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The final preparations are being laid for this years WonderCon Anaheim – due to take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on the Easter Weekend, 3rd-5th April 2015 – and Comic-Con International have rolled their Final Wave of Special Guests that will be joining the already bulging sack of talent that will be winging its way to California in seven weeks time.
And what a collective they’ve saved for the last: bestselling writer Marc Andreyko continues reap the rewards for 2013’s The Illegitimates (a highly recommended book, by the way); Ed Brubaker is currently basking in the glow of glowing, and very much deserved, reviews for Criminal for Image; Jamal Igle is the creator of one of my favourite comic creations of the last decade, Molly Danger; Phil Noto‘s Black Widow serves as one of the highlights of DC Comics’ current output; and, Rick Remender is simply the one and only Rick Remender: a man who’s output doesn’t seem to diminish, regardless of how many projects he finds himself attached to – I believe Marvel’s Secret Wars is the next major headline on his agenda. Oh, and you have got to check out the bio that Kris Anka has submitted to CCI! A man of few words – quality if not quantity, that’s what we say…!
Badges are still available for this event but they are slipping away, slowly but surely – ‘buy yours today to avoid disappointment’ and other sales clichés.
From the WonderCon Anaheim Special Guests page of the Comic-Con International webpage (all images (c) CCI):
MARC ANDREYKO (Writer: Batwoman, Fairest, Wonder Woman ‘77): is the New York Times bestselling writer of such works as Torso (with Brian Bendis), Batwoman, Fairest, Wonder Woman ‘77, and Captain America and Bucky (with Ed Brubaker). Perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed run on Manhunter, he has written Harvey- and Eisner-nominated books such as The Lost and Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? (with P. Craig Russell). A two-time GLAAD award nominee as well as an Angeloume audience award winner, Marc also works in TV, film, and theatre. His current and recent projects include The Illegitimates (with Taran Killam), Clive Barker’s Nightbreed (BOOM!), Legendery Red Sonja (Dynamite), and Batman and the Outsiders: Convergence. Marc lives in Los Angeles with his books, Blu-rays, and awesome dog, Frederick.
KRIS ANKA (Artist: Uncanny X-Men, Ms. Marvel): Anka is a Los Angeles–born artist whose work for Marvel Comics can be seen on titles such as Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Factor, Wolverines, and Ms. Marvel.
ED BRUBAKER (Writer: Velvet, The Fade Out, Criminal, Fatale): This man has won the Best Writer Award in the Harveys and the Eisners five times since 2006. His work with Sean Phillips and Steve Epting on such projects as Criminal, Velvet, Fatale, and Sleeper has been translated around the world to great acclaim. He and Steve Epting are also known for their landmark run on Captain America, some of which inspired the Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie. Brubaker lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two small dogs, where he divides his time between writing his comics The Fade Out and Velvet and his work in television.
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JAMAL IGLE (Artist, Molly Danger, Supergirl): A recipient of Comic-Con International’s 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in comic art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of the all-ages superhero series Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. Probably best known for his work on the Superman titles, including Supergirl, for DC Comics, Jamal has been a writer, artist, editor and marketing executive in the comics industry for over 25 years. He’s done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, and drawing storyboards on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation.
PHIL NOTO (Artist: Black Widow, Birds of Prey, X-23): Born in 1971, Noto grew up in Florida and attended the Ringling School of Art and Design. After college he began a career in animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he worked on such films as The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, and Lilo and Stitch. In 2001 Phil started his comics career as the cover artist for DC Comics’ Birds of Prey. Since then he has worked on numerous projects such as Danger Girl, Jonah Hex, Avengers, X-23, Uncanny X-Force, The Infinite Horizon, and, most currently, Marvel’s Black Widow.
RICK REMEMDER (Writer: LOW, Deadly Class, Captain America, Uncanny Avengers): Remender is the writer/co-creator of such comics as LOW, Fear Agent, Deadly Class, Strange Girl, and Last Days of American Crime. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Uncanny X-Force, Secret Avengers, Punisher, and Venom.
Outside of comics he has written video games such as EPIC’s Bulletstorm game and Electronic Arts’ Dead Space. Prior to this, Remender served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E., and Rocky and Bullwinkle.
During his time wrist-grinding as an artist Rick penciled such books as The Last Christmas, Bruce Campbell’s Man with the Screaming Brain, and numerous issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while also inking books such as The Avengers and The Terminator.
He and his tea-sipping wife, Danni, currently reside in Los Angeles raising two beautiful babies.