Richard Case, Amy Chu, Derec Donovan, Morry Hollowell, Mark Irvin, and Karl Moline come to Baltimore Comic Con
Join the Baltimore Comic Con at Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center from September 8-10, 2023 for this year’s convention. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced the addition of Richard Case, Amy Chu, Derec Donovan, Morry Hollowell, Mark Irvin, and Karl Moline as guests in 2023. Tickets are available online now.
2023 Ringo Awards juror Richard Case has been illustrating comics for more than 30 years. His run on Doom Patrol with writer Grant Morrison inspired much of the recent TV series seen on HBO Max. He has also illustrated a number of books, including Sandman, Preacher, Shade the Changing Man, Hunter: Age of Magic, Dr. Strange, Sensational Spider-Man, and Batman ‘66. He is currently a Lead Concept Artist for Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment. Follow on Instagram @ richardcaseillustration
Amy Chu is a comics and animation writer, currently working on the upcoming Borderlands mini-series and Carmilla: The First Vampire through the Dark Horse Berger Books imprint. Her most recent work is the Netflix anime series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Rick & Morty, and Archie. For DC and Marvel, she has written popular characters such as Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Deadpool, Ant-Man, and Iron Man. She is also known for her run on Red Sonja, and is the first woman to write the KISS and Green Hornet series. For children, she has written the graphic novels Sea Sirens and Sky Island (Penguin Random House) and Ana & the Cosmic Race (Papercutz). Amy is a member of the faculty at the Kubert School and the School of Visual Arts and a board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design from MIT and East Asian Studies from Wellesley College. You can follow her on Twitter @amychu, Instagram @amy_chu and on Facebook/iwritecomics.
Derec (Aucoin) Donovan is a published comic book penciler, inker, colorist, and writer. His career started in 1994 working on L.E.G.I.O.N. for DC Comics, and during the past 19 years, Derec has worked for every major publisher in comics. He has worked on virtually every recognizable character in comics. Derec’s imagination has brought to life Batman, Venom, Green Lantern, Avengers, X-Men, JLA, JSA, Superman, and a host of characters too numerous to name.
Over the years, he has collaborated with some of the industry’s hottest writing talent. Ron Marz, Larry Hama, Tom Peyer, Joe Casey, Peter David, and even The Walking Dead‘s own Robert Kirkman have provided the words for Derec’s dynamic artwork. His work on Adventures of Superman with Joe Casey is considered among the best storylines for Superman by many critics.
As a lifelong artist, Morry Hollowell is always looking to collaborate and create the best comic books. He left Alaska to attend the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. Since 2000, he gained a reputation as a colorist at CrossGen Comics and then migrated to work for Marvel Comics exclusively.
His approach and output are constantly evolving as he hones his personal style. He is no longer exclusive at Marvel and has since worked for Image Comics, Legendary Comics, Valiant Comics, and DC Comics. No matter what, he approaches each project with complete enthusiasm and total dedication.
The most popular titles he’s worked on include Marvel Knights 4, Marvel Civil War, Spider-Man (Brand New Day), New Avengers, Wolverine (Old Man Logan), and Non-Stop Spider-Man. To check out more that he’s been involved in, go to morryhollowell.com.
Mark Irwin, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School, was art director for Heavy Metal Magazine, Wildstorm Consumer Products, and Upper Deck Entertainment, as well as the Executive Editor for Insight Comics and IDW. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Mad Cave Studios, home of the imprints Mad Cave, Maverick, and Papercutz. In addition, he has written and inked books for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Fantoons, Z2, and many others over a 30 year career.
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 Superboy, Supergirl, Avengers Arena, Avengers Academy, Rogue, Route 666, Daredevil 2099, Loners, Seekers of the Weird, Hulk Smash Avengers, B.P.R.D., Spider-Man Unlimited, and Vampirella among others. He recently finished working on Eternus with Scout Comics and Andy Serkis. He lives near Tampa, Florida and likes cats and magic.
This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Arthur Adams (Longshot), Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Jeremy Bastian (Dune: House Harkonnen), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Jon Bogdanove (The Death of Superman), Judy Bogdanove (Steel Annual), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Young Avengers), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Abby Denson (Uniquely Japan), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Derec Donovan (Adventures of Superman), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: The High Republic), Garth Ennis (The Boys), David Finch (Moon Knight), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mike Grell (Jon Sable), Gene Ha (Mae), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Tony Harris (The Whistling Skull), Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Morry Hollowell (Old Man Logan), Mark Irwin (Green Lantern), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), J.G. Jones (Wanted), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Matthew Loux (Prunella and the Cursed Skull Ring), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Tom Mandrake (Spectre), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), Ron Marz (Green Lantern), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Al Milgrom (Spectacular Spider-Man), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (Thor), David Petersen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Joe Prado (Superman), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Steve Rude (Nexus), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Andy Runton (Owly), Louise Simonson (The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special), Walter Simonson (Thor), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Sozomaika (DC Power: A Celebration), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), John Timms (Superman: Son of Kal-El), Wade von Grawbadger (Justice League), John Workman (Wild Things), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).