1:00 – Tara Strong & Greg Cipes Spotlight

Tara Strong and Greg Cipes are two of the best voice actors working today. You’ve heard Tara as Raven in Teen Titans Go!, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, Ben Tennyson in Ben 10, and more. You know Greg as Beast Boy on Teen Titans Go!, Michaelangelo on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Levin in Ben 10, and others. This panel is sure to be a blast!

1:00-2:00 – Aaron Douglas Spotlight

Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. Aaron has over 100 other film, television, and video game credits on his impressive resume, as well as creating and writing comic books for AfterShock Comics. Don’t miss out on this engaging panel.

2:30 – Costume Contest (Kids)

Kids Love Comics Pavilion Workshop Area

11:00-12:00 – The AaaaWoooooo Werewolf Workshop with Chris Flick

Have a howling good time as cartoonist Chris Flick shows you how to draw werewolves of all shapes and sizes.

12:00-1:00 – Superhero University with Chris Mariano and Jacob Chabot (OPEN TO FIRST 30 KIDS)

You won’t be able to fly and it won’t give you super powers, but you will learn all the ins and outs of superheroics from the industry’s top professors. PLUS you’ll have fun making your own cape and superhero mask! Come to this workshop as a kid, leave as a superhero!

1:00-2:00 – Meet The Good Guys! With Steve Conte

Introducing ACROBOT and SPARKINATOR – The GOOD GUYS! — Learn all about the co-stars of the humorous, superhero comic book series Action Figure Kingdom. Everyone attending the workshop will get a mock ACROBOT cover, and AFK creator Steve Conte will demonstrate the techniques he uses to draw Earth’s GOODEST Robot.

2:00-3:00 – Comic Cover Design Contest presented by Art Way Alliance (OPEN TO FIRST 20 ARTISTS)

Draw your own comic book illustration that shows an original or established character in a dynamic pose and interesting environment. Contestants must also include eye catching text to advertise the character. Today, We’re judging a book by its cover.

3:00-4:00 – Imagination Aquarium with Jamar Nicholas

Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!


In support of our hearing-impaired fans and attendees, the Baltimore Comic-Con will have ASL interpreters available at select 2019 panels.

Bob Wayne to Deliver 2019 Ringo Awards Keynote Address

Bob Wayne

The 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards will be presented at the Ringo Awards Banquet and Ceremony in conjunction with the 2019 Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019. limited number of tickets are available to the public to attend the Banquet and Award Ceremony and spend a fun evening, share a drink, and enjoy a meal with the comic book professional community. This is a unique opportunity to meet and network with industry creators, publishers, and professionals.

Ringo Awards tickets include a full cocktail hour (cash bar), a full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore crab cake), the awards ceremony, and a gift bag, and are now available for $125. Please visit our website to purchase with credit card: baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets

The Ringo Awards Committee is proud to announce the addition of comics industry veteran Bob Wayne to the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards ceremony as the Keynote Address speaker!

Bob Wayne was born in Fort Worth, Texas. With the same last name as Bruce Wayne, it’s appropriate that he learned to learn to read from Batman and Superman comics. The first comic he remembers purchasing was Superman #137, cover dated May 1960.

A comics and science fiction convention dealer in the 1970s, he was account #40 with Phil Seuling’s Seagate Distributors. He opened a retail store in 1980 just in time to sell copies of the Dark Phoenix Saga and the debut of the Wolfman/Pérez New Teen Titans. From August 1987 to April 2015, he was at DC Comics, rising to the position of Senior Vice President – Sales.

In 2009, he received the Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International: San Diego, which he has attended every year for the last 35 years. In 2012, he received the ComicsPRO Industry Appreciation Award. Founding ComicsPRO President Joe Field noted at the time: “I would venture to say that no one in this room knows more about comics or the comics industry than Bob Wayne.”

In 2019, he delivered the keynote speech at the annual ComicsPRO retailer meeting, and was an invited guest of Comic-Con International for the 50th San Diego Comic-Con.

His published work includes stories in Charlton’s Scary Tales and DC’s Secret Origins, as well as contributions to The Comics JournalLone Star Book Review, and MAD Magazine. He’s the co-author (with Lewis Shiner) of DC’s Time Masters, one of the precursors to the Legends of Tomorrow television series on The CW. He created the Card Sharks for George R.R. Martin’s long-running Wild Cards series, now in development at Hulu. He’s currently a business consultant in the publishing industry and serves on the Advisory Board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). He remains grateful that his mother never threw away any of his comics.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Joel Stoffer Comes to Baltimore Comic-Con

Joel Stoffer

Come to the 20th anniversary Baltimore Comic-Con October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce the addition of media guest Joel Stoffer from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the 2019 event. Tickets to see Joel are now on sale.

Having been a professional actor the last 25 years, Joel Stoffer has had a few opportunities to create some fun “sci-fi” characters, such as the demon Creo in Charmed; a memorable Vampire in Angel; Portus in Species III; as well as FBI agent Taylor in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

But recently, the role of an android Chronicom named Enoch has struck a chord with fans of the Marvel Universe. In season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the role started out as a mysterious, possibly sinister, silhouetted man who abducted the Agents, but returned in season 5 to reveal more altruistic intentions. Fans had grown to love his dry, serious humor up until his brave, sacrificial death in episode 10. But as all things are possible in the world of comics, they anxiously await his return in season 7 in 2020!

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