Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chu, Dale, Gerhard, Randall all added to Baltimore guest list

from the official press release . . . . . .

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Amy Chu, Jeremy Dale, Gerhard, and Ron Randall!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - June 23, 2014 - Come to the Baltimore Comic-Con's premiere inaugural three-day event, September 5-7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center!

     Adding to an already vast variety of guests, we are proud to welcome to our show Amy Chu, Jeremy Dale, Gerhard, and Ron Randall!

     Amy Chu has recently written for DC Comics' Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan #1.  She is also the creator of the Alpha Girl Comics anthology series, Girls Night Out, and the horror mystery The VIP Room. A frequent speaker at conventions, she was a member of our "Self Publishing Panel" along with Jimmy Palmiotti, George O'Connor, Danielle Corsetto, and Carolyn Belefski at last year's Baltimore Comic-Con.

Jeremy Dale is best known for his artwork on G.I. Joe comics for Hasbro and IDW as well as the Harvey Award-winning Popgun v.1 from Image Comics and Miserable Dastards from Dial C for Comics (recently optioned as a feature film).  He is currently working on several projects, including the creator-owned Skyward series through Action Lab Entertainment. 

Gerhard is renowned for his fantastic background artwork and environmental design on the indie comics masterpiece Cerberus the Aardvark.  Working with creator Dave Sim, Gerhard was responsible for creating the lush landscapes in which the storyline took place, starting in issue #65 and working for 20 years on nearly 5,000 pages.

Ron Randall started his professional career at DC Comics with a two page back-up story in Unknown Soldier, which was followed by stories in Sgt. Rock, The Warlord, Arak, Son of Thunder, and Swamp Thing.  He is well-known for having created Trekker at Dark Horse Comics back in 1987 for Dark Horse Presents, and he published the character again in a new serialized version of the same title starting in 2013.

     "Amy, Jeremy, Gerhard, and Ron really add some unique flavor to our guest list," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  "They're fantastic talents, every one, and really reinforce the pioneering spirit of creating something new and unique!"

     This year's previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Greg Capullo (Batman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Rachel Deering (In the Dark); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); David Finch (Forever Evil); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Keith Giffen (The New 52: Future's End); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future's End); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); 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); 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); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); 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); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

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