Comic-Con International have clearly been eating their Weetabix: not only have the organisation been gearing up for this weekends Open Online Badge Registration sale, as well as kicking off the first days of a certain court case… CCI today announced one more Wave of Special Guests for next March’s WonderCon Anaheim – indeed, it’s the last bunch of illustrious names for the year before they wind down for the festive season.
The guest list so far consists of the superstar line-up of Jim Lee, Ed Piskor, V.E. Schwab, Liam Sharp, Ryan Benjamin, Kevin Hearne, Cat Staggs, Mark Waid, Sergio Aragonés, Ryan Benjamin, Jody Houser, John Jennings, Mark Evanier, Dan Jurgens, David Petersen and Laini Taylor on it – here’s four more incredible creative powerhouses to add to the list.
Todays announced Special Guests are:
- NIDHI CHANANI (Writer, artist: PASHMINA)
- JASON FABOK (Artist: BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SUICIDE SQUAD)
- KEVIN GREVIOUX (Writer: I, FRANKENSTEIN, SPIDER-MAN, CYBORG)
- MARIKO TAMAKI (Writer: SHE-HULK, TOMB RAIDER, SUPERGIRL, LUMBERJANES)
A tasty mix of indie published material, and properties from the Big Two – all amazing talents (especially Fabok and Tamaki, the work of which I’m a particular fan of). As previously mentioned, this is the last wave of announcements for this year: CCI return in January to pick up with another crop of creatives. And we’ll be right here waiting.
(Writer, artist: PASHMINA)
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. PASHMINA is her debut graphic novel, and it is currently available from First Second.
(Artist: BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SUICIDE SQUAD)
Jason Fabok is a Canadian-born comic book artist and illustrator. After apprenticing with comic artist David Finch, Jason was able to impress editors at DC Comics and earn his first published job. Since 2010, Jason has worked on some of comic’s biggest characters on DC’s biggest books, such as DETECTIVE COMICS, SUICIDE SQUAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and BATMAN, with some of the biggest writers in the industry. Jason’s hyper-detailed work and flair for big, bold characters has earned him favor among comic book fans and readers.
Outside of comic books, Jason has designed coins for the Canadian Mint, designed action figures, high end statues and collectibles, and illustrated billboards and designs for theme parks.
(Writer: I, FRANKENSTEIN, SPIDER-MAN, CYBORG)
Kevin Grevioux co-created the successful UNDERWORLD franchise, based on his original screenplay. He was also a co-producer on the film series, as well as playing the character ‘Raze’. Grevioux also wrote the original screenplay to the film I, FRANKENSTEIN, produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, based on his original graphic novel. He has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics writing such characters and books as SPIDER-MAN, THE NEW WARRIORS, ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS, CYBORG, and ADAM: LEGEND OF THE BLUE MARVEL, which he created. In addition, he owns Darkstorm/Astounding Comics.
(Writer: SHE-HULK, TOMB RAIDER, SUPERGIRL, LUMBERJANES)
Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in Oakland, California. She is the author of SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE and the co-creator, with Jillian Tamaki, of THIS ONE SUMMER, which received Eisner and Ignatz Awards as well as Caldecott and Printz Honors. Mariko has written for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, TOMB RAIDER, SHE-HULK, and SUPERGIRL. She also writes the LUMBERJANES middle grade prose series, illustrated by Brooklyn Allen.
Photo Credit: Sorrell Scrutton