Baltimore Comic Con

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Baltimore Comic Con 2017


Part 1 - DTC 144: what I bought, people I talked to, panels I went to on my first day at the convention

Part 2 - DTC 145: what I bought, people I talked to, panels I went to on my second day at the convention

Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling: Carl Potts (writer, artist, editor) talks about what works and is most effective when illustrating a comic book story



Baltimore Comic Con 2016


Part 1 - DTC 122: the drive from DC to Baltimore, what I bought, and panels (Writers, Editors, Dawyn Cooke) I attended on my first day at the convention

Part 2 - DTC 123: what I bought, panels (Howard Chakyin, Steve Englehart, Diversity in Comics) I attended on my second day at the convention plus other miscellaneous thoughts about the Con

The Process of Writing: Panelists Amy Chu, J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Waid, Paul Storrie, and Hope Larsen talk to Moderator Bob Greenberger about the perceptions and reality of their individual processes of writing comic books.

Changing Roles of Editors: Panelists Louise Simonson, John Workman, Dafna Pleban, Mike Pellerito, and Paul Levitz discuss some of the challenges and successes they have experienced as comic book editors.

Spotlight on Howard Chaykin: An hour of Q&A with comic book writer and artist Howard Chaykin.

Spotlight on Steve Englehart: An hour of Q&A with comic book writer Steve Englehart.



Baltimore Comic Con 2015


Part 1 - DTC 90: what I bought, what I ate, panels (New Mutants, Myths and Legends, Untold Stories) I attended on the first day of the convention

Part 2 - DTC 91: what I bought, what I ate, more stuff I bought, panels (Advertisements, Russ Heath, Silver Age Art) I attended on the second day of the convention

Part 3 - DTC 92: what I bought, what I ate, panels (The Spirit, Comic Books as Cultural Mirrors, Tom Palmer) I attended on the third day of the convention

New Mutants Panel: Louise Simonson (editor) and Bob McLeod (penciler/inker) discuss the early days of the New Mutants.

Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Adapting, Incorporating, and Drawing Inspiration from Myth, Legend, and Literature: A discussion of the use of myths and legends in comic books with Ron Randall, Greg Pak, Walt Simonson, and Jamal Igle with moderator Paul Storrie.

Stories I Haven't Yet Told: John Ostrander, Ron Marz, Louise Simonson, and Terry Moore talk about stories that they never got to write or that never saw print, mostly for DC and Marvel with moderator and Former DC Comics Editor Robert Greenberger.

It's an Ad, Ad, Ad World: Advertising in Comics: The audio portion of a retrospective slide show of ads in comic books from Sea Monkeys to Hostess Twinkies and everything in between, prepared and presented by Ed Catto.

Russ Heath Spotlight: The co-creator of the Sea Devils and the Haunted Tank, Russ Heath talks with Mike Gold about his career in comic books.

Silver Age of Comic Book Art: The audio portion of Arlen Schumer's thesis on the evolution of comics during the 1960s through the works of eight artists: Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Gene Colan, Joe Kubert, and Neal Adams.

The 75th Anniversary of the Spirit: The audio portion of Arlen Schumer's retrospective of Will Eisner's most famous creation, the longevity and publication history of the Spirit, and the influence of Eisner on other comic book creators.

Comic Books as Cultural Mirrors: A brief overview of American history from the 1930s to the present focusing on how popular culture and current events were represented in comic books by Christy Blanch (moderator) with color commentary provided by Mark Waid, Louise Simonson, and Walter Simonson.

Tom Palmer Spotlight: The multitalented Tom Palmer (penciler, inker, colorist, painter) discussed his art (including collaborations with Gene Colan and Neal Adams) and career with Jose Villarrubia.


Stuff I Bought
BCC15-09


Baltimore Comic Con 2014



Episode 45: Baltimore Comic Con 2014 - Part 3

Fred Hembeck Panel
- Audio Link (m4a)

Henry Boltinoff
- http://www.toonopedia.com/h_boltin.htm

The Kubert School
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kubert_School

Superman vs. Spider-Man
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_vs._the_Amazing_Spider-Man

Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe
- http://www.hembeck.com/Destruction.htm

What I Bought
- Iron Man
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight


Episode 44: Baltimore Comic Con 2014 - Part 2

Fanzine Panel
- Audio Link (m4a)

RBCC: Rocket's Blast Comic Collector
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket's_Blast_Comicollector

What I Bought
- Hourman
- Jonah Hex


Episode 43: Baltimore Comic Con 2014 - Part 1

What I Bought
- World's Finest Comics 247, Brave and the Bold 150
- Leftovers 4 & 5

Leftovers by Jason Pittman
- https://www.facebook.com/leftoverscomic

The Dave Gibbons Panel
- Audio Link (m4a)

Space Garbage by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, and Al Williamson
- http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/03/read-jack-kirby-and-joe-simons-space-garbage

Power Man
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerman_(comics)

Chronocops
- http://www.againwiththecomics.com/2007/11/forgotten-alan-moore-chronocops.html

Jethro Tull
- http://greatcaesarspost.blogspot.com/2008/04/comics-in-wild-dave-gibbons-meets.html

Baltimore Comic Con 2012



Here are links to posts on my old comic book blog about what I saw and did at the convention: Day 1 - Day 2 - Final Thoughts

Spotlight on Frank Quitely Panel
- Audio Link (m4a) [51:44]

José Villarrubia (r) interviews Frank Quitely (l) - Roughly two-thirds of the panel was a discussion between the two artists. The audience got a chance to ask some questions during the last 20 minutes. Both men talked kind of quietly, no pun intended.

Tribute to Joe Kubert Panel
- Audio Link (m4a) [56:44]

Panelists: Thom Zahler, Tim Truman, Robert Greenberger (moderator), Tom Raney, and Paul Levitz

Three of them (Zahler, Truman, Raney) are alums of the Kubert School. Levitz worked with him going back to the early 70s. Greenberger leads them in a discussion centered around their memories of Kubert, mostly as a teacher and mentor.

History of Censorship in Comics Panel
- Audio Link (m4a) [1:03:26]

The History of Censorship in Comics with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) Deputy Director Alex Cox and Comic Book Author and Historian Fred Van Lente

Spotlight on Phil LaMarr Panel
- Audio Link (m4a) [51:44]

There was no moderator for this panel. Phil just answered questions from the audience for an hour.

Baltimore Comic Con 2011

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