logo - comic-con thumbnail (distressed)SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2017: SPECIAL GUEST INDEX (L-Z)

These are the CONFIRMED Special Guests – by alphabetical listing by surname, L-Z – 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 L to Z, as listed on the SDCC portal of the Comic-Con International website:

  • Jeff LEMIRE
  • Paul LEVITZ
  • Ricardo LINIERS SIRI
  • Jason LUTES
  • David MACK
  • Larry MARDER
  • Scott MCCLOUD
  • Mike MIGNOLA
  • Terry MOORE
  • Ann NOCENTI
  • Daniel Jose OLDER
  • Randy REYNALDO
  • Jeff SMITH
  • Maggie THOMPSON
  • Peter J. TOMASI
  • Tillie WALDEN
  • Jen WANG

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


Jeff Lemire at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

JEFF LEMIRE

(Writer/Artist: ESSEX COUNTY / SWEET TOOTH; Writer: BLACK HAMMER / THE TERRIFICS)

Jeff Lemire is the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of such graphic novels as ESSEX COUNTYSWEET TOOTHUNDERWATER WELDER, and ROUGHNECK, as well as co-creator of DESCENDER with Dustin Nguyen, BLACK HAMMER with Dean Ormston, PLUTONA with Emi Lenox, and AD: AFTER DEATH with Scott Snyder.

He also collaborated with celebrated musician Gord Downie on the graphic novel and album THE SECRET PATH, which was made into an animated film in 2016. Jeff has won numerous awards including an Eisner Award and Juno Award in 2017. He has also written extensively for both Marvel and DC Comics.

Many of his books are currently in development for film and television, including both DESCENDER and A.D. AFTER DEATH at Sony Pictures, ESSEX COUNTY at the CBC, and PLUTONA at Waypoint Entertainment, for which Lemire is writing the screenplay.

He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son and their troublesome pug, Lola.

 

Photo Credit: AEISD (‘The British Invasion’ panel, SDCC 2016)

PAUL LEVITZ

(Writer / Editor / Publisher / Comics Historian / Educator)

Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (BATMAN), writer (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, executive (30 years at DC, ending as president & publisher), historian (75 Years of DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTH-MAKING [Taschen, 2010]), and educator (including teaching the American Graphic Novel at Columbia). He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Award and Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro, and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award from the Hero Initiative. His Taschen book won the Eisner Award, the Eagle Award, and Munich’s Peng Pris, and it has been being released in revised form as three separate expanded volumes.

He wrote the recent book, WILL EISNER: CHAMPION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (Abrams ComicArts, 2014), and he curated the celebratory book, ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN (DC, 2018). Levitz also serves on the boards of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and BOOM! Studios.

 

Liniers at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

Photo Credit: Nora Lezano

RICARDO LINIERS SIRI

(Writer/Artist: MACANUDO / THE BIG WET BALLOON)

Ricardo Liniers Siri is best known as “Liniers,” the creator of the popular Latin American comic strip MACANUDO. American audiences have been introduced to Liniers through his New Yorker covers, 4 volumes of the MACANUDO strip, and children’s books that include THE BIG WET BALLOON, WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY HENRIETTA and GOOD NIGHT, PLANET. These books have been published in more than 10 languages all over the world, from China to Colombia, Sweden to Japan.

In his spare time, Liniers likes to illustrate live shows with his friend, the musician Kevin Johansen, and do stand-up comedy while sketching with artist Alberto Montt.

More info: http://www.porliniers.com/

 

Jason Lutes at Comic-Con International 2018, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

JASON LUTES

(Writer/Artist: BERLIN / JAR OF FOOLS)

Jason Lutes is the author of JAR OF FOOLS and the BERLIN trilogy, the final book of which is making its debut at Comic-Con 2018. He also drew THE FALL, written by Ed Brubaker, and currently teaches an MFA program for comics at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.

