Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 20-22, 2024. The 25th annual edition is still adding to the guest list, including the latest group with Gene Ha, Karl Kesel, Jerry Ordway, Rachel Ordway, Joshua “Sway” Swaby, and Gus Vazquez.

Ha is a four-time Eisner winning artist known for Fables and Alan Moore’s Top 10. He is writing and drawing Mae at Oni Press, a story about a girl who follows her missing sister to a world of mystery and mad science.

Over the last 40 years, Kesel has written, inked, and penciled most of the major characters in titles like Superman, Superboy, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Captain America, and he created King Shark. He is now working on creator-owned comics like Impossible Jones.

Jerry Ordway’s first professional comics work was in 1980, and since then, he has written and drawn Superman, Captain Marvel, The Justice Society, All Star Squadron, Avengers, and Fantastic Four, and inked Crisis on Infinite Earths and Zero Hour. Ordway co-created and drew WildStar wrote and drew his own creation The Messenger at Image Comics. In the ‘90s, his The Power of Shazam graphic novel retold the origin of Captain Marvel, which spun into a long-running monthly series, and he provided painted covers for and wrote. In recent years, Ordway has self-published Proton, and worked with Roy Thomas for an 80th anniversary Captain America story for Marvel Comics.

Rachel Ordway is a freelance cartoonist and alum of the Savannah College Of Art & Design’s Sequential Art program. Her work has appeared in Chainmail Bikini, Sweaty Palms Vol. 1, and Dirty Diamonds #8, as well as the archives of Comic Book Resources’ sketch group “The Line It is Drawn.”

Swaby graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and has provided covers for Entertainment Weekly, DC, Marvel, Vault Comics, and Image. His art has been featured in Star Wars, Black Widow, Wonder Woman, Miles Morales, Thanos, and Loki.

Vazquez is an illustrator who has worked in comics, trading cards, storyboarding for music videos, commercials, animation, logo design, toy design, and more. His comics career started on X-Force and Thirty Angels, then his first solo gig was covers and interiors for Sunfire and Big Hero 6. His work at Marvel includes Deadpool, X-Force, Spider-Man, What If? Civil War, and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. At DC, his work has been featured in Green Lantern, JLA, Blue Beetle, Flash, Suicide Squad, and Green Arrow.

“These are some fantastic artists and cartoonists,” Baltimore Comic-Con show promoter Marc Nathan said. “From first time appearances to old and returning friends of the show, we’re happy to bring our attendees some of the best names in the biz!”