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The Adams Family!


Legendary comics creator Neal Adams is a special guest at Comic-Con 2010 and he's bringing his talented trio of sons -- Jason, Joel, and Josh -- with him! The entire "Adams Family" will be a part of this year's big event.
Comic-Con already has an impressive lineup of special guests who have agreed to appear at the 2010 event. Our special guest lineup is an incredibly diverse one, consisting of some of the hottest creators in the world of comics, ranging from the mainstream to the alternative, international, and syndicated branches of the industry. We're also, of course, featuring Golden and Silver Age creators, sf/fantasy writers and artists, and longtime Comic-Con friends.

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» Neal Adams
» Jason Spyda Adams
» Joel Adams
» Josh Adams
» Sergio Aragonés
» Peter Bagge
» Gabrielle Bell
» Brian Michael Bendis
» Ray Bradbury
» Émile Bravo
» Berkeley Breathed
» Kurt Busiek
» Chris Claremont
» Howard Cruse
» Vanessa Davis
» Felicia Day
» Samuel R. Delany
» Dave Dorman
» Mark Evanier
» Matt Fraction
» Hunter Freberg
» Stan Freberg
» Nicholas Gurewitch
» Moto Hagio
» Charlaine Harris
» Dusty Higgins
» Tanya Huff
» Kathryn Immonen
» Stuart Immonen
» Van Jensen
» Phil Jimenez
» Jenette Kahn
» Keith Knight
» Jim Lee
» Stan Lee
» Paul Levitz
» Milo Manara
» Larry Marder
» Carla Speed McNeil
» China Miéville
» Dennis O'Neil
» Robert M. Overstreet
» Tom Palmer
» Sean Phillips
» Ivan Reis
» Douglas E. Richards
» Rick Riordan
» Jerry Robinson
» Steve Rude
» Jeannie Schulz
» J. Michael Straczynski
» Drew Struzan
» James Sturm
» Jillian Tamaki
» Doug TenNapel
» C. Tyler
» Ann VanderMeer
» Jeff VanderMeer
» Gerard Way
» Al Wiesner
» Michael Zulli

Neal Adams

Neal Adams

Artist, Publisher, Batman, X-Men, Ms Mystic

Neal Adams has had legendary runs on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from his campy TV show and transformed him into his present "Avenger of the Night." When people say 'modern Batman,' they mean Neal Adams's Batman. His run directly led to the realistic incarnation seen in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight movies.

Adams godfathered a generation of new talent, brought down the Comics Code by introducing "relevant comics," and gave America its first black comic book superhero. While fighting for creators' rights, he convinced publishers to return original art to its creators, improved standards of comic book production, forced publishers to pay royalties, and crusaded against work-made- for-hire in the copyright law.

In addition, Neal launched a successful production company -- Continuity Studios -- that has produced the popular Nasonex Bee Campaign and introduced us to the concept of Motion Comics. He designed the popular Terminator-T2 4D ride and the Spider-Man rides at Universal Studios. While setting up his own characters with various Hollywood Studios and producers, Neal is currently writing and drawing the 12-issue Batman Odyssey for DC Comics and writing and drawing a 5-issue Wolverine series for Marvel.

EXHIBIT HALL: Neal Adams Transcontinuity, 1829 1928

Programs & Signings featuring Neal Adams



Jason Spyda Adams

Jason Spyda Adams

Sculptor, DC Direct, Toy Biz

A self-taught artist in sculpture and human anatomy, Jason Spyda Adams has made a name for himself in the world of toy and fantasy sculpture. Spyda concentrates on elevating his work to a higher expectation, where sculpture is seen as less of a simple collectible and more of an artform. Working for world-renowned companies across the toy and comics fields, his professional catalog spans 20 years. His company Spyda Creations is his new platform to create dynamic fine art sculpture.

Programs & Signings featuring Jason Spyda Adams



Joel Adams

Joel Adams

Artist/Designer, Ms Mystic, King of the Hill

Joel Adams, eldest son of Neal Adams, is an illustrator whose work has appeared in such comics as Ms Mystic and Bucky O'Hare (Continuity), Blood Thirst (Alpha Productions), and Young Captain Adventure (Penthouse Comix,) and who has worked as a designer on such television shows as The Hulk, Nascar Racers, and the Emmy Award-winning King of the Hill. He has also produced licensing art for Captain Scarlet, The Mask, Power Rangers, and Harry Potter. Adams now works on his own license, Lil'z, an Internet phenomenon, as well as being a contributor and designer for Carrie Leigh's NUDE magazine, a prestigious black-and-white fine art publication.

Programs & Signings featuring Joel Adams



Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Artist/Designer, House of Mystery

At just 23 years of age Josh Adams, youngest son of Neal Adams, has worked for both DC (House of Mystery) and Marvel (Astonishing X-Men: Motion Comic), as well as doing print design for many of the top shows on the Syfy Channel over the past five years, including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Eureka, and Ghost Hunters. Josh is currently working on a three-part miniseries, SPIT. He also writes for Rich Johnston's Bleeding Cool website and can be found on his own site WhatWouldJoshDo.com.