 

David Mack at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

DAVID MACK

(Writer/Artist: KABUKI)

David Mack is the Emmy Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of KABUKI, as well as the cover artist on Marvel‘s DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES television series tie-ins, and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER film adaptation. He has also been the cover artist of Neil Gaiman‘s AMERICAN GODS and FIGHT CLUB by Chuck Palahniuk, both for IDW Publishing. In addition to all of this, he has also served as Cultural Ambassador of Arts and Story for the U.S. State Dept.

Mack taught at schools & refugee camps in former Soviet areas, North Africa, and Singapore, recently directed popular music videos, is working on a new creator-owned project with Brian Michael Bendis, and developing his creator-owned comic book KABUKI as a TV series with Sony.

 

Larry Marder at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

LARRY MARDER

(Cartoonist: 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 Bestsellers List. BEANWORLD is a weird fantasy dimension operating under its own rules and laws. All the characters, whether they are friends or adversaries, understand that ultimately they depend on each other for survival. Marder says “BEANWORLD is like KRAZY KAT meets ADVENTURE TIME as interpreted by Dr. Seuss and Joseph Campbell… but different.”

Marder is a life-long believer in Marcel Duchamp‘s observation that it is the viewer that makes the picture.

 

Image: (c) AEISD

SCOTT MCCLOUD

(Writer/Artist: UNDERSTANDING COMICS / ZOT! / THE SCULPTOR)

Scott McCloud is the award-winning author of UNDERSTANDING COMICSMAKING COMICSZOT!, and many other fiction and nonfiction comics spanning 30 years. He’s lectured and consulted on comics and digital media for Google, Pixar, TED, Blizzard, MIT, Stanford, the Sydney Opera House, and hundreds of other events and organisations. He started the international 24-Hour Comic phenomenon, and his comics are available in 20+ languages in print and online at scottmccloud.com. His most recent graphic novel is THE SCULPTOR from First Second Books, and Scott is hard at work on a new book about visual communication and education.

 

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

MIKE MIGNOLA

(Writer / artist: HELLBOY)

Mike Mignola is best known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of HELLBOY. He was also visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on both HELLBOY and HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY films. A HELLBOY reboot with director Neil Marshall is currently in production.

Mignola lives in Southern California with his wife and cat.

 

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

TERRY MOORE

(Writer/ Artist: STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV, ECHO, RACHEL RISING)

Indy powerhouse Terry Moore began his career with the acclaimed epic, STRANGERS IN PARADISE, a compelling story of three unlikely friends. The series garnered numerous awards including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story. Terry celebrates 25 years of SIP with a new ten-issue series, STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV. His other hit series include MOTOR GIRL, the story of a veteran and her imaginary friend, RACHEL RISING, a horror comic, and ECHO, a science fiction thriller.

In addition to publishing his own work, Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and other major publishers throughout his career.

 

Ann Nocenti at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

Photo Credit: Blair Breard

ANN NOCENTI

(Writer: THE SEEDS / DAREDEVIL / CATWOMAN)

Ann Nocenti’s new comic is THE SEEDS, with artist David Aja (editor, Karen BergerBerger Books/Dark Horse, 2018). Previously, she wrote DAREDEVILCATWOMAN, and co-created Longshot (with Arthur Adams) and Typhoid Mary (with John Romita Jr.).

Her journalism has appeared in DetailsPRINTFilmmaker, and moreHer films include DISARMING FALCONS (DOC NYC 2014) and TAKING CHANCES (2009). She taught film-making in Haiti for which she was given the Humanitarian Award at the Tulsa International Film Festival. Current projects include MAGIC CITY, a street art exhibit in Germany (2016) and MARVEL: UNIVERSE OF SUPER-HEROES (MoPOP, Seattle, April 2018).

For more info, visit annienocenti.com.

