Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Didio, Pepoy, Pham, Sparacio, and Wagner!

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This September 5th through 7th, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor comes to life in high contrast colors with the return of the Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center! This year, we welcome Dan Didio, Andrew Pepoy, Khoi Pham, Marc Sparacio, and Brennan Wagner!

Dan Didio has been leaving his imprint on the DC Universe since joining the company in 2002 as Vice President of Editorial. Writing Superboy during his early tenure, his ascent in the ranks and contributions to the company have continued ever since. In 2010, Didio was named co-publisher of DC Entertainment. In addition to his editorial and managerial contributions, he continues to write comics, including The Outsiders, the Metal Men feature in Wednesday Comics, and coming up in September, Infinity Man and the Forever People: Future’s End and Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End..
Andrew Pepoy’s early career was in the realm of fanzines, but he quickly transitioned to publishing work for large shops like DC Comics and Marvel Comics while still in college! Largely known as an inker (though an artist and creator in his own right, with works like The Adventures of Simone and Ajax), this Eisner Award-winning talent has worked on characters as diverse as Superman, Spider-Man, Scooby-Doo, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Simpsons, Godzilla, and Wallace & Gromit among many others. You can find his recent work on titles such as Fables from DC Comics, The Simpsons and Futurama from Bongo Entertainment, and Life with Archie from Archie Comics.

Khoi Pham is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania law school and was a practicing lawyer. Khoi Pham also holds a Masters in Business Administration. But Khoi Pham decided he wanted to be a comic book artist, and became one of Marvel Comics’ “Young Guns” early in his career. He has since worked on titles like Marvel’s X-Factor, Mighty Avengers, Daredevil, X-Men Legacy, and Cyber Force from Image Comics.

Mark Sparacio is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he studied under comics legend Will Eisner. His initial career took him into the advertising industry, but he eventually found his way to working in comics. Since joining the ranks of artists in the field, he has done covers for Billy Tucci’s Shi, Marvel’s Heroes for Hire, DC’s Green Lantern and Sgt. Rock, Moonstone’s Domino Lady’s Threesome, and interior work in DC’s Jonah Hex, and Moonstone’s Captain Action and Omega Paradox.

Brennan Wagner is a relative newcomer to the comics scene. A colorist hailing from Portland, OR, his credits to date include work on Dark Horse’s Dark Horse Presents and Number 13, IDW’s Hero Comics, Dynamite Entertainment’s The Shadow: Year One and Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon. He has also done covers for DC Comics’ Before Watchmen: Moloch and BOOM! Studios The Empty Man.

“What a fantastic group to add to our exceptional line-up,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re bringing our fans industry leaders, award-winning illustrators, and up-and-coming talent, and we know they’re going to love meeting each and every one of them!”
The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

Tickets
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!

Mark Your Calendars!
The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in 2015 for another three-day spectacular! Block off Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015 on your calendars now!

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalapolis); Frank Cammuso (Otto’s Backwards Day); Darrenn Canton (Tunnels & Trolls); Greg Capullo (Batman); Richard Case (Sandman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jamie Cosley (Cody the Cavalier); Tyler Cosley (AlakaZach); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Rachel Deering (In the Dark); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); Tom Feister (G.I. Joe); David Finch (Forever Evil); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!); Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup): SL Gallant (GI JOE); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Keith Giffen (The New 52: Future’s End); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Allan Gross (Road Song); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Laura Innes (The Dreamer); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future’s End); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); Norman Lee (Iron Man Special); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Laura Martin (Uncanny Avengers); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Mark McKenna (Banana Tail); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Pop Mhan (All-New X-Factor); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Chris Otto (A Dog’s Life); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts); Joe Rubinstein (The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe); Andy Runton (Owly); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Gregg Schigiel (Spongebob Squarepants Comics); Jeff Schultz (Archie Comics); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Serenity: Leaves of the Wind); Ben Taylor (A Dog’s Life); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Rich Woodall (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Regrettably, Eddy Barrows has had to cancel. We look forward to seeing his return in 2015.

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 20 years, the last 9 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.

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