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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

David Baron

David Baron

International comic book artist

DAVID BARON is a writer, illustrator, and colourist, who started his career in 1995 ( at the age of 15 ! ) and has worked as a colour artist for all the big publishers, including DC Comics and Image, and has worked with most of the top creators in the industry. David has worked on iconic characters and titles, including Superman, Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Green Arrow, The Authority, and much more. He currently works on Batman : Off-World, Superman : Last Days of Lex Luther, and Kneel Before Zod, as well as Suicide Squad : Kill Arkham Asylum, written by show guest John Layman. David has more recently also worked as a writer, and is currently collaborating with local show guest Karl Mostert on an independent comic, Stained. David’s creative vision and distinctive style continues to push artistic boundaries and inspire new talent and fellow creators.

All Sessions by David Baron

DAY FIVE ARTIST ALLEY 01 May 2024
11:00 - 11:45

FROM PAGE TO PRINT : COMIC PRO’S ON THE EVOLUTION OF A COMIC BOOK

ARTIST ALLEY

Comic book professionals takes us through the evolution of a comic book, its development and the creative processes involved from story concept to finished product. A round table discussion with seasoned professionals in the industry, each with over two decades experience in their particular field of expertise : publisher, editor and writer, Dan Didio; writer, John Layman; artist, Todd Nauck; and colourist, David Baron.

13:00 - 13:45

STAINED : THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CREATOR-OWNED COMIC

ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

David Baron, colourist and writer, discusses his creator-owned project, Stained, a 5 issue limited series originally published independently in 2017, along with the artist on the soon-to-be released second series, South Africa’s very own Karl Mostert ! American creator/writer David Baron meets his South African collaborator for the first time, and the creative team chat about their upcoming sci-fi adventure.

14:00 - 14:45

Portfolio Reviews with Dan DiDio and David Baron

ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

Have your comic art reviewed by comic book icon, publisher, editor and writer, Dan DiDio and seasoned artist, colourist and writer, David Baron ! Invaluable tips and advice from two comic book pro’s ! Dan is also  partnered with Frank Miller Presents, Miller’s independently owned publishing company, and is actively scouting for fresh talent !

DAY TWO ARTIST ALLEY 28 Apr 2024
13:00 - 13:45

WRITING COMICS 101 : TIPS AND TRICKS FROM THE EXPERTS

ARTIST ALLEY

The art of writing comics and the role of the script in producing comics is often overshadowed by the more obvious artwork that shouts out to the reader and comic fan, from the eye-catching covers to striking interior pages. Veteran editor and writer,Dan DiDio, and top comics writer, John Layman, David Baron, seasoned colour artist who has recently transitioned to writer, and Mohale Mashigo, author, novelist and more recently, comic book writer, chat about the vital role of the script in producing a successful comic book, and offer their advice to newbies – and experienced writers – on what it takes to write comics.

DAY ONE ARTIST ALLEY 27 Apr 2024
12:00 - 12:45

DAVID BARON: SPOTLIGHT SESSION

ARTIST ALLEY STAGE

International artist alley guest, David Baron takes the spotlight stage. Starting his career in comics in 1995 – at age 15 – David has worked as a colour artist for all the big publishers and has collaborated with most of the top creators in the industry. The talented creator has worked on a host of iconic characters and currently works on Batman: Off-World, Kneel Before Zod, and Suicide Squad : Kill Arkham Asylum. David talks about the under-rated art of colouring, and his recent transition to writing comics.