Programs & Signings featuring Josh Adams



Sergio Aragones

Sergio Aragonés

Cartoonist, Groo, MAD Magazine

MAD magazine's longest-running cartoonist and the creator of dim-witted barbarian Groo, Sergio Aragonés is one of comics' most popular creators. Most recently, the man some call the world's fastest cartoonist ventured into the popular world of The Simpsons, becoming a regular featured writer/artist in Bart Simpson Comics.

EXHIBIT HALL: Sergio Aragonés, I07

Programs & Signings featuring Sergio Aragonés



Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge

Writer/Artist, Buddy Bradley stories, Hate, Other Lives

Alternative writer, artist, and creator Peter Bagge is best known for the comic series Hate, following the adventures of Buddy Bradley (and whose adventures have been collected in two volumes: Buddy Does Seatle and Buddy Does Jersey, both from Fantagraphics). More recently, he's written two graphic novels: Apocalypse Nerd (Dark Horse) and a new title from Vertigo/DC, Other Lives. A collection of the journalistic strips Bagge has done for Reason magazine has also been collected into a book entitled Everyone Is Stupid Except for Me (Fantagraphics).

EXHIBIT HALL: Fantagraphics, 1718 1720 1722

Programs & Signings featuring Peter Bagge



Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell

Writer/Artist, Lucky, Cecil and Jordan in New York

Gabrielle Bell's books include When I'm Old and Other Stories (Alternative Comics) and Lucky (Drawn & Quarterly). Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, and 2010 Houghton-Mifflin Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she's the recipient of two Ignatz awards. The title story of Bell's latest book, Cecil and Jordan in New York, has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and is working on a second volume of Lucky, which is serialized online.

EXHIBIT HALL: Drawn & Quarterly, 1529 1628

Programs & Signings featuring Gabrielle Bell



Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis

Writer, Ultimate Spider-Man, Dark Avengers, Powers

Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator (including five Eisner Awards) and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel's popular Avengers franchise by writing every issue of the New Avengers and Dark Avengers titles, along with the wildly successful "event" projects House Of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, and the upcoming Siege. Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel Comics' Ultimate line, having written every issue of Ultimate Spider-Man since it's best selling launch in 1999. His other projects include the Eisner award winning Powers (with artist/co-creator Mike Oeming). He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina, and his dogs Lucky and Buster.

Programs & Signings featuring Brian Michael Bendis



Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Author, screenwriter, Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles

The dean of American science fiction writers, Ray Bradbury has published more than 600 short stories over a period of sixty years. His best-known books are The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Fahrenheit 451. He was a guest at the very first San Diego Comic-Con in 1970.

Programs & Signings featuring Ray Bradbury



Emile Bravo

Émile Bravo

Writer/Artist, My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill

Émile Bravo's graphic novel collaboration with Jean Regnaud, My Mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill, is nominated for three Eisner Awards, including Best Painter for Bravo.

Co-sponsored by Fanfare/Ponent Mon

EXHIBIT HALL: Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 2102

Programs & Signings featuring Émile Bravo



Berkeley Breathed

Berkeley Breathed

Syndicated Cartoonist, Bloom County, Opus

Berkeley Breathed began drawing Bloom County, a political satire, for college newspapers in the early 1980s. The racy cartoons, often focusing on swinging lawyer Steve Dallas and an unnamed elderly woman, gained a cult following and soon became syndicated. Nationwide recognition came to Breathed with his creation of Opus, an insecure penguin who reflected the political conscience of America. Opus became a pop culture icon with dolls, cartoons, action figures, telephones, and books all dedicated to him. Breathed furthered his fame with his subsequent creation of Bill the Cat -- a drug-addicted, alcohol-chugging, chain-smoking rocker. When Bloom County ended, Breathed created Outland, where Opus, Bill, and several other characters resurfaced in a utopia-like world. Outland had a successful four-year run, after which Breathed started Opus, a new strip featuring Opus, Bill, and other characters, which ran until 2008. Bloom County Complete Library is currently being published by IDW.

EXHIBIT HALL: IDW, 2643 2645 2647 2649 2742 2744 2746 2748

Programs & Signings featuring Berkeley Breathed



Kurt Busiek

Kurt Busiek

Writer, Marvels, Astro City

Kurt Busiek has been writing comics professionally since three days before he graduated from college in 1982, when he sold a "Tales of the Green Lantern Corps" backup story that appeared in Green Lantern #162. Since then, he's worked on just about everything from Action Comics to Zot!, including runs on Avengers, Superman, Conan and others, and has co-created Thunderbolts, Shockrockets, Arrowsmith, and more. He is perhaps best known for his work on the multiple-award-winning Marvels and Astro City.

