Insight Studios, a bastion of artistic innovation, is set to electrify Baltimore Comic-Con once again, from September 8 to 10, 2023, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Under the spotlight this year, visionary talents Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel will headline an ensemble of renowned artists, writers, and creators. Brace yourself for a captivating showcase of creativity, inspiration, and immersive storytelling. Tickets are now available.
Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel, the brilliant minds behind the iconic Vertigo hit Breathtaker and the trailblazing Blood of the Innocent mini-series, are ready to take center stage. With a storied history of collaboration on projects like Tarzan, Jonny Quest, and Titanic Tales, their boundless artistic synergy has enthralled audiences for years. Their latest triumph, the meticulously restored Breathtaker graphic novel, is on the brink of release from Titan Comics, a testament to their enduring creative brilliance.
The Insight Studios team is set to dazzle convention-goers with an ensemble cast that reads like a who’s who of the creative world. Joining the ranks are luminaries such as Mark Redfield, the dynamic force behind Vampire Hunters Incorporated; Glenn Hauman, “The Big Guy” at ComicMix; Daniel Krall, artist extraordinary; and the versatile Jennifer Rouse, acclaimed actor and sound designer. This star-studded lineup is primed to redefine the boundaries of artistic expression.
Prepare to be astounded as Mark Wheatley, Mark Redfield, and Jennifer Rouse present the celebrated Frankenstein Mobster Monsterama Audio Drama. This groundbreaking adaptation of Wheatley’s beloved graphic novel offers an auditory journey like no other, starring the likes of Daniel Roebuck, Debbie Rochon, and Mark Redfield himself.
ComicMix has a special surprise for attendees at Baltimore Comic-Con 2023 – the exclusive Whisper ashcan, previewing the return of Whisper in an all-new story by Steven Grant and Rick Burchett. This one-of-a-kind limited-edition ashcan brings back the iconic Whisper series by Steven Grant, commemorating the momentous 40th anniversary of First Comics being celebrated at BCC. Available at the Insight Studios booth and Steven Grant’s table, fans will have the incredible opportunity to grab this collector’s delight and immerse themselves in the dark legacy of Whisper. Don’t miss out!
Mark Wheatley, a true luminary, continues to orchestrate a symphony of artistic prowess. From his captivating Kickstarter project Nucleus X, which delves into his latest masterworks (including a music CD) and a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, to his recent releases such as the Edgar Rice Burroughs Visions of Adventure portfolio, Wheatley’s virtuosity knows no bounds. His spellbinding illustrations, breathing life into the realms of Tarzan, Robert E. Howard, and H.P. Lovecraft, are a testament to his indomitable creativity.
Known as “America’s Most Beloved Semi-Obscure Cartoonist,” Marc Hempel weaves dreams into reality through his exceptional craft. From the pages of The Sandman to the depths of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Hempel’s artistic journey has left an indelible mark. His series The Love Brothers and an array of captivating projects continue to captivate hearts and minds.
Drawing attention among the creative luminaries at the Baltimore Comic-Con 2023 is the exceptional talent of Daniel Krall. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Krall has established himself as a versatile artist, seamlessly navigating the realms of comics, editorial illustration, animation world-building, writing, and personal creative pursuits. With an impressive portfolio that spans renowned publications like DC, Dark Horse, Image, AdHouse Books, and Oni Press, Krall’s artistic reach extends even further, encompassing collaborations with Netflix Animation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and numerous other esteemed entities. As a true master of his craft, Krall’s contributions have left an indelible mark across a diverse spectrum of mediums, making him a creative powerhouse to watch. Notably, Krall’s comic strip featured in the 2023 Free Comic Book Day comic, The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics, stands as a testament to his artistic prowess and commitment to storytelling excellence.
Intriguingly diverse, Insight Studios introduces you to Martha Thomases, the creative mind behind Dakota North and a magnificent soon-to-be-released graphic novel Second Hand Rose. Glenn Hauman, the multi-talented head of ComicMix, stirs the imagination through his compelling publications.
