Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook Returns in 2014 with Matt Wagner's Grendel!
Saturday Original Art Auction to Benefit Seth Kushner!BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 20, 2014 - The Baltimore Comic-Con's Yearbook returns in 2014, celebrating the creators appearing at the show taking place Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, 2014. This book of art features interpretations of characters from Matt Wagner's Grendel, sometimes in conjunction with their own creations, in a celebration of creator-owned properties. Beautifully designed by returning guest and Love and Capes creator Thom Zahler, the book comes in a standard and, for VIP ticketholders, a limited VIP cover edition.
Grendel first appeared as Matt Wagner's contribution to issue #2 of the 1982 comics anthology Comico Primer. Moving onto a solo black-and-white series with Comico in 1993, the initial run lasted 3 issues before cancellation due to the publisher's financial problems. Wagner then relaunched the character in back-up stories in his Comico title, Mage, before a new standalone title launched by the same publisher in 1986, which transitioned publishers to Dark Horse Comics in 1990. Grendel as a character has existed in different times as different people -- Hunter Rose, Christine Spar, Brian Li Sung, Eppy Thatcher, Orion Assante, and more. The character has gone on to cross over with DC Comics' Batman and, most recently, with Dynamite Entertainment's Grendel vs. The Shadow.
|Artwork by Daniel Govar|
"Matt is a long-term friend of the Baltimore Comic-Con -- he joined us in our second show way back in 2001, and has been back many times," said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Grendel, and the character's many incarnations, is an amazing source for our guests and friends to interpret for the Baltimore Comic-Con's 2014 Yearbook, and the artwork that has come in is beautiful. We're so grateful to Matt for letting us use his character this year."
|Artwork by Alan Davis|
|Artwork by Michael Golden|
The book will be sold, and the art auction will be held at 5pm on Friday, September 5th in our Main hall, in the Exclusives Booth in the lobby. The book will be available at the Baltimore Comic-Con for $20.