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This Weekend: Baltimore Comic Con

On Sept. 7 and 8, I’m returning to easily one of my favorite shows, the Baltimore Comic Con, held in the Baltimore Convention Center in the city’s inner harbor area. The show is all comics, all the time, with great attendance and a great staff. Highest recommendation.

I’ll be set up at booth #2307, with my buddy Cully Hamner right next door at #2306. I’ll have Shinku and Samurai: Heaven and Earth TPBs on hand, as well as other collected editions, plus various con exclusive covers. I think I’m completely sold out of Ravine TPBs, but I might be able to get my hands on some copies between now and then. Hope you can come by and say hi.

All the information for the Baltimore Comic Con can be found here:




Baltimore Comic Con 2012

I’ll be appearing at this weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con, held this Saturday and Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center in the inner harbor. Show hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Baltimore show is among my favorite cons, thanks in no small part to the great work by promoter Marc Nathan and his right-hand man Brad Tree. I look forward to it every year, though this year in particular brings some new wrinkles.

I’ll be set up at booth #2307, along with my buddies Lee Moder and Matthew Dow Smith, both of whom will be taking commissions and selling original pages. There might even be a surprise appearance by Nelson Blake 2nd. Lee and I will have copies of Shinku on hand for your purchasing pleasure, with a few other assorted items.

I’ll also be appearing both days at the Amazon Studios booth, #1602, with a sneak peek of Blackburn Burrow #1, by me and Matthew Dow Smith, with color by Jordie Bellaire and a cover by Brian Stelfreeze. The issue is part one of a four-issue adaptation of an Amazon Studios screenplay by Jay Levy, and Amazon will be giving away the Baltimore Comic Con exclusive edition all weekend. So … free comic! Pretty awesome, huh? If you can’t be in Baltimore, don’t worry, issue #1 soon will be offered online for free.

I’ll be signing at the Amazon Studios booth, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30-3 p.m. on Sunday.

Blackburn Burrow is supernatural historical adventure, set in 1864, as the Civil War rages on. It’s about secrets buried deep in a Georgia mountain, and secrets buried deep in the heart of its ghost-hunting protagonist, known only as Mister.

Last and certainly not least, I’ll be announcing a new project on Sunday at the show, during a spotlight panel with me and artist Jamal Igle. The panel will take place from noon-1 p.m. Sunday in Room 301. Jamal and I will talk about our respective careers, and then discuss our new project (though you might well get a sneak peek of the project at CBR this week).

Baltimore starts a surprisingly (for me) busy fall con season. In the next few months, I’ll be appearing at:

Hope to see you at one of them.



Panels and Sketches at Baltimore

The panel schedule for this weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con at the Baltimore Convention Center has been released. I’ll be participating in back-to-back panels on Saturday, both held in Room 307.

From 11 a.m. until noon Saturday, I’ll be part of the Deadlands panel, along with David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Lee Moder and C. Edward Sellner, discussing the Deadlands one-shots I edited, as well as future plans for the weird Western franchise.

Then from noon until 1 p.m., I’ll stay right in the same seat and be joined by publisher Filip Sablik and writer Josh Fialkov for the Top Cow panel. The panel will give an inside look at plans for the coming year, including my ongoing “Artifacts” and “Magdalena” series respectively. All attendees will receive a free gift (a phrase that has always perplexed me in its redundancy).

The full panel schedule can be found here: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/2011/08/baltimore-comic-con-panel-announcement-costume-contest-update/

I should also mention that the Visionary/Deadlands booth will be offering a very limited, exclusive Baltimore Con sketch cover for “Deadlands: Death Was Silent,” the one-shot I wrote, with Bart Sears on art and Mike Atiyeh on colors. The regular cover hits shelves today, and there’s an advance review on Newsarama here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-advance-reviews-110816.html The Best Shots review calls the issue, “…a nice addition to the current crop of horror comics.” You can see a sizable preview of “Death Was Silent” here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=9508

The sketch cover, which you can see here, is a jam piece by Steve Ellis, Lee Moder and Bart Sears, the artists on the first three one-shots. Ellis and Moder will both be on hand to sign copies. Get ’em while they last!



Graphic Interview

This year’s Baltimore Comic Con was an absolute pleasure, as always. Had a great time, and the reception for me, artist Nelson Blake 2nd and Top Cow was very much appreciated. I signed pretty much non-stop when I was at the table, got to catch up with a bunch of friends, and attended the Harvey Awards. Also got to see my nephew, Leif, and his girlfriend, Rachel, whom I hadn’t seen in about four years (they live in Hawaii, but Rachel is doing an internship on Capitol Hill).

I did a few interviews while at the show, including one for XM/Sirius satellite radio, and this video interview with Brett Schenker of the Graphic Policy website. Graphic Policy has been a supporter of my work and of Top Cow’s publishing line, running our previews and some very fair, very well-informed reviews. Check out Graphic Policy at www.graphicpolicy.com

Should’ve brought my sunglasses to the interview. Other than that, I really enjoyed it, as Brett asked a number of intriguing questions, covering topics beyond the standard questions about what I’m working on. Hope you like it.


Baltimore Bound

I’ll be at the Baltimore Comic Con this weekend, Aug. 28-29. While I always have a great time at shows like Orlando’s MegaCon and Seattle’s Emerald City (both of which I’ll be attending in March, 2011), I love the Baltimore Con. It’s a two-day show, which is much appreciated. It’s held in the inner harbor area of Baltimore, a beautiful spot. Promoter Marc Nathan and his army of volunteers, led by Brad Tree, do an all-around awesome job.

But the thing I love most about Baltimore is that it’s a COMIC show. No retired wrestlers, no C-list TV has-beens, no aging Playboy centerfolds hawking pictures taken 20 years ago. It’s all about the comics, and because of that, Baltimore consistently has one of the best guest lists of any show. This year is no different, with a huge list, including Geoff Johns, Frank Cho, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Bernie Wrightson, Todd McFarlane and a hundred others. Go to the con website for the complete guest list: http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/

I’ll be set up at the Top Cow booth, along with publisher Filip Sablik and my Magdalena artistic partner, Nelson Blake 2nd. I don’t have a set signing schedule, but chances are I’ll spend a good portion of each day at the booth. If I’m not there, ask someone at the booth to track me down via phone.

The Top Cow panel will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in Room 308, with me, Filip and Nelson dishing on all things Top Cow. Nelson and I might also discuss our beloved New York Giants, who are playing the Ravens in a pre-season game a few miles away on Saturday Night. This year’s con exclusive is the sold-out Velocity #1, with a new Michael Broussard cover. Michael and Kenneth Rocafort were both originally scheduled to be at the show, but had to bow out due to deadline considerations. Sometimes that’s the way it goes.

Hope some of you can be at the show. To me, Baltimore Con is one of the best reminders about why we love comics in the first place.



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