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Baltimore Comic-Con 2020 Ticket Discount Ends Soon

Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 23-25, 2020Discount tickets for the show are now on sale but only through January 1, 2020.

Tickets currently available include:

  • VIP
  • Weekend Pass
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only

As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!

VIP ticket holders receive the following package items and benefits:

  • Exclusive early admission to all 3 days of the show
  • 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt
  • 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con yearbook
  • $40 gift voucher to the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives table
  • Show-exclusive Frank Cho print

Limited time offer! Between now and January 1, 2020, the Baltimore Comic-Con is offering a 10% discount on all ticket sales.

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit the tickets page for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Afua Richardson (Omni), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), and Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan).

Winners of the 2019 Ringo Awards Announced

Ringo Awards

Comic creative professionals, publishers, retailers, and fans came together Saturday night, October 19, 2019 to socialize, dine, and experience the comic book industry celebrating recognition of their peers, co-workers, and competitors at the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards. The banquet and awards ceremony honoring nominees and winners in professional and fan categories was hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con and Cards, Comics & Collectibles.

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike.

Bob Wayne, comics industry luminary whose resume includes stints as a retailer, comics writer for DC and Charlton Comics, DC Comics executive, and CBLDF advisory board member, honored the Ringo Awards as the 2019 keynote presenter at the event.

Winners of the 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are:

Fan Favorites:

  • Favorite Hero: Toaster Dude
  • Favorite Villain: Lance Cordrey from Aberrant (Action Lab Entertainment)
  • Favorite New Series: Luff
  • Favorite New Talent: Enjelicious
  • Favorite Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Jury and Fan Winners:

  • Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples
  • Best Series (tie): Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Dark Horse Comics and The Immortal Hulk, Marvel Comics
  • Best Letterer: Todd Klein
  • Best Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain
  • Best Humor Comic: MAD, DC Comics
  • Best Original Graphic Novel: My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Image Comics
  • Best Comic Strip or Panel: Nancy, Olivia Jaimes, Andrews McMeel Universal
  • Best Single Issue or Story: Swamp Thing Winter Special, DC Comics
  • Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Isola, Image Comics
  • Best Anthology: Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, Image Comics
  • Best Non-fiction Comic Work: Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, Image Comics
  • Best Presentation in Design: Absolute Sandman Overture, DC Comics
  • Best Webcomic: The Nib (thenib.com)
  • Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel: Punk Taco, Adam Wallenta Entertainment
  • Best Inker: Fiona Staples
  • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
  • Best Artist or Penciller: Sean Phillips
  • Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Terry Moore

Hero Initiative Awards:

  • Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Louise Simonson
  • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Kicks Off Tomorrow!

The 20th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks-off tomorrow afternoon, Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center! The show floor will open at 1:00 pm (12:30 pm for VIP Ticket holders), but box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am.

Here are a few last-minute reminders for attendees:

  • The convention entrance is in the Pratt and Howard Street Lobby this year (the same entrance as last year).
  • Be sure to arrive early, as lines to enter when the show floor opens will begin to form early.
  • If you are driving in on Saturday, especially from the north, please be aware of traffic changes — see the Helpful Info: Getting to the Baltimore Comic-Con on Saturday link for details.
  • All attendees need to bring their receipt from their online ticket purchase or their physical tickets and a photo ID, and follow directions of staff members to guide them to the proper lines where their receipts will be scanned and collected, and wristbands issued.
  • Those who purchased the VIP Packages should go the VIP booth near WILL CALL to attain their packages.
  • They have celebrity photo ops and tickets for media guests. You can meet, greet, and redeem all pre-purchased tickets for media guests in the Guest Autographs and Photos Area. More information about all of the media guests can be found here.
  • The Jim Lee Platinum Signing will be Saturday at 1:00pm-2:30pm in Room 347-348. The Jim Lee Gold Signing will be Saturday at 3:00pm-5:00pm in Room 347-348. Jim Lee autograph signings will occur at 5:00pm in Room 347-348. To purchase Jim Lee Autographs and/or remaining Fan Packages, go to the Tickets page.
  • The Brian K. Vaughan Friday Meet and Greet will be at 2:45pm-4:45pm in Room 339-342. The Brian K. Vaughan Saturday Meet and Greet will be 3:45pm-5:45pm in Room 345-346.
  • The 10th Annual Costume Contest, sponsored by Toynk.com, will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm for adults (professional and amateur), and Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm for children. Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00 am and lasts until 1:00 pm each respective contest day. Contest Registration forms will be handed out at the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest. Over-18 registration will cost $10 for professionals and $5 for amateurs. Under-18 registration will be free.
  • There will be ATMs available throughout the show for your convenience.
  • Maps for the show are now posted.
  • To ensure everyone has a safe and fun weekend, please familiarize yourself with the Baltimore Comic-Con Harassment Policy and Weapons Policy.
  • Bring your comfortable shoes and stay hydrated.

