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Baltimore Comic-Con 2022 Tickets are on Sale!

Baltimore Comic Con 2022

Next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will take place at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on October 28-30, 2022. 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
  • 2022 Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt
  • 2022 Baltimore Comic-Con yearbook
  • $40 gift voucher to the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives table
  • Show-exclusive print

Limited time offer! Between now and January 1, 2022, the Baltimore Comic-Con is offering a 10% discount on all ticket sales.

Baltimore Comic-Con Announces 2021 Costume Contest Winners

The Baltimore Comic-Con and Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore have announced the winners of our 12th Annual Costume Contest. The contest took place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 for both amateur and professional adults, and Sunday, September 22, 2021 for kids. Visually stunning costumes ranged from classic superheroes to video game and movie characters and beyond, and our contest has proven to be one of the most anticipated events at the show, for cosplayers and fans alike.

This year’s costume contest separated amateur adults from professional adults, and held a separate contest for amateur kids as well.

The grand prize winner for Best in Show Costume, and the recipient of the $1,000 cash prize, was Aziz Raad for his “Din Djarin” costume.

Winners for this year’s contest include:

Overall Best Costume (Best in Show): Aziz Raad, Din Djarin from The Mandolorian

Aziz Raad, Din Djarin from The Mandolorian

Professional:

1st Place: Bryan Fadrosh, Lord of Blades from Dungeons and Dragons Eberron Rising From the Last War

2nd Place: Kitten Pickles, Mermaid Apple Jack from My Little Pony Movie

3rd Place: Rose Ryon, Sylvie Laufeydottir from The Marvel Cinematic Universe media franchise, partially based on the characters Lady Loki and Sylvie Lushton from the Marvel Comics

Amateur:

1st Place: Andrea Zura, Thor

2nd Place: Topher Gaut, Bender Bending Rodriguez from Futurama

3rd Place: Tobias Pilachowski, Wally West

Best Group:

1st Place: Carroll Ghostbusters

2nd Place: Bartholomew and Jennifer Macasieb, The Neverending Story

Amateur Kids:

Grand Prize: Violet Brown, Ghost Rider

1st Place: Layla Adkins, original character Lucas

2nd Place: Norah Pollack, Diona from Genshin Impact

The 2021 Ringo Awards Winners Are…

Ringo Awards

The 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were presented during the Ringo Awards Banquet and Ceremony in conjunction with the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con taking place, Saturday evening, October 23, 2021.

The event was livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube for those who were unable to make the ceremony and still wanted to watch.

The winners are below in bold. Congrats to everyone who was nominated and won.

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Derf Backderf
  • Leeanne M. Krecic (Mongie)
  • Stan Sakai
  • Rachel Smythe
  • Adrian Tomine
  • Sophie Yanow

Best Writer

  • Penelope Bagieu
  • Anthony Del Col
  • Jason Douglas
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Marjorie Liu
  • James Tynion IV
  • Ram V

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Josh Adams
  • Jamal Campbell
  • Elsa Charretier
  • Hanza Art
  • Sana Takeda

Best Inker

  • Sanford Greene
  • Brett Hobson
  • Jjolee
  • Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Tonci Zonjic

Best Letterer

  • Deron Bennett
  • Aditya Bidikar
  • DC Hopkins
  • Micah Myers
  • Chas! Pangburn

Best Colorist

  • Toyin Ajetunmobi
  • Laura Allred
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Aladdin Lee Grant Rutledge Collar
  • Jacob Phillips
  • Joe Todd-Stanton
  • Christian Ward

Best Cover Artist

  • Gian Carlo Bernal
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Maan House
  • Steve Lieber
  • Peach Momoko
  • Kevin O’Neill
  • Joe Todd-Stanton

Best Series

  • The Department of Truth, Image Comics
  • Far Sector, DC
  • Lore Olympus, WEBTOON
  • My Deepest Secret, WEBTOON
  • Usagi Yojimbo, IDW Publishing
  • Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, DC

