Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mouse Guard featured in Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Yearbook

From the official press release . . . .


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 14, 2015 - The Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook returns in 2015, celebrating the creators appearing at the show taking place Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, 2015. This book of art features interpretations of characters from David Petersen's Mouse Guard, sometimes in conjunction with their own creations, in a celebration of creator-owned properties.

Beautifully designed by returning guest and Love and Capes creator Thom Zahler, the book comes in a standard and, for VIP ticketholders, a limited VIP cover edition.
Once again, our popular scavenger hunt returns in 2015! When you buy the book, you'll get a list of 60 Yearbook contributors and their table numbers. If you succeed in your hunt, you can get your choice of bonus prints!



Artwork by Frank Cho
Mouse Guard was first released as a self-published black and white issue #1 by David Petersen in May of 2005. Shortly thereafter the series was picked up by Archaia in color. Since then, 3 hardcover books in the main series have been released (Fall 1152, Winter 1152, and The Black Axe) written and illustrated by Petersen, as well as an anthology series of Mouse Guard tall tales and legends, with Petersen handpicking creators like Jeremy Bastian, Skottie Young, Gene Ha, Karl Kerschl, Terry Moore, Guy Davis, Stan Sakai, Bill Wilingham, Eric Canete, Ramon Perez, Mark Buckingham, and Becky Cloonan. Most recently, Archaia has released a 12" x 12" 368 page Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 hardcover collecting sketches, roughs, pencils, architectural models, scripts, and behind the scenes work for the last 10 years of Mouse Guard.



Artwork by Brandon Peterson
"The Baltimore Comic con is one of the few great comic shows where it feels like home because the creators are the focus," said David Petersen. "Marc Nathan has done a marvelous job of keeping the Baltimore con about that wonderful interaction between fans and the folks who make the books they like. I've been exhibiting at Baltimore since Mouse Guard was first published by Archaia, and it's not only wonderful to be back, but to have the spotlight shown on my book with the Yearbook is an amazing honor. The pieces artists and writers took their time to do for this book are something really, really special...I mean when else are you going to see a Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez or Frank Cho Mouse Guard piece?"



Artwork by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
"I love Mouse Guard," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "David Petersen is an amazingly talented individual. His storytelling is second-to-none and he comes with a very unique voice. His lush art is absolutely gorgeous, and is immediately recognizable as his own whenever you see it. He's a great friend of the show, a great person, and a great friend as well. We are so excited to honor his creation with the 2015 Yearbook, and the pieces we received are stunning with dramatic ranges in artistic stylings. Are you listening, art collectors? This year's auction is going to be fantastic -- start your bidding practice now to ensure you're in fighting shape come September!"



Artwork by Andy Runton
The art created for the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating David Petersen's award-winning Mouse Guard will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction on Friday, September 25th at 5pm. Fans and art collectors alike won't want to miss this opportunity to win these one-of-a-kind items, only available at the Baltimore Comic-Con!



Artwork by Richard Clark and Ron Marz
Don't miss this opportunity to own original art featuring David's characters as depicted by artists including Scott Ambruson, Sean Anderson, Jeremy Bastian, Marty Baumann, Gregory Benton, Ryan G. Browne, Chris Campana, Richard Case, C Cassano, Frank Cho, Amy Chu, Richard Clark, Steve Conley, Katie Cook, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Joe Eisma, Jen Ferguson, John Gallagher, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Daniel Govar, Laura Guzzo, Dean Haspiel, Eric Henson, Ken Hunt, Jamal Igle, Sean Izaakse, Jessi J, Chris Kemple, Dan Leister, Mike Lilly, Nate Lovett, Mark Mariano, Ron Marz, Nen, Brent Peeples, Brandon Peterson, Ron Randall, Tom Raney, Budd Root, Craig Rousseau, Andy Runton, Jeff Shultz, Matt Slay, Andy Smith, Matthew Dow Smith, Nicky Soh, Eric Talbot, Jeremy Treece, Billy Tucci, Kirby Veitch, Rick Veitch, Mark Wheatley, Matt Wieringo, Javier Cruz Winnik, Rich Woodall, Brian Woodward, Kelly Yates, and Thom Zahler!

The book will be sold, and the art auction will be held at 5pm on Friday, September 25th in our Main hall, in the Exclusives Booth in the lobby. The book will be available at the Baltimore Comic-Con for $20.



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