Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Zodiac Starforce #2 out today


They saved the world two years ago, but when a new, monstrous threat arises, can they put aside their differences and become a team again? Hopefully they can; otherwise team leader Emma, who's been infected by an evil magical force, is a goner! Will the Zodiac Starforce reunite and enter the dark realm of Nephos to save their captain, or will a fierce rivalry on the volleyball court tear them apart?

Comic Riffs talks to Jeff Smith about CXC

CXC 2015: 'Bone' creator Jeff Smith is poised to help kick off major new festival on comics landscape

Former Washington City Paper cartoonist starts a Patreon

Rob Ullman used to illustrate Savage Love for many years (and it was pretty). He had an illustration in the current issue, but it's not the same as seeing his art weekly. You can support him on Patreon now. I just did.

Rob Ullman is creating
Hockey Comics and Art

Illustrator and cartoonist of many swell things, including Atom-Bomb Bikini and Old-Timey Hockey Tales.

Cul de Sac play coming to Encore Stage next summer

June 3-12, 2016

Cul de Sac

Play by Amy Thompson
Adapted from the Comic Strip, Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premier play adaptation of Richard Thompson's nationally syndicated Cul De Sac comic strip. When Alice decides to help Petey become more exciting she risks sending Petey further into his shell. With the help other their parents, teachers, and new and old friends the Otterloop children just might be able to learn something from each other. We recommend this production for ages 4 and older.

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 11am and 3pm
Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3pm
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11am and 3pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3pm

Audition Dates and Times:
Auditions: March 14 and 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Pre-Audition Workshop: March 12 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The pre-audition workshop fee is $55.
There is no audition fee.
Auditions are in the lower level of Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204).

All performances are held at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22204)

Stephan Pastis: 2015 National Book Festival

Stephan Pastis: 2015 National Book Festival

Sep 28, 2015

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis appears at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Stephan Pastis used to be a lawyer. Now, he is the award-winning cartoonist who creates "Pearls Before Swine," a syndicated daily comic strip that runs in 750 newspapers around the world. The humorous comic strip's host of friends -- Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra -- deliver a smart, witty and painfully honest commentary on modern issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Pastis tends to produce his comics at an unusual five to nine months ahead of the deadline. His latest collection is "Pearls Gets Sacrificed: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury." In addition to creating "Pearls Before Swine," Pastis is the author of the best-selling children's chapter book series Timmy Failure.

For transcript, captions, and more information, visit
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PR: Captive of Friendly Cove book

Three local creators, Mike Short, Matt Dembicki and Evan Keeling worked on this book; I bought mine from them at SPX.  Mike

For Immediate Release: 
Contact: Melanie Roth, Director of Sales and Marketing, Fulcrum Publishing
Praise for Captive of Friendly Cove:

Featured in The Washington Post's round up of debut books at the Small Press Expo 2015 

"A respectful, leisurely paced work of historical fiction."                                                                                                           — Kirkus

"The artwork is stunning, giving us a visual of the Island and the people, and what a wonderful way to experience the history and the geography. And the writing is a terrific example of creative nonfiction. The historical and cultural facts are true, but presented in a compelling story."
                                                                          — Maryann Writes Blog

Fulcrum Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt by Rebecca Goldfield and Mike Short. 
From the creators of the award-winning Trickster and District Comics, comes another graphic novel about adventure and tribal life. After his ship is burned and his shipmates killed, British sailor John Jewitt lived for nearly three years as a captive of the Mowachaht people on the west coast of Vancouver Island. During his captivity, Jewitt kept journals of his experiences and of tribal life. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of those journals, we're pleased to announce the first graphic novel about John Jewitt's life. Follow his adventures as he plies his skills as a blacksmisth, saves his only remaining crew member, and comes up with a strategy to free them both.
About the Authors and Contributors:
Rebecca Goldfield (writer) is an award-winning writer/producer of  documentary films with a focus on history and science. Her work has aired on National Public Radio (NPR), PBS, The Discovery Channel, and National Geographic TV among others. She was a contributor to the Harvey-nominated graphic novel, District Comics, and is presently developing several graphic novels based on great true stories. Goldfield splits her time between Washington D.C., rural Pennsylvania, and New York City, but still spends a much time as she can in Vancouver, B.C. Connect with her on Facebook
Mike Short (penciler) lives in Lorton, Virginia, where he watches DVDs with his wife, plays with his kids, chases his runaway dog, or burns the midnight oil drawing comics. He was a contributor to the Eisner-nominated graphic anthology Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection. You can reach him on Twitter and on Tumblr
Matt Dembicki (inker) previously edited and contributed to the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prize-winning Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection. He also served at the helm of Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Creatures, and District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C., a Harvey Award-nominated anthology that was named as one of the best books of 2012 by the Washington Post. Connect with him on Twitter
Evan Keeling (colorist) is a founding member of the DC Conspiracy, a comic creator collective founded 10 years ago in Washington DC. Comics he has worked on include CrumbsnatchersCodename: FifinellaXoc: Journey of a Great White, and the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prize-winning, Trickster. He is currently working on a series of comics about the DC punk scene in the 90s called DC Punk. Evan Keeling lives in Washington, DC with his wife and daughter. You can find out more about him at his website.
Upcoming Events:
Saturday & Sunday, October 17- 18, 2015                                                                                                             Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)University Hall at Lesley University,                                                1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 (Porter Square) 
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                                            Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets - Brookland, 625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017 