Best Single Issue or Story

  • All-America Comix #1, Image Comics
  • Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds, BOOM! Studios
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin” from Ice Cream Man Present Quarantine Comix Special #1, Image Comics
  • The O.Z., self-published
  • Parallel, Source Point Press

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Buried But Not Dead, Source Point Press
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Moms, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Pulp, Image Comics

Best Anthology

  • Be Gay, Do Comics, IDW Publishing
  • Hey, Amateur! Go From Novice to Nailing It in 9 Panels, IDW Publishing
  • Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope, A Wave Blue World
  • Pandemix: Quarantine Comix in the Age of ‘Rona, self-published
  • Votes for Women: The Battle for the 19th Amendment, Little Red Bird Press

Best Humor Comic

  • Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • ArkhaManiacs, DC
  • Billionaire Island, AHOY Comics
  • Love and Capes: The Family Way, Maerkle Press/IDW Publishing
  • Metalshark Bro 2: Assault on Hamzig Island, Scout Comics
  • Moms, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Webcomic

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Banned Book Club, Iron Circus Comics
  • Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker In California, Z2 Comics
  • Come Home Indio, Street Noise Books
  • Dancing After TEN, Fantagraphics Books
  • Grateful Dead – Origins, Z2 Comics
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • We’ll Soon Be Home Again, Dark Horse Comics

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • Cat Kid Comic Club #1, Scholastic Graphix
  • Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio, Action Lab Entertainment
  • Max Meow: Cat Crusader, Random House
  • The Perhapanauts: First Blood, Black Caravan/Scout Comics
  • Twins, Scholastic Graphix

Best Presentation in Design

  • Crescent City Monsters, Dream Fury Comics
  • Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition, IDW Publishing
  • The Electric Black, Black Caravan/Scout Comics
  • The Harrowing of Hell, Iron Circus Comics
  • Heavy Metal #300, Heavy Metal
  • Impossible Jones, Volume 1: Grin & Gritty, Panic Button Press
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press

The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement was presented to Joe Quesada, The Ringo Spirit Award was presented for Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith, and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Awards was presented to Gene Ha.

Fan Awards included “Favorite Hero” which was Persephone from Lore Olympus on Webtoon, “Favorite Villain” which was Emma from My Deepest Secret on Webtoon, “Favorite New Series” which was Midnight Poppy Land on Webtoon, and “Favorite New Talent” presented to Lilydusk. Rocketship was named “Favorite Publisher“.

The 2021 Ringo Awards are Live Streaming Tonight!

Ringo Awards

The 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented at the Ringo Awards Banquet and Ceremony in conjunction with the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con this evening, Saturday, October 23, 2021.

You can tune in to the Ringo Awards Facebook page, the Baltimore Comic-Con Facebook page, and Subscribe and tune into the Baltimore Comic-Con YouTube channel. The ceremony will begin at approximately 9pm ET (and there may be some pre-ceremony coverage as well!).

Tune in to see winners in the following Fan and Pro Categories:

Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Derf Backderf
  • Leeanne M. Krecic (Mongie)
  • Stan Sakai
  • Rachel Smythe
  • Adrian Tomine
  • Sophie Yanow

Best Writer

  • Penelope Bagieu
  • Anthony Del Col
  • Jason Douglas
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Marjorie Liu
  • James Tynion IV
  • Ram V

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Josh Adams
  • Jamal Campbell
  • Elsa Charretier
  • Hanza Art
  • Sana Takeda

Best Inker

  • Sanford Greene
  • Brett Hobson
  • Jjolee
  • Gabriel Hernandez Walta
  • Tonci Zonjic

Best Letterer

  • Deron Bennett
  • Aditya Bidikar
  • DC Hopkins
  • Micah Myers
  • Chas! Pangburn

Best Colorist

  • Toyin Ajetunmobi
  • Laura Allred
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Aladdin Lee Grant Rutledge Collar
  • Jacob Phillips
  • Joe Todd-Stanton
  • Christian Ward