 

 

Daniel José Older at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

Photo Credit: Kevin Kane

DANIEL JOSE OLDER

(Author: SHADOWSHAPER / BONE STREET RUMBA series)

Daniel José Older is the author of the New York Times bestselling SHADOWSHAPER, as well as several books for adults, including the popular BONE STREET RUMBA urban fantasy series.

Visit him online at GhostStar.net to listen to his music and read his thoughts on writing and his long career as an NYC paramedic. Follow him on Twitter @djolder.

Randy Reynaldo at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

RANDY REYNALDO

(Writer/Artist: ROB HANES ADVENTURES)

Randy Reynaldo is the writer, artist, and creator of the long-running ROB HANES ADVENTURES, an independent comic book series published under Randy’s WCG Comics imprint that debuted as a small press zine in the 1990s. The series is a contemporary comic book action-adventure series in the tradition of Will Eisner‘s SPIRIT and Milton Caniff‘s TERRY AND THE PIRATES that’s earned extensive coverage and numerous accolades from critics and industry trade publications. Issue 19 of the series will debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con where Randy has exhibited since 1993, as well as a fourth trade paperback volume compiling the series.

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

JEFF SMITH

(Cartoonist, BONE / RASL)

Jeff Smith is the New York Times bestselling author/cartoonist of the BONE and RASL graphic novels. Bone has won numerous awards around the world, including multiple Eisners, Harveys and the French Alph Art. In 2005 Smith’s work was chosen to launch Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books. Smith was guest editor of Best American Comics in 2013.

His webcomic about the first human to leave Africa 2 million years ago, TUKI SAVE THE HUMANS at Boneville.com, won the 2014 Reuben Award for Best Online Comic and is currently being prepared for release as a graphic novel.

 

Maggie Thompson at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

MAGGIE THOMPSON

(Writer/Editor: COMIC BUYER’S GUIDE / Comic-Con International’s TOUCAN BLOG)

Award-winner Maggie Thompson recently came across a comic book that she’d bought when she was 3½, which means that that’s when she began collecting comic books. She and Don Thompson launched their COMIC ART fanzine when she was 17.

These days, she continues to collect, write, and edit in the course of a career that includes 30 years of COMICS BUYER’S GUIDE and her current monthly contribution to Comic-Con’s Toucan blog, weekly post for Gemstone Publishing’s SCOOP newsletter, and maintenance of her own www.maggiethompson.com website.

 

Peter J. Tomasi at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

PETER J. TOMASI

(Writer: SUPERMAN / BATMAN AND ROBIN / THE BRIDGE)

Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on SUPERMANBATMAN AND ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, DETECTIVE COMICS, BRIGHTEST DAY SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHTEMERALD WARRIORS, NIGHTWING, and many others.

Over the course of his career with DC Comics, Peter also served as a group editor ushering in new eras for BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, and JSA, along with special projects like KINGDOM COME. Peter is the author of the creator-owned books THE BRIDGE (Abrams), and HOUSE OF PENANCELIGHT BRIGADE, and THE MIGHTY (Dark Horse).

 

Tillie Walden at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

TILLIE WALDEN

(Cartoonist/Illustrator: SPINNING / THE END OF SUMMER)

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics MFA program in Vermont. Her first three books, THE END OF SUMMERI LOVE THIS PART and A CITY INSIDE were published by the UK based Avery Hill Publishing, two of which have won her Ignatz awards. She is also the creator of the graphic memoir SPINNING, which was published by First Second Books. Her Eisner Award-nominated webcomic ON A SUNBEAM, is also coming out in print form from First Second in Fall 2018.

 

Jen Wang at Comic-Con International, July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center

Photo Credit: Ye Rin Mok

JEN WANG

(Cartoonist: THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER)

Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the ADVENTURE TIME comics and Los Angeles magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger‘s FAKE MOUSTACHE.

Her graphic novels KOKO BE GOOD, IN REAL LIFE (with author Cory Doctorow), and the most recent, THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER, were published by First Second. For more info, visit jenwang.net.

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

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