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Amulet Creator Kazu Kibuishi Comes to BCC as part of Kids Love Comics

Returning to the Baltimore Convention Center in the beautiful Inner Harbor, the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con takes place this weekend, September 22-24, 2017Online ticket sales are available through Thursday, September 21.

Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the Amulet graphic novel series and the cover artist for the anniversary edition of Harry Potter, comes to Baltimore Comic-Con as part of Kids Love Comics.

New York Times bestseller Kazu Kibuishi’s magical graphic novels have taken the book world by storm, and now that magic is coming to the Baltimore Comic-Con September 22-24! Mr. Kibuishi will be on hand all weekend (Booth #3013 in the Kids Love Comics Area) to meet his fans, sign his books, and share his process in creating graphic novels. Copies of Mr. Kibuishi’s books will be available for purchase if anyone forgets to bring a copy to have signed!

Ask any class of kids across America about the graphic novel series Amulet, and you will probably hear an excited description of adventure, kid heroes, and amazing creatures, all said with a big smile. Featuring magic, elves, robots, demons, and anthropomorphic animals, Amulet has become a bright light for reluctant readers and excited book lovers alike.

Kibuishi will be giving FREE talks on his process of creating comics on Saturday at the Baltimore Comic-Con, as part of the perennial convention’s Kids Love Comics educational and entertainment initiative.

Mr. Kibuishi’s programming (just a part of the weekend-long kids programming and classes) at the show is as follows:


Kids Love Comics Area

1:00-2:00Panel Party with Mark Mariano and Kazu Kibuishi

You are cordially invited you to the Panel Party, where your imagination, storytelling ability, and art skills will be welcomed and celebrated. Simply put, we are going to have a blast making comics together! Warning: attending this party may result in you throwing your own Panel Party at home!


Room 345-346

2:45-3:45Amulet Graphic Novel: Behind-the-Scenes

Presentation and Q&A with author Kazu Kibuishi on the creation of the Amulet graphic novel series for Scholastic Graphix. Explore the process of creating adventures for all ages!


Room 347-348

11:00-12:00Writing for Young Readers

How is writing for young readers unique? What are the rewards and challenges? Are any themes off limits? Join Kazu Kibuishi, Barry Lyga, Andy Runton, Hope Larson, Louise Simonson, and moderator Charlie Kochman as they explore writing for young readers.

Limited copies of Kazu Kibuishi’s books will be on hand for purchase, courtesy of Captain Bluehen Comics, Newark, DE and Kids Love Comics.

BCC 2017’s Kids Love Comics Welcomes Best-Selling Graphic Novelist Kazu Kibuishi

Family fun returns to the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con this September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the beautiful Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Comic-Con presents the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, where kids and parents can venture towards comics fun with the biggest and best kids section at any comic convention – so big, you might need a road map! For 2017, the Kids Love Comics Pavilion welcomes #1 New York Times best-selling author Kazu Kibuishi, whose Amulet graphic novels have been read by millions across the US and beyond. Kibuishi was also chosen as cover illustrator for new editions of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling.

There will be something for every member of your family at this year’s KLC area in Baltimore, as attendees walk through four kid-friendly “avenues,” featuring some of the best kids and young adult comic creators, as well as a fun-filled comics activity area to rev up the imagination. Families will also enjoy the Kids Love Comics Workshop, where hourly presentations will be given in character creation, drawing imaginary creatures, making comics, and young sidekicks can even attend and graduate from “Super Hero University!”

A diverse group of writers and artists will be on hand at Amulet Avenue, Amelia Rules Road, Aw Yeah Avenue, and Leon Lane – each of these streets centered around some of the beloved creators in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion and Baltimore Comic-Con veterans. Besides Kazu’s Amulet Avenue, Jimmy Gownley’s adored Amelia Rules! series gets it’s own designated row, as well as Tiny Titans and Aw Yeah Comics by writer/artist Franco. One special addition is Leon Lane, in which cult comics favorite Jamar Nicholas gets the spotlight, as he premieres the long-awaited Leon, Protector of the Playground graphic novel.

Parents, bring your kids to the Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center! Tickets are now available, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult admission. (Please note: does not apply to early VIP admission or Special Event tickets.)

Creators appearing at the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con Kids Love Comics Pavilion include:

  • Carolyn Belefski (Curls)
  • Harold Buchholz (Wild Lion, MST3K)
  • Joe Carabeo (French Fry Club)
  • J. Robert Deans & Elinda Deans (Shakes the Cow)
  • Charles C. Dowd (A to Z Guide to Jobs For Girls)
  • Emily Drouin (Eplis)
  • Tod Emko & Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale)
  • Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket)
  • Chris Flick (Capes & Babes)
  • Franco (Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics)
  • John Gallagher w/ Katie, Jack & Will Gallagher (Buzzboy, EPIC Bros., Zoey & Ketchup)
  • Shannon Gallant (GI Joe, Pink Panther)
  • Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!, The Dumbest Idea Ever)
  • John Green (Hippopotamister)
  • Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred)
  • Kata Kane (Altar Girls)
  • Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Harry Potter cover artist)
  • David Landis (Papercuttables)
  • Mike Lopez (Life’s A Beach, Kids Comic Con)
  • Mike Maihack (Cleopatra In Space)
  • Mark Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair, Flabbergast)
  • Jamar Nicholas (Leon, Protector of the Playground)
  • Chris O>Matic (KLC Workshop host)
  • Dan Parent (Archie)
  • Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku and Pizza Tree)
  • Kyle Puttkamer (Hero Cats)
  • Andy Runton (Owly)
  • Gregg Schigiel (Pix)
  • Jeff Shultz (Archie)
  • Alex Simmons (Archie, Kids ComicCon)
  • Ted Tucker (Caricatures)
  • Emilio Velez Jr. (Dodgeball Teens)
  • Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics, NerdFest Game Artist)
  • Marcus Williams & Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs)

