Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Castillo, Manley, Montclare, and Reeder at the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con


September 5 is rapidly approaching, which also means Baltimore Comic-Con is rapidly approaching! And even though the show is pretty close, that won't stop the organizers from adding more guests. They're announcing the additions of Tommy Castillo, Mike Manley, Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder.

"We're now less than a week away from the show's start, and we're still announcing new guests!" said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "We're thrilled to add these three fantastic artists and one writer, Mike and Tommy returning once again to our little show and Brandon and Amy for their first show in Baltimore. You won't want to miss them!"

Tommy Castillo has been lending pencils and paints to the comics, gaming, and entertainment fields for many years now. His artwork has graced the pages of such titles as DC Comics' Detective Comics, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight and Toe Tags, Devil's Due's Evil Ernie and Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales. He has lately been seen working on the Kickstarter-funded adaptation of 100 Days of Death and has taught drawing workshops in Orlando, FL. You can find him in Booth #A42-A43.

Originally from Detroit, MI, Mike Manley has taken his skill as an artist and established a diverse career for himself. He has worked for major comic book publishers like Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. He has worked in animation, both storyboarding and working on production art. He launched his own publishing outlet in Action Planet where his character Monsterman saw print and later ActionPlanet.com where you could find his award-winning webcomic, G.I.R.L. Patrol. He is the founder and editor of Draw! Magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing, an Eisner-nominated publication with practical articles on art creation. He has taught at numerous institutions' art programs, including Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Lately, you can see his art in the syndicated comic strip Judge Parker and you can find him at the show in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, Booth #3000.

Brandon Montclare got his start in the comics industry editing books at TokyoPop. While there, he also penned Private School before moving on to an editorial role at DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. He later went on to work with one of the artists under his editorial purview at Vertigo, Amy Reeder, on a Kickstarter-funded one-shot, Halloween Eve, which was published by Image Comics. Leveraging Kickstarter again as a successful approach to comics creation, he again teamed with Reeder on Rocket Girl, an ongoing creator-owned series that launched and is currently published through Image Comics.

The Eisner Award-nominated Amy Reeder initially caught the attention of the comics industry in TokyoPop's Rising Stars of Manga competition, eventually writing and illustrating the publisher's Fool's Gold title. Moving over to more mainstream comics, Reeder worked on DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, providing art duties on Madame Xanadu. This led to even higher profile work with DC proper on the title Batwoman, as well as variant covers for Supergirl. You can find her art gracing the pages and covers of Marvel Comics' Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man, Image Comics' Rocket Girl, Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja and Valiant Comics' Harbinger. See Amy at the show in Booth #421.

Full press release below.
Castillo, Manley, Montclare, and Reeder at the
2014 Baltimore Comic-Con!
  
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 1, 2014 - The Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place this Friday-Sunday, September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is still not done announcing guests! Yes, we can't believe it either! We are happy to announce the additions of Tommy Castillo, Mike Manley, Brandon Montclare, and Amy Reeder.

Tommy Castillo has been lending pencils and paints to the comics, gaming, and entertainment fields for many years now. His artwork has graced the pages of such titles as DC Comics' Detective ComicsBatman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Toe Tags, Devil's Due's Evil Ernie, and Zenoscope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales. He has lately been seen working on the Kickstarter-funded adaptation of 100 Days of Death and has taught drawing workshops in Orlando, FL. You can find him in Booth #A42-A43.

Originally from Detroit, MI, Mike Manley has taken his skill as an artist and established a diverse career for himself. He has worked for major comic book publishers like Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. He has worked in animation, both storyboarding and working on production art. He launched his own publishing outlet in Action Planet where his character Monsterman saw print, and later ActionPlanet.com where you could find his award-winning webcomic, G.I.R.L. Patrol. He is the founder and editor of Draw! Magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing, an Eisner-nominated publication with practical articles on art creation. He has taught at numerous institutions' art programs, including Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Lately, you can see his art in the syndicated comic strip Judge Parker and you can find him at the show in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion, Booth #3000.

