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Baltimore Comic-Con 2023 Tickets are on Sale!

Baltimore Comic Con 2023

Next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will take place at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 8-10, 2023. In advance of the holiday season (and in response to numerous inquiries from fans!), tickets for the show are now on sale. Get that special someone a unique gift this holiday season.

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
  • 2023 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Convention T-Shirt (size subject to availability)
  • 2023 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook with a VIP Exclusive Cover
  • Show-exclusive print

Baltimore Comic-Con announces its 2022 Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest Winners

Baltimore Comic Con and Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore have announced the winners of their 13th Annual Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest. The contest took place on Saturday, October 29, 2022 for both amateur and professional adults, and Sunday, October 30, 2022 for kids. Visually stunning costumes ranged from classic superheroes to video game and movie characters and beyond, and the contest has proven to be one of the most anticipated events at the show, for cosplayers and fans alike.

This year’s cosplay craftsmanship contest was split into novice, journeyman-traditional, and journeyman-large build contests, and a separate contest was held for kids as well.

The grand prize winner for Best in Show Costume, and the recipient of the $1,000 cash prize, was Cheery Kokiri Cosplay for Vex’ahlia from Critical Role.

Winners for this year’s contest include:

Overall Best Costume (Best in Show): Cheery Kokiri Cosplay, Vex’ahlia from Critical Role

Professional:

Journeyman – Traditional 1st Place: Rose Ryon, Moiraine Damodred from Wheel of Time

Journeyman – Traditional Runner-Up: Miss Taurus Cosplay, Geisha Espeon from Pokemon

Journeyman – Large Build 1st Place: Ariel Scotten, Ariel-Mando

Journeyman – Large Build Runner-Up: Shawn T. Andrew aka Shawnshonuff, Johnny Blaze

Amateur:

Novice 1st Place – Jade Young, Lucio from Overwatch

Novice Runner-Up: Sydney Fryer, Jean Alter from Fate Grand Order

Best Group:

1st Place: Elizabeth O’Connor, Alex Harrington, and Snigdha Ravy, Vex’ahlia (Vex), Keyleth, and Delilah Briarwood from Critical Role

Group Runner-Up: Sarah and Adam, Vanny and Glitchtrap from Five Nights at Freddy’s

Judges Awards:

Cora O’Delll, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Kera Gaigler, Dr. Daucus from Clive’n’Wrench

Kristina, Zoroark from Pokemon

Kids:

Best in Show, Ages 0-11: Josie Page, Hawkgirl

Best in Show, Ages 12-17: Colin Boam, Crimson

1st Place, Ages 0-11: Edgar Kinder, Gordon Freeman from Half-Life

1st Place, Ages 12-17: Santana Loazya, Clone Trooper

Runner-Up, Ages 0-11: Annabelle Stockham, Skywing Range from Wings of Fire

Runner-Up, Ages 12-17: Louis Bower, Predator

Judges Awards:

Audrey Gondor, Mangle

Jerrell and Lyndell Knight, Five Nights at Freddy’s

Jacqueline Pantoulis, Daycare Attendant from Five Nights at Freddy’s

The 2022 Ringo Awards winners announced!

Ringo Awards

The Ringo Awards have announced the 2022 winners! The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, October 29, 2022 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con which took place this weekend.

Voting on the 2022 Final Ballot was restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally.

During the ceremony, Steve Geppi was presented with the 2022 Ringo Award for “Lifetime Achievement”. Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters from Oni Press was the 2022 “Spirit Award Winner”. Scott Dunbier was presented with the 2022 Dick Giordano Hero Humanitarian Award.

Congrats to all of the winners and nominees!

