Dean Haspiel and Josh Neufeld Return to Baltimore Comic-Con for KEYHOLE COMICS' 25th Anniversary
Creators Also Celebrate Ringo-nominated PANDEMIX Anthology
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 16, 2021 - The Baltimore Comic-Con takes place October 22-24, 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Tickets to the show are available for purchase now!
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Longtime friends and cartoonists Dean Haspiel and Josh Neufeld will celebrate a quarter century of collaborations with a new issue of KEYHOLE COMICS at Baltimore Comic-Con. From minicomics to graphic novels, anthologies, and podcasts, Dean and Josh have been contrasting their sensibilities since their days drawing comics in the Music & Art High School lunchroom. Joining the disparate duo this year is PANDEMIX co-editor Whitney Matheson, who is debuting DIARY COMIX 2021, which excerpts highlights from her daily strip. Josh will also be debuting the 10th-anniversary edition of The Influencing Machine, his comics collaboration with journalist Brooke Gladstone. The New York Times bestseller has been updated for the (post-)Trump era and features a new afterword.
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Dean Haspiel
Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Dean Haspiel is best known for creating Billy Dogma and The Red Hook, collaborating with Harvey Pekar, and Jonathan Ames, and illustrating for HBO's Bored to Death. His published work includes writing and drawing for Marvel, DC, Archie, Image Comics, and Webtoon. In addition, Haspiel is an accomplished playwright and Yaddo fellow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Josh Neufeld
Josh Neufeld is a cartoonist known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. He is the writer/artist of the nonfiction graphic novels A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and A Few Perfect Hours. His other works include The Influencing Machine, The Vagabonds, Keyhole, and numerous nonfiction comics for various news outlets. Neufeld has been a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism, an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist, and a Xeric Award winner. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he makes — and teaches — comics, including at the School of Visual Arts.
Whitney Matheson
Whitney Matheson is a New York-based writer best known for creating Pop Candy, USA Today’s award-winning pop-culture blog (1999-2014). She is the author of several children’s books, including We Make Comics; and co-editor of the Ringo Award-nominated anthology PANDEMIX. Whitney’s work has appeared in publications including Playboy, Slate, and The Hollywood Reporter, and she has appeared on VH1, BBC America, Turner Classic Movies, and other networks. Subscribe to Whitney's newsletter and read her diary comics at patreon.com/whitneymatheson.
Tickets that are now on sale include:

  • Weekend
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only
  • VIP
  • Creator Fan Packages

As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!
COVID Policy

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID, we will be putting some safety measures in place.

  • Approved face coverings will be worn by all while indoors at the convention, meeting the City of Baltimore's mask mandate.
  • Must fit properly and snugly, fully cove ring both the nose and mouth and secure under the chin.
  • Face coverings with valves, mesh, costume masks, damaged masks, neck gaiters, and face coverings that cannot be secured under the chin will not be allowed.
  • Face coverings must be visible at all times. Any headwear or cosplay pieces that cover the face in a way that does not visibly follow the face covering policy will not be allowed.
  • Proof of vaccination
-OR-
  • Proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of admission
  • Proof of vaccination with any vaccine approved or authorized by the WHO or the FDA may be presented on a smart phone, or with a physical copy of the card along with a government issued ID that matches the name on the proof.
  • Self-test results will not be accepted as proof of a negative COVID test.
  • Applies to all attendees, vendors, guests, and convention staff.
2021 GUESTS

When we return to our live event on October 22-24, 2021, next year's confirmed guests for the show include: Chris Bachalo (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Art Baltazar (Big Alien Moon Crush), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Jim Calafiore (Welcome to Megalopolis), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Castillo Studios, Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Ryan Dunlavey (M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Trish Forstner (My Little Pony), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate), Kami Garcia (Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Mike Gold (Green Arrow), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Gene Ha (Mae), Scott Hanna (Icon and Rocket), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Glenn Hauman (They Keep Killing Glenn), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Marc Hempel (The Sandman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Saturday only), Dave Johnson (The Good Asian), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Tom King (Batman), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider: Return of Vengeance), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of 'Rona), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Frank Miller (Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Saturday only), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Mark Morales (The Next Batman: Second Son), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Jerry Ordway (The Power of Shazam), James Pascoe (Azrael), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Joe Quesada (Daredevil), Tom Raney (Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Reeder (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold), Afua Richardson (Omni), Andrew Robinson (Halo), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Jennifer Rouse (Frankenstein Mobster), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (Army of Darkness: 1979), Chris Schweizer (The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton), Doc Shaner (Strange Adventures), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul D. Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley's Ghost), Arthur Suydam (Merc with a Mouth), Martha Thomases (Dakota North), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Tim Townsend (Non-Stop Spider-Man), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Billy Tucci (Shi), Fred Van Lente (Action Philosophers), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Friday and Saturday only), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Renee Witterstaetter (Guardians of the Galaxy), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Ringo Awards, programming, and more. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages, and follow us on YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.
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