Best Cover Artist

  • Gian Carlo Bernal
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Maan House
  • Steve Lieber
  • Peach Momoko
  • Kevin O’Neill
  • Joe Todd-Stanton

Best Series

  • The Department of Truth, Image Comics
  • Far Sector, DC
  • Lore Olympus, WEBTOON
  • My Deepest Secret, WEBTOON
  • Usagi Yojimbo, IDW Publishing
  • Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, DC

Best Single Issue or Story

  • All-America Comix #1, Image Comics
  • Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds, BOOM! Studios
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin” from Ice Cream Man Present Quarantine Comix Special #1, Image Comics
  • The O.Z., self-published
  • Parallel, Source Point Press

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Buried But Not Dead, Source Point Press
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Moms, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Pulp, Image Comics

Best Anthology

  • Be Gay, Do Comics, IDW Publishing
  • Hey, Amateur! Go From Novice to Nailing It in 9 Panels, IDW Publishing
  • Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope, A Wave Blue World
  • Pandemix: Quarantine Comix in the Age of ‘Rona, self-published
  • Votes for Women: The Battle for the 19th Amendment, Little Red Bird Press

Best Humor Comic

  • Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • ArkhaManiacs, DC
  • Billionaire Island, AHOY Comics
  • Love and Capes: The Family Way, Maerkle Press/IDW Publishing
  • Metalshark Bro 2: Assault on Hamzig Island, Scout Comics
  • Moms, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Webcomic

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Banned Book Club, Iron Circus Comics
  • Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker In California, Z2 Comics
  • Come Home Indio, Street Noise Books
  • Dancing After TEN, Fantagraphics Books
  • Grateful Dead – Origins, Z2 Comics
  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, Abrams Books
  • We’ll Soon Be Home Again, Dark Horse Comics

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press
  • Cat Kid Comic Club #1, Scholastic Graphix
  • Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio, Action Lab Entertainment
  • Max Meow: Cat Crusader, Random House
  • The Perhapanauts: First Blood, Black Caravan/Scout Comics
  • Twins, Scholastic Graphix

Best Presentation in Design

  • Crescent City Monsters, Dream Fury Comics
  • Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition, IDW Publishing
  • The Electric Black, Black Caravan/Scout Comics
  • The Harrowing of Hell, Iron Circus Comics
  • Heavy Metal #300, Heavy Metal
  • Impossible Jones, Volume 1: Grin & Gritty, Panic Button Press
  • Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx, Flying Eye Books (US) / Nobrow Press

Plus Fan Favorite category announcements and The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Awards.

AWA Returns to Baltimore Comic Con

Artists Writers & Artisans Studios (AWA Studios is set to exhibit at Baltimore Comic-Con Booth #3401 on October 22-24th, 2021. This exhibition will mark the publisher’s return to the convention scene after launching their company at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Despite the global crisis, the publisher has consistently made the top 100 comics on ICV2’s comic/graphic novel sales lists. AWA Studios has recently announced that TOP GUN: MAVERICK director Joseph Kosinski is set to direct the Warner Bros adaptation of their hit series CHARIOT by Bryan Edward Hill, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lesko, with more announcements to come. 

Comic fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet AWA Studios CCO Axel Alonso, Associate Editor Dulce Montoya, Managing Editor Will Graves, Assistant Editor Thea Cheuk, Digital Marketing Manager Jackie Liu, and Marketing, Sales, and PR Consultant Lisa Y. Wu at the publisher’s booth. Fans can also stop at the booth to enjoy the publisher’s free prize wheel and explore its line of comics and graphic novels, great booth deals, and mystery totes.

Fans will get a free opportunity to take a spin on the AWA Studios Prize Wheel (Booth #3401) for a chance to take home rare ashcans, comics, and a limited edition convention exclusive AWA Studios Mystery Tote, a value of over $80 for only $50. 