Winners are marked in bold.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

Best Cartoonist (Writer and Artist)

  • Jeff Lemire
  • Sas Milledge
  • Eric Powell
  • Caytlin Vilbrandt
  • Thomas Zahler

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Filipe Andrade
  • Juan Cavia
  • Tyler Crook
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Jock
  • PokuriMio
  • Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Letterer

  • Andworld Designs
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Crank!
  • Taylor Esposito
  • DC Hopkins
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Best Cover Artist

  • Simone Di Meo
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Javan Jordan
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Peach Momoko
  • Sana Takeda

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Commander RAO #1, Scout Comics
  • Mamo #1, BOOM! Studios
  • The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children #20, BOOM! Studios
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface, So What? Press

Best Anthology

  • DC Pride 2021, DC
  • SENSORY: Life on the Spectrum, self-published
  • Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past, Iron Circus Comics
  • You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Iron Circus Comics
  • Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season, self-published

Best Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • The Comic Book History of Animation, IDW Publishing
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel, Z2
  • Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, Graphic Mundi
  • Run: Book One, Abrams Books
  • Yummy: A History of Desserts, Random House Children’s Books

Best Presentation in Design

  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • EC Covers Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Friday Foster: The Ultimate Collection, ABLAZE Comics
  • Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, IDW Publishing
  • Stake, Scout Comics

Best Writer

  • Jeff Lemire
  • MerryWeather
  • Chris Miskiewicz
  • Tom Taylor
  • James Tynion IV

Best Inker

  • Sal Buscema
  • Adelso Corona
  • Eber Ferreira
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Sandra Hope
  • Mark Morales
  • Norm Rapmund

Best Colorist

  • Juan Cavia
  • Bruna Costa
  • Dijjo Lima
  • Dave McCaig
  • K. O’Neill
  • Sandro Pacucci
  • Santiago R. Villa

Best Series

  • Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, IDW Publishing
  • Many Deaths of Laila Starr, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
  • Stray Dogs, Image Comics
  • Syphon, Image Comics

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ballad for Sophie, Top Shelf Productions
  • Blowback, self-published
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Djeliya, TKO Studios
  • Save it for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, Abrams Books
  • This is Where We Fall, Z2

Best Humor Comic

  • Cyclopedia Exotica, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid, Maerkle Press
  • Not All Robots, AWA Studios
  • Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book, Source Point Press
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone. Dark Horse Comics
  • Better Place, Top Shelf
  • Just Roll With It, Random House Children’s Books
  • Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump, Fantagraphics
  • Rainbow Bridge, Aftershock
  • The Underfoot: Into the Sun, Oni Press

Fan Favorite winners:

  • Sylas from Syphon – Fan Favorite Hero
  • Captain Martell from Blowback – Fan Favorite Villain
  • Clinic of Horrors (Webtoon) – Fan Favorite New Series
  • Vincent Kings – Fan Favorite New Talent
  • Image Comics – Fan Favorite Publisher

Check out the Baltimore Comic Con 2022 exclusives!

The 2022 Baltimore Comic Con is this weekend, October 28-30, 2022 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now.

Don’t miss the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives booth, just outside the show exit doors and around the corner from the Show Entrance. Check out this small sampling of exclusives available at the 2022 show.

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON YEARBOOK

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON YEARBOOK

An annual tradition, the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook, returns in 2022 for the tenth year, celebrating creators appearing at this year’s show. This year’s book of art features interpretations of characters from 2022 guest Jill Thompson‘s award-winning Scary Godmother. Copies of the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be available for sale at the Exclusives booth while supplies last.

The art created for the 2022 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction at 2pm on Saturday, October 29th upstairs in Room 339-342, with art from the book displayed in the Exclusives Booth downstairs throughout the day. Come out and bid on some one-of-a-kind original art by artists featured at the show like Russ BraunDan BreretonMike McKoneBob McLeodAdriana MeloBill MorrisonTom RaneyDavid PetersenStuart SaygerDon SimpsonMatt SlayJohn K. Snyder IIIJoe StatonSean Von Gorman, and so many others!

EXCLUSIVE HERO INITIATIVE ART AUCTION

Join the members of Hero Initiative for a charity auction on Saturday, October 29th at 5pm upstairs in Room 339-342, featuring items supplied by a variety of artists and creators from around the industry, including John ByrneFrank ChoMichael ChoTomm CokerKevin EastmanGene HaKelley JonesShawn McManusMike MignolaFrank MillerKevin NowlanDave SimWalter SimonsonHerb TrimpeJK Woodward, and more.

This auction has created a great deal of buzz in the original art community and will feature some amazing pieces for an amazing cause!

Hero Initiative art auction

SHOW EXCLUSIVE COVER

AfterShock Comics, in concert with the Baltimore Comic-Con, is featuring a Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive Brian Stelfreeze variant of Brian Buccellato and Mattia Monaco’s new Chicken Devils #1, available for purchase at the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives Booth located in the hall lobby.

