Baltimore Comic Con News: British Invasion 2!
By The Editor
February 17, 2013 - 12:55
British Invasion 2 Comes to Baltimore!
Bolland! Buckingham! Cheung! Gibbons! Kitson! Langridge!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - February 14, 2013 - The
Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce that the British Invasion will
be returning to Charm City for the second year in a row! Thus far, we
can confirm that Brian Bolland, Jimmy Cheung, and Roger Langridge will
all be joining previous announced British Invasion guests Mark
Buckingham, Dave Gibbons, and Barry Kitson for this year's show. The
show will be held on September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention
Brian Bolland, who
is best-known for his meticulously detailed line work, is one of the
artists who helped define the look and feel of Judge Dredd for the
British anthology series 2000 AD, and spearheaded what has
become known as the "British Invasion" of the American comic industry in
the early-'80s. Bolland won three Harvey Awards in 1989 for Best
Artist, Best Graphic Album, and Best Single Issue for The Killing Joke. His most recent work includes covers for DC Comics' Dial H.
Jimmy Cheung began his career in the mid-1990s at Marvel Comics, working on titles such as X- Force, Force Works, and Spider-Man Unlimited.
In 2000, he left Marvel to join the team at CrossGen Comics, heading up the art duties on one of their flagship titles, Scion. In 2005, Cheung returned to Marvel where he worked on Secret Warriors, Young Avengers, and Wolverine. Most recently, he illustrated the covers to Marvel's big Avenger/X-Men event, Avengers vs. X-Men and Spider-Men.
Roger Langridge is a
New Zealand-born cartoonist who makes his home across the pond in
Britain. He got his start in comic working in the early-'90s with his
Fantagraphics titles, Art d'Ecco and Zoot!, but has become known for his work on the British anthology series The
Straightjacket Fits for Judge Dredd Megazine. Throughout the last ten years, Langridge has worked on several titles for both DC and Marvel, including Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight; Bizzaro World; Marvel Monsters: Fin Fang Four; and Thor: The Mighty Avenger. Most recently, he has written a drawn several Muppets books for Boom! Studios and is currently writing the Popeye mini-series for IDW.
"We are delighted
to have these talented creators joining us again from across the pond,"
said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Their
contribution to the world of comics extends farther than that of
American comics, and with Brian, Jimmy, and Roger joining Mark, Dave,
and Barry, this year's British Invasion is already shaping up to be one
of the best - and it's only February!"
In addition to Bolland, Cheung, and Langridge, other confirmed guests for the show include: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); 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).
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, and Facebook pages.
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About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con
is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the
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respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in
conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize
outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only
industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book
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