Monday, August 01, 2016

Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook Returns in 2016 with Archie Comics

Artwork by Andrew Pepoy
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 1, 2016 - The Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook returns in 2016, celebrating the creators appearing at the show taking place Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th, 2016. This book of art features interpretations of characters from Archie Comics, sometimes in conjunction with their own creations, in a celebration of creator-owned properties.

Beautifully designed by returning guest and Love and Capes creator Thom Zahler, the book comes in a standard and, for VIP ticketholders, a limited VIP cover edition.
Artwork by Brandon Peterson
The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest-running, family-owned brands in the history of the comics industry. Starting publication in 1941 as MLJ Magazines, Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics, are published in a dozen different foreign languages, and are distributed all over the world. Archie Andrews first appeared in Pep Comics #22 in December of 1941, and appeared in its longest-running title, Archie Comics, since winter 1942 until its relaunch in July of 2015. Archie Comics has spawned characters whose popularity have spilled over into other media and who have become part of popular culture. Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie and The Pussycats are just some of the many legendary franchises that are part of the Archie Comics Library which have been adapted to stage, the small screen in cartoons and live action, the large screen, and products and goods of all shapes and sizes.
Once again, our popular scavenger hunt returns in 2016! When you buy the book, you'll get a list of over 75 Yearbook contributors and their table numbers. If you succeed in your hunt, you can get your choice of bonus prints!
Artwork by Adam Hughes
"We are honored and excited to have Archie be the focus of the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook. It's not often that we see so many wide-ranging interpretations of Archie and his friends in one place. It's a true collector's item that emphasizes how important these characters are to pop culture," said Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito. "Thanks to Marc Nathan and his team for putting together such a special, one-of-a-kind celebration of Archie. A nice way to celebrate his 75th."
Artwork by Allison Sohn
"Rather than going with an independent creator this year, we went with an independent (family-owned) publisher with Archie Comics," said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Archie Comics hold a special place in my heart, as I couldn't get enough of it growing up. I would buy the comics and digests and even sent away for them via mail-order. To allow our guests to play with their characters for the 2016 Yearbook was a special treat, and the pieces we received are, as you would expect, varied and fantastic. Our art auction is going to be be another hotly contested event in 2016 -- take a look at the selections and start your strategies for how to acquire the items you want now, because the competition is!"
Artwork by Elias Chatzoudis
The art created for the 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating the characters of Archie Comics will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction on Saturday, September 3rd at 5pm. Fans and art collectors alike won't want to miss this opportunity to win these one-of-a-kind items, only available at the Baltimore Comic-Con!
Artwork by Mike Cavallaro
Don't miss this opportunity to own original art featuring David's characters as depicted by artists including Scott Ambruson, John Anderson, Jeff Balke, Marty Baumann, Carolyn Belefski, Reilly Brown, Ryan G. Browne, Dave Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Chris Campana, Richard Case, Christa Cassano, Justin Castaneda, Mike Cavallaro, Elias Chatzoudis, Howard Chaykin, Sean Chen, Frank Cho, Matthew Clark, Richard Clark, Steve Conley, Katie Cook, Stephen Coughlin, J. Robert Deans, Joe Eisma, Chris Flick, Ramona Fradon, Franchesco Francavilla, Franco, Alexis Frederick-Frost, John Gallagher, Mark Goldner, Jason Gounger, Dawn Griffin, Dean Haspiel, Meghan Hetrick, Adam Hughes, Chris Kemple, Barry Kitson, Rachel Korsen, Mike Lilly, Nate Lovett, Mark Mariano, John McCrea, Mike McKone, Carl Speed McNeil, Joe Mulvey, Jamar Nicholas, Dan Nokes, Jim O'Riley, Chris Otto, Tom Palmer, Dan Parsons, Paul Pelletier, Andrew Pepoy, David Petersen, Brandon Peterson, Lyle Pollard, Mark Poulton, Andy Price, Ron Randall, Paul Renaud, Emily Romano, Craig Rousseau, Stephane Roux, Joe Rubinstein, Jeff Shultz, Matt Slay, Andy Smith, John K. Snyder III, Nicky Soh, Allison Sohn, Tu-Kwon Thomas, Jeremy Treece, David Trustman, Billy Tucci, Mark Waid, Mark Wheatley, Matt Wieringo, Javier Cruz Winnik, Kurt Wood, Rich Woodall, and Thom Zahler!

The book will be sold, and the art auction will be held at 5pm on Saturday, September 3rd in our Main hall, in the Exclusives Booth in the lobby. The book will be available at the Baltimore Comic-Con for $29.99.