Programs & Signings featuring Kurt Busiek



Chris Claremont

Chris Claremont

Writer, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Forever

Chris Claremont has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. Although known for his work on Marvel Comics' X-Men series, he has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman, originated several creator-owned series, is published throughout the world in many different languages, and has written nine novels. His work has touched millions. His initial unbroken 17-year run on Marvel's Uncanny X-Men is the stuff of industry legend. The story arc "Dark Phoenix," with its radical treatment of the story's central character, paved the way for the reinterpretation of superhero mythos throughout the comics industry. Current projects include the ongoing Marvel series X-Men Forever, X-Women (drawn by renowned Italian artist Milo Manara), the young adult novel Wild Blood, a contemporary urban dark fantasy, and the screenplay Hunter's Moon.

Programs & Signings featuring Chris Claremont



Howard Cruse Photo by Adam Mastoon (photograph) and Howard Cruse (art).
© 2009 by Adam Mastoon

Howard Cruse

Writer/Artist, Stuck Rubber Baby, Wendel

Howard Cruse's comic strips and humorous illustrations have appeared in Playboy, The Village Voice, Artforum International, Heavy Metal, Starlog, and numerous other mainstream American magazines, as well as in assorted underground comix and in Howard's solo Barefootz Funnies series. Howard was the founding editor in 1980 of Gay Comix, and his comic strip series Wendel, a popular feature in The Advocate during much of the 1980s, has been reprinted in three book collections. A 15th-anniversary reissue of his award-winning 1995 graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby will be published by DC Comics this summer under its Vertigo imprint.

Programs & Signings featuring Howard Cruse



Vanessa Davis

Vanessa Davis

Writer/Cartoonist, Spaniel Rage, Make Me a Woman

Vanessa Davis is the award-winning cartoonist of the graphic novel and minicomic Spaniel Rage, which was praised by Bust and Vice magazines. Her new Drawn & Quarterly book, Make Me a Woman, was serialized online for Tablet Magazine and will debut at San Diego, solidifying her role as one of the leading cartoonists and humorists of her generation. Using beautiful watercolors, refreshing honesty, and humor, her comics made an immediate impression and have appeared in such anthologies as Kramers Ergot, Best American Comics, Stuck in the Middle, Papercutter, and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories.

Courtesy Drawn & Quarterly

EXHIBIT HALL: Drawn & Quarterly, 1529 1628

Programs & Signings featuring Vanessa Davis



Felicia Day

Felicia Day

Actor/Writer, The Guild

Felicia Day has appeared as an actor on TV shows such as House, Strong Medicine, and Monk and in films such as Bring it on Again and the Emmy award-winning Warm Springs. She had recurring roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Roommates, and her recent guest appearances include Dollhouse and Lie to Me. Felicia is best known for her work on the Internet, behind and in front of the camera. She co-stars in Joss Whedon's Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which won an Emmy in 2009. She also created, writes, and stars in the hit web series The Guild, which is in its fourth season.

Programs & Signings featuring Felicia Day



Samuel R. Delany

Author/Critic, Nova, Dark Reflections

Samuel R. Delany is a novelist and critic who lives in New York City and teaches English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the winner of four Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, and the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a Lifetime's Contribution to Lesbian and Gay writing. His novels include Nova, Dhalgren, Trouble on Triton, Hogg, The Mad Man, Phallos, and most recently Dark Reflections, winner of the Stonewall Book Award. His short fiction has been collected in books such as Aye and Gomorrah and Other Stories and Atlantis: Three Tales. His nonfiction has been collected in volumes such as The Jewel-Hinged Jaw and About Writing, and many of his interviews are available in the University of Mississippi Press series volume, Conversations with Samuel R. Delany, edited by Carl Freedman. For many years he has taught at the Clarion SF Writers Workshops, east and west, and for the last nine summers taught at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Summer Writing Program, in Boulder, Colorado.

Programs & Signings featuring Samuel R. Delany



Dave Dorman

Dave Dorman

Illustrator, Star Wars, Rail

Dave Dorman is a celebrated commercial illustrator, having been named "Favorite Star Wars artist of all time" by the readers of Star Wars Galaxy magazine in 1998. Dorman's commercial focus was nurtured within the comics industry, creating unique paintings for covers of popular books featuring Batman, The Rocketeer, and Judge Dredd. Dorman's art for the graphic novel Aliens: Tribes won him the Eisner Award for Best Painter. Having created over 100 paintings for Lucasfilm, some of the best were assembled in a coffeetable art collection, Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman, which was a top-grossing art book for Random House in 1996. Dorman is now working on the highly anticipated sequel to his graphic novel Rail, continuing his Steampunk series set in his creator-owned universe The Wasted Lands.

EXHIBIT HALL: Dave Dorman, 4401

Programs & Signings featuring Dave Dorman



Mark Evanier

Mark Evanier

Writer, Comics Historian, Groo the Wanderer, Kirby: King of Comics

Comics, animation, TV, and blog-writer Mark Evanier is known for his work with Jack Kirby (his art book Kirby: King of Comics won the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book) and Sergio Aragonés (he does something on Groo, but no one is quite certain what it is), Evanier brings his incredible wealth of knowledge of comics and pop culture to light each and every day on his blog at www.newsfromme.com, and will once again moderate and host a plethora of panels at Comic-Con.