Brandon Montclare got his start in the comics industry editing books at TokyoPop. While there, he also penned Private School before moving on to an editorial role at DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. He later went on to work with one of the artists under his editorial purview at Vertigo, Amy Reeder, on a Kickstarter-funded one-shot, Halloween Eve, which was published by Image Comics. Leveraging Kickstarter again as a successful approach to comics creation, he again teamed with Reeder on Rocket Girl, an ongoing creator-owned series that launched and is currently published through Image Comics.

The Eisner Award-nominated Amy Reeder initially caught the attention of the comics industry in TokyoPop's Rising Stars of Manga competition, eventually writing and illustrating the publisher's Fool's Gold title. Moving over to more mainstream comics, Reeder worked on DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, providing art duties on Madame Xanadu. This led to even higher profile work with DC proper on the title Batwoman, as well as variant covers forSupergirl. You can find her art gracing the pages and covers of Marvel Comics' Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man, Image Comics' Rocket Girl, Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja, and Valiant Comics'Harbinger. See Amy at the show in Booth #421.

"We're now less than a week away from the show's start, and we're still announcing new guests!" said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "We're thrilled to add these three fantastic artists and one writer, Mike and Tommy returning once again to our little show and Brandon and Amy for their first show in Baltimore. You won't want to miss them!"

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi's Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention's website
This year's previously confirmed guests for the show include: James Asmus (Quantum & Woody); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Tom Brevoort (AXIS); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalapolis); Frank Cammuso (Otto's Backwards Day); Darrenn Canton (Tunnels & Trolls); Greg Capullo (Batman); Richard Case (Sandman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men:  Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jamie Cosley (Cody the Cavalier); Tyler Cosley (AlakaZach); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Dan Didio (Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); Tom Feister (G.I. Joe); David Finch (Forever Evil); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!); Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup): SL Gallant (GI JOE); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Allan Gross (Road Song); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl); Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshly); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones); Travis Hill (Adventure Time); Andy Hirsch (Regular Show); Joel Hodgson (MST3K); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Laura Innes (The Dreamer); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future's End); Collin Kelly (Hacktivist); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist); Norman Lee (Iron Man Special); Paul Levitz (World's Finest); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Laura Martin (Uncanny Avengers); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Peter Mayhew (Star Wars' Chewbacca); Mark McKenna (Banana Tail); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Pop Mhan (All-New X-Factor); Al Milgrom (Marvel Fanfare); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Denny O'Neil (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Missy Pena (Bee and Puppycat); Andrew Pepoy (Life with Archie); George Perez (George Perez's Sirens); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers); Cary Pietsch (Bravest Warriors); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Brian Reber (Unity); 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); Gregg Schigiel (Spongebob Squarepants Comics); Jeff Schultz (Archie Comics); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Mark Sparacio (Omega Paradox); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Serenity: Leaves of the Wind); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story); Ben Taylor (A Dog's Life); Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West); 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); James Tynion IV (The Woods); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Brennan Wagner (The Shadow: Year One); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Mike Wolfer (Friday the 13th); Rich Woodall (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Regrettably, Frank Barbiere, Eddy Barrows, Jimmy Cheung, Rachel Deering, Agnes Garbowska, Keith Giffen, and David Mack have had to cancel.  We look forward to seeing their return to the show in the future.
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

TICKETS
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, FridaySaturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!

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

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ALL STAR RECEPTION
Join us high atop the Baltimore skyline overlooking the Inner Harbor for an intimate evening that would be the envy of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark! This cocktail party event with food, drink, and socializing will be attended by the likes of Reilly Brown, Mark Buckingham, Greg Capullo, Frank Cho, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, Barry Kitson, Brandon Peterson, Gail Simone, Walter and Louise Simonson, John K. Snyder III, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, Bill Willingham, and more on Friday, September 5th at 8pm. This unique opportunity is a limited ticket count event. Tickets are available at www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets -- act now before the opportunity is gone!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore's Inner Harbor in 2015 for another three-day spectacular! Block off Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015 on your calendars now!

Contact Information
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
press@baltimorecomiccon.com- for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com- for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com- for inquiries about submitted registrations
harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com- for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
general@baltimorecomiccon.com- for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

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