The publisher is also set to give an entertaining and informative panel titled AWA PUTS CREATOR INTO CREATOR-OWNED on Sunday, October 24th from 2-3pm in Room 322. Be sure to join AWA CCO Axel Alonso, Emmy Award winner Frank Cho (FIGHT GIRLSLIBERTY MEADOWS), Amazon’s original series THE BOYS creator Garth Ennis (MARJORIE FINNEGAN: TEMPORAL CRIMINALPREACHER), and AWA Associate Editor Dulce Montoya as they discuss how AWA Studios supports creator-owned graphic fiction and how their experienced team is capable of bringing these projects into other realms of entertainment.

After the panel, Frank Cho will be at the AWA Studios booth for a signing on Sunday, October 24th at 3:10-4:10pm.

Baltimore Comic Con Photo and Signing Times

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be here soon and will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Balitmore’s Inner Harbor. Now, in one place, your admission ticket options, your guest signings and panel times, and the details behind the awesome events with Joe Quesada and Brian K. Vaughan. Please note: all schedules are subject to change. Don’t miss out on our many ticket options!


VIP ticket holders receive:

  • Exclusive early VIP admission to the show floor ALL THREE DAYS (30 minutes early all three days)
  • The 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook (variant cover) featuring Pixar artist Marty Baumann’s Trick or Treat Edition VIP cover
  • A unique VIP Badge
  • 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirt
  • $40 gift voucher to the Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusives table
  • Show-exclusive Frank Cho lithograph
  • Kids 10 and under get into the show free and may accompany adults with early VIP admission

Joe Quesada Platinum Fan Package features:

  • 12×18 Limited Comic-Con Exclusive lithograph on high quality (non-cardstock) paper signed by Joe Quesada
  • eight (8) autographs with Joe Quesada (CGC Submission Fees not included *CGC authentication optional at his table for an additional charge)
  • Exclusive Joe Quesada Platinum Badge
  • VIP seats at the Joe Quesada panel (taking place Saturday) at which Joe will sketch 2 head shots which will be awarded to randomly chosen Platinum ticket holders
  • Photo with Joe Quesada – our staff will use YOUR PHONE to take a photo
  • Early Show Access – 30 minutes early

Spotlight on Joe Quesada

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Room: 317

He’s worked on AshBatman: Sword of AzraelDaredevil, and many other comics as well as holding the position of executive vice president and creative director for Marvel Entertainment. He’s Joe Quesada and he’s a modern comics legend. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him talk on all things comics.

Joe Quesada Gold Fan Package features:

  • 12×18 cardstock Limited Edition Print signed by Joe Quesada (this is on cardstock, and not the high-quality lithograph paper for the Platinum tickets)
  • Three (3) autographs with Joe Quesada (CGC Submission Fees not included *CGC authentication optional at his table for an additional charge)
  • Exclusive Joe Quesada VIP Badge
  • Guaranteed seating for the ticket holder at the Joe Quesada panel (taking place Saturday)
  • Photo with Joe Quesada – our staff will use YOUR PHONE to take a photo
  • Early Show Access – 30 minutes early

Joe Quesada Autograph tickets are available online now. Joe will be signing Saturday at 5pm in Room 317. CGC authentication optional for an additional charge.


Brian K. Vaughan Fan Packages are sold out.

Ticket holders should proceed to Room 324 between 3pm and 5pm on Friday and Saturday. Brian K. Vaughan will be signing at his table for the public on Friday from 1:00pm-2:30pm and on Saturday from 2:00pm-3:30pm. There will be a 3-item limit.


Live Art at the Hero Initiative Booth

On Saturday at 1 pm, the Hero Initiative booth (#2101) will feature LIVE ART created by top artists Cliff Chiang and Gene Ha! The pair will collaborate on a new “Double Visions” piece to benefit Hero and Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.


The Annual Baltimore Comic-Con Photo Shoot

Don’t miss what has become an annual event for cosplayers, photographers, and fans looking to check out some of the amazing cosplay work on dislpay. Presented by Bishop Cosplay, this event takes place Saturday at 12:30pm-1pm at the staircase to the right of the main Baltimore Convention Center entrance closest to the Light Rail (the Pratt Street entrance).