Programs & Signings featuring Mark Evanier



Matt Fraction

Matt Fraction

Writer, Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men

Matt Fraction is one of the hottest writers working in comics. His first big hit was Casanova for Image Comics, drawn by Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon. From there, he went to work for Marvel on such titles as Immortal Iron Fist and Punisher War Journal. His Invincible Iron Man title with artist Salvador Larroca won the 2009 Eisner Award for Best New Series. Fraction also writes the flagship X-title, Uncanny X-Men.

Programs & Signings featuring Matt Fraction



Hunter Freberg

Hunter Freberg

Humorist, entertainer, media personality

Hunter Freberg is a humorist, entertainer, well-known media personality, and keynote speaker. Since marrying humorist/satirist Stan Freberg, audiences have declared it, "A comedy match made in heaven."

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Hunter Freberg, II-15

Programs & Signings featuring Hunter Freberg



Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg

Author, humorist, satirist, voice-over actor

Stan Freberg is one of America's best-loved humorists, satirists, and keynote speakers. He is known worldwide as an award-winning composer, lyricist, singer, actor, writer and director. Freberg has been inducted into The Radio Hall of Fame, The Animation Hall of Fame, and has a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Stan Freberg, II-16

Programs & Signings featuring Stan Freberg



Nicholas Gurewitch

Nicholas Gurewitch

Cartoonist, The Perry Bible Fellowship

The cartoonist behind the Eisner and Harvey award-winning online strip The Perry Bible Fellowship, Nicholas Gurewitch started his career in the Syracuse University newspaper The Daily Orange. In addition to being featured online, PBF appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other school papers. The strip ended in 2008 but remains an online favorite. Dark Horse has published two extremely popular collections, The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories and The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack. Recently Gurewitch contributed to Marvel Comics' Strange Tales title, featuring popular Marvel heroes in stories by indie cartoonists.

Programs & Signings featuring Nicholas Gurewitch



Moto Hagio

Moto Hagio

Manga Artist, The Poe Clan, Mesh

Moto Hagio's major manga works include The Poe Clan, They Were Eleven, The Heart of Thomas, "Hanshin", "Iguana Girl", Marginal, and Mesh. She is considered to be the mother of shōjo (young girl) manga. This will be her first-ever visit to the U.S. to appear as a special guest at Comic-Con.

Programs & Signings featuring Moto Hagio



Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris

Author, Sookie Stackhouse novels; Creator, True Blood

New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over 25 years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three dogs. Their children are out of the nest. In her years as a published writer, she's written four series and two stand-alones, plus numerous short stories. Charlaine is an avid reader of genre literature, and she is deeply involved in the life of the small town where she lives. In addition to her work, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a former board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her "spare" time reading, spending time with her family, traveling, and going to the movies.

Programs & Signings featuring Charlaine Harris



Dusty Higgins

Dusty Higgins

Artist, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Dusty Higgins is the creator and artist behind the 2009 graphic novel, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, chosen as one of the top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Courtesy SLG Publishing

EXHIBIT HALL: SLG, 1815 1817 1819 1914 1916 1918

Programs & Signings featuring Dusty Higgins



Tanya Huff

Tanya Huff

Author, Blood series, The Truth of Valor

Tanya Huff lives in rural Ontario, Canada with her partner, Fiona Patton, and (as of last count) nine cats. Her 26 novels and 68 short stories include horror, heroic fantasy, urban fantasy, comedy, and space opera. She's written four essays for Ben Bella's pop culture collections. Her Blood series was turned into the 22-episode Blood Ties, and writing episode nine allowed her to finally use her degree in Radio & Television Arts. Her latest novel is The Truth of Valor (DAW, September 2010). When not writing, she practices her guitar and spends too much time online.

Programs & Signings featuring Tanya Huff



Kathryn Immonen

Kathryn Immonen

Writer, Runaways, Patsy Walker: Hellcat

Kathryn Immonen has written stories for both DC and Marvel, including the sleeper hit miniseries Patsy Walker: Hellcat. She recently completed a run on the fan favorite series Runaways and is currently wrapping the X-Men miniseries Pixie Strikes Back! with Sara Pichelli and this June's Heralds, with Tonci Zonjic. The creator-owned Moving Pictures, drawn by Stuart Immonen, will be released by Top Shelf in May 2010. The Immonens will soon be moving on to their next project, Russian Olive to Red King. She lives in a Toronto with her very talented husband, her very tall son, and their very bad dog.

