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Baltimore Welcomes Russ Braun, Frank Cho, Garth Ennis, Scott Hanna, Emily Whitten, and Thom Zahler

Don’t miss Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place the weekend of October 22-24, 2021 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the appearances of Russ Braun, Frank Cho, Garth Ennis (Friday and Saturday only), Scott Hanna, Emily Whitten, and Thom Zahler at the 2021 event. You can get your tickets online now!

Russ Braun has been drawing comics for 30 years, with a 7-year break for a stint with Walt Disney Feature Animation. He’s worked for most of the major comics publishers on everything from BatmanSwamp Thing, and Fables for DC/Vertigo to Son of Satan and Where Monsters Dwell for Marvel. He is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with Garth Ennis, on their creator-owned Jimmy’s BastardsThe Night WitchesSixpack, and Dogwelder, and particularly on The Boys, now a hit TV series on Amazon. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram at russ.braun.589 or at his website russ-braun.com.

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner Award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New AvengersMighty AvengersShanna the She-DevilNew Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen on covers from DC’s Harley Quinn and AWA Studios’ Fight Girls.

Garth Ennis broke into the American Comic scene in 1991, taking over the writing reins on Hellblazer. After a successful four-year run, Ennis moved on to create Preacher, a 66-issue epic that ran from 1995 -2000. In addition to these two ground-breaking series, he also had lengthy runs on DC’s The Demon and Hitman. Ennis wrapped up The Boys, a 72-issue story which began at DC’s Wildstorm imprint before moving to Dynamite Entertainment with issue #7, and which has been adapted as the highly successful Amazon Prime Video series.

Scott Hanna is an Eisner Award-winning artist in the graphic novel industry. Scott has been drawing and inking comic books for over 30 years. His work has been published in over 1,000 comics and graphic novels, and he’s inked over 22,000 pages of comics art. At Marvel Comics, Scott’s worked on all the top characters at the company, including the AvengersIron ManThe X-Men, and The Hulk. He’s most known for his more than 15 year run on the Spider-Man titles. At DC Comics, he has worked on most of their major titles, including a five-year run on Detective Comics starring Batman, Green Lantern CorpsWonder WomanJustice LeagueSuperman, and Teen Titans. Recently, he has worked on Venom #200, Heroes RebornMarvel Double Action, and X-Men Legends for Marvel, and DC GenerationsNightwing, and the Milestone books Icon and Rocket, and DUO at DC Comics. He is founder of the Arts and Fashion Institute in PA with his wife Pamela Ptak, where Scott teaches classes in sequential art, painting, drawing, and cartooning.

Emily S. Whitten is an award-winning writer and the co-creator and co-writer of the Ringo Award-nominated The Underfoot middle-grade graphic novel series from Oni Press, an epic sci-fi saga about intelligent hamsters with special skills struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Emily is also a pop culture journalist and program host, TV and audio media personality, convention organizer, and attorney. She resides in the greater D.C. area, and in her copious spare time enjoys crafting, reading, exploring the great outdoors, and looking after her tiny hamster. Stop by Emily’s table on the exhibit floor to pick up The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep; The Underfoot: Into the Sun; and fun The Underfoot goodies including hamster ears, stickers, and pins. She will also have available a limited-edition print of her “Trick or Treat”-themed The Underfoot watercolor, as featured in this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook!

Thom Zahler is a comic book creator and animation writer. He created the Line Webtoons hit series Cupid’s Arrows and Warning Label as well as the Harvey-nominated Love and Capes (recently with new volumes “The Family Way” and the Ringo-nominated “In the Time of Covid”), Long Distance, and the time-traveling wine comic Time and Vine. He also writes and draws for IDW’s successful My Little Pony series, and has written for Disney Tsum Tsum KingdomStar Trek Waypoint, and more. He has written for Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Knights of the Zodiac.


2021 GUESTS

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Tom Akel (Stan Lee’s Backchannel, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Art Baltazar (Big Alien Moon Crush), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (Welcome to Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Jamie Cosley (Light Side), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), John Dell (Lobo, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Jason Douglas (Parallel, courtesy of Source Point Press), Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark), Ryan Dunlavey (M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Marc Hempel (The Sandman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Saturday only), Dave Johnson (The Good wiAsian), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Karl Kesel (Impossible Jones), Tom King (Batman), Scott Koblish (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Leeanne M. Krecic (Let’s Play, courtesy of Rocketship Entertainment), Robert Lemieux (Life in the Comics), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Dirk Manning (Buried But Not Dead, courtesy of Source Point Press), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear At The World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Far Out Firehouse), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Ian McGinty (Adventure Time), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Frank Miller (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Saturday only), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Khoi Pham (Star Wars: Crimson Reign), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Christopher Priest (Black Panther, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Chris Schweizer (The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Jim Shooter (Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Mika Song (Donut Feed the Squirrels), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Martha Thomases (Dakota North), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Ben Towle (Four-Fisted Tales: Animals in Combat), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Billy Tucci (Shi), Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Renee Witterstaetter (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Baltimore Comic-Con’s Yearbook Returns With 2020-2021 Trick or Treat Edition

Baltimore Comic Con

Come to the Baltimore Comic-Con this October 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Tickets to the show are now available!

Our annual tradition, the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook, returns in 2021 for the ninth year, celebrating creators appearing at this year’s show. For this year’s book of art, we’re doing something different with the Yearbook, putting all those face coverings and fears and frights back exactly where they belong: Halloween. So, welcome to the 2020-2021 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook: Trick or Treat Edition.

Beautifully designed by returning guest and Love and CapesCupid’s ArrowsWarning Label, and Time and Vine creator Thom Zahler, the softcover, square-bound book comes in a standard and, for VIP ticketholders, a limited VIP cover edition.