Planned shots include:

  • Group shot
  • Marvel shoot
  • Avengers shoot
  • Marvel vs. DC
  • DC shoot
  • Justice League
  • Indie Comics and anime
  • Gaming cosplay
  • Ladies’ shoot
  • Men’s shoot
  • Cosplayers’ choice
  • One final group shot

Exclusive: AfterShock Returns to Baltimore Comic Con with Signings, Exclusive Covers, Limited Merch, and More!

AfterShock Comics, the independent publisher that’s been sending seismic waves throughout the industry over the past six years with acclaimed titles including We Live, Bunny Mask, Animosity, A Walk Through Hell, and Babyteeth to name a few, makes its ‘live and in person’ return to Baltimore Comic-Con for three days of exclusive content and opportunities for fans and enthusiasts who prefer to read dangerously.

Located on the floor of the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #3201, AfterShock has big plans for its return to Charm City, October 22-24, with exclusive variants of some of the publisher’s most talked about recent titles, including We Live #1 with cover by Inaki Miranda; Chicken Devil #1 with cover by Dan Panosian; and Afterdark premium format horror anthology with exclusive cover by Michael Gaydos. Additionally, special guest and renowned writer Steve Orlando (Rainbow Bridge, Search for Hu, Party and Prey, Project Patron) will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday for fan meet and greets and comic signings.

In the announcement, Steve Rotterdam, AfterShock’s SVP of Sales and Marketing said:

On the heels of an incredible New York Comic Con, AfterShock couldn’t be more excited to return to Baltimore for one of the most special gatherings of comic brands and readers the industry has to offer. This year just feels different, and we can’t wait to connect and celebrate with those who’ve helped AfterShock reach unimaginable heights in only six years of content creation. We encourage everyone in attendance to drop by the booth, connect with the team, meet some cool creators and get their hands on lots of exclusive offerings created just for Baltimore.

Fans will also have an opportunity to take home a limited edition 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 other surprise items for AfterShock’s army of enthusiasts. Fans will also have access to exclusive merch including limited edition Bunny Mask and AfterShock “Read Dangerously” t-shirts, as well as AfterShock collectible enamel pins.

AfterShock will be represented on-site by Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; SVP Sales & Marketing Steve Rotterdam; Senior Retail Sales Development Manager Marc Hammond and Publishing Assistant Sarah Pruett.

Hero Initiative’s Massive Events at Baltimore Comic Con

The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need, is hitting the Baltimore Comic Con in a massive way. Hero will be at booth #2101 from Oct. 22 through Oct. 24 with exclusive creators, live art, and more! Tickets are available online and close the week of the show!

Hero is the only place to find…

  • Amazing Spider-Man and JLA artist John Dell
  • Deadpool and World’s Finest artist Scott Koblish
  • Swamp Thing and Sandman artist Shawn McManus
  • Fray and Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Karl Moline
  • Black Panther and Vampirella writer Christopher Priest

Look for them all weekend long signing and sketching at the Hero booth, #2101!

John Dell and Karl Moline are making special and much healthier appearances at Baltimore. Both had recent serious health problems that Hero helped themthrough, and they’re doing much better. You can see their important stories along with those of other at Hero Initiative’s YouTube page.

Saturday at 1 p.m., make SURE you’re at the Hero booth to see LIVE ART created by top artists Cliff Chiang and Gene Ha! The pair will collaborate on anew “Double Visions” piece to benefit Hero and Binc, the Book IndustryCharitable Foundation.

Finally, make sure your evening is covered with a trip to the Ringo Awards on Saturday night, October 23rd. Hero Initiative is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award as part of the festivities! Be on hand to see who’s earned the hardware!


John Dell has 30+ years as a professional comic inker, working on such titles as LoboJLAYoung AvengersAmazing Spider-ManDeadpoolGuardians of the Galaxy, and way too many other credits to list. John is working with some of the most talented pencillers in the industry. A happily married father of two, John wakes up every morning feeling like the luckiest kid on his street.