More Praise from the Captive of Friendly Cove blog tour:
"[Rebecca Goldfield and Mike Short] give life to the story and tell it in a clear and compelling way...aided by impressive inks from Matt Dembicki and a gorgeous color palette from Evan Keeling that brings to the page very nicely the beauty of the Pacific Northwest."                                                                   — Michael May's Adventure Blog

Have you read a graphic novel? If not, why not try this one or get it for a young adult reader you may know.    
                                                                                                         — SlingWords Blog
Fans of graphic novels and real life stories plucked from the history books should be drawn to read Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt.                         Mother Daughter Book Club Blog

Book Information:
September 2015 | Trade Paperback | US $25.95 | print ISBN: 978-1-936218-11-0 | 7.5 x 11 | 168 pages | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS | HISTORICAL FICTION 

Ordering information:
Fulcrum Publishing | 4690 Table Mountain Dr., Ste. 100 | Golden, CO 80403
Toll-free 800-992-290 | fax 800-726-7112 |

Fulcrum Publishing: Celebrating 30 Years of Thinking Outside.
- Based in Colorado and Wisconsin -

Latest Hagenized Grandma Rose painting unveiled

As revealed earlier in the month, a cache of paintings by the mysterious Grandma Rose has been acquired by David Hagen for improving with is patented (pronounced PAY-tent-ed) Hagenizing process. The second in the series has been revealed and will be for sale on Saturday at Civitan flea market in Arlington.

Here's a preview.

DISCLAIMER: ComicsDC's Mike Rhode provided the paintings to Hagen for free, and is not making any money from his reuse of them (but is enjoying it).

Awesome Con's sale featured on ICv2 and The Beat

'We're Not in a Race to Collect Shows'
  by Milton Griepp on September 30, 2015

Awesome Con joins LeftField Media as new con entity grows 

09/29/2015 by

Monday, September 28, 2015

Meet a Local Cartoonist: Chatting with Afrofuturist's J.T. Wilkins

JT with Rafer Roberts' banner
by Mike Rhode  

JT Wilkins was at Small Press Expo this year as part of the DC Conspiracy, and selling copies of his new Afrofuturist comics. He kindly agreed to answer our usual questions.

What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?

 I'm known for Black Dayz, The Afrofuturist, and stuff in Magic Bullet.

How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?

I'm a Pen and Ink type of guy.

When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?

Call me an 80's Child!

Why are you in Washington now?  What neighborhood or area do you live in?

I live in Southeast, but I'm really from Maryland.

What is your training and/or education in cartooning?

Drawing and Sketching got my groove on!

Who are your influences?

Spain, S. Clay Wilson, Crumb, Fletcher Hanks, Wood, Kirby, Beardsley, Ditko, Lee, Kubert, Lynch, Panter, Knight just to name a few.

If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?

I would have never gone in the military!

What work are you best-known for?

Mostly my Magic Bullet stuff, but my indie stuff stands the test of time.

What work are you most proud of? 


What would you like to do or work on in the future?

Anything art-related that would make me happy.

What do you think will be the future of your field? 

Computers world wide!

What local cons do you attend? The Small Press Expo, Intervention, or others? Any comments about attending them?


What's your favorite thing about DC?

The Museums!

Least favorite?


What monument or museum do like to take visitors to?

The Smithsonian.

How about a favorite local restaurant?

Anything with seafood.

Do you have a website or blog?

Mike Jenkins' lunch bag art display through October

For years, cartoonist Mike Jenkins has been drawing on his daughter's lunch bag. Now some are going on exhibit at Studio Pause at 2421 26th Rd. South, Arlington Va. They'll be on display through October.

