My Baltimore Comic-Con Schedule
Last year I made my first visit to the Baltimore Comic-Con, which my pal KC Carlson had been raving about for several years. Ironically, he was not there but Kate was and we made a great father/daughter weekend out of the con. She shared me with the freelance community and I shared her with her boyfriend Mike and posse.
Thanks to programming guru Roger Ash, who is also editor of my semi-monthly Westfield Comics columns, I got to moderate two panels which were tremendous fun. He appreciated my preparation and how well they went so he invited me back and here’s my schedule for the show.
12:00-1:00 – The British Invasion
In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a fresh take that appealed to fans and critics alike. That creativity is kept alive today by creators including Brian Bolland (Dial H), Mark Buckingham (Fables), and Barry Kitson (Captain America). Join them and moderator Robert Greenberger for a lively and fun look at their work and the British Invasion of American comics.
Room 301 1:00-2:00 – Spotlight on Paul Levitz
Readers may know Paul Levitz best for his work on DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes, Justice Society, Worlds’ Finest, and as the co-creator of the Earth-2 Huntress. But he also worked on early fanzines, was President & Publisher of DC Comics from 2002-2009, is a member of the CBLDF board, and is the author of 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Join Levitz and moderator Robert Greenberger as they look back on Levitz’s life in comics.
11:00-12:00 – Tribute to Joe Kubert
The world of comics lost one of its legendary creators recently with the death of Joe Kubert. Whether through his work on the page, the work done through The Kubert School, or his sons Adam and Andy, his legacy will live on in comics for years to come. Join Paul Levitz, Robert Greenberger, and former students Tom Raney, Timothy Truman, and Thom Zahler as they remember Joe Kubert.
I have to say, I am seriously looking forward to all three panels. First of all, I’ve known Paul since I was 13 and this may be the first panel we’ve done together and it’ll be just the two of us tripping down memory lane. Meanwhile, I just wrote about my own experiences with the British Invasion for a forthcoming Back Issue! so am fully prepped to interview all three panelists. I’ve had the pleasure of working with all three, Brian and Barry on numerous covers and Who’s Who projects while Mark first worked with me way back on the lamented, but not forgotten, Hacker Files.
And Joe. What can I possibly add to the memories and experiences of my fellow panelists? I’m delighted to be participating and hope you come by for a listen.