My Baltimore Comic-Con Schedule

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bcc-2013-logoThis weekend, I will be back at the Baltimore Comic-Con and thanks to Roger Ash – the con’s programming guru and my editor at Westfield Comics – I’ll be moderating three panels. Here’s my schedule for those interested.Saturday, Room 302-30311:00-12:00 – The British InvasionIn the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a new attitude to the stories. That spirit is kept alive today by creators such as Mike Carey (The Unwritten), Paul Jenkins (Deathmatch), and Roger Langridge (Popeye). Join them, and moderator Robert Greenberger, for a lively look at the current state of the British Invasion.12:00-1:00 – A Marvel-ous PanelSome of Marvel’s top creators – including Mark Waid, Mark Bagley, and Ed McGuinness – talk about their work for The House of Ideas with moderator Robert Greenberger. Marvel fans- you know you gotta be here!Sunday, Room 30112:00-1:00 – Spotlight on Ramona FradonRamona Fradon is one of the few major female freelancers of her generation. The legendary artist co-created Metamorpho, and is well known for her art on Aquaman, Plastic Man, Super Friends, and Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. Join Ramona and moderator Robert Greenberger as they look at her amazing career in comics.First of all, I’m delighted beyond belief to be spending time on stage with one of the grand dames of comics. I edited Dynamite’s forthcoming The Art of Ramona Fradon, a conversation between her and Howard Chaykin. To fill in some gaps I got to spend 90 minutes chatting with her on the phone so this should be fun.It’s always a pleasure to chat with people I know, such as Mark Waid, but some of the others I have admired from afar so should have fun digging into their process, past, and projects.The other cool thing happening that weekend is that Rob Kelly’s Hey Kids, Comics!, an anthology of essays including one by yours truly, will also be debuting from Crazy 8 Press. Look the guy with the big grin on his face — he’ll have copies.If you’re attending do drop by. Otherwise, I’ll be wandering the show floor, catching up with old friends.

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