Programs & Signings featuring Kathryn Immonen



Stuart Immonen

Stuart Immonen

Artist, New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Moving Pictures

Over a span of more than 20 years, Stuart Immonen has worked for virtually every comics publisher (extant and extinct) and is best known for such diverse and critically acclaimed work as Nextwave and Superman: Secret Identity. After a successful run on Ultimate Spider-Man, Stuart is currently the top-selling artist on Marvel's New Avengers. The creator-owned Never as Bad as You Think (written by Kathryn Immonen) has recently been given the hardcover treatment by BOOM! Studios and Moving Pictures will be released by Top Shelf in May 2010 to debut at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He lives in Toronto with the good, the bad and the rather tall.

Programs & Signings featuring Stuart Immonen



Van Jensen

Van Jensen

Writer, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Van Jensen is the author of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and its sequel. Previously, Van covered the comics industry for Publishers Weekly and other outlets.

Courtesy SLG Publishing

EXHIBIT HALL: SLG, 1815 1817 1819 1914 1916 1918

Programs & Signings featuring Van Jensen



Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez

Writer/Artist, Wonder Woman; artist, New X-Men

Phil Jimenez has worked as a comic book creator since 1991. He is best known for his run on DC Comics' Wonder Woman, and his work with Grant Morrison on New X-Men and Geoff Johns on Infinite Crisis. He is also the co-author of the recently published Essential Wonder Woman Encyclopedia.

Programs & Signings featuring Phil Jimenez



Jenette Kahn

Jenette Kahn

President/editor-in-chief, DC Comics, 1976-1993

At the age of 28, Jenette Kahn became publisher of DC Comics, home to over 5,000 characters, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Five years later, she became president and editor-in-chief of DC. Under her aegis, DC introduced the graphic novel to America and broke new ground by championing and implementing extensive rights for creators in an industry where there were none.

Programs & Signings featuring Jenette Kahn



Keith Knight

Keith Knight

Syndicated Cartoonist, The Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink

Keith Knight is one of the most prolific cartoonists in the country. He is the creator of three comic strips: The Knight Life, a nationally syndicated autobiographical daily; (th)ink, a sociopolitical single panel of ethnic concern; and his signature strip, the K Chronicles, winner of the 2007 Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip. A frequent contributor to MAD magazine, Knight' offers a potent combination of highbrow and lowbrow humor. Frequent subjects include racism, police brutality, war, mimes, and bacon. With one foot underground and the other in the mainstream, his work has caused more than a few ripples across the media spectrum. He is celebrating the first collection of his daily strip, The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain't Dead, and his latest (th)ink collection.

SMALL PRESS: Keith Knight, K15

Programs & Signings featuring Keith Knight



Jim Lee

Jim Lee

Artist, All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder

Acclaimed comic book illustrator Jim Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1964. Today, he is the creative director of WildStorm Studios (which he founded in 1992) and the penciller for many of DC Comics' bestselling comic book and graphic novels, including All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder, Batman: Hush, and Superman: For Tomorrow. He also serves as the executive creative director for the upcoming DC Universe Online videogame. In his spare time, Jim enjoys a good laugh or two.

Programs & Signings featuring Jim Lee



Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Writer, Editor, Co-creator, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, et al.

Stan 'the Man' Lee's influence over comic books is incalculable. His co-creations, Spider-Man, X-Men and Iron Man have been monster movie hits, helping make Marvel Comics the leader of the comic book industry. Some of Stan's other great co-creations, such as Hulk, Fantastic Four and Daredevil have sequels on the way, while Thor, Avengers and Silver Surfer, plus many others, are now in development. Last year, President Bush presented Stan a Medal of the Arts, lauding his amazing career.

Stan is currently developing movie and TV projects with his company "POW! Entertainment" while still proudly cherishing the title Chairman Emeritus of Marvel. Lee was awarded the 2009 Comic-Con Icon Award.

Programs & Signings featuring Stan Lee



Paul Levitz

Paul Levitz

Writer, Editor, Publisher, Legion of Super-Heroes

Paul Levitz entered comics in 1971 as editor of The Comic Reader, the first comics newszine, which won two Best Fanzine Comic Art Fan Awards. He has received the Inkpot Award and the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award and serves on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund board. Levitz is known for his writing, including an acclaimed run on the Legion of Super-Heroes, a series to which he's returned. On staff from 1973, Levitz was DC's youngest editor ever, ultimately became publisher in 1989 and president and publisher from 2002 to 2009. He is now primarily writing. A San Diego Comic-Con attendee since 1974, this will be his first time as a guest.

