logo - comic-con thumbnail (distressed)SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018: SPECIAL GUEST INDEX (A-K)

These are the CONFIRMED Special Guests – by alphabetical listing by surname, A-K – for San Diego Comic-Con, scheduled to be held at the San Diego Convention Center on the 19th to 22nd July 2018. (Preview Night takes place on Wednesday 18th July, but no programming sessions are scheduled for that day.)

These names were announced officially on the Toucan Blog by Comic-Con International and are correct as time of press – any changes or cancellations are listed when made available. While every effort will be made to keep this information as current as possible, some alterations may be made which are out of our control. If any errors are spotted, please do CONTACT US so we can make the relevant changes. CANCELLATIONS OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GUESTS WILL EDITED INTO THE LISTINGS BELOW.

This is the index of names, in ALPHABETICAL ORDER, from A to K, as listed on the SDCC portal of the Comic-Con International website:

  • Cory DOCTOROW
  • Emil FERRIS
  • Brian FIES
  • Alex GRECIAN
  • R.C. HARVEY
  • Nalo HOPKINSON
  • Harry F. HOUSTON
  • Lynn JOHNSTON

Please head HERE for the Special Guests L- Z listing of our SDCC 2018 Utility Pages – bookmark for your convenience!

 


Cory Doctorow at Comic-Con International, July 19–22 at the San Diego Convention Center

Photo: Jonathan Worth

CORY DOCTOROW

(Author: WALKAWAY / IN REAL LIFE)

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger. He is the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of Walkaway, a novel for adults, a YA graphic novel called In REAL LIFE, the nonfiction business book INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE, such YA novels as HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA, and LITTLE BROTHER, and novels for adults including RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and MAKERS. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is an MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a visiting professor of computer science at Open University, and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Emil Ferris at Comic-Con International, July 19–22 at the San Diego Convention Center

EMIL FERRIS

(Writer/Artist: MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS)

Emil Ferris grew up in Chicago during the turbulent 1960s and is consequently a devotee of all things monstrous and horrific. In a previous life, she worked as an illustrator and toy sculptor and received her MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Ferris was a 2010 Toby Devan Lewis Fellow in the Visual Arts and in 2017 received two Ignatz awards for the first volume of her debut graphic novel, MY FAVORITE THIS IS MONSTERS.

Brian Fies at Comic-Con International 2018, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

BRIAN FIES

(Cartoonist: MOM’S CANCER / A FIRE STORY)

Brian Fies’s comics include the Eisner Award-winning webcomic and graphic novel MOM’S CANCER, the graphic novel WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW?, and the webcomic THE LAST MECHANICAL MONSTER.

Within a day of his house burning down in last year’s northern California wildfires, Brian began documenting the experience in A FIRE STORY. That webcomic, and an animated version of it produced by PBS and shared on NPR, brought his story to more than 3 million readers worldwide. He is currently expanding A FIRE STORY into a full-length graphic novel while he and his wife Karen rebuild their home.

Alex Grecian at Comic-Con International 2018, July 19–22 at the San Diego Convention Center

ALEX GRECIAN

(Author: THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS / PROOFRASPUTINTHE MURDER SQUAD series)

Alex Grecian is the New York Times bestselling author of THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS and the Murder Squad novels (THE YARDTHE BLACK COUNTRYTHE DEVIL’S WORKSHOPTHE HARVEST MAN, and LOST AND GONE FOREVER), as well as the ebook THE BLUE GIRL. He is also the co-creator of two critically acclaimed comic book series: PROOF and RASPUTIN, both published by Image Comics.

He has written short stories, both comics and prose, for publishers including Vertigo and ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. His books have been translated into many languages worldwide.

R. C. Harvey at Comic-Con International 2018, July 19–22 at the San Diego Convention Center

R.C. HARVEY

(Author, historian, THE ART OF THE COMIC BOOK / NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE)

A one-time freelance magazine cartoonist who has also published in comic strip, editorial cartoon, and comic book genres, R.C. Harvey is an award-winning comics chronicler who explores the artistry as well as the history of the medium. Among his thirteen books are THE ART OF THE COMIC BOOK (an aesthetic history), biographies of Milton Caniff, Gus Arriola, and Murphy Anderson, and the forthcoming enhanced second edition of his autobiographical NOT JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE: THE CONFESSIONS AND CONFECTIONS OF A GIRLIE CARTOONIST.

Harvey publishes regularly in The Comics Journal and produces a biweekly online magazine Rants & Raves at www.RCHarvey.com, where he has been reviewing current comics and reporting news and lore about cartooning for 19 years.

Nalo Hopkinson at Comic-Con International 2018, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

NALO HOPKINSON

(Author: BROWN GIRL IN THE RING / SISTER MINE)

Nalo Hopkinson is Jamaican Canadian. Her 1998 novel, BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, won the Warner Aspect First Novel contest. Her 2013 novel, SISTER MINE, won the Andre Norton Award. She’s also received the Campbell, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. In 2017, she was a Guest of Honor at the 75th Worldcon, in Helsinki. She has a graphic novel and a story for a video game in progress, but she’s not allowed to say anything about them.

Larry F. Houston at Comic-Con International, July 19–22 at the San Diego Convention Center

LARRY F. HOUSTON

(Producer/Director: THE X-MEN ANIMATED SERIES)

Larry F. Houston is the Emmy-nominated producer/director of THE X-MEN animated show, the phenomenally successful 1990s series that was part of the foundation that helped launch Marvel’s multi-billion-dollar franchises. Hired by Filmation Studios as the first African American Saturday Morning storyboard artist, he storyboarded and directed some of the favorite ’80s and ’90s classic shows such as THUNDARRSPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDSG.I. JOE, G.I. JOE THE MOVIE, Mr. T, BATMAN, JONNY QUEST, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, CAPTAIN PLANET, FANTASTIC FOUR, MIGHTY ORBOTS, and BIONIC SIX. Houston pencilled HE-MAN MINI-COMICS and promises new stories for THE VANGUARDS, his creator-owned super-heroines first published through CHARLTON BULLSEYE.

Lynn Johnston at Comic-Con International 2018, July 19–22 at the San Diego Convention Center

LYNN JOHNSTON

(Cartoonist: FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE)

Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of FFOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE: this family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in twenty-three countries and was translated into eight languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million.

Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario and grew up in British Columbia. After living in Manitoba and Ontario for many years, she now calls North Vancouver, BC home once again. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Rueben Award for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonist Society (1985). She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2008 Johnston retired from FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE at which time the comic strip was republished from the beginning and is now in its eighth year of reruns. In 2015 she was honoured by the Art Gallery of Sudbury in Sudbury, Ontario with a touring exhibit of her work.

Photo Credit: Copyright Ed Eng

Please head HERE for the Special Guests L- Z listing of our SDCC 2018 Utility Pages – bookmark for your convenience!

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