Much like his characters, comic-book artist Jimmy Palmiotti wears many masks and has a few hidden talents.
A guest at this weekend's Baltimore Comic-Con, Palmiotti began as a comic-book inker, a job in which he traced artists' pencil drawings in ink. He went on to draw a number of heroes for DC Comics, co-write stories for several video games and help write and direct the Painkiller Jane TV series for the Sci Fi Channel.
IF YOU GO
Baltimore Comic-Con runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. One-day passes are $15; weekend passes are $25. For tickets, call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to comicon.com / baltimore.