The Baltimore Comic-Con (BCC) occurs on October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. As the show rapidly approaches, BCC has announced the additions of first time guests and first-time-in-a-long-time returnees Cullen Bunn, Mitch Gerads, N. Steven Harris, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Mike Perkins, and Livio Ramondelli.
Cullen Bunn, who is appearing at the show courtesy of AfterShock Comics, writes comic books for Oni Press, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics. He also writes short fiction and novels, including the middle reader horror novel, Crooked Hills. His noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press followed by The Damned: Prodigal Sons. Since then, he and Hurtt have teamed up again on The Sixth Gun, an ongoing supernatural western. In 2011, he became a full-time writer, founded Undaunted Press, and edited the critically-acclaimed small press horror magazine, Whispers from the Shattered Forum. He is now writing Knights Temporal for AfterShock Comics.
Mitch Gerads is an Eisner and Ringo award-winning illustrator who has made a career out of bringing humanity and realism to the superhuman and unreal. He is best known for his critically acclaimed work at DC Comics with writer Tom King on Mister Miracle, Batman, and The Sheriff of Babylon. He lives and draws in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, son, and cat.
N. Steven Harris has had a career spanning over 20 years in the comic book industry. He is two-time Eisner-nominated, four-time Glyph Award-winning, and recently, VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award-winning artist for Watson and Holmes. His credits include Batman: Officer Down, Batman 80-Page Giant, The Huntress, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Generation X, X-Force, and Deadpool Annual ’98. Within the last 5 years, he has worked on titles such as Voltron, New Money, Solarman, and Michael Cray. He also has participated in numerous gallery shows showcasing comic book art.
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is a graphic novelist most notably recognized as the writer and creator of the superhero series La Borinqueña that is on exhibit at the Smithsonian Museums. In addition, he is celebrated for his philanthropic efforts via the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico, featuring La Borinqueña teaming up with Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and other DC Comics heroes. Sales of Ricanstruction have collected close to $250,000 and lead to the development of the La Borinqueña Grants Program for local grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico.
Mike Perkins is a comic book illustrator having worked on Captain America, Thor, and The X-Men. After wrapping up the 31-issue adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, he transitioned into illustrating Astonishing X-Men and has since successfully re-launched Deathlok, Carnage, and Iron Fist. He has recently transitioned to DC Comics, where he is depicting the adventures of the Green Lanterns. He has been nominated numerous times for Eisner and Harvey Awards and, as well as winning the Eagle Award, counts being on the New York Times Bestseller list and being exhibited in Munich, London, and Paris among his career achievements.
Livio Ramondelli is a long time artist of Transformers for IDW Publishing, as well as contributing movie and toy designs for Hasbro. Other credits include Star Trek and Firefly Illustrated Travel Guides for Insight Editions, as well as comic book covers for Battlestar Galactica and Pacific Rim. He previously worked as a concept artist on DC Universe Online for Sony/DC Comics.
“What an awesome group of talent,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We have everything from creators synonymous with titles to award winners to philanthropists in this bunch, and we’re really proud to be able to introduce them to our fans. These are all names you have likely heard, but have never seen at our show (or at least not for some time anyway), and we’re excited to bring them to Baltimore.”
For more information on the upcoming show, or to purchase tickets, visit baltimorecomiccon.com. Jim Lee Fan Package tickets are currently still available but remain limited.