Programs & Signings featuring Paul Levitz



Milo Manara

Milo Manara

Artist, Click, Indian Summer, X-Women

Italian Milo Manara (born September 12, 1945) is one of the world's greatest comic book artists. In the 1970s he became famous with works such as Lo Scimmiotto (The Ape), presented in Alterlinus, and H.P. e Giuseppe Bergman (H.P. and Giuseppe Bergman), serialized from 1978. Following this, Manara went on to publish an uninterrupted series of international successes: L'uomo di carta (The Paper Man), L'uomo delle nevi (The Snowman), Il gioco (Click), Il profumo dell'invisibile (Butterscotch), Candid Camera (Hidden Camera), and Kamasutra (Manara's Kama Sutra). His career has also been influenced by his encounters with other great artists, such as Pratt, Fellini, Almodóvar, Besson, Jorodowsky, and Cerami. With Pratt, Manara created such works as Tutto ricominciò con un'estate indiana (Indian Summer) and El Gaucho; with Fellini, Viaggio a Tulum (Trip to Tulum), and Il viaggio di G. Mastorna detto Fernet; with Almodóvar, the book Seduzioni; and with Luc Besson the television campaign for Chanel n. 5; as well as the very recent 46 in collaboration with the GP motorcycle champion Valentino Rossi, and Pandora with texts by Vincenzo Cerami. At present he is at work on the third book in the Borgia series written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and on the Marvel graphic novel X-Women, written by legendary X-Men author -- and fellow Comic-Con special guest -- Chris Claremont.

Programs & Signings featuring Milo Manara



Larry Marder

Larry Marder

Writer/Artist, Beanworld

Larry Marder's Beanworld has delighted readers from grade school to grad school for more than a generation, earning him a spot on the New York Times' Graphic Books Best Sellers List. Marder's Tales of the Beanworld, a most peculiar comic book experience, was first released in 1985 by Eclipse Comics; 21 issues were published until 1993. Marder returned to creating Beanworld full time in 2007. He lives in Orange County, California, with his wife, Cory, and their two cats, Olive and Chipper.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Larry Marder, DD-17

Programs & Signings featuring Larry Marder



Carla Speed McNeil

Carla Speed McNeil

Writer/Artist, Finder; Artist, Queen & Country, Bad Houses

Writer/artist Carla Speed McNeil is best known for her award-winning science fiction series Finder. McNeil self-published Finder starting in 1996 and continues the series today on the web, where she moved in 2005. In 2009, Finder won the Eisner Award for Best Webcomic. McNeil's other work includes illustrating a story arc for Greg Rucka's Queen & Country and co-creator of a new Vertigo series, Bad Houses, with writer Sarah Ryan. In addition to her Eisner Award, McNeil is also the recipient of the Friends of Lulu Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent in 1997 and the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent in 1998.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Carla Speed McNeil, HH-09

Programs & Signings featuring Carla Speed McNeil



China Mieville

China Miéville

Author, The City & the City, Perdido Steet Station

China Miéville is the New York Times bestselling author of Perdido Street Station, The Scar, Iron Council, and several other works. He has won a number of awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award twice each. His latest novel, The City & the City, was named one of the top 10 books of the year in 2009 by Amazon.com. His new book, Kraken, will be published in June 2010. Miéville lives and works in London.

Programs & Signings featuring China Miéville



Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil

Writer/Editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow

Dennis O'Neil is an award-winning comics writer, editor, and educator, best known for his innovative work on Batman and bringing social relevance to superheroes in the early 1970s with Green Lantern & Green Arrow in collaboration with artist Neal Adams. He has also been a journalist, critic, television writer, and bestselling novelist, and he has published dozens of short stories. He lives in Nyack, NY with his wife, Marifran.

Programs & Signings featuring Dennis O'Neil



Robert M. Overstreet

Robert M. Overstreet

Author, Comics Historian, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

Author Robert M. Overstreet discovered the EC line of comics in 1952. After joining fandom groups, he wrote to collectors looking to buy their collections. He found only one taker, but the spark was lit. A coin collector as well as a comics enthusiast, he wondered when comic books would have their own "red book" price guide. He continued collecting through the 1960s, eventually networking with dealers and other collectors to the point that he thought something had to be done to document the field he loved. The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide -- now celebrating its 40th anniversary -- was born.

EXHIBIT HALL: Diamond Distribution, 2401

Programs & Signings featuring Robert M. Overstreet



Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

Inker, Kick-Ass, The Avengers, Tomb of Dracula, Star Wars

Fresh out of an early departure from art school, Tom Palmer began his career in comics on Marvel's Doctor Strange and has gone on to lend his inimitable embellishing talents to virtually all of the company's top titles as an inker, colorist, and painter. He has been part of many of comics' legendary dream teams, most notably with Neal Adams on X-Men, John Buscema on The Avengers, and Gene Colan on Tomb Of Dracula, and he has also enjoyed lengthy runs on Punisher, X-Men: The Hidden Years, and Star Wars. His more recent credits include Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Kick-Ass, where his work can be seen both on the page and on the screen in the film's animated sequence.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Tom Palmer, II-11

Programs & Signings featuring Tom Palmer



Sean Phillips

Sean Phillips

Artist, Criminal, Sleeper, Incognito

Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, Eisner Award–winning Sean Phillips has worked for all the major publishers. Since drawing Sleeper, Hellblazer, Batman, X-Men, and Marvel Zombies, Sean has concentrated on creator-owned books, including Criminal, Incognito, and 7 Psychopaths. He's currently drawing a sequel to Incognito, Stephen King's The Dark Tower for Marvel, and an album for French publishers Delcourt. He lives in the Lake District in the UK with his wife and three sons.