AfterShock Announces Exclusives, Signings, and More for Baltimore Comic Con

AfterShock Comics has unveiled its lineup for the 2019 Baltimore Comic-Con, October 19-20, delivering fans and enthusiasts the opportunity for up-close-and-personal access to top creators and much more.

Located at Booth #2001 at the Baltimore Convention Center, AfterShock Comics team members in attendance include Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; SVP Sales & Marketing Steve Rotterdam; Senior Sales Development Manager Marc Hammond; Publishing Assistant Sarah Pruett and some of the most exciting creative stars in the comics industry.

Exclusive variants only available at Booth #2001 include Dark Ark: After the Flood #1 with covers by Leila Diaz (created exclusively for the convention), Francesco Francavilla (available at the Baltimore Comic Con Exclusives booth) and lenticular cover by Mike Rooth; original graphic novel Horde in hardcover with cover by Leila Leiz; and A Walk Through Hell, Volume 2 with cover by Andy Clarke and signed by Garth Ennis.  

AfterShock will host exclusive signings at Booth #2001 with creators Cullen Bunn, Leila Leiz, and Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas. The three will also participate in a highly anticipated panel entitled AfterShock Original Graphic Novels: The Format for Storytellers on Saturday, October 19, from 12:15pm – 1:15pm in room 343-344. The discussion will provide an insightful sneak peek at the sensational, singular stories coming your way from the three stars.

Then on Sunday, October 20, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the 4th Floor Ballroom, AfterShock presents Spotlight on Aaron Douglas, a Q&A with AfterShock creator and actor best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. Douglas will be discussing working with AfterShock and his journey as a creative with over 100 projects in film, television and video game credits on his impressive resume.

Fans will also have a rare opportunity to take home a limited edition, one-of-a-kind BCC AfterShock Mystery Box, a value of close to $200, for only $75. Contents may include graded comics, signed comics, rare variants, complete series runs and surprise items every comic enthusiast will enjoy.

Bloodshot #1 Gets an Exclusive Cover for Baltimore Comic Con

Valiant is heading to Baltimore Comic-Con!

While you’re exploring the awesome show floor, be sure to visit the Valiant Booth #2003 for…

  • Bloodshot #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Cover by Jim Calafiore (also available at the Baltimore Comic-Con Merch Booth)
  • Brand-new Bloodshot pins & t-shirts
  • Five Volume 1 TPBs for just $30
  • gold book for fans wearing Valiant attire/cosplay (while supplies last)

Check out the exclusive cover and new merch below!

Bloodshot #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Cover

BLOODSHOT 2019 T-SHIRT

BLOODSHOT 2019 T-SHIRT

VALIANT LOGO 2019 T-SHIRT

VALIANT LOGO 2019 T-SHIRT

BLOODSHOT 2019 PIN #1

BLOODSHOT 2019 PIN #1

BLOODSHOT 2019 PIN #2

BLOODSHOT 2019 PIN #2

Greg Hildebrandt and The Spiderwebart Gallery Heads to Baltimore Comic Con

Baltimore Comic Con

Greg Hildebrandt – Born in 1939 in Detroit Michigan, Greg Hildebrandt is a legendary American illustrator. After several years working in an animation studio and for the Catholic Church, Greg really broke out and onto the scene in 1975. Along with his late twin brother Tim, the duo became known as The Brothers Hildebrandt by illustrating perhaps the definitive version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy for Ballantine Books. Hot on the heels of the astronomical success of the LOTR calendars, they were hired by Lucas Film to illustrate a poster for a small unknown space opera by the name of Star Wars. For the Brothers, there was no looking back. Flash forward to 1994, the Brothers Hildebrandt created the epic 140 Marvel Masterpiece trading card set. Independent from his brother, Greg has had great success. Illustrating over 100 pinup images for his American Beauties Pinup series, covers for DC, IDW, and Marvel Comics, and numerous illustrated classics. Greg will be meeting fans and signing all weekend long!

