Baltimore Comic-Con falls on the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 and will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Advance tickets are now available for purchase. The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced first-time guests Dave Dorman, Steve Geiger, Bob Hall, Dawn McTeigue, Roy Richardson, and Bob Wiacek to the show.
Dave Dorman is an Eisner, Inkpot, and Bram Stoker Award-winning artist, toy designer, filmmaker, and storyteller. He graduated from Joe Kubert School and was voted #1 Star Wars artist by The Official Best of Star Wars Magazine fans. He has worked for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse Comics and won an Eisner Award for Aliens: Tribes. Dorman has been a book publisher, a full-time illustrator, a pop culture and film enthusiast, and is the creator of The Wasted Lands. Dorman provided over 100 realistic pieces of artwork for GI Joe action figures in the mid-1980s, and was later approached in the mid-1990s for art to the larger sized action figures.
For the past 20 years, Steve Geiger has served as a professional artist in the advertising and comic book fields. After graduating from Buffalo State University, he began his career as an apprentice to comic book artist John Romita Sr. He was eventually named Managing Art Director for the Marvel Entertainment Group, and served as a regular artist on such comics as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Bloodshot, Scion, Lorelei, and Samuree. He is now launching his own enterprise, The Evilgeiger Empire, an entertainment development company devoted to the creation, implementation, and production of original content and creator-owned concepts and characters. Current projects include 412 Comics, Bender, The Henchman with Devin Hylton, Gabriel Damascus, Cutter, and Plowboy in the Cornmeal Universe with Hollywood Animation.
Bob Hall had a long association with Marvel Comics, having drawn for major books and characters such as The Champions, Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Sub-Mariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers, The New Mutants, West Coast Avengers, and Squadron Supreme. He was also an editor at Marvel in 1979. For Valiant, he worked on such titles as Shadowman, Timewalker, and created Armed and Dangerous, a black and white comic book noir series. For DC, he wrote and drew the Batman graphic novel projects, Batman DOA, I Joker, and It’s Jokertime. In 2016, he released an educational/fantasy novel about the measles virus for the University of Nebraska called Carnival of Contagion. Hall is a member of the National Cartoonists Society, Actors Equity Association, and the Society for Directors and Choreographers.
Dawn McTeigue is a comic book artist. You can see her work as an interior artist for Rothic’s Southern Nightgown, REM:8, DiVinica, and for DC Comics’ Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys #5 as well as cover artist for Rothic, DC Comics, Coffin Comics, Lady Mechanika, Aspen, Dark Horse/Dynamite, Valiant, and Zenescope. McTeigue also streams art on Twitch a few times a week to show the process of creating comic art. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and three kids.
Roy Richardson was inspired to pursue a comics career by Jack Kirby’s Fourth World series. He has worked for all the major publishers, on such books as Captain America, Iron Man, The Flash, Star Wars, and his own co-creation, The Tomorrow Knights, which has been adapted into a roleplaying game from ZMan Games. He also worked for 15 years in collaboration with his wife June Brigman, inking, lettering, and coloring the Brenda Starr comic strip. The pair have recently taken over the artistic reins of the long-running Mary Worth comic strip, and their new comic book series Captain Ginger will be debuting from Ahoy Comics this Fall. Roy is also hard at work on his first book of short stories, entitled Hillbillies Prefer Blondes, tales of growing up in the South in the 1970s.
Throughout his long career, Bob Wiacek has worked with many comic greats. He has inked Mike Grell on The Legion of Super Heroes #220 and Al Milgrom on Marvel Presents #7-The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel. He went on to ink The X-Men, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, She-Hulk, Man-Thing, Star Wars, Silver Surfer, and Fantastic Four. At DC, he worked on Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Brave and the Bold, The Ray, Batman Family, Justice Society, Shazam, and Challengers of the Unknown. On the Iron-Man 2020 project, he co-plotted with Walter Simonson, and penciled and inked the book. Outside of comics, he starred in a commercial with rap group G-Unit in 2003, and has a small part in the independent film Manos: The Rise of Torgo, for which he did the poster.
“Another batch of first-time guests for us!” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These are some real super-stars, some of whom have accomplished memorable works for the big publishers in comics, and others of whom are starting to leave their mark now. Our fans will be thrilled to meet them!”