Don’t forget to visit AfterShock Comics in Booth #2001!

BCC Chicken Devils #1

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE MERCH

In addition to the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook, you will find a wide variety of Baltimore Comic-Con merchandise including mugs, tumblers, beanies, sweatshirts, and a various tees.

OTHER EXCLUSIVES AVAILABLE AT THE SHOW

In addition to those items specifically made available through the show, numerous guests and exhibitors will feature their own items available only at the Baltimore Comic-Con, including (but certainly not limited to!) the following:

Head over to Booth #2409 to meet Sean Von Gorman and Dean Haspiel, and pick up this exclusive Haspiel cover to The Pedestrian. There are only 100 copies available, so don’t miss out!

The Pedestrian

Dan Nokes is celebrating both his 20th anniversary as a “One-Man-Band” indie comic creator with his imprint: 21st Century Sandshark Studios, and starting his comic career at the Baltimore Comic Con back in 2002. To mark this occasion, Dan has designed a variant exclusive poster featuring characters from his multiple graphic novels, set in the Sandshark Omniverse for the 2022 show! They are limited to 50 copies and can be picked up, complimentary, with any $20 purchase or more at his table (B-24) located in Artist Alley!

Marty Baumann is offering a series of 6 commemorative posters, printed with metallic inks. Be sure to check out his amazing work at Booth #1219.

Don’t miss the Kids Love Comics Pavilion at Baltimore Comic Con 2022

The Kids Love Comics Pavilion is returning to Baltimore Comic Con, sponsored by Scholastic/Graphix and offering a variety of family-friendly activities and how-to’s for kids of all ages October 28-30, 2022. Attendees can learn how to draw aliens, make their own comics, and create their own animal superhero in a collection of fun classes taught by actual comic book creators! Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now.

Hosted by comics creators and brothers Mark and Chris Mariano, the KLC Pavilion will have teachers throughout the weekend like Jimmy Gownley (7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up), Kata Kane (Ana and the Cosmic Race), Emilio Velez Jr. (Dodgeball Teens), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Darren Soto (Art Way Alliance), Nick Davis (Night Guardians), and many more. Kids Love Comics offers an area within the show floor where kids and their parents can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the comic booths. Music and crafts meet drawing and writing to form a fun weekend experience for the future comics fans and creators of tomorrow.

Host Chris Mariano, whose “Chris O-Matic Show” is an Internet cult favorite, introduces each of the art and craft programs in a style reminiscent of Pee Wee Herman or a TV puppet show. The result is an entertaining and sometimes surreal event that kids and families come back to again and again.

Besides the fun classes and crafts, the Kids Love Comics Pavilion hosts an all-star team of kids comics creators, offering fun and fabulous graphic novels that kids will love. Young readers have a new hero to aspire to be in Leon the Extraordinary, the recently debuted graphic novel by Jamar Nicholas. Kids are ready to devour the newest book from John GallagherMax Meow: Taco Time Machine. More taco-themed fun can be found in Punk Taco by the father and son team, Adam and Makana Wallenta. There are plenty of laughs to be had in Mark Mariano’s new zany book, Loud Cow. Enjoy the Halloween season by reading Franco’s Deadman Tells the Spooky Tales. The full guest list for Kids Love Comics can be found at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.

Kids Love Comics Pavilion

The Quarto Group heads to Baltimore Comic Con 2022

The Baltimore Comic Con is coming to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 28-30, 2022. Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now. The Quarto Group has announced they will be attending Baltimore Comic Con this year! They will be bringing a few authors with them to celebrate their inaugural attendance at the con. They will located at booth #2008.

Quarto will be showcasing their new publishing partner Saturday AM, with Saturday AM cofounder and author Frederick L. Jones present. Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Communication Studies. Having worked on nearly every part of product creation, including product marketing, product development, and brand management, Frederick combined his experience with his lifelong love of anime to create the diverse manga brand Saturday AM in 2013. He is the author of The Massively Multiplayer World of GhostsYellow Stringer, and Clock Striker, and will be signing all three books on Saturday at 11am at the Quarto booth #2008.

