Baltimore Comic-Con 2019 Announces Panel Programming

With its show but a mere weeks away, Baltimore Comic Con has shed some details on what it has in store for fans in regards to programming. Curious to know the specifics? Then check out the official press release featured below...


BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - October 7, 2019 - The 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of October 18-20, 2019. Tickets are available now for General Admission, VIP, and Ringo Awards! Our Panel schedule is now set, and we're excited to let you know what programming to look forward to at the show this year!

Friday features spotlights on Brian K. Vaughan and William Stout. John McCrea and Russ Braun talk about their comic work, and Howard Chaykin discusses his series, Hey, Kids! Comics! And Disney Fine Artist Clinton T. Hobart begins a painting that he'll complete over the weekend and will be given away in a raffle Sunday.

Saturday, publisher panels include AHOY, AfterShock, and Source Point Press. Jim Lee appears in a special spotlight panel, as do Garth Ennis and Ty Templeton. Meet media guest Joel Stoffer, Juanjo Guarnido, Thom Zahler, Greg Hildebrandt, and Mark Buckingham discuss this year's Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook prior to the art auction.

Sunday, check out panels from Valiant and AfterShock, and special panels with media guests Jonathon Schaech, Tara Strong (featured above) and Greg Cipes, and Aaron Douglas. And Shea Fontana talks about writing, Tom King and Mitch Gerads talk comics, discover the Art of Inking, and Kevin Nowlan is spotlighted.

And of course, don't let your children miss the excitement scheduled for the Kids Love Comics Pavilion!


(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change.)

Room 339-342

2:45-4:45 - Brian K. Vaughan Meet & Greet (Ticketed event)

5:00-6:00 - Brian K. Vaughan Spotlight

Brian K. Vaughan, the writer and co-creator of Y: The Last Man, Paper Girls, Saga, Runaways, and more, steps into the spotlight for a panel no fan will want to miss.

Room 343-344

2:00-3:00 - Depression and the Creative Mind

Moderated by John Gallagher

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art - but this view can be dangerous and debilitating. Comics creators will join with an expert in the field of mental health to break down the relationship between creativity and depression, anxiety, and general mental health issues.

3:15-4:15 - Baltimore's Sleazy Panel with John McCrea & Russ Braun

With his second appearance at Baltimore, how could we not ask our favorite Belfast troublemaker for another panel? And with our favorite Frankenstein enthusiast making his debut this year at Baltimore Comic-Con, it'd be downright dastardly to not capitalize on the opportunity of a lifetime: bringing these two together for some tomfoolery that'll fit right at home on YouTube! John McCrea (Dead Eyes, Mythic, Yondu, Hitman whichisawesomebythewayyoushouldbuyHitman, The Boys) and Russ Braun (Jimmy's Bastards, Batman: Venom, Fables, Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroez whichisalsoawesomewhydidn'tyoubuythis, The Boys), two fine blokes who've brought to life the best that funnybooks have to offer team up to talk about the sleaziest corners of Gotham, distilled Compound V down to its rawest potency, and carrot sticks! Be there, or we'll dogweld your children.

4:30-5:30 - Hey Kids! Chaykin!

If you thought the stories inside comic books were insane, they don't compare with what was going on behind the scenes. John Trumbull of the and the Eisner Award-winning Back Issue talks with Howard Chaykin all about Hey Kids! Comics!, his decades-spanning fictionalized history of the comic book racket. Learn the stories behind the stories and get a preview of Howard's sequel series! And like the comic, this panel is suggested for mature audiences.

Room 345-346

2:00-3:00 - Breaking Into Comics

Andy Schmidt, former Marvel and IDW editor, comics writer, and founder of Comics Experience (the world's largest online comic book school) and guests de-mystify the ins and outs of the comics industry, breaking down what it takes to get published or publish yourself. Whether you want to write or draw comics, this panel is an invaluable resource for those on their way in and up!

3:15-4:15 - Introducing ComicHub

Launched in 2017, ComicHub has quickly become the premiere service to allow comics fans, retailers, and publishers all speak the same language. Join VP Atom! Freeman to learn how ComicHub is revolutionizing the comics industry by...