Scott Koblish is an American comic-book artist who has worked as a penciller and inker on more than 600 comic books for Marvel, DC, Disney, Platinum Studios, Z2, Heavy Metal, and Acclaim. He has worked on a wide variety of titles, including GI JoePunisherElektraThorHulkCaptain AmericaDaredevilX-FactorX-ManX-MenX-Men ’92Uncanny X-Men: First ClassExcaliburWolverineFantastic FourSpider-ManThe AvengersGuardians of the GalaxyDoom 2099Deadpool 2099Moon KnightVenomStar Trek/X-MenDeadpoolSpider-Man/DeadpoolIron FistHow to Read Comics the Marvel Way, and Star Wars for Marvel, and worked on SupermanPrimal AgeTitansOMACOutsidersBatmanAquaman, and Lobo for DC. His most notable work at Marvel as a penciller was his 6-year run as an artist on Deadpool, where he received the Guinness Book of World Records for most characters to appear on a comic book cover. He is the author and artist of the book The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish, and artist on How To Draw DC Comic’s Super Heroes and Super Villains. He is also starring in a DCKids’ Youtube series focusing on how to draw characters from the Batman universe.

Shawn McManus is an American artist who has worked for every major publisher over the past three decades. He’s probably best know for his work on Neil Gaiman’s original Sandman series and Alan Moore’s scripted Swamp Thing. When he’s not watching episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm or Mr. Inbetween, or admiring the magic of Frank Godwin’s line work, he can be found chained to his drawing board trying to meet a deadline.

Karl Moline has worked as a professional comic book artist with every major comics publishers for over twenty years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creating Fray with Joss Whedon, but has also worked on titles such as SuperboySupergirlAvengers ArenaAvengers AcademyRogueRoute 666Daredevil 2099LonersSeekers of the WeirdHulk Smash AvengersB.P.R.D.Spider-Man Unlimited, and Vampirella among others. He is currently working on a super secret project with Scout Comics, and he might tell you about it if you ask him. He lives near Tampa, Florida and likes cats and magic.

Cristopher James Priest

Cristopher James Priest is a critically-acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer. Priest is the first African-American writer and editor to work in the comic book industry, with over 40 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience. His groundbreaking reinterpretation of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther was lauded by Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice and became the platform for the Oscar®-winning 2018 blockbuster major motion picture. Static Shock, which Priest co-created with Milestone Media, Inc., was the first nationally syndicated African-American super-hero animated series, and the first act of 2005’s Batman Begins was largely based upon Priest’s Batman comic book work, as was the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War and the 2018 major motion picture release Avengers: Infinity WarQuantum & Woody, which Priest co-created with artist M.D. Bright, is currently being developed for television. Priest has also written and recorded numerous songs, served as producer and sideman for various bands and choirs, and has developed numerous properties for Hollywood including projects with former BET President (and Milestone Media principal) Reginald Hudlin (producer of Django Unchained), Hamm & Kitchens, Inc. (Tim Burton Batman films), Edward R. Pressman Productions Inc., and Eddie Murphy Productions. He formerly served as a Baptist pastor in Colorado Springs, where he founded PraiseNet Electronic Media in 2001. Priest is a 4-time American Advertising Federation Addy® Award winner for graphic and web design. His publishing catalog includes a trio of Green Lantern novels from iBooks/Simon & Schuster, the procedural crime novels Dual and Zion1999, a serialized superhero-science fiction novel, PraiseNet Essentials, a nine-book ecumenical series of theological criticism, and hundreds of comic book stories, among them the collected editions Deathstroke by DC Comics, Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete CollectionCaptain America and The Falcon by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, and The Quantum & Woody Omnibus by Valiant Entertainment.