Oct 22: The Comic Book Story of Beer signing in DC & Baltimore


Oh, the places we'll drink.

The Comic Book Story of Beer will be hitting the road throughout autumn 2015 on a mission of emancipating people from ignorance of and passionless equivocation over the greatest drink in the history of man on this planet.

We, the book's creators, hope to meet you at beer and brewery events, book and comic book retailer signings, comic book conventions, and mass, spontaneous, pro-beer uprisings across the North American continent. And maybe even beyond. Who knows. I've heard Angoulême, France, is truly breathtaking in late January.

Please check back here and follow us on Twitter for updates and ever-more-specific-and-refined information about where and what we're up to.


Thursday, October 22, 2015: Book Sales, Signing; Beer. Free and open to the 21+ public.


2052 West Virginia Avenue NE, Suite 102, District of Columbia 20002

Time TBD



Saturday, October 24, 2015: Book Reading & Signing. Free and open to the public.


3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211

Local craft brews will be available at Atomic Books' smashing in-store bar!

Time 7:00 PM

Pea Soup ephemera (UPDATED)

Here's a couple of post cards I bought a few weeks ago in Arlington's Civitan flea market, with a nice gag cartoon about making pea soup. The pea soup empire grew well - it still exists!

And here's Pea Soup Andesen's website since I'm posting their cartoon.Their website says about the cartoon: "In the early thirties a cartoon appeared in the old "Judge" magazine. It was one of a series by the famous cartoonist Forbell, under the heading of "Little Known Occupations." The cartoon showed the little known occupation of splitting peas for pea soup, with two comic chefs standing at a chopping table, one holding a huge chisel, splitting peas singly as they came down a chute."

Sept 29: Gareth Hinds at One More Page Bookstore in Arlington

Fall for the Book Illustrators Panel "Keystrokes and Brushstrokes" moderated by Madelyn Rosenberg and featuring Gareth Hinds, Kate Samworth, Rashin Kheiriyeh, Theodore Taylor III
Tue, September 29, 7pm – 8pm

Keystrokes and brushstrokes: Authors and illustrators talk about their processes, both in writing and in art, and their varied approaches for blending art and fiction into books for young people. The panelists will talk about everything from concept to publication and will answer the age-old question of which came first: the text about the chicken or the painting of the egg?

Panelists: Gareth Hinds: Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher's Weekly called a "mixed-media gem"), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called "stellar" and "a remarkably faithful rendering"). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library's "Literary Lights for Children" award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games. For more, visit

Oct 6: Matt Davies in Takoma Park

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Nerdy Birdy is a small-winged, glasses-wearing, allergic-to-birdseed guy who just wants to be like the cool birds. When he discovers a whole group of avian companions just like him, however, he thinks he's found the true meaning of friendship— until a new girl arrives and calls everything into question. Ages 4 – 8

Oct 13: Ted Rall in DC

Busboys and Poets 14th & V: Ted Rall - Snowden

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer, Rall got his start as a political cartoonist by posting his work on the New York City streets. His venues have become more sophisticated, but in works such as the Attitude anthologies of subversive comics, The Anti-American Manifesto, and others, he shows he's as edgy and outspoken as ever. His latest book profiles Edward Snowden, celebrating his courage in revealing the government's vast surveillance network, and drawing on Orwell's 1984 to show how much is at stake in the new era of digital technology.

Busboys and Poets 14 & V
2021 14th Street NW

Oct 5: Ben Hatke in town

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

In this graphic novel for early readers, a young girl exploring the junkyard near her trailer happens upon a robot as diminutive as she is. After using her mechanical skills to bring it to life, she and her new friend experience a series of small adventures—until an enormous factory robot comes to take Little Robot away. Ages 6 – 9

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

In this graphic novel for early readers, a young girl exploring the junkyard near her trailer happens upon a robot as diminutive as she is. After using her mechanical skills to bring it to life, she and her new friend experience a series of small adventures—until an enormous factory robot comes to take Little Robot away. Ages 6 – 9

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Post interviews Dr. Katz (from the cartoon)

Dr. Katz will see you now

Dr. Katz Live with Jonathan Katz, Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro and Morgan Murphy at 8 p.m. Thursday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW. 202-888-0050 or

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Post on ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

'Hotel Transylvania 2' review: Sequel is just enough of a Halloween treat

Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) welcomes half-human, half-vampire baby Dennis (Asher Blinkoff) into his frightening family — but he's anxious for the kid to show some fangs. (Sony Pictures Animation/AP)

Comic Riffs on SPX

Sketchbook: From creativity to diversity, a line-by-line reflection on Small Press Expo 2015

Spirit exhibit opens Saturday across from Baltimore Comic-Con

I love the Geppi Entertainment Museum. It's always got something interesting to see.

