Tana Ford, Cully Hamner, J.G. Jones, David Pepose, Brandon Peterson, and John Timms come to Baltimore Comic Con
This fall, the Inner Harbor comes alive for the 24th annual Baltimore Comic-Con, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 8-10, 2023. This year’s guests include comics writers and illustrators Tana Ford, Cully Hamner, J.G. Jones, David Pepose, Brandon Peterson, and John Timms. Purchase your tickets now to avoid additional lines at the event.
Tana Ford (Tana!) is a Hugo and Eisner Award-winning artist (LaGuardia, BergerBooks/Dark Horse). She has drawn for Silk, The Amazing Spider-Man, Black Panther, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, New Warriors, Jem & the Holograms, and others.
Cully Hamner has drawn many things for many publishers, but he’s probably best known for his creator-owned comic Red, which was adapted as a pair of hit Bruce Willis films; for co-creating Jaime Reyes (the current Blue Beetle, also about to be a feature film); and his work on The Question. His list of credits at DC is about as long as your leg — most recently as cover artist on numerous titles across the Batman and Superman lines, as well as the new Blue Beetle: Graduation Day and interiors on books like Future State: Superman of Metropolis, Superman Red & Blue, and Blue and Gold. At Marvel, he’s provided numerous covers for the Spider-Man titles, Black Panther vs. Deadpool, War of the Realms, Yondu, M.O.D.O.K., Alien, and the upcoming Joe Fixit series. Also coming up are covers for numerous BOOM! Studios titles, such as Something is Killing the Children and Grim.
J.G. Jones is a cover artist, painter, penciller, inker, and writer. He has been nominated for 3 Eisner Awards, as well being credited for his work as co-producer for Universal Pictures film version of the graphic novel Wanted along with Mark Millar. He has contributed both covers and interior art for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Wildstorm, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM! Studios, Top Cow, Valiant, Defiant, Broadway, and Crusade Comics.
J.G. and writer Devin Grayson introduced the Yelena Belova character in Marvel Knights Black Widow limited series, followed by creating and drawing Marvel Boy with Grant Morrison, before working on Greg Rucka’s Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia.
J.G. has always been a prolific cover artist, painting covers for Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man, as well as Wonder Woman. His cover work included many titles, but he may be best remembered for providing all 52 covers for DC Comics’ groundbreaking weekly title, 52.
He then co-created Top Cow Comics’ breakout sensation Wanted with writer Mark Millar before heading to DC to work with Grant Morrison on the epic Final Crisis, and on Brian Azzarello’s Before Watchmen:The Comedian.
Jones recently teamed up with Mark Waid to write Strange Fruit for BOOM! Studios, for which he provided the lushly painted art.
And did I mention covers? Lots and lots of covers.
A former crime reporter turned Ringo Award-winning comic book creator, David Pepose has written for titles such as Savage Avengers, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Avengers Unlimited, Darth Vader: Black, White & Red, Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel, The O.Z., Scout’s Honor, and more. Beyond developing properties for comic books, TV, and film, David has worked for CBS Television, Netflix, and Universal Studios. Raised in St. Louis, David now lives in sunny Los Angeles with his understanding partner, their rambunctious terrier, and at least six deadlines.
Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum.
John Timms was born and raise in Costa Rica. He studied Graphic Design at Universidad de Costa Rica and worked for a long time as an animator, jumping to comics, a medium he always loved, eight years ago. He has worked on different series, including Inhumans and Nova for Marvel, and for DC Comics, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Young Justice, Infinite Frontier, Superman, and he is the current artist for Superman: Son of Kal-El. He lives in Costa Rica with his wife and two daughters.
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), Chris Campana (Death Dealer), 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), Tana Ford (LaGuardia), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mike Grell (Jon Sable), Gene Ha (Mae), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), 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), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), 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), 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), David Pepose (Savage Avengers), David Petersen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Richard and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Joe Prado (Superman), Afua Richardson (Omni), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), 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).