Juanjo Guarnido Visits Baltimore Comic-Con 2019!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 takes place this October 18-20 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to be able to present European superstar artist Juanjo Guarnido’s […]

Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 takes place this October 18-20 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to be able to present European superstar artist Juanjo Guarnido’s first appearance at the show in 2019. Purchase your tickets now!

Juanjo Guarnido was born in Granada, Spain. He received a degree in fine arts in Granada, where he contributed to several fanzines. At the same time, he also published illustrations for Marvel’s Spanish publication in Europe, which developed a large Spanish following. Moving to Madrid, Guarnido worked on a television series for the animation studio Lapiz Azul for three years. On his first day there, he met Juan Díaz Canalès, who would later be his writer for his most famous work to date, Blacksad. He moved to Paris to join Walt Disney in Montreuil in 1993, working as an animator. When the business closed, he turned his attentions to creating his first album, Volume 1 of Blacksad, which was published by French publisher Dargaud). Since then, even if while working on other projects, such as Sorcelleries (Dargaud) with Teresa Valero or Voyageur (Glénat), he’s focused a much of his energy on Blacksad.

Juanjo has received comics industry accolades from across the globe, including Eisner Awards for Best Painter or Multimedia Artist (Blacksad, 2011 and 2013), Harvey Awards for Best American Edition of a Foreign Work (Blacksad, 2011, 2013, and 2015), Alph-Art Coup de Coeur Award (Blacksad, 2000), Prix du Public (reader’s choice award, Blacksad – Arctic Nation, 2004), Best Artwork (Blacksad – Arctic Nation, 2004), and Best Series, (Blacksad, 2006) at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, Discovery Prize, Sierre International Comics Festival (Switzerland, 2000), Best Artwork, Chambéry Comics Festival (2001), Special Selection of the Jury, Sierre International Comics Festival (Switzerland, 2003), Best Foreign Comic, Bédéis Causa Awards (Quebec, Blacksad, 2006), and Grand Prix for an exceptional career, Solliès-Ville Comics Festival (2011).

“This is huge!” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Juanjo is one of the most lauded artists on the planet. His artwork is absolutely beautiful, and Blacksad has received so much positive attention and so many awards. People are going to travel from near and far to meet this guy, and we couldn’t be more proud to play host to this comics superstar.”

Tickets that are now on sale include: 
  • Weekend
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only
  • VIP*

As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!

Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets!

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Arantza (fantasy artist), Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Castillo Studios, Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Matthew Clark (Injustice: Ground Zero), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Ramona Fradon (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad),  Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Justin Jordan (Reaver), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Greg Land (Hulkverines, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Joe Linsner (Red Sonja), Ron Marz (Turok), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), Mark Morales (Justice League), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Andy Runton (Owly), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Billy Tucci (Shi), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Lee Weeks (Batman), Marv Wolfman (Raven: Daughter of Darkness, courtesy of Hero Initiative), John Workman (Riverdale), and Kelly Yates (Torchwood).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Ringo Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages, and follow us on Snapchat.


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