A lot of cool stuff has happened this week, and it’s not even Baltimore Con yet!

First off, I spy with my little eye illustrator extraordinaire Chris Gugliotti in previews drawing an issue of Sensation Comics! This is HUGE! If you don’t know Chris from anything other than the amazing caricature of me that dons this site and my banner, please check out his site. He’s hugely talented and an awesome guy.

Speaking of huge talents, one of my best friends, collaborators, and colleagues, Enrica Jang of Red Stylo Media, has partnered up with Action Lab Entertainment to release a special edition of The 27 Club: A Comic Anthology.

From the Red Stylo site:

For The 27 Club: A Comic Anthology, a rocking crew of fifty-four comic artists and writers were challenged to take their favorite song or member of the 27 Club and use their music as inspiration for new and original comic stories and vignettes. This collection is a rocking tribute to a select few of these lost stars and their shining, tragic legacy. Edited by Enrica Jang, with introduction by Dianna Kenny.

The 27 Club was successfully funded on Kickstarter this summer, and boasts a gargantuan roster of talent. The 27 Club joins the list of other great anthologies from Red Stylo that you can check out here.

One of the great things about the Red Stylo anthologies (there are many) is that they’re filled with diverse talent and even more diverse stories. Enrica brings together experienced comics pros and newcomers and finds a way to get the best out of each and every one of us. And we don’t make it easy on her, let me tell you.

But aside from being a great editor and collaborator, Enrica is a writer through and through. She is the creator and writer of several of the Red Sylo properties, the most recent being The House of Montressor and The Star Thief

So now onto what to expect for Baltimore Comic Con and Baltimore Book Festival. For the Baltimore Book Festival, Enrica Jang, Jennie Wood (Flutter), Emily Swan, and I will be chatting on a panel Friday from 12pm to 1pm called Women Making Comics, Too.

Sunday, Enrica, Jennie and I are back for How to Publish a Comic/Graphic Novel from 12pm to 1pm.

Also on Sunday from 4pm to 5pm, The Star Thief artist, Chris Liu, will be holding a panel called The Art of Manga: Composing Scene Design in Sequential Art.

To learn more about the panels, feel free to check out Enrica’s breakdown on the Red Stylo site.

And remember, if you’re going to the Baltimore Comic Con and/or Baltimore Book Festival, take a chance on someone you may have never heard of. There are so many creative talents out there waiting to become your new favorite storyteller.

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