Comics Alternative Podcast on SPX

Episode 154: SPX 2015 and the Ignatz Awards

by Derek Royal and Andy Wolverton

On Location: Talking with Creators at SPX 2015, Pt. 1

Part 3 appears tomorrow.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Charles Vess reveals Christmas poster for Washington Revels

I'm getting ready to head out the door to attend the Baltimore Comic Book Convention (Booth # 2314) this weekend but I though that I would upload the finished color painting I just finished for this years Christmas Revels to be held in Washington DC. I'm very happy with this one! - from Charles' Facebook page.

I'll be stopping by and getting whatever I can on Sunday at BCC.

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "New Hungarian Flag"

New Hungarian Flag

After a brief pause out of respect for the photogenic drowned refugee child, the EU member governments resumed their program of making Syrian war refugees as miserable as possible. Hungary, of course, is keeping to the high standards set by the infamous TV camerawoman by sending police to brutalize refugees. And needless to say, like Claude Rains in "Casablanca", the United Nations is shocked -- shocked -- to discover that Hungary is treating war refugees like dirt.

Mike Flugennock: Political Cartoons

In Supermansion #1, the Washington Monument suffers

EXCLUSIVE: SUPERMANSION Episode 1 - Groaner's Wild HD (2015) Bryan Cranston Seth Green Superhero

Sep 23, 2015 - EXCLUSIVE: SUPERMANSION Episode 1 - Groaner's Wild HD (2015) Bryan Cranston Seth Green Superhero Animation

John Gallagher will be at Baltimore Comic-Con with new books

Comics Runs in This Family at Baltimore Comic-Con: John Gallagher Teams with His Children to Debut New Books in Baltimore

  By on September 24, 2015

Former Washington City Paper author to write Black Panther comic

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel


SEPT. 22, 2015

and The Post has thoughts on this.

Marvel Comics was smart to hire Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Black Panther. Here's why.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, 'Black Panther' and superhero diversity [in print as Black Panther gets the hero he needs].

Morning Mix 2015, and Express (September 24): 47.
online at

PR: Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Kicks Off Tomorrow!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo

Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Kicks Off Tomorrow!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 24, 2015 - The 16th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks-off tomorrow afternoon, Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center! The show floor will open at 1:00 pm (12:00 pm for VIP Ticket holders), but box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am
Here are a few last-minute reminders for attendees:
  • We are in the Pratt and Howard Street Lobby this year (which is the same entrance as last year).
  • Online ticket sales end Thursday.
  • Be sure to arrive early, as lines to enter when the show floor opens will begin to form early.
  • All attendees need to bring their receipt from their online ticket purchase or their physical tickets and a photo ID, and follow directions of staff members to guide them to the proper lines where their receipts will be collected and wristbands issued.
  • Those who purchased the VIP Packages should go the VIP booth near WILL CALL to attain their packages.
  • New this year, we have celebrity photo ops and tickets for media guests.
  • The 7th Annual Costume Contest, sponsored by, will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm for adults (professional and amateur), and Sunday, September 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm for children. Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00 am and lasts until 1:00 pm each respective contest day. Contest Registration forms will be handed out at the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest. Over-18 registration will cost $10 for professionals and $5 for amateurs. Under-18 registration will be free.
  • There will be ATMs available throughout the show for your convenience.
  • Maps for the show are now posted.
  • To ensure everyone has a safe and fun weekend, please familiarize yourself with the Baltimore Comic-Con Harassment Policy and Weapons Policy.
  • Bring your comfortable shoes and stay hydrated.
  • Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the latest updates and announcements throughout the show.
Regretfully, we have to announce that a few of our guests have had last-minute cancellations. Bret Blevins, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Levitz, Jamar Nicholas, Matteo Scalera, Chris Schweizer, Robert Tinnell, Peter Tomasi, and Rick Veitch will all unfortunately be unable to make it to this year's event.
Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2016!
That's right! Mark your calendars now for the Baltimore Comic-Con's 17th Anniversary Show, which will take place the weekend of September 2-4, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center. You definitely won't want to miss it! We'll see YOU in Baltimore!


General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!



To make parking easy and stress free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. View real-time availability and pricing at many convenient locations within easy walking distance to the convention center.


Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.



