What better way for the 25th Anniversary Baltimore Comic-Con to express our love for our fans on Valentine’s Day week than to begin our 2024 guest announcements in earnest? The 2024 Baltimore Comic-Con will take place at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 20-22, 2024. In addition to an already-announced Jim Lee, we are excited to present comics superstars Eddie Campbell, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Louise and Walter Simonson as guests for our 25th Anniversary event! Tickets for the show are on sale now.

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Eddie Campbell has been in comics for a long time. He was the artist on Alan Moore’s From Hell and even published it himself. He recently made a digitally colored edition of the book. He is also known for the omnibus editions of Alec: The Years Have Pants and Bacchus, complete in two volumes. His latest work is The Second Fake Death of Eddie Campbell.

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner Award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New AvengersMighty AvengersShanna the She-DevilNew Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen on covers from DC’s Harley Quinn.

Award-winning artist Amanda Conner started in comics working on the Marvel Comics Barbie line and Disney’s Gargoyles comics, which quickly led to her working with the top writers in the field, such as Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis, and Garth Ennis on titles such as X-MenVampirellaTwo-Step, and her creator-owned Eisner nominated one-shot, The Pro

Since then, Amanda has moved on to illustrating many of the top comics in the industry including SupergirlPainkiller JaneWonder WomanPower GirlTerraGatecrasher, and so much more. She was the co-writer and artist along with Darwyn Cooke on the Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre project and has since worked with her writer/husband co-writing and illustrating Harley Quinn series for DC Comics, and her own creator-owned series BOOM-POW for her company Paperfilms. Her work can currently be seen in numerous covers for Marvel, DC, and so many other companies. 

Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award winning intellectual property creator and world building architect with a wide range of experience and background in advertising, production, editorial, screen writing, film production, media presentation, and video game development. Just a few of his clients include Nike, Disney, Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers, Lion’s Gate, Fox, Paramount, Dream Works, Lotus Entertainment, New Line, 2KGames, and THQ Nordic.

Co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, and the Marvel Knights imprint – a division of Marvel Comics that launched Marvel films and TV properties including the supervision of the titles Black PantherPunisherThe Inhumans, and Daredevil, which all became blockbuster properties. At Warner Brothers, Jimmy wrote Jonah HexPower GirlBatman, and Superman, and with his wife, award-winning artist Amanda Conner, Harley Quinn.

Jimmy has created and co-created numerous series and characters for a range of other companies and his own imprint, Paperfilms, which is co-owned with his wife, Amanda Conner. They currently create new Intellectual Properties covering a wide range of genres, and he is currently writing the new monthly series Deadly Tales of the Gunslinger for Todd McFarlane.

Louise Simonson has, like her husband Walter, contributed significantly to the comic book industry. “Weezie”, as she is known, began her comics career as an editor at Warren Publishing before leaving for Marvel to edit titles including X-MenNew Mutants, and Star Wars. Departing the editorial role in favor of writing, Weezie has contributed to storylines in Marvel’s Marvel Team-UpWeb of Spider-Man, and Red Sonja, and was responsible for the introduction of Apocalypse in X-Factor as well as the launch of Power Pack. At DC Comics, she worked on Superman: The Man of Steel and The Adventures of Superman

Walter Simonson has made vast contributions to comics publishing, as a writer, an artist, and even in founding publishing imprints. He was recognized in 2012 at the Harvey Awards in Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation and Best Domestic Reprint Project for Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, Artist’s Edition from IDW, and in 2013 for Alien: The Illustrated Story from Titan Books for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work. He also received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the Harvey Awards. Walt’s career began in the 1970s at DC Comics, where he worked on titles such as Weird War TalesManhunterMetal MenOrionWonder WomanHawkgirlVigilante, and Hercules Unbound. Over at Marvel Comics, Simonson has had numerous noteworthy runs, including The Rampaging Hulk magazine, X-FactorFantastic Four, and Thor, on which he was responsible for the introduction of Beta Ray Bill and Thor as a frog.

Tickets currently available include:

  • VIP*
  • Weekend Pass
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only

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

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This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), John Cassaday (X-Force), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Michael Cho (Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories–Qui-Gon Jinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Steve Epting (New Avengers), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Jamal Igle (Superman), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Jim Lee (Superman), Al Milgrom (Spectacular Spider-Man), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Dan Parent (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Liam Sharp (X-O Manowar Unconquered), Louise Simonson (The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special), Walter Simonson (Thor), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Mark Sparacio (Omega Paradox), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), and Marv Wolfman (What If…? Dark: Tomb of Dracula).

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

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