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Paul Pope, Dan DiDio & More Added to Baltimore Comic-Con

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Chris Pitzer and AdHouse Books will sponsor the appearances of acclaimed THB creator Paul Pope and high-profile Fables cover artist James Jean at Baltimore Comic-Con, September 8-9, 2007 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Dan DiDio, Senior Vice-President and Executive Editor of DC Comics, will also attend the show. The convention has also added up acclaimed painter Joe Jusko (Tomb Raider), extraordinary cartoonist Rich Koslowski (The King), Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, Marvel Comics writer – editor C.B. Cebulski, and Desperadoes: Epidemic penciller – inker John Lucas in the line-up.

“We are doing our best to make this show a ‘must’ for anyone who’s serious about comics,” said the show’s promoter, Marc Nathan. “This great slate of guests we’re announcing this week would be enough to build an entire other show around, but we’re not done yet!”

These new creators join a roster already headed up by Guest of Honor Mike Mignola (Hellboy) with Jim Lee (Batman, Wildcats), David Finch (Moon Knight, New Avengers), John Romita, Sr. (Amazing Spider-Man, sponsored by the Hero Initiative), Al Feldstein (former editor of MAD), Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers), and a stellar group of other writers, artists and industry personnel.

Legendary Sgt. Rock artist Joe Kubert was added just last week.

These guests will join publishers, studios and service organizations including The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, DC Comics, Gemstone Publishing, The Hero Initiative, Image Comics, Insight Studios Group, The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Top Cow Productions, and Top Shelf Productions. A significant number of the top retailers in the comic industry will set up with a selection ranging from the oldest known American comics to the most recent.

The show has already announced one of its convention exclusives, a sketch variant cover of World War Hulk #3, with cover artist David Finch on hand to sign it. Others will be announced shortly.

There will also be exclusives offered to convention guests who choose to attend the Harvey Awards, which will be hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con for the second year in a row. As with last year’s Harveys, the September 8 awards dinner and ceremony will feature writer-artist Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn) as Master of Ceremonies.

In addition to those mentioned above, the guest list includes Rand Arrington (The Wicked West 2), Jim Califiore (Exiles), Jerry Carr (Cryptozoo Crew), Tommy Castillo (Batman: Legend of the Dark Knight), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Mark Chiarello (New Frontier), Steve Conley (The Escapist), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Joanna Estep (Road Song), Rich Faber (Roboy Red), Al Feldstein (MAD), Brendon and Brian Fraim (Antiques: The Comic Strip), Ron Garney (Amazing Spider-Man), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Cully Hamner (Firearm), Dean Haspiel (The Alchoholic), Marc Hempel (Sandman), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), Georges Jeanty (Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Season Eight), J.G. Jones (52), Ken Kelly (fantasy illustrator), Barry Kitson (The Order), Ron Marz (Samurai: Heaven & Earth), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Doug Murray (The ‘Nam), Phil Noto (Jonah Hex), Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Brandon Peterson (X-Men), Eric Powell (The Goon), Don Rosa (The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck, sponsored by Gemstone Publishing), Craig Rosseau (Perhapanauts), Andy Runton (Owly), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Mark Sparacio (Heroes for Hire), Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (The Ride), Karl Story (Tom Strong), Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes), Herb Trimpe (G.I. Joe), Billy Tucci (Shi), J.C. Vaughn (24), Neil Vokes (Wicked West 2), Mark Waid (The Brave and the Bold), Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster), and Ron Wilson (The Thing). More guest and event programming announcements are expected.

The show’s regular site, www.comicon.com/baltimore, will also carry guest lists and other pertinent details, as will their MySpace page, www.myspace/baltimorecomics.

For additional information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, call (410) 526-7410 or email cardscomicscollectibles@yahoo.com.

Visit www.harveyawards.org for additional details on the Harvey Awards. For sponsorship opportunities contact baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com.

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