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:

  • Paul LEVITZ
  • Jason LUTES
  • Scott MCCLOUD
  • Jeff SMITH

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



(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.

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

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


(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.



Image: (c) AEISD



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.

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


(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.

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

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