2021 GUESTS

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Tom Akel (Stan Lee’s Backchannel, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Art Baltazar (Big Alien Moon Crush), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Ivan Brandon (VS), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (Welcome to Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Jamie Cosley (Light Side), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), John Dell (Lobo, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Jason Douglas (Parallel, courtesy of Source Point Press), Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark), Ryan Dunlavey (M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Marc Hempel (The Sandman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Dave Johnson (The Good wiAsian), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Karl Kesel (Impossible Jones), Tom King (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Robert Lemieux (Life in the Comics), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Dirk Manning (Buried But Not Dead, courtesy of Source Point Press), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear At The World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Far Out Firehouse), Alitha Martinez (Nubia), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Ian McGinty (Adventure Time), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Pop Mhan (Aquaman Annual), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), Steve Orlando (Midnighter and Apollo, courtesy of AfterShock Comics, Saturday and Sunday only), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Khoi Pham (Star Wars: Crimson Reign), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Christopher Priest (Black Panther, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Chris Schweizer (The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Jim Shooter (Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Martha Thomases (Dakota North), John Timms (Superman: Son of Kal-El), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Ben Towle (Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Billy Tucci (Shi), Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Renee Witterstaetter (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Cliff Chiang, Todd Dezago, Mike Hawthorne, Jamal Igle, Kevin Maguire, Steve Orlando, and Tom Raney Head to Baltimore Comic Con

Catch the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con October 22nd-24th at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Comic-Con is bringing industry mainstays Cliff Chiang, Todd Dezago, Mike Hawthorne, Jamal Igle, Kevin Maguire, Steve Orlando (Saturday and Sunday only), and Tom Raney in for 2021. Tickets are on sale and online tickets close the week of the show, so don’t procrastinate!

Cliff Chiang began his career as an assistant editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint before moving into freelance illustration. His previous work includes runs on Human TargetGreen Arrow & Black CanaryWonder Woman with Brian Azzarello, and the Eisner Award-winning Paper Girls, co-created with Brian K. Vaughan. Cliff is currently writing and drawing a book for DC’s Black Label.

Todd Dezago is a writer best known for his work in comics. He has written for Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Scout Comics, and others. His credits include scripting the adventures of Spider-ManX-Factor, the X-Men, the AvengersMarvel Super Hero Squad, the Justice LeagueFlashImpulseBatman, and Young Justice. Todd co-created the high-adventure fantasy title, Tellos, with Mike Wieringo and The Perhapanauts with Craig Rousseau.

Mike Hawthorne has provided the artwork for various comics, including a record setting run on Deadpool as well as DaredevilSpider-ManHulkSuperman, and more. His work has been nominated for Harvey and Eisner Awards. Outside of comics, Mike has done storyboard and conceptual art for Epic Games, Marvel, Fox, Illumination, and Universal. Archaia/BOOM! Studios recently published his autobio-comic Happiness Will Follow.

A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. The co-creator of Venture with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber and the penciller/co-creator of The Wrong Earth for AHOY Comics, Jamal is a comic industry veteran. Jamal’s detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas and the all ages action miniseries Race Against Time, as well as mainstream hits such as G.I. JoeIron ManSpider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear ManNightwingTangent: Superman’s ReignSupermanSupergirl, and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. He’s done just about everything from acting on the small screen and voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, and serving as storyboards artist for Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation. Jamal worked on White, the sequel to the hit series Black from Black Superpowers/Black Mask Studios in late Summer 2019.

Kevin Maguire is an artist who is known for his work on Justice League InternationalMan Of SteelAdventures Of Captain AmericaBatman ConfidentialDefenders, and so many more it would just seem like bragging. You probably know him as the guy who draws goofy facial expressions. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga, IMAX films, and tweeting.