In addition to the Saturday AM crew, Karama Horne (@theblerdgurl) will be present to talk about and sign Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training Manual for the Dora Milaje. Horne is a culture journalist, podcaster, host, and critic parked at the intersection of geekdom and diversity. She has bylines at Marvel.com, Rotten Tomatoes, NERDIST, Mashasble, SYFYWIRE, and The Wrap. Protectors of Wakanda is her first novel, set in the world of the Black Panther Universe, and hits bookshelves Fall of 2022. Horne will be signing at Quarto booth #2008 on both Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 2pm, respectively.

Mad Cave Studios is Heading to Baltimore Comic Con!

Mad Cave Studios is packing their bags and headed to Baltimore Comic Con 2022! From Friday, October 28th through the 30th, Mad Cave will be set up at Booth #2203, with Maverick in tow! Be sure to drop by the booth and say hello to the crew! Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now.

Lower your Sights creators, Chas! PangburnKevin CuffeMatthew ClarkMicah MyersSean GormanBob Frantz, and John K. Snyder III will be attending the Mad Cave booth Saturday from 3-4pm for signings on the benefit anthology.

Source Point Press announces its Baltimore Comic Con ’22 Guests

The Baltimore Comic Con will be held at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center October 28-30, 2022. Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now. Source Point Press returns to Baltimore Comic Con in 2022, and will be hosting several creators for signings throughout the weekend.

Garrett Gunn and Dr. Christina Blanch, co-writers of the fan-favorite series Good Boy, will be attending every day of the convention and offering free signings periodically. Source Point Press will be featuring a Baltimore Comic-Con ‘22 Exclusive Variant Cover of Good Boy Vol 3. #1 by Kit Wallis. The BCC’ 22 Exclusive is an homage to Spider-Man #1 (1990), and is limited to 200 copies.

Writer Dirk Manning will also be in attendance every day, signing Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book which has been Ringo nominated for Best Humor Comic. The official synopsis for Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book is as follows:

David Doub, writer of Salty Seductions of the Salacious Sea, will be available for a signing window on Saturday, the 29th. 

AfterShock Comics Brings a Baltimore Comic Con 2022 Exclusive Stelfreeze Cover

AfterShock Comics is returning to the Charm City from October 28-30, 2022 for Baltimore Comic Con, known by fans and creators alike as “America’s Greatest Comic Book Convention!” Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now.

Visit AfterShock at Booth #2001 to begin your odyssey into the works of their critically acclaimed voices and visionaries from across the realms of horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction and more. Their special “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” offer on paperback and hardcover collections will be in effect throughout the convention, along with special prices on convention specials including exceedingly rare metallic cover variants.

Plus, AfterShock’s BCC-exclusive Brian Stelfreeze variant of Brian Buccellato and Mattia Monaco’s new Chicken Devils #1 will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives Booth located in the hall lobby.

Baltimore Comic Con Chicken Devils #1

Sean Chen, Nikkol Jelenic, Terry Kavanagh, Rick Leonardi, Alitha Martinez, Bella Rachlin, Joe Rubinstein, and Kevin VanHook are coming to Baltimore Comic Con

You won’t want to miss the Baltimore Comic Con next weekend, October 28-30, 2022 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced the addition of comic writers and artists Sean Chen, Nikkol Jelenic, Terry Kavanagh, Rick Leonardi, Alitha Martinez, Bella Rachlin, Joe Rubinstein, and Kevin VanHook. Tickets for admission and VIP experiences are online now.

Sean Chen has been a major part of the comic book industry for over two decades. Starting with Valiant Comics, his debut book, Rai And the Future Force, topped the charts with over 800,000 copies sold. He then moved on to Harbinger and Bloodshot before landing on their flagship title X-O Manowar. Sean then found a new home at Marvel, where he started what would become the longest and most remembered run of his career, working on Iron Man. For the next decade, he had his hands on a number of titles, including WolverineX-MenSpider-ManNova, and The Avengers.

Nikkol Jelenic is an American horror illustrator, comic book creator, and cover artist. While creating fantastic and gory tales for her own comics and freelancing pin ups and painted canvas works, she continues collaborating with other independent authors and artists that share the same genre interests.

