Home Con News SDCC 2016: 9th Wave of Comic-Con Special Guests – Aragones, Evanier, Green,...

logo - comic-con thumbnail (distressed)“Monday, Monday – so good to me…” Was it all you hoped it to be? Well, if you were hoping for four more stellar names to be added to the RSVP list for this July’s San Diego Comic-Con, then you are very much in luck.

The confirmed list of Special Guests is pretty bloody spectacular already: already accepting of Comic-Con International‘s invitation to America’s Finest City are Jason Aaron, Mike Baron, Mike Barrier, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Allen Bellman, Berkeley Breathed, Emily Carroll,Howard Chaykin, Daniel Clowes, Peter David, Matt Fraction, Ramona Fradon, Kieron Gillen, Paul Gulacy, Lisa Hanawalt, Deborah Harkness, Ben Hatke, Keith Knight, Paul Levitz, Ed Luce, Sarah J. Maas, Jamie McKelvie, Marissa Meyer, Trina Robbins, Patrick Rothfuss, Brian Selznick, Alex Sinclair, Jeff Smith, Noelle Stevenson, Babs Tarr, and Maggie Thompson. Hellava list.

Joining them are four names from the world of comics, online content and literature – truly a mixed bag:

  • Sergio Aragonés (Cartoonist: MAD, GROO)
  • Mark Evanier (Writer/Producer/Comics Historian: THE GARFIELD SHOW, THE ART OF THE SIMON & KIRBY STUDIO)
  • Hank Green (Vlogger/Online Video Creator)
  • Seanan McGuire (Author: OCTOBER DAYE series, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY)

image - SDCC 2016 (Special Guests Wave 9 - Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, Hank Green, Seanan McGuire)

The bios of this illustrious list can be found on our resource pages, with more to be included every Monday from Comic-Con International – bookmark the links for our comprehensive Special Guest lists for SDCC 2016!

The announcements were made on CCI’s Toucan Blog – expect to see more stellar names released all the way through to March…

featured image credits: youtube.com (Sergeio Aragones and Mark Evanier), 1080.plus (Hank Green) and seananmcguire.com (Seanan McGuire)


Sergio Aragonés at Comic-Con International 2016SERGIO ARAGONES

(Cartoonist: MAD, GROO)

One of MAD magazine’s longest-running cartoonists (only Al Jaffee has been around longer) and the creator of dim-witted barbarian GROO THE WANDERER, Sergio Aragonés is one of comics’ most popular creators.

In addition to his continuing work for MAD, Sergio — the man some call the world’s fastest cartoonist — had his own comic book series at Bongo Comics, SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES. His most recent work includes a 12-issue maxi series from Dark Horse Comics, GROO AND FRIENDS.


Mark Evanier at Comic-Con International 2016MARK EVANIER


Mark Evanier has been writing professionally since 1969, delving into comic books, animation, live-action TV, screenplays, books, magazine articles, and anything else he dreamed, as a kid, of writing. His comic book career commenced in 1969 when he apprenticed with the legendary Jack Kirby and also began writing comic book scripts for Disney. Over the years, he has worked on preexisting characters and his own co-creations, including THE DNAgents and CROSSFIRE, along with collaborating since 1983 with Sergio Aragonés on GROO THE WANDERER.

He began writing live-action TV in 1976 and animation in 1978. He is the author of several collections of columns as well as MAD ART and KIRBY: KING OF COMICS, a book about his mentor that won two Harvey Awards and one Eisner Award. Mark is currently writing, producing, and voice-directing THE GARFIELD SHOW, and his latest book— THE ART OF THE SIMON & KIRBY STUDIO — showcases the work of one of comics’ greatest creative teams.


Hank Green at Comic-Con International 2016HANK GREEN

(Vlogger/Online Video Creator)

Hank Green is an American entrepreneur, musician, educator, and vlogger, who started making YouTube videos in 2007 with his brother, John, on the YouTube channel, VLOGBROTHERS. They thought it was a pretty dumb idea, but it turned out pretty well. He is also the creator of the online environmental technology blog EcoGeek, and the founder of SUBBABLE which was acquired in 2014 by Patreon.

Hank and his brother John created VidCon, the world’s largest online video conference/convention, as well as being the co-founder of DFTBA Records, DFTBA Games, NerdCon and the Project For Awesome. He is involved with several other channels on YouTube, including Crash Course, SciShow, SciShow Space, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The Brain Scoop, Animal Wonders, hankschannel, GamesWithHank, Cereal Time, How to Adult, Healthcare Triage, and Sexplanations.


Seanan McGuire at Comic-Con International 2016SEANAN MCGUIRE


Seanan McGuire is the author of more than 20 published books, split between two identities (she’s also her own evil twin, Mira Grant), as well as uncounted short stories, essays, and other pieces. She is also the author of THE BEST THING, a magical girl-meets-CARRIE comic published by Thrillbent Comics (thrillbent.com).

She was the 2010 winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and has been nominated for the Hugo Award more than a dozen times (she’s won twice, for podcasting). It is widely assumed that Seanan doesn’t sleep. You can keep up with her at www.seananmcguire.com.

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