I'm a "Fan Boy". I said it. I love comic books. You know, Superman, Batman, Spider-man, Green Lantern, the Justice League to name a few. Well, on September 28 I took a trip to Baltimore to attend the Baltimore Comic Con. It's a once a year "fan boy" get-together. Thousand comic book fans ascended on the Baltimore Convention Center to meet our favorite publishers, writer, and artists. Above I'm standing with Dan DiDio, he runs DC Comics (my favorite publisher). He's the one all the Fan Boys complain to when DC Comics kills off a character. It's a tough job but somebody has to do it.
Here I got to pose with Jann Jones. She also works for DC Comics as a Coordinating Editor for"Johnny DC" a line of comics that are geared for younger readers. Some of the titles include "Tiny Titans", "Super Friends", and "Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam".
This is Amanda Conner. She is a great artist and she told me at the Con that she was working on a new ongoing "Powergirl" comic book for DC Comics. She's draw a ton of other characters including Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman, Black Canary, and Painkiller Jane.
The above Supergirl print was done by Amanda. She sold them at the Con. I loved it so much I purchased one for my office. She even signed it for me. Thanks Amanda!
This is Jimmy Palmiotti. He's a writer, artist, editor (jack of all trades). He is currently writing that "Powergirl" series with Amanda Conner. He is also writing "Johnah Hex" (with Justin Gray) for DC. (I think he and Amanda Conner are married but you can't believe everything you read on Wikipedia.)
This is Geoff Johns. He is one of the hottest writers in the business. Geoff has written "The Flash", "Teen Titans", and "JSA" for DC Comics, and "The Avengers" for Marvel Comics. Currently he is writing my favorite character Green Lantern. The stories so far have been amazing. He is also writing Action Comics which features Superman. It's a great read so pick it up. In 2009, Geoff will be focusing on the return of Barry Allen in "The Flash: Rebirth" which I am sure will be a fan-boy favorite.
Next years Con will be on October 10-11, 2009. I've already marked it in my calendar. I'm such a Fan-Boy.