Recently working for AfterShock Comics on graphic novels titled Midnight Rose and horror anthology After Dark as a sequential artist, she is also currently working independently on a few creator-owned titles through various publishers. One is set in a post apocalyptic world and another features monster hunting in a cyberpunk backdrop, both equally loaded with fantasy and horrific art. Nikkol has wrapped up her creator-owned title A Taste For Killing horror comic collection, taking place in the ACID i COMICS universe, with her killer clown tale Chuckles Knuckles-Hook. Her past works include A Taste For KillingSide-KickedSpiralmindThe FallTales From The One Eyed PussyGideon & SebastianThe Women of Darby PopVampireVampire 2, and Siren.

Terry Kavanagh was a Marvel Comics editor from 1985 to 1997. Titles he edited during that time included Marvel Comics PresentsNick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Black Widow. For the company, he wrote such titles as Moon KnightAvengersFantastic Four, and X-Man.

Terry also wrote for Marvel until the mid-2000s. He was one of the writers on the “Maximum Carnage” storyline which ran through the various Spider-Man titles in 1993. He pitched a storyline involving the return of Spider-Man’s clone, which then formed the basis of the long-running Spider-Man maxi-series The Clone Saga.

In 2011, Terry co-founded the Internet startup company www.mybeanjar.com. He also wrote and edited comics for Zenescope Entertainment from 2017 to 2019, and consulted on the Marvel Entertainment streaming series, Marvel’s Hero Project. Terry is now Head of Development for inksmyth, a custom comic book company.

Leeanne M. Krecic, also known to her fans as “Mongie“, is the creator of the Eisner-nominated and Amazon bestselling comic phenomenon Let’s Play. As a webcomic, Let’s Play has over 5 million global subscribers and is available in English, French, Spanish, and German through the webcomics platform, Webtoon. The graphic novel collections of Let’s Play are 2 of the top 30 all-time Kickstarters in the Comics category and are published by Rocketship Entertainment. Announced in 2021, Let’s Play is being adapted as a live action series by Allnighter (Final FantasyLuther Strode). In 2021, Leeanne was nominated for the Ringo Award for Best Cartoonist. With a degree in computer science, Leeanne worked as head of IT for an Internet-based company for eleven years, helping it become a multi-million dollar company, before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming a comic creator. Entirely self-taught, Leeanne has worked as a commissioned freelance artist for over eight years, creating concept art for tabletop games, and book covers. Leeanne resides in Kansas City with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and over a hundred fish.

Rick Leonardi has drawn comics for more than forty years. His best-known works include various issues of The Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants, as well as runs on Cloak & DaggerSpider-Man 2099NightwingBatgirl, and Green Lantern vs. Aliens. He is credited, along with fellow illustrator Mike Zeck, with designing the black-and-white costume to which Spider-Man switched during the miniseries Secret Wars, and with creating the costume for Spider-Man 2099. He was penciler/inker for the original four issues of Watson and Holmes, which received an Eisner nomination for Best New Series in 2014.

Currently, Rick is finishing up an original graphic novel, Blue Angel, for the US Naval Institute Press, contributing pages to the upcoming Nightwing #100, and looking forward to Spider-Man 2099’s appearance in Across the Spider-Verse, to be released 2 June, 2023.

New Yorker Alitha E. Martinez jumped right into the deep end of the comic book industry, working as an assistant to ex-Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, initially doing art assists like background work on DC Comics’ Azrael, Event Comics’ Ash, and Marvel Comics’ Daredevil, and assistant inking DC Comics’ Aquaman, before taking over the reins of Marvel’s Iron Man. She then moved onto titles like BattlebooksMarvel Age Fantastic Four, and Black Panther from Marvel, Batgirl from DC, New Crusaders from Archie Comics, Voltron from Devil’s Due, and the Aspen Comics adaptation of the NBC hit television series Heroes, and has self-publishing her own title, Yume and Ever. Lately, her work can be found in Papercutz’s WWE Superstars and Barbie, Archie Comics’ Riverdale, DC Comics’ Vertigo Quarterly CMYK, and Marvel’s Black Panther: World of Wakanda.

Bella Rachlin is a comic book artist who works mostly in traditional painting techniques. She’s been working as a freelancer since 2016. she has been doing mostly covers for various companies, card sets for Marvel Upper Deck, and private commissions.