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year's confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen); Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); John Anderson (The Infinites); James Asmus (All-New Inhumans); Sean Astin (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Hayley Atwell (Marvel's Agent Carter); Jeff Balke (Zombies vs Cheerleaders: St. Patty's Day Special); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Bret Blevins (Harley Quinn Road Trip Special); Danica Bradshaw (Wayward); Nick Bradshaw (Spidey); June Brigman (Power Pack); Reilly Brown (Deadpool); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Miracleman); Dave Bullock (The Rocketeer at War!); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis); Ben Caldwell (Scooby Apocalypse); Chris Campana (The Accelerators); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Mike Cavallaro (The Fox); Elias Chatzoudis (Grimm Fairy Tales presents Oz: Reign of the Witch Queen); Howard Chaykin (Imperium); Sean Chen (Aliens vs. Zombies); Lee Cherolis (Little Guardians); Frank Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk); Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death); Steve Conley (Bloop); Matthew Clark (Justice League); Richard Clark (Archie vs. Predator); Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Stephen Coughlin (Sanctuary); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed); Jeff Dekal (New Avengers); J.M. DeMatteis (Scooby Apocalypse); Matt Dembicki (Captive of Friendly Cove); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Dan DiDio (DC Comics, Friday only); Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark); Paris Cullins (Blue Beetle); Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Tod Emko (A Piggy's Tale); Joe Endres (Colossians); Steve Englehart, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America); David Finch (Batman); Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman); Veronica Fish (Archie Comics); Shane Fisher (Dick Tracy); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Freestyle Funnies); Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat!); Alexis Frederick-Frost (Adventures in Cartooning); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman '66: The Lost Episode); Joe Giella courtesy of Hero Initiative (Green Lantern); Keith Giffen (Legends of Tomorrow); Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis); Anna Gownley and Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Stephen Green (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Rob Guillory (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Brian Haberlin (Witchblade), Bo Hampton (3 Devils); Tony Harris (Lost Boys); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Betty & Veronica); Ken Hunt (Talon); Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine, Saturday panel and Harvey Awards only); Paul Jenkins (Replica); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dan Jurgens (Action Comics, Saturday & Sunday only); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Tom King (Batman); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Samantha Kyle (Paul & Olly); Hope Larson (Batgirl); John Layman (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Paul Levitz (Doctor Fate); Mike Lilly (Red Agent); Aaron Lopresti (courtesy of Painted Visions, Legends of Tomorrow); Nate Lovett (Actionverse Featuring Midnight Tiger); Joe Linsner (Harley Quinn); Kevin Maguire (Howard the Duck); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mike Manley (The Phantom); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Wonder Woman); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); John McCrea, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Judge Dredd); Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool); Tradd Moore (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Mark Morales (Convergence); Joe Mulvey (SCAM); Jamar Nicholas (Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America); Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool & Cable: Split Second); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Greg Pak (Teen Titans); Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange); Yanick Paquette (Batman/Superman); Dan Parsons (Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle); Candice Patton (The Flash); Brent Peeples (Gold Key: Alliance); Paul Pelletier (Justice League); Andrew Pepoy (Futurama Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans); Shelley Pleger (Dick Tracy); Lyle Pollard (Scarlet Huntress); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Eric Powell (The Goon); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Brian Pulido (Lady Death: Chaos Rules); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Khary Randolph (Robin War); Tom Raney (Ninjak); Paul Renaud (Superman/Wonder Woman); Joe Rivera (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953); Rafer Roberts (A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong); Emily Romano (Comic Art House); Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn and Power Girl); Joe Rubinstein (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Nei Ruffino (Silk); Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man newspaper strip); Stuart Sayger (Hellboy 100); Mark Schultz (Conan the Slayer); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Ragnarok); Matt Slay (TMNT Micro-Series); Andy Smith (Earth 2, Thanos GN); Brian Smith (SpongeBob Comics); John K. Snyder III (Doctor Midnight); Allison Sohn (Red Sonja); Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron); Mark Sparacio (Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Finale); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther); Mark Stokes (Zombie Boy Comics); Paul Storrie (Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Thors); Ben Templesmith (Blackholers); Mark Texeira (Doctor Strange); Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle); David Trustman (The Rise); Billy Tucci (Harley's Little Black Book); James Tynion IV (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Rick Veitch (Miracleman); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers); Michael Watkins (Pantha); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Ron Wilson (Marvel Two-In-One); Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); John Workman (Shutter); Sasha Yosselani (Comic Art House); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever). 
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

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