Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need, will host six amazing creators at its booth, #1501, at the 2022 Baltimore Comic-Con, October 28-30, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased online now.
Hero’s guests include:
- Matthew Clark, artist of Justice League and Amazing Spider-Man
- Scott Dunbier, editor of Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition and Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition
- Fabian Nicieza, writer of X-Men and Deadpool co-creator
- Ann Nocenti, writer of Daredevil and Catwoman
- Richard Pace, artist of Batman and Second Coming
- Dexter Vines, artist of Civil War and Old Man Logan
Matthew Clark started his career in 1997 drawing backgrounds and inking other artists. His break came in 1999 when he was the monthly artist on DC’s Wonder Woman for a year, a character he’s returned to from time to time throughout the years, most notably on Wonder Woman Rebirth Special.
Scott Dunbier is a former comic book art dealer from New York. In 1995, he relocated to San Diego to work at Jim Lee’s WildStorm Productions. He soon became special projects editor and then Editor-in-Chief. He moved over to IDW Publishing in 2008 as Director of Special Projects and has been there ever since. Aside from working with many of the best creators in comics, he created the Absolute format, as well as originating Artist’s Editions.
Fabian Nicieza is a writer best known for his comic book work and as the co-creator of Marvel’s billion-dollar Deadpool franchise. He has written over a thousand comics for Marvel and DC and others, including Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Justice League, Superman, and Batman, which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.
Ann Nocenti is a storyteller who has worked in film, journalism and comics. She was an editor and writer at Marvel Comics (Daredevil, Spider-Man, X-Men, and more), and at DC (Catwoman, Klarion). Her latest works are the graphic novels Ruby Falls (2020) with artist Flavia Biondi and The Seeds (2021) with artist David Aja, both for Berger Books/Dark Horse, and upcoming projects for Marvel.
Ann Nocenti will be appearing Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 only.
Richard Pace resides in Toronto, Canada, looking down upon the Americans to the south with moments of both humor and dread. From this perch, he has deployed his illustration skills on titles for Vertigo and Marvel, has also co-written Dale Keown’s Pitt and Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, and is the co-creator, with Mark Russell, of the hit indie AHOY Comics series Second Coming.
Dexter Vines was born and raised in Atlanta GA and is one of comics most prolific and well-respected artist inkers in the business with over 25 years of experience. Dexter has worked for almost every major comic publisher over his long career. Having worked on some of the biggest projects from Superman/Batman, Civil War, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Dexter is still going strong with no end in sight. Recent projects include Crime Syndicate and Task Force Z for DC Comics, and Eve Online for Dark Horse.
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), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Russ Braun (The Boys), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Mark Buckingham (Fables), 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), 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), 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, Friday and Saturday only), 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 (BRZRKR), 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), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Greg LaRocque (The Three Stooges), Jim Lee (Action Comics, Friday only), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), 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), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), 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), David Pepose (Savage Avengers), 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), 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), 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), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Christopher Uminga (Batman’s Mystery Casebook), 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), Mark Waid (Superman: Red and Blue), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman/Catwoman Special), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Charles P. Wilson III (Wraith), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes), and Chrissie Zullo (She-Hulk).