This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Dan Abdo (Blue, Barry & Pancakes), Arthur Adams (Longshot), Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika), Art Baltazar (Yahgz), Jeremy Bastian (Dune: House Harkonnen), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), Carolyn Belefsky (Curls), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Jon Bogdanove (The Death of Superman), Judy Bogdanove (Steel Annual), Russ Braun (The Boys), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Chris Campana (Death Dealer), Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), Castillo Studios, Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), S.A. Check (Night of the Living Dead: Revenance, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Sean Chen (Genesis), Jim Cheung (Young Avengers), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men), Matthew Clark (Adventures of Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Nick Davis (Night Guardians), Deans Family (Crass Fed), Mike DeCarlo (The Simpsons, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Vito Delsante (Stray), Abby Denson (Uniquely Japan), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Derec Donovan (Adventures of Superman), Scott Dunbier (Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: The High Republic), Drew Edwards (Halloween Man), Garth Ennis (The Boys), David Finch (Moon Knight), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), Chris Flick (Capes and Babes), Scott Fogg (Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone), Tana Ford (LaGuardia), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), Franco (Fae and the Moon), John Gallagher (Max Meow), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Ron Garney (BZRKR), Joe Getsinger (Finding Jack Kirby in a Pile of Zinc), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Randy Green (Nyobi Outbreak), Mike Grell (Jon Sable), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Torunn Grønbekk (Carnage), Chris Gugilotti (Teen Titans Go!), Gene Ha (Mae), Laura Lee Gulledge (Page by Paige), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Bo Hampton (Batman: Castle of the Bat), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Scott Hanna (Amazing Spider-Man), Tony Harris (The Whistling Skull), Dean Haspiel (Covid Cop), Buz Hasson (Adam Green’s Hatchet, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool), Marc Hempel (Sandman), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Morry Hollowell (Old Man Logan), Jamal Igle (Superman), Mark Irwin (Green Lantern), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Geoff Johns (Geiger), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), J.G. Jones (Wanted), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Tom King (The Penguin), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Dan Krall (House of Night), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play), James Kuhoric (Cursedverse: Blighted Dawn), Jae Lee (Inhumans), Nate Lovett (Dungeons & Dragons), Matthew Loux (Prunella and the Cursed Skull Ring), David Mack (Kabuki), Howard Mackie (Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Tom Mandrake (Spectre), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Ron Marz (Green Lantern), Jason May (LEGO Club Magazine), Patrick McDonnell (The Super Hero’s Journey, courtesy of Abrams ComicArts), Mike McKone (Red Goblin), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Al Milgrom (Spectacular Spider-Man), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (Thor), Trevor Mueller (Re-Possessed), Sarah Myer (Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Dan Parsons (Jade Vampyre, courtesy of American Mythology Productions), Jason Patterson (Blue, Barry & Pancakes), David Pepose (Savage Avengers), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Khoi Pham (Star Wars: Darth Vader), Richard and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Joe Prado (Superman), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Ron Randall (Trekker), Tom Raney (Green Lantern), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Omni), Christopher Ring (Seamus (the Famous)), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Peter Rostovsky (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Arsia Rozegar (Shahnameh For Kids), Steve Rude (Nexus), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Gene Selassie (The Ghoul Agency), Bryan SilverBaX (Creepshow), Alex Simmons (Archie), Louise Simonson (The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special), Walter Simonson (Thor), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Scott Snyder (Saturday only, Nocterra), Mark Sparacio (Omega Paradox), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Philip Tan (Web of Carnage), Martha Thomases (Second-Hand Rose), John Timms (Superman: Son of Kal-El), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Billy Tucci (Shi), Gus Vazquez (Sunfire and Big Hero Six), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Wade von Grawbadger (Justice League), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman), Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo), Joey Weiser (Ghost Hog), Mark Wheatley (Skultar), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Bob Wiacek (All-New Wolverine, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), John Workman (Wild Things), Ellie Wright (The Black Ghost), Caitlin Yarsky (Black Hammer Reborn), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).