Steve Orlando writes and edits, including VirgilUndertow, and stories in the Eisner Award-nominated Outlaw Territory and Eisner-winning Love is Love at Image Comics. As well, he launched 2015’s Midnighter and 2016’s Midnighter and Apollo, both nominated for GLAAD awards, and took part in Justice League of AmericaBatman and Robin EternalDoom Patrol: Milk WarsSupergirlBatman/The Shadow, and Wonder Woman for DC Entertainment, as well as The Shadow/Batman for Dynamite Entertainment, Namesake for BOOM! Studios, Crude for Skybound Entertainment, Dead KingsKill a ManRainbow BridgeParty and Prey, and Project Patron for Aftershock Entertainment. His 2018 sold-out launch Martian Manhunter was one of Tor’s Best Single Issues of 2018. In 2020, he returned to Image Comics with Commanders in Crisis, as well as The Pull, a headline release from TKO Studios. He launched the serial Starward with Heavy Metal in the same year, and in 2021, took over the magazine with the Boulet Brothers in the Boulet Brothers Heavy Metal Halloween Takeover. Outside of comics, he has been featured in Hello Mr. and National Geographic. In animation, he’s worked with Man of Action Studios on season four of Ben 10, and in translation, has produced localizations for Arancia Studio’s Best-Selling UnnaturalMercySweet Paprika, and Deep Beyond at Image Comics, and Un/Sacred with Ablaze Publishing. In 2021, he debuted at Marvel Comics with Curse of the Man-Thing, as well as Magneto and the Mutant ForceExtreme CarnageStar Wars: Life Day, and the relaunched Marauders.

Tom Raney has spent much of his career working for the mid- to large-size publishers in the comics industry. He has contributed to Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, Valiant’s relaunched titles, and Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars among many other titles and publishers. In recent history, his artwork can be seen within the pages of DC Comics’ Threshold, Marvel’s Incredible Hulk, and Titan Comics’ Monster Massacre hardcover collection.

Tom Raney

2021 GUESTS

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Tom Akel (Stan Lee’s Backchannel, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Art Baltazar (Big Alien Moon Crush), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Ivan Brandon (VS), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (Welcome to Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Sean Chen (Batman Beyond), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Jamie Cosley (Light Side), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), John Dell (Lobo, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Jason Douglas (Parallel, courtesy of Source Point Press), Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark), Ryan Dunlavey (M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Marc Hempel (The Sandman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Dave Johnson (The Good wiAsian), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Karl Kesel (Impossible Jones), Tom King (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Robert Lemieux (Life in the Comics), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Dirk Manning (Buried But Not Dead, courtesy of Source Point Press), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear At The World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Far Out Firehouse), Alitha Martinez (Nubia), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Ian McGinty (Adventure Time), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Pop Mhan (Aquaman Annual), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), Steve Orlando (Midnighter and Apollo, courtesy of AfterShock Comics, Saturday and Sunday only), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Khoi Pham (Star Wars: Crimson Reign), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Christopher Priest (Black Panther, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Chris Schweizer (The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Jim Shooter (Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Martha Thomases (Dakota North), John Timms (Superman: Son of Kal-El), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Ben Towle (Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Billy Tucci (Shi), Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Renee Witterstaetter (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Rocketship Entertainment Lands at Baltimore Comic-Con

Rocketship

Rocketship Entertainment will be exhibiting at Baltimore Comic-Con from October 22-24, 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Once again, Rocketship will be the sponsor of the Ringo Fan Favorite Awards. Tickets are on sale now.

The Rocketship booth (booth #3502) will be on the main show floor where fans can pick up a variety of graphic novels, games, and merchandise, and where Ringo-nominated Let’s Play creator Leeanne M. Krecic will be appearing throughout the weekend.

Leeanne M. Krecic signing schedule:

  • Friday @ 2pm & 5:30pm
  • Saturday @ 12pm & 5:30pm
  • Sunday @ 11am

In addition, Rocketship will be hosting its first Baltimore Comic-Con panel, Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

Saturday, October 23rd, 3:00PM

Rocketship Entertainment has quickly become an industry leader in publishing hit webcomics. Hear from CEO and Publisher Tom Akel, 2021 Ringo-nominee for Best Cartoonist, Leeanne M. Krecicaka “Mongie” (Let’s Play), Victoria Robado (#Blessed), 2021 Ringo-nominee for Best Humor Comic, Thom Zahler (Cupid’s ArrowsWarning Label), and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what’s coming to Rocketship in 2022! We’ll talk about the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.

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