Programs & Signings featuring Sean Phillips



Ivan Reis

Ivan Reis

Artist, Green Lantern, Blackest Night, Brightest Day

Ivan Reis is a Brazilian comic book artist who has worked on such high-profile series such as Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern, and Blackest Night, the DC Comics mega-hit event book of 2009-2010.

Programs & Signings featuring Ivan Reis



Douglas E. Richards

Douglas E. Richards

Author, The Prometheus Project series

Douglas E. Richards is the author of the children's science fiction thrillers The Prometheus Project-Trapped and The Prometheus Project-Captured for kids ages 9 to 13. These books, driven by accurate science, have been passionately praised by kids, called "perfect for middle grades" by Teaching PreK-8 Magazine, and endorsed by the California Department of Education, the AAAS, the UK's Association for Science Education, and many others. Douglas, a former biotechnology executive, has a master's degree in molecular biology and writes science pieces for National Geographic KIDS, an award-winning magazine read by millions.

Programs & Signings featuring Douglas E. Richards



Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

Author, Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

Rick Riordan is the author of the best-selling Percy Jackson & the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre.

Programs & Signings featuring Rick Riordan



Jerry Robinson

Jerry Robinson

Artist, Batman; Syndicated cartoonist, comics historian

Golden Age comic book artist and syndicated cartoonist Jerry Robinson is one of the true pioneers of the comics industry. His early work on Batman helped make the character one of the most popular in comics. His book The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strips will be reissued by Dark Horse Comics this year, along with a collection of his 1950s sci-fi strip Jet Scott. Robinson created the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing and helped put together a major exhibit, "The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950," which has been touring museums across the United States over the last few years.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Jerry Robinson, II-09

Programs & Signings featuring Jerry Robinson



Steve Rude

Steve Rude

Artist, Nexus, World's Finest

Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1956, Steve Rude's career began in 1981 with his and co-creator Mike Baron's groundbreaking Nexus comic series. During his first few years in the industry, Rude's efforts led to many awards, such as the 1984 Russ Manning Newcomer Award, the Kirby Award for best artist in 1986, and numerous Eisners for artistic achievement. For over two decades, Rude has drawn hundreds of comic's greatest iconic heroes, and has galvanized the art world as a comic magazine artist and illustrator. Currently, Rude's focus is on fine art paintings.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Steve Rude, HH-15 HH-16

Programs & Signings featuring Steve Rude



Jeannie Schulz

Jeannie Schulz

Founding Board President, Charles M. Schulz Museum

Jeannie Schulz is an ambassador for Peanuts and the Founding Board President of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, which opened in August 2002. The widow of Peanuts creator Charles "Sparky" Schulz, she has overseen all Peanuts activities, along with his children, since Sparky's death in 2000.

EXHIBIT HALL: Peanuts, 1537 1636

Programs & Signings featuring Jeannie Schulz



J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski

Writer, Superman, Wonder Woman

Some of you know him from the TV series Twilight Zone, Babylon 5, Crusade, and Jeremiah. Some of you know him from Changeling and Ninja Assassin. Others of you know him from his comics work on Spider-Man, Thor, Supreme Power, The Twelve, and now his work for DC on their hardcover Superman graphic novel project. The rest of you know him from his frequent appearances on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List. This summer J. Michael Straczynski takes over the reins on the monthly Superman and Wonder Woman series.

Programs & Signings featuring J. Michael Straczynski



Drew Struzan

Drew Struzan

Artist/Illustrator, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones movie posters

Drew Struzan has achieved a truly unprecedented place in the 100-year history of motion picture advertising. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry and literally hundreds of movie titles to his credit, Drew has been referred to by George Lucas as "The only collectable artist since WWII." Movie writer and director Frank Darabont says, "The images Drew renders become part of that film's iconography and history, just as important in some respects as the film itself, and sometimes better." "What Drew does isn't really distilling the elements of a movie," says Guillermo del Toro, "it's almost alchemy. He takes images and makes them quintessentially cinematic. His style has been copied so many times in a bad way; people don't realize until they revisit his posters just how powerful the pure Struzan style is, how purely filmic it is." His new book, The Art of Drew Struzan, co-authored with David Schow, will debut at Comic-Con International in July and highlights from a new feature documentary "Drew: The Man Behind the Poster," featuring interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and many others will also screen.

