Baltimore Comic-Con is not considered just a great comic book convention, it is hailed as one of the most family-friendly comic conventions in the world, hosting the Kids Love Comics Pavilion for over a decade, and featuring kids comics creators, workshops, and chapter book authors that kids love.
Comics at The Kids Love Comics Pavilion, sponsored by The School for Good and Evil series, run the gamut from sci-fi to fantasy, super heroes and beyond, all with a family-friendly flair. Among the talented creators attending BCC Setember 2-4 in Baltimore are:
Alexis Frederick-Frost – Adventures in Cartooning
Alexis is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels and picture books. A combination how-to book and an exciting adventure story, Adventures in Cartooning was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010 and has received many awards. His illustrations have appeared online and in a variety of publications including Nickelodeon Magazine, the Adventure Time comic, and others.
Alexis will be offering up the newly-published Ogres Awake – the third book in the Adventures in Cartooning Junior series of comic/picture book hybrids which includes Sleepless Knight and Gryphons Aren’t So Great. These comics feature characters from the Adventure in Cartooning graphic novels but are for children who are just learning to read.
Mike Maihack – Cleopatra in Space
Mike is a cartoonist, dad, and graphic novelist currently working on the his fourth book of his Cleopatra in Space series, published by Scholastic Books. It’s about the actual Cleopatra (from history!) who is transported to the future to help save a faraway galaxy from evil (because saving a galaxy from non-evil wouldn’t make much sense). But first, she has to learn how to do that by taking a bunch of space classes like alien languages, combat training, and algebra – mostly taught by a bunch of talking cats.
Jason Horn- Ninjasaur, Power Skull
Jason Horn is the creator of the web comic, Ninjasaur, chronicling the adventures of a wisecracking dinosaur ninja.
Currently, Jason is working on a new comic titled Power Skull, a story about a young prince who gains magical powers from a haunted skull. Jason’s work has appeared in anthologies such as Aw Yeah Comics! and the award winning Tori Amos: Comic Book Tattoo.
Be sure to come to the The Kids Love Comics Pavilion (sponsored by The School for Good and Evil series) at the Baltimore Comic-Con to meet these creators and more!
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ 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!
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:
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In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen); Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters); Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); John Anderson (The Infinites); James Asmus (All-New Inhumans); Sean Astin (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter); Jeff Balke (Zombies vs Cheerleaders: St. Patty’s Day Special); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Bret Blevins (Harley Quinn Road Trip Special); Danica Bradshaw (Wayward); Nick Bradshaw (Spidey); June Brigman (Power Pack); Reilly Brown (Deadpool); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Miracleman); Dave Bullock (The Rocketeer at War!); Jeffrey Burandt (Odd Squad); Buzz (Super Sikh and the Atma Defenders); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis); Ben Caldwell (Scooby Apocalypse); Chris Campana (The Accelerators); Jerry Carr (Cryptozoo Crew); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Mike Cavallaro (The Fox); Elias Chatzoudis (Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen); Howard Chaykin (Imperium); S.A. Check (The Pink Panther); Sean Chen (Aliens vs. Zombies); Lee Cherolis (Little Guardians); Frank Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk); Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death); Steve Conley (Bloop); Matthew Clark (Justice League); Richard Clark (Archie vs. Predator); Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Stephen Coughlin (Sanctuary); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Matthew Daley (Lantern City); J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed); Jeff Dekal (New Avengers); J.M. DeMatteis (Scooby Apocalypse); Matt Dembicki (Captive of Friendly Cove); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Dan DiDio (DC Comics, Friday only); Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark); Paris Cullins (Blue Beetle); Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Tod Emko (A Piggy’s Tale); Joe Endres (Colossians); Steve Englehart, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America); G.D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle); David Finch (Batman); Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman); Shane Fisher (Dick Tracy); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Freestyle Funnies); Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat!); Alexis Frederick-Frost (Adventures in Cartooning); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman ’66: The Lost Episode); Ransom Getty (FCBD 2016 – Suicide Squad Special Edition); Chris Giarrusso (G Man); Joe Giella courtesy of Hero Initiative (Green Lantern); Keith Giffen (Legends of Tomorrow); Cory Godbey (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales); Mike Gold (The Pilgrim); Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis); Anna Gownley and Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Rob Guillory (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Brian Haberlin (Witchblade), Bo Hampton (3 Devils); Tony Harris (Lost Boys); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Marc