The Baltimore Comic-Con scavenger hunt, which has become a must-do activity for many of our fans, will be back in 2021! When you buy the book, you’ll get a list of Yearbook contributors and their table numbers. Participants succeeding in acquiring the appropriate quota of autographs from contributors can then get their choice of bonus prints — and it’s a great way to meet our guests!

Art created for the 2020-2021 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook: Trick or Treat Edition will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction on Saturday, October 23rd at 5pm. Fans and art collectors alike won’t want to miss this opportunity to win these one-of-a-kind items, only available at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

The book will be sold in the Exclusives Booth in the lobby. The book will be available at the Baltimore Comic-Con for $24.95. The art auction featuring original art from the book will be held at 5pm on Saturday, October 23rd in our Main hall.


2021 GUESTS

Confirmed guests for the show include: Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Art Baltazar (Big Alien Moon Crush), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Jim Calafiore (Welcome to Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Ryan Dunlavey (M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Marc Hempel (The Sandman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Saturday only), Dave Johnson (The Good Asian), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Tom King (Batman), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Frank Miller (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Saturday only), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Chris Schweizer (The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Martha Thomases (Dakota North), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Billy Tucci (Shi), Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Renee Witterstaetter (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99

(W) Thom Zahler (A/CA) Robin Easter
In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Marble Pie is off to college! It seems like the only pony fit for the job of planning her going away party would be the fabulous Pinkie Pie herself-but Pinkie’s having a bit of trouble feeling happy about her sister heading so far away… looks like she’s going to need a little help from Cheese Sandwich to plan the bestest party ever!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99

(W) Thom Zahler (A/CA) Robin Easter
In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Marble Pie is off to college! It seems like the only pony fit for the job of planning her going away party would be the fabulous Pinkie Pie herself-but Pinkie’s having a bit of trouble feeling happy about her sister heading so far away… looks like she’s going to need a little help from Cheese Sandwich to plan the bestest party ever!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #99

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Omnibus Vol. 6

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Omnibus Vol. 6

(W) Thom Zahler, Katie Cook, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley, Ted Anderson, Paul Allor (A) Tony Fleecs, Agnes Garbowska, Andy Price, Brenda Hickey, Tony Kuusisto, Kate Sherron (CA) Lanna Souvanny
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $24.99

The adventures continue with all of your favorite Ponies. Enjoy more tales of friendship and fun ranging all over Equestria in this graphic novel omnibus!

First, when asked to direct a film based on their friendship adventures, will the friends’ memories turn out to be less than accurate? Then, things are getting a little crazier than normal in Ponyville! Pinkie Pie gains extraordinary powers after eating a magic apple, but will she use her new powers for good, or for fun? Meanwhile, the entire town is getting into the spooky spirit for Nightmare Night! Then, Rainbow Dash decides the elderly ponies of the retirement village could use some more excitement in their lives. So she invents EXTREME BINGO!
Collects My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic issues #66-78.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Omnibus Vol. 6

Preview: Love and Capes: Family Way

Love and Capes: Family Way

(W) Thom Zahler (A/CA) Thom Zahler
In Shops: Nov 25, 2020
SRP: $19.99

You demanded it, and now comicdom’s favorite super couple is back in this graphic novel romcom! A few years have passed, and Mark and Abby are now the proud parents of two children: James and his sister Hayley. Now they’re navigating the world of play dates, diapers, and field trips, while also running an art gallery and saving the world. Meanwhile, Darkblade and Amazonia have broken up, and Charlotte’s worried about dying alone. Also, Hayley has started glowing. But that’s totally normal, right?

The more things change, the more they stay the same, so return to the sweetness and humor of the world of Love and Capes, from Harvey-nominated creator Thom Zahler (Warning Label, My Little Pony) and fall in love all over again.

Love and Capes: Family Way

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

(W) Sam Maggs, Thom Zahler, Kate Sherron (A) Toni Kuusisto, Nicoletta Baldari (A/CA) Kate Sherron
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $17.99

Great stories, great adventures, and valuable lessons, brought to you by Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, and all your pony friends! It’s exam time at the School of Friendship, and Ocellus has come up with an idea for a stellar project that’s sure to impress all her teachers-a history of Equestria shown through her own unique Changeling abilities! Collects issues #84-88 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 19

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 18

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 18

(W) Sam Maggs, Thom Zahler, Kate Sherron (A) Toni Kuusisto, Nicoletta Baldari (A/CA) Kate Sherron
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $17.99

It’s the anniversary of the founding of Ponyville-which means it’s time for a celebration! With a surprise show in store for Mayor Mare, it’s up to Twilight and Apple Bloom to keep the festivities a secret… but that might be hard in a town like Ponyville, where you never know who might show up!

Then, roll a natural 20 as Pinkie Pie and the rest of your favorite ponies get ready for a live-action role playing game for the ages! With elaborate costumes, captured princes, and one of Pinkie’s famous cakes on the line, you can bet things are going to get crazy! Collects issues #79-83 of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 18

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

Thom Zahler (w) • Kate Sherron (a & c)

Twilight Sparkle receives a mysterious message about a missing turtle! Only it’s not just any turtleit’s the most famed of racing turtles, Silver Blaze! With friendship on the line, it’s up to Twilight and Spike (armed with deerstalker caps and capes) to solve the mystery before it’s too late!

Elementary, my dear fillies! It’s a brand-new Pony mystery to solve!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #83

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #81

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #81

Thom Zahler (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a & c)

It’s Foals and Friends Weekend at the Wonderbolts Academy, but after an accident during practice, Rumble finds himself grounded. Good thing General Dauntless is there with a story or two to tell! Including one about the only Earth pony who has ever been a member of the Wonderbolts…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #81
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