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Bucky O’Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book), Neal Adams (Harley’s Little Black Book), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Toybox Time Machine: A Catalog of the Coolest Toys Never Made), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel), Reilly Brown (Slapstick), Harold Buckholz (Wild Lion), Mark Buckingham (Everafter: From the Pages of Fables), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (Surviving Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Rhode Warrior), Richard Case (King: Jungle Jim), Christa Cassano (Ghetto Clown); Elias Chatzoudis (Peepland), Frank Cho (Skybourne), Amy Chu (KISS), Matthew Clark (Wonder Woman), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Gerry Conway (Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Paris Cullins (Blue Devil), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Mark dos Santos (Imperial), Charles C. Dowd (A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls), Emily Drouin (Eplis), Joshua Dysart (Imperium, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Mark Evanier (Groo: Play of the Gods), G. D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle), Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket), David Finch (Batman), Meredith Finch (Catwoman: Election Night), Ramona Fradon (Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters), Franco (Tiny Titans), Bob Fujitani (Doktor Solar), John Gallagher (Underdog), Shannon Gallant (GI Joe), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Mike Gold (The Pilgrim), Michael Golden (Doctor Strange), Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis), Daniel Govar (A Year of Marvels: The Uncanny), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), John Green (Hippopotamister), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Scott Hanna (Wonder Woman), Dean Haspiel (Dark Horse Presents), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Glenn Hauman (The Whisper Campaign), Marc Hempel (Sandman), Phil Hester (Mother Panic), Ken Hunt (Talon), Laura Innes (The Dreamer), Brian Joines (Bill & Ted Go to Hell), Arvell M. Jones (Marvel Premiere), JG Jones (Batwoman), Justin Jordan (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern), Kata Kane (Altar Girls), Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance), Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter covers), Matt Kindt (Ninjak), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Avengers), Tony Kordos (Batman and Robin Eternal), Evelyn Kriete (Weird Tales), Alisa Kwitney (Convergence Batgirl), David Landis (Papercuttables), Greg LaRocque (Stargate Atlantis: Hearts and Minds), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Ken Lashley (X-Men Gold), Mike Lilly (Red Agent), Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn), Mike Lopez (Life’s a Beach), Nate Lovett (Actionverse featuring Midnight Tiger), Andrew MacLean (Headlopper), Elliot S! Maggin (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), Mike Manley (Judge Parker), Mark Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), David Marquez (Civil War II), Billy Martin (X-Men Gold), Laura Martin (Wonder Woman), Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Ron Marz (Dread Gods), Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool), Mike McKone (Old Man Logan), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Steve McNiven (Secret Empire), Frank Miller (Sin City, Friday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Love is Love), Terry Moore (Motor Girl), Mark Morales (Deathstroke), Tony Moy (The X-Files: Season 10), Jamar Nicholas (Leon, Protector of the Playground), Melody Often (Amazing Forest), Denny O’Neil (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk), Tom Palmer (DC/Looney Tunes 100-Page Super Spectacular), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn), Dan Parent (Your Pal Archie), Paul Pelletier (Cyborg), Andrew Pepoy (Archie), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Revolution), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Keith Pollard (Fantastic Four), Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress), Carl Potts (The Punisher War Journal, Saturday and Sunday only), Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku), Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats), Afua Richardson (Black Panther), Rafer Roberts (Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Stephane Roux (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), Andy Runton (Owly), Julie Fujii Sakai (Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas), Greg Schigiel (Pix), Bart Sears (Dread Gods), Jeff Shultz (Archie), Alex Simmons (Archie), Louise Simonson (Faith), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Megan Sloane (Lark’s Killer), Andy Smith (Earth 2), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Charles Soule (Astonishing X-Men), Mark Sparacio (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Karl Story (Black Panther), Rob Stull (Executive Assistant: Orchid), Peter Tomasi (Superman), John Totleben (Convergence: Swamp Thing), David Trustman (Godslap), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (caricatures), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), Ethan Van Sciver (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6), Emilio Velez Jr. (Dodgeball Teens), Mark Waid (Avengers), Michael Watkins (Pantha), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who), Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/TMNT), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Bill Willingham (The Kamandi Challenge), Ron Wilson (The Thing), Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom), Marv Wolfman (Raven, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl), David Yardin (Jean Grey), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), and Thom Zahler (Time & Vine).

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and you probably missed last nights great episode of Graphic Policy radio.  You should absolutely check out the archived episodes, and while you do that, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Hero Complex – Aquaman’s 70th birthday celebration surfaces at the Shrine –  Happy birthday!

Fan Service – Catwoman, Starfire, blah blah blahAnother take on the Catwoman and the “woman issue” DC has.

The National – Egyptian graphic novel rekindles an art formIt’ll be fascinating to see how the art form evolves in the new Egypt and what is produced.

Bleeding Cool – Dwayne McDuffie, Write-In Candidate For Writers Guild AwardsHopefully folks will get the message.

Kotaku – Sunday Comics: Elitism Isn’t Free – Each week Kotaku brings some great web comics.

Con Coverage:

Comicsgirl – Kazu Kibuishi at the National Book Festival

Detroit News – Comic book fans turn out in droves for Detroit Fanfare at Cobo

Hindustan Times – Mumbai to host its first convention on comic books

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Boing Boing – Habibi