The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of writer Brian Wood, courtesy of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). Wood joins a growing list of creators that will be in attendance at this year’s show, taking place September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Brian Wood’s first professional work in comics was a 5-issue miniseries, titled Channel Zero, published by Image Comics in 1997. It was created as part of his final project for graduation from Parsons School of Design. In 2000, he was offered a co-writing job by Warren Ellis to join him on Marvel Comics’ Generation X.
After a 12-issue run on the title, he returned to the world of creator-owned comics where, between 2001 and 2005, he would create such titles as Couscous Express, The Couriers, Jennie One (AiT/Planet Lar), Pounded (Oni Press), and Fight for Tomorrow (Vertigo), as well as the critically-acclaimed 12-issue series, Demo.
After the success of Demo, Wood continued to create independent comics for Oni Press, Image Comics and IDW Publishing before signing a 2-year exclusive contract with DC Comics. During his tenure with DC, he wrote DMZ, another critically-acclaimed series from Vertigo for which he has become best-known. In addition, he launched Northlanders, a historical-fiction series set during the Viking Age; The New York Four, a young adult graphic novel; and a new Demo mini-series.
In 2012, Wood began writing Marvel’s Ultimate Comics: X-Men beginning with issue #10, as well as Conan the Barbarian from Dark Horse Comics. In addition to those titles, he is currently writing the ongoing series, The Massive and Star Wars for Dark Horse.
Wood will be appearing and signing at the CBLDF booth (#1601) from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as being featured in a creator spotlight panel on Sunday in panel rooms 302-303:
3:00-4:00 – CBLDF Presents: Spotlight On Brian Wood
Since 1997, Brian Wood has been one of the most popular creators in comics, writing, illustrating, or designing comics for almost every major publisher. He has worked on modern classics as diverse as DMZ, STAR WARS, and NORTHLANDERS, and in almost every genre, including hard sci-fi, historical fiction, horror, and young-adult. This panel takes a look at his work, starting with CHANNEL ZERO, and up through to current hits such as THE MASSIVE, MARA, and X-MEN. Moderated by CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox.
“We’re thrilled to be adding Brian [Wood] to our guest list this close to the show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Thanks to the folks at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, fans of Brian’s prolific work will have the chance to meet him and get their favorite book signed. In addition, they will have a great chance to check out a very worthy cause while he’s signing at the CBLDF booth!”
Wood joins our previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams (Doctor Who); Neal Adams (First X-Men); Mark Bagley (Fantastic Four); Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans); Brian Bolland (Dial H); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Sal Buscema (Amazing Spider-Man); Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto’s Orange Day); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); Jamie and Tyler Cosley (Cody the Cavalier, Ninja Squirrel); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans); John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red); Zack Giallongo (Broxo); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!, The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Joe Hill (Locke and Key); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Denis Kitchen (The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Jim Lee (Superman Unchained); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mark Mariano (Happyloo); Billy Martin (Vitriol, the Hunter); Dave McDonald (Hamster Sam); Mark McKenna (Star Wars, Banana Tail); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Dave Roman – Saturday only (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Jeff Schultz (Archie, Jughead); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Frank Stack (My Cancer Year); Bobby Timony (Night Owls, Detectobot); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), Bill Willingham (Fables); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).
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, and Facebook pages.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
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 25 years, the last 7 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 www.harveyawards.org.
About the CBLDF
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Founded in 1986, the CBLDF has managed and paid for the legal defense of individuals whose First Amendment rights are threatened for making, selling, or even reading comic books. For more information about the CBLDF, please visit their website at cbldf.org.