Programs & Signings featuring Drew Struzan



James Sturm

James Sturm

Cartoonist/Educator, James Sturm's America

James Sturm is a cartoonist whose graphic novels include Market Day (Spring 2010), James Sturm's America, Adventures in Cartooning, Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, and The Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules. James is the co-founder and director of The Center for Cartoon Studies, a two-year cartooning school in the storied railroad town of White River Junction, Vermont. In 1991 James co-founded the Seattle weekly The Stranger. His comics, writing, and illustrations have appeared in scores of national and regional publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate, The Onion, The New York Times, and on the cover of The New Yorker.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: James Sturm, HH-10

EXHIBIT HALL: Drawn & Quarterly, 1529 1628

Programs & Signings featuring James Sturm



Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki

Artist, Skim, indoor Voice

Jillian Tamaki is the artist behind the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Skim, which was also nominated for a Canadian Governor General's Literary Award and two Eisner Awards and won a Doug Wright Award and an Ignatz Award. She is a sought-after illustrator for such companies as the New York Times and The New Yorker and has been recognized by Communication Arts Illustrated, the Society of Illustrators, and the Society of Publication Designers. This spring she is publishing a collection of sketches and comics for Drawn & Quarterly, titled Indoor Voice. She is also the artist behind Gilded Lilies.

Courtesy Drawn & Quarterly

EXHIBIT HALL: Drawn & Quarterly, 1529 1628

Programs & Signings featuring Jillian Tamaki



Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel

Writer/Artist Earthworm Jim, Creature Tech, Catscratch

Doug TenNapel launched his career in video games with such legendary titles as Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood. His success in video games led to a smooth transition into television with the Earthworm Jim animated series and Catscratch for Nickelodeon. TenNapel has sold the rights to his graphic novels: Creature Tech with Fox/New Regency, Tommysaurus Rex with Universal, Monster Zoo with Sam Raimi/Paramount and Ghostopolis with Disney starring Hugh Jackman. He's currently writing a prime time animated sitcom for television and has finished his next graphic novel called One Bad Island.

Programs & Signings featuring Doug TenNapel



C. Tyler

C. Tyler

Artist/Writer, You'll Never Know: A Good & Decent Man

C. Tyler is an award winning autobiographical comic book artist/writer whose work R. Crumb describes as having "the extremely rare quality of genuine, authentic heart. Hers are the only comics that ever brought me to the verge of tears." Her stories first appeared in Weirdo in 1987 and numerous publications over the years, most recently the Yale anthologies and Kramer's Ergot #7. She has been nominated for Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards and was listed as one of the Top 100 Cartoonists of the 20th Century. She has three solo books, The Job Thing (1993), Late Bloomer (2005), and You'll Never Know: A Good & Decent Man (2009).

ARTISTS' ALLEY: C. Tyler, HH-11

EXHIBIT HALL: Fantagraphics, 1718 1720 1722

Programs & Signings featuring C. Tyler



Ann VanderMeer

Ann VanderMeer

Editor, Weird Tales

Ann VanderMeer is the founder of the award-winning Buzzcity Press and currently serves as the editor-in-chief for Weird Tales, for which she has received a Hugo award. She is also known for teaching writing workshops, and creativity seminars.

Programs & Signings featuring Ann VanderMeer



Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer

Author, City of Saints & Madmen, Finch

World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer is considered one of the foremost fantasists of his generation. His latest books are the noir fantasy Finch and the writer's strategy manual Booklife.

Programs & Signings featuring Jeff VanderMeer



Gerard Way

Gerard Way

Writer, The Umbrella Academy

While most people know the name Gerard Way as the frontman of the platinum-selling rock band My Chemical Romance, this dynamic rock star has scored equal success in the comic book world with the Eisner Award-winning The Umbrella Academy.

Programs & Signings featuring Gerard Way



Al Wiesner

Al Wiesner

Writer/Artist/Creator, Shaloman

When Al Wiesner was a kid growing up in Philadelphia during the Golden Age of Comics, he realized that there were no comic books created with a Jewish theme, even though many comic book artists were Jewish, including the creators of Superman and Batman. After many years of searching for a Jewish comic book hero, Wiesner decided to create his own. Shaloman was born in 1985 as an inspiration for Jewish children, with the purpose to entertain as well as educate them. Wiesner's "Kosher Crusader" jumps into action with the call of "Oi-Vay," mixing humor and action. There are currently 38 issues of Shaloman, which combine to tell the character's story in four volumes. Al is the writer, illustrator, colorist, and publisher of these books. His background includes having been a draftsman in the Air Force during the Korean War.

ARTISTS' ALLEY: Al Wiesner, II-10

Programs & Signings featuring Al Wiesner



Michael Zulli

Michael Zulli

Artist, The Sandman, The Fracture of the Universal Boy

Michael Zulli is best known for his work on The Sandman with writer Neil Gaiman. Zulli has also collaborated with Gaiman on an unfinished adaptation of Sweeney Todd, a miniseries starring rock singer Alice Cooper entitled The Last Temptation, and comic adaptations of some of his short stories. With other writers, he has drawn Sandman spin-offs The Dreaming and WitchCraft, and illustrated J. Michael Straczynski's novella Delicate Creatures. This summer sees the release of a symbolist manifesto a lifetime in the making: Zulli is both artist and writer on The Fracture of the Universal Boy from Olympian Publishing.

Courtesy Century Guild

EXHIBIT HALL: Century Guild, 2845 2847 2849 2851

Programs & Signings featuring Michael Zulli



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