I’m a comic book nerd. No question there. I wish I could read everything I love, but y’know…morgage, food and stuff.
But I do love Comic-Con, where I can meet my favorite creators and drool on them! I’m sure they’re less pleased.
This year, Baltimore Comic-Con will bring back Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner — the husband/wife duo that have so much mad skill it’s a wonder their home hasn’t exploded from awesome. Maybe it has. Maybe that’s why they’re coming. Guess we’ll see.
Palmiotti is best known his work on Jonah Hex, but he’s also an accomplished screenwriter. I was able to sit in on a New 52 panel he sat in on, and it’s always cool to hear how he comes up with his ideas. Conner’s gorgeous art can be found all over the place, from Archie to Vampirella, Power Girl to Painkiller Jane. Her work on Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre is simply breathtaking. Girl’s got skills. Check out her Tumblr if you doubt me! (You really shouldn’t doubt me. Not on this, anywho.) I’ve been a Vampirella fan for…well, a long time, so I’m really hoping to get a chance to meet her this year.
Read on for the full press release from BCC!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – March 11, 2013 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce that fan-favorite creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be returning as guests to this year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 7-8, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Cover to Batwing #20
Palmiotti is one of the most prolific creators in comics today. In addition to his writing work at DC, which includes All-Star Western, Ame-Comi Girls, and the recently-announced Batwing, Palmiotti’s recent work includes the writing the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us for NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive, and the Image Comics series Creator Owned Heroes.Fan-favorite artist Amanda Conner, who most recently finished working on the highly-publicized Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre and the Ame-Comi: Wonder Woman mini-series from DC Comics, began her career in the late-1980s working for Archie and Marvel Comics. Over the course of her 20+ year career, she has worked on such notable DC books as Birds of Prey, Power Girl, Zatanna, and Terra. She also contributed cover art to the Image Comics series Creator Owned Heroes.
Both Palmiotti and Conner, along with Justin Gray, are founders of PaperFilms, a collaborative studio that offers services ranging from world building, screenwriting, intellectual property development, video game development, illustration, editorial experience, and much more.
“We’re very excited to have Jimmy and Amanda back in Baltimore for another year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Both of them have had a lasting impact on comics, they continue to do excellent work, and it’s always a pleasure to have them at the show.”In addition to Palmiotti and Conner, other confirmed guests for the show including: Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).