Monday, August 17, 2015

Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook Returns in 2015


Yearbooks make for a great way to reminisce on times past. It's even more so when it's tied to a Comic-Con and Baltimore has just that, bringing back their yearbook for the 2015 edition of the show. 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. 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.

"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?"

Mouse Guard was first released as a self-published black and white issue #1 by 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.

"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!"

Full press release below.
Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook Returns in 2015 with David Petersen's Mouse Guard

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'sMouse 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
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 1152Winter 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
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
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.
TICKETS
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, andSunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visitwww.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission! 

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Scott Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Gregory Benton (Smoke); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Martin Brandt (Kidthulhu); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Bob Budiansky (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Transformers); Dave Bullock (Wednesday Comics); Ben Caldwell (Prez); Talent Caldwell (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen: Age of Darkness); Frank Cammuso (Salem Hyde); Chris Campana (Kantara); Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales); Jerry Carr (Trickster: Native American Tales); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Tommy Castillo (Squarriors); Jacob Chabot (SpongeBob Comics); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amy Chu (Strange Sports Stories); Rich Clabaugh (The Graveyard Gang); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark's Parker); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Rachel Deering (In the Dark: A Horror Anthology); Vito Delsante (Stray); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Charles Dowd (Lilith Dark); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Joe Endres (Colossians); G.D. Falksen (The Ouroboros Cycle); Jules Feiffer (Kill My Mother); Tim Fielder (Dieselfunk Studios' Matty's Rocket, Saturday and Sunday only); David Finch (Wonder Woman); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal); Francesco Francavilla (Secret Wars: Battleworld); Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup); Jack and Will Gallagher (E.P.i.C. Bros.); S.L. Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman '66: The Lost Episode); Bryan J.L. Glass (The Mice Templar); Mike Gold (Hawkworld); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Keron Grant (Father's Day); Mike Grell (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Action Comics); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Eric Grissom (Planet Gigantic); Allan Gross (Cryptozoo Crew); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Laura Guzzo (Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Scott Hanna (The New 52: Futures End); Tony Harris (Justice League United); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Russ Heath (G.I. Combat); Marc Hempel (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Eric Henson (The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under); h-eri (Ivory Dragon Studios); Ken Hunt (Talon); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Geof Isherwood (Suicide Squad); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); Dani Jones (My Sister the Freak); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Greg LaRocque (The Avengers); Dan Leister (Grimm Fairy Tales); Mike Lilly (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Robyn Hood); Joe Linsner (Red Sonja); Nate Lovett (Midnight Tiger); Kevin Maguire (Justice League); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mike Manley (Darkhawk); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Star Wars); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Bob McLeod (Secret Wars); Pop Mhan (He-Man: The Eternity War); Kevin Miller (The Cat Maiden); Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Mark Morales (Convergence); Nen (The Memory Collectors); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show); John Ostrander (Suicide Squad); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Greg Pak (Storm); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); Jeff Parker (Justice League United); Doug Paszkiewicz (Arsenic Lullabies); Brent Peeples (Legenderry: Green Hornet); Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men); Khoi Pham (X-Men Legacy); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Tom Raney (Avengers Vs.); Amy Reed (The Cat Maiden); Sara Richard (Jem and the Holograms); Rafer Roberts (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); David Rodriguez (Skylanders); Dave Roman (StarBunny Inc.); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond); Andy Runton (Owly); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Dan Schkade (The Spirit); Chris Schweizer (The Creeps); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Matt Slay (The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files Season 10); Scott Snyder (Batman Eternal); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Mark Sparacio (Sgt. Rock); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Relativity); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Paul Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax); Marcio Takara (Armor Wars); Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Ben Taylor (A Dog's Life); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Mark Texeira (Ghost Racers); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Robert Tinnell (Kids of the Round Table); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Jeremy Treece (King: Mandrake the Magician); Tim Truman (Hawkman); Billy Tucci (Shi); Ted Tucker (Caricature art); James Tynion (Constantine: The Hellblazer); Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Brennan Wagner (Django/Zorro); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Marv Wolfman (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Convergence: New Teen Titans); Rich Woodall (Kyrra); Brian Woodward (Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Yearbook); Bernie Wrightson (The Ghoul Treasury Edition); Annie Wu (Black Canary); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars). 
   
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 ourwebsiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.
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 15th 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 10 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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