Baltimore Comic-Con, which is scheduled for October 18-20, 2019, has added six more comic industry pros to their guest list. Katie Cook, Kristina Deak-Linsner, Bob Hall, Jamal Igle, Joseph Michael Linsner, and Erica Schultz will be joining fans at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Katie Cook is both a comic artist and writer, including creating the all-ages webcomic Nothing Special on Line Webtoon and she wrote and drew the webcomic Gronk: A Monster’s Story. Her mainstream work includes drawing Spider-Man, writing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, illustrating several Star Wars children’s books, and creating artwork for the Disney Wonderground Gallery.
Kristina Deak-Linsner is an artist, creative editor, writer, reference model, and founder of lightisthenewdark art studios. Her comics career began at Dynamite Forces in the late ’90s, and guides Linsner products and projects such as Sin Boldly, the Dawn and Vampirella crossover series, as well as Linsner’s annual Dawn sketchbooks (2011 to present). Recent work has included the Dawn and Vampirella graphic novel and the Vampirella series, Roses For The Dead.
Bob Hall has had a long relationship with Marvel, having drawn most of their major books and characters, that include The Champions, Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Submariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers, and The New Mutants. He was the artist for West Coast Avengers, primary artist on the original Squadron Supreme, and was an editor at Marvel in 1979. He drew movie adaptations of Willow, Dark Man, and the first Captain America: The Movie, as well as pencils and inks for the graphic novel, Emperor Doom. For Valiant, he wrote and penciled Shadowman, wrote Timewalker, and created Armed and Dangerous. For DC, he wrote and drew Batman DOA, I Joker, and It’s Jokertime. In 2016, he wrote and drew an educational/fantasy about the measles virus for the University of Nebraska called Carnival of Contagion.
Jamal Igle’s career began when he was 17, working as an intern at DC, then he started penciling fulltime in ’93, with work in Firestorm, Nightwing, and Supergirl. He served as Vice President of Marketing at Action Lab Entertainment, where he published his Molly Danger and Venture titles. He has recently provided art for The Wrong Earth and covers for Dragonfly and Dragonflyman at AHOY Comics, art for Noble at Lion Forge, and provided art and writing on the Princeless: Girls Rock / Girls Leadership Anthology from Action Lab Entertainment.
Joseph Michael Linsner is well known for his creation, Dawn, who first appeared in 1989’s Cry for Dawn. He also created several other characters like Sinful Suzi in Sin Boldly, released in December 2013 by Image Comics. He has worked on Dawn/Vampirella through Dynamite Entertainment, Justice League Quarterly and Harley Quinn at DC, Killraven, Mystique, and Claws at Marvel, and he drew the cover of the Image Comics one-shot Witchblade/The Punisher #1. Linsner has recently been providing covers for Dynamite’s Red Sonja, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, and covers and interiors for Vampirella: Roses for the Dead.
Erica Schultz is a comic writer and editor known for her work on Xena: Warrior Princess and Charmed, her participation in DC Comics’ first Writers Workshop, and her creator-owned crime series, M3. Her latest work includes Daredevil for Marvel and Twelve Devils Dancing for Action Lab Danger Zone.
“Our guest list just keeps getting better and better,” Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con show promoter, said. “The latest batch of talent being announced includes some longtime influencers in the comics industry, as well as up and coming names. We’re really proud of what we’ve put together for our 20th anniversary, and it’s only going to get better.”