  • Allowing Fans to subscribe and order from their favorite shop and track their purchases

  • Giving Retailers cutting-edge POS, ordering, and marketing tools to communicate with their customers and vendors

  • Showing Publishers never-before-seen sales data and marketing tools to help retailers sell more!

All that and announcements of new tools and programs presented exclusively at Baltimore Comic-Con!

4:30-6:00 - Spotlight on William Stout

William Stout is well known for his comics, dinosaur art, movie posters (Wizards, Monty Python's Life of Brian), movie design work (Men In Black, Pan's Labyrinth), and more. Join this multi-talented creator for a look at his amazing career.

Room 347-348

2:00-3:00 - Painting with Clinton T. Hobart Part 1

Disney Fine Artist Clinton T. Hobart will be painting live on stage at Baltimore Comic-Con. Come watch as the painting develops over three days! Clinton will be explaining his process while he paints, and answering all of the questions you might have for a Disney Artist! Every member of the audience will receive a raffle ticket for each day they attend. On Sunday, one ticket will be drawn and the winner will go home with the painting!!

3:15-4:15 - Myth, Legends, Folklore & Comics

Mythology and folk tales have been an integral part of the human experience since before recorded history. First as a way to understand the world, then as a way to better understand ourselves. Join a talented panel of storytellers as they discuss how the legends of ancient cultures inspire their work. Whether direct retellings, reinterpretations, or merely providing a creative spark, the legends of the past provide ample and exciting threads from which to spin new stories. Featuring Stan Sakai, Walter Simonson, Paul Storrie, Kasey Pierce, and moderator Christy Blanch.

4:30-5:30 - Crowdfunding Your Comic

More and more creators are turning to crowdfunding to help finance their comic projects. Join Billy Tucci (Shi), Ron Randall (Trekker), and Thom Zahler (Warning Label) for a look at what it takes to make a successful campaign.

Kids Love Comics Programming

3:00-4:00 - Alien Art with Dawn Griffin

The Kids Love Comics Workshop Area will be transformed into an alien factory when cartoonist Dawn Griffin shows you easy ways to draw wacky aliens.

4:00-5:00 - Let's go Lego! with John Gallagher

Cartoonist John Gallagher teaches you how to draw Lego versions of your favorite characters.

5:00-6:00 - Paper Bag Puppets with Fusion Force: Mark Mariano and Chris Giarrusso


We supply the paper bags and art supplies. You supply the imagination and voice when you create your own paper bag puppet! What will YOU create? We can't wait to see!


(Please note, all times and panels shown are subject to change.)

Room 339-342

11:00-12:00 - Ty The Guy - Spotlight on Ty Templeton

From Stig's Inferno to Justice League International to The Batman Adventures to Bigg Time, Ty Templeton has been writing and drawing great comics for over three decades. The Eisner Award-winning Ty the Guy talks through his career in comics with John Trumbull from the and Back Issue magazine. Presented by the Hero Initiative.

12:15-1:15 - Joel Stoffer Spotlight

You've seen actor Joel Stoffer in Charmed, Angel, Species III, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and most recently as the fan-favorite android Chronicom named Enoch in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from this talented actor.

1:30-2:30 - Top Shelf: A Look Back

Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), and Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar) are three of the hottest names in comics. But do you know about their early work for Top Shelf? Here's the perfect opportunity to learn about that as they look at their comics from Top Shelf with moderator Warren Simons.

2:45-3:45 - An Hour With Garth Ennis

Garth Ennis (Sara, Out of the Blue, A Walk Through Hell, Punisher: The Platoon) has an hour to share insight into recent stories and how he's stayed busy writing. Garth's last panel at Baltimore was in 2012, and since then, we've taken two lighthearted trips back to the Cauldron. We've flown together over Serbia, the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, and Unlikistan. We've gone downrange through Khe Sahn, the Eastern Front, and Nicaragua. We've watched the end of the