While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters); Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes); Scott Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Gregory Benton (Smoke); Paul Blackthorne (Arrow, Saturday and Sunday only); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Martin Brandt (Kidthulhu); Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Bob Budiansky (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Transformers); Dave Bullock (Wednesday Comics); Buzz (JSA); Talent Caldwell (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen: Age of Darkness); Frank Cammuso (Salem Hyde); Chris Campana (Kantara); Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales); Jerry Carr (Trickster: Native American Tales); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Katie Cassiday (Arrow, Sunday only); Tommy Castillo (Squarriors); Jacob Chabot (SpongeBob Comics); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amy Chu (Strange Sports Stories); Rich Clabaugh (The Graveyard Gang); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark's Parker); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Matt Daley (Lantern City); Keith Davidsen (Reanimator); Kristina Deak-Linsner (Dawn/Vampirella); Rachel Deering (In the Dark: A Horror Anthology); Vito Delsante (Stray); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Charles Dowd (Lilith Dark); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Tod Emko (A Piggy's Tale); Joe Endres (Colossians); G.D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle); Jules Feiffer (Kill My Mother); Tim Fielder (Dieselfunk Studios' Matty's Rocket, Saturday and Sunday only); David Finch (Wonder Woman); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal); Francesco Francavilla (Secret Wars: Battleworld); Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup); Jack and Will Gallagher (E.P.i.C. Bros.); S.L. Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman '66: The Lost Episode); Bryan J.L. Glass (The Mice Templar); Mike Gold (Hawkworld); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Keron Grant (Father's Day); Mike Grell (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Action Comics); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Eric Grissom (Planet Gigantic); Allan Gross (Cryptozoo Crew); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Laura Guzzo (Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Scott Hanna (The New 52: Futures End); Tony Harris (Justice League United); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits); Russ Heath (G.I. Combat); Marc Hempel (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Eric Henson (The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under); h-eri (Ivory Dragon Studios); Ken Hunt (Talon); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Geof Isherwood (Suicide Squad); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); Dani Jones (My Sister the Freak); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Justin Jordan (Legacy of Luther Strode); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Tom King (Grayson); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Jonathan "Swifty" Lang (Feeding Ground); Greg LaRocque (The Avengers); Dan Leister (Grimm Fairy Tales); Mike Lilly (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Robyn Hood); John Lind (Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book: Essential Kurtzman Vol. 1); Joe Linsner (Red Sonja); Nate Lovett (Midnight Tiger); Kevin Maguire (Justice League); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mike Manley (Darkhawk); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Star Wars); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Mike McKone (Justice League United); Bob McLeod (Secret Wars); Pop Mhan (He-Man: The Eternity War, Saturday only); Kevin Miller (The Cat Maiden); Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop); Sheldon Mitchell (The Darkness); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Mark Morales (Convergence); Nen (The Memory Collectors); Edward James Olmos (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show); John Ostrander (Suicide Squad); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Greg Pak (Storm); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); Jeff Parker (Justice League United); Doug Paszkiewicz (Arsenic Lullabies); Brent Peeples (Legenderry: Green Hornet); Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men); Khoi Pham (X-Men Legacy); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Tom Raney (Avengers Vs.); Mary Reed (The Cat Maiden); Ireland Reid (Cosplay); Sara Richard (Jem and the Holograms); Rafer Roberts (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); David Rodriguez (Skylanders); Dave Roman (StarBunny Inc.); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond); Andy Runton (Owly); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time, Saturday only); Dan Schkade (The Spirit); Arlen Schumer (Silver Age of Comic Book Art); Brian Shearer (G.I. Joe); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Brian Shearer (G.I. Joe); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Matt Slay (The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files Season 10); JK Snyder III (Doctor Mid-Nite); Scott Snyder (Batman Eternal); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Mark Sparacio (Sgt. Rock); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Relativity); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Peter Stone (Shattered Krystal); Paul Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Thors); Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax); Marcio Takara (Armor Wars); Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Ben Taylor (A Dog's Life); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Mark Texeira (Ghost Racers); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Jeremy Treece (King: Mandrake the Magician); Tim Truman (Hawkman); Billy Tucci (Shi); Ted Tucker (Caricature art); James Tynion (Constantine: The Hellblazer); Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Brennan Wagner (Django/Zorro); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Ming-Na Wen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Saturday only); Mark Wheatley (Jungle Tales of Tarzan); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Marv Wolfman (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Convergence: New Teen Titans); Rich Woodall (Kyrra); Brian Woodward (Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Yearbook); Bernie Wrightson (The Ghoul Treasury Edition); Annie Wu (Black Canary); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars). 


In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con: - for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution - for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications - for inquiries about submitted registrations for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries


About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 16th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 10 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit