The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to officially announce that Golden Age artist Ken Bald will be making his first appearance at this year’s convention. The show will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 8-9, 2012.
Ken Bald is one of the all-time greats, having illustrated Timely heroes including Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, Blonde Phantom, Destroyer and Miss America. Ken co-created Timely super-hero Sun Girl who had her own series in 1948, penciled the very first appearance of Namora in “The Coming of Namora” in Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (1947), and drew the sole issue featuring The Witness (1948) now featured in The Twelve.
At Fawcett, Ken penciled and/or inked Captain Marvel, Captain Midnight, Bulletman & Bulletgirl, and Spy Smasher. For Street & Smith, Ken did fabulous work on Mandrake the Magician and Doc Savage. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Ken did numerous horror/suspense stories for American Comics Group’s Adventures into the Unknown, The Clutching Hand, Forbidden Worlds, and Out of the Night.
In 1957, Ken left comics and moved to syndicated comic strips starting with the King Features detective strip Judd Saxon. Ken is probably best known for his work on the Dr. Kildare comic strip which he drew for over 25 years, and for Dark Shadows, a strip Ken drew based on the popular television series.
“I am thrilled to have a legend like Ken Bald at the Baltimore Comic-Con,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the convention. “Our fans are in for a real treat – it is not often that you get a chance to see and talk to one of the folks who were there almost from the beginning.”
For more information on Ken Bald, feel free to visit his website at: www.kenbald.com.
In addition to Ken Bald and Guest of Honor Stan Lee, other confirmed guests for the show include: Laura & Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com); David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).
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.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.