Inker extraordinaire Joe Rubinstein has had a storied career, having had opportunity to participate in the creation of works that have had lasting impacts on comics. He holds a Guinness World Record for inking more pencilers than any other inker, and worked on inking The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe for over 20 years. His contributions include Marvel’s original Wolverine limited series, Micronauts, and Warlock, and DC Comics’ BatmanGreen Arrow/Black CanaryJustice League titles, and Superman among many, many others.

Kevin VanHook is a film maker and comic cook creator born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As a writer/director, he has made seven feature films, including the popular Slayer and Death Row horror.

He has created VFX for many films, including Olympus Has Fallen and I Am Number Four, and TV series ranging from Vampire Diaries to Law & Order and Rizzoli & Isles. He supervised visual effects for the Netflix Original, Project Power starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx.

As a comic book writer and artist, he is best known for co-creating Bloodshot for Valiant Comics with Don Perlin and Bob Layton. The premiere issue sold nearly one million copies and continued to be a top-selling title.

Bloodshot was released as a major motion picture from Sony in March 2020 starring Vin Diesel.

Kevin also wrote and drew The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie adaptation for Caliber Press as well as over a hundred other comic books for Valiant Comics from X-O Manowar to Solar, Man of the Atom. He wrote the Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip for King Features for two years and joined DC Comics to create Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves as well as Oracle: The CureRed Tornado: Family Reunion, and Lobo for Weird Worlds.

In 2022, Kevin wrote an original graphic novel for Heavy Metal and is writing multiple titles for Indonesian Publisher Visi8. It was recently announced that he is writing several new projects for Frank Miller Presents.

Kevin appears courtesy of Visi8.


Confirmed guests for this year’s show include:

Andrew Aydin (Run), Chris Barcomb (The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Dr. Christina Blanch (Good Boy), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Russ Braun (The Boys), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Jeffrey Burandt (Killer Bad), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Miracleman), Sean Chen (Iron Man), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Matthew Clark (Adventures of Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Shawn Daley (Better Place), Alan Davis (Thanos), Nick Davis (The Night Guardians – Awakenings), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Terry Dodson (Harley Quinn), Mike Dringenberg (Sandman), Scott Dunbier (Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ryan Dunlavey (The Comic Book History of Animation), Garth Ennis (The Boys), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), Chris Flick (Capes and Babes), Scott Fogg (Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Ron Garney (BZRKR, Friday and Saturday only), Mitch Gerads (Mister Miracle), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Steven Grant (X), Mike Grell (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Dean Haspiel (The Fox), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Karama Horne (Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training Manual for the Dora Milaje, courtesy of The Quarto Group), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Nikkol Jelenic (Midnight Rose), Frederick L. Jones (The Massively Multiplayer World of Ghosts, courtesy of The Quarto Group), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Terry Kavanagh (Spider-Man), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play), Greg LaRocque (The Three Stooges), Jim Lee (Action Comics, Friday only), Rick Leonardi (Spider-Man 2099), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Dirk Manning (Twiztid Haunted High-Ons, courtesy of Source Point Press), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Alitha Martinez (Nubia), Ron Marz (Silver Surfer), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Jason May (LEGO Club Magazine), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Mike McKone (Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jarrett Melendez (Chef’s Kiss), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Al Milgrom (Spectacular Spider-Man), Frank Miller (Sin City, Saturday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Elvis: The Graphic Novel), Mark Morales (Thor), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ann Nocenti (The Seeds, Friday and Saturday only, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sedat Oezgen (Judge Dredd), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Rachel Ordway (Chainmail Bikini), Steve Orlando (Rainbow Bridge, Saturday and Sunday only), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Dan Parent (Archie vs. Sharknado), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Eric Powell (The Goon), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Bella Rachlin (Agents of PACT), Tom Raney (Green Lantern), Afua Richardson (Omni), Christopher Ring (Seamus (the Famous)), David A. Rodriguez (Skylanders), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Arsia Rozegar (Shahnameh For Kids), Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, courtesy of Flesk Publications), Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Matt Smith (Hellboy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Christopher Uminga (Batman’s Mystery Casebook), Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot, courtesy of Visi 8 Entertainment), Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Animation), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast

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