Hempel (Sandman); Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn); Greg Horn (Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Betty & Veronica); Ken Hunt (Talon); Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine, Saturday panel and Harvey Awards only); Natalie Jane (Equilibrium); Paul Jenkins (Friday and Saturday only, Replica); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dan Jurgens (Action Comics, Saturday & Sunday only); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Tom King (Batman); Denis Kitchen (Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Evelyn Kriete (Weird Tales); James Kuhoric (The Three Stooges); Samantha Kyle (Paul & Olly); Greg LaRocque (Stargate Atlantis); Hope Larson (Batgirl); John Layman (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Jeff Lemire (Friday only, Extraordinary X-Men); Paul Levitz (Doctor Fate); Mike Lilly (Red Agent); Aaron Lopresti (courtesy of Painted Visions, Legends of Tomorrow); Nate Lovett (Actionverse Featuring Midnight Tiger); Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn); Kevin Maguire (Howard the Duck); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mike Manley (The Phantom); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Billy Martin (Adventure Time); Laura Martin (Wonder Woman); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); John McCrea, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Judge Dredd); Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool); Mike McKone (Teen Titans); Pop Mhan (Saturday only, He-Man: The Eternity War); Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop); Goni Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); B. Clay Moore (Bloodshot); Tradd Moore (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Mark Morales (Convergence); Trevor Mueller (Albet the Alien); Joe Mulvey (SCAM); Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones); Jamar Nicholas (Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America); Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool & Cable: Split Second); Chris Otto (A Dog’s Life); Greg Pak (Teen Titans); Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange); Yanick Paquette (Batman/Superman); Dan Parsons (Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle); Candice Patton (The Flash); Brent Peeples (Gold Key: Alliance); Paul Pelletier (Justice League); Andrew Pepoy (Futurama Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans); Shelley Pleger (Dick Tracy); Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Eric Powell (The Goon); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Brian Pulido (Lady Death: Chaos Rules); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Khary Randolph (Robin War); Tom Raney (Ninjak); Paul Renaud (Superman/Wonder Woman); Joe Rivera (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953); Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong); Emily Romano (Comic Art House); Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank); Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn and Power Girl);Michael Rowe (Arrow); Joe Rubinstein (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Nei Ruffino (Silk); Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man newspaper strip); Stuart Sayger (Hellboy 100); Mark Schultz (Conan the Slayer); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Pat Shand (Equilibrium); Dave Sharpe (Ninjak); Brian Shearer (GI Joe); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Ragnarok); Matt Slay (TMNT Micro-Series); Andy Smith (Earth 2, Thanos GN); Brian Smith (SpongeBob Comics); Matthew Dow Smith (The X-Files); John K. Snyder III (Doctor Midnight); Allison Sohn (Red Sonja); Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron); Mark Sparacio (Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Finale); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther); Mark Stokes (Zombie Boy Comics); Paul Storrie (Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Thors); Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Ben Templesmith (Blackholers); Mark Texeira (Doctor Strange); Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle); Jeremy Treece (The King Collection); Tim Truman (Convergence: Hawkman); David Trustman (The Rise); Billy Tucci (Harley’s Little Black Book); James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong); Rick Veitch (Miracleman); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers); Michael Watkins (Pantha); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who); Matt Wieringo (‘Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Ron Wilson (Marvel Two-In-One); Mike Wolfer (The Land That Time Forgot); Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); John Workman (Shutter); Sasha Yosselani (Comic Art House); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever).
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.
About Kids Love Comics
Kids Love Comics is all about sharing up-to-date and important information about graphic novels and comics for children, teens, and kids of all ages. KLC is aimed as a resource for parents, educators, librarians, teachers, book buyers, and retailers to learn and get news about graphic novels for kids. The Kids Love Comics Pavilion travels to several comic conventions and provides a fun and safe enviroment for families to discover talented artists and great stories for kids. Their live programming at comic conventions, libraries, and schools encourage creativity and imagination through fun and engaging workshops. Be a part of the fun at KidsLoveComics.net.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th 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 11 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.