The Spiderwebart Gallery – Owned by Greg Hildebrandt and operated by Jean Scrocco, the Spiderwebart Gallery is an online art gallery and artist agency. Spiderwebart not only represents Greg Hildebrandt, but several other artists as well including Mark Romanoski, Dani Serra, Holly Golightly, and is the exclusive dealer for Walt Simonson original art. The Spiderwebart Gallery will be at booth number 2505-2405 and have a ton of original art to view and purchase. Included in the offerings at the booth will be some of the variant covers that Greg has created for Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, original gallery works on black board by Greg, tin signs, prints, and numerous representations from their other artists.

Mark Romanoski – From North Plainfield, New Jersey, Mark cannot remember a time when art wasn’t a part of his life. In addition to drawing, Mark also had an enduring fondness for comic books and fantasy-related material. Mr. Romanoski graduated in 1992 from Kean College with a BFA in illustration. However, he didn’t become serious about his art until sometime later when he met Tim Hildebrandt. The renowned artist made him realize how much he had to learn. Mark recalls Tim telling him that perseverance must be a God-given talent because, so few people have it. After struggling on his own for a while, Mark was introduced to DC Comics artist Joe DeVito. Joe opened up a whole new world for the young artist. He taught Mark an academic approach to illustration and convinced him to enroll at the Art Students League in New York. He spent two years there studying a wide variety of paintings. Afterward, he enrolled in DuCret School of Arts in Plainfield, NJ where he studied under Peter Caras, another well-known artist who is a protégé of Norman Rockwell and Jim Bama. Most recently, Mark’s biggest job, literally, was for the World Wrestling Federation. Mark created the image for the WWF’s pay-per-view event “Royal Rumble” in 2001. The WWF used the image to create a banner over twenty feet tall that hung above their restaurant in Manhattan.

Holly Golightly – Holly G! grew up in NYC. After spending her high school years at Anglo-American, she did a year at Bard for Film, a year at Parson’s School of Design for Storyboarding, and then finally graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Acting. Navigating careers in Education, Fashion Design, and Children’s Entertainment, Holly finally followed her bliss into comic books! Holly G! has worked on many well-known characters, some of which are Sabrina, the Teenage WitchCheryl BlossomJosie & the Pussycats, and Betty & Veronica. Currently residing in PA with her True Love, Husband Jim Balent, she is VP to his company, BroadSword Comics, as well as colourist/productionist on Jim’s TarotWitch of the Black Rose, and creator of her own projects: School Bites, a manga about a school where Vampires learn to drink responsibly and her Graphic novel, a collection of comic strips based on experiences with their cat, Prince Pangur Ban the Fluffy.

Dani Serra – Daniele Serra is a comic artist and illustrator who lives in the beautiful country of Italy where he was born and raised. Mr. Serra’s career as a professional illustrator began in 2008. Serra’s unique style has been well-received, and his work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States, and Japan! As a comic artist, Mr. Serra’s clients include DC Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, and the opportunity to work with authors such as Jeff Mariotte and Joe Lansdale. He has also created pieces for the Hellraiser comic under the supervision of Clive Barker. As an illustrator, Mr. Serra has worked for Cemetery DanceWeird Tales magazine, PS Publishing, Dark Region Press, and many other publishers. In 2012, Daniele Serra was honored to win the British Fantasy Award for “Best Artist”. Daniele’s preferred mediums are watercolor and ink. His combination of the two results in beautifully dramatic, haunting pieces that are otherworldly and surreal. His dark pieces are absolutely unique and utterly captivating.


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).

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).

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