Comic-Con International's Inkpot Awards are given to individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services. These Comic-Con special guests received Inkpot Awards at the 2013 event (click on the first photo below to open a slide show of some of this year's recipients).
Comic artist best known for his work on the Superman: Man of Steel series in the 1990s.
Writer/editor who worked for DC and Marvel and is most famous for the seminal Amazing Spider-Man issue in which Gwen Stacy died.
Milestone Media co-founder; artist, The Question.
Milestone Media co-founder.
Legendary animator and artist, including UPA cartoons and Terrytoons (Tom Terrific).
Artist whose long career in comics reaches back to The Beatles: Yellow Submarine adaptation in the 1960s plus work for all the major publishers.
Milestone Media co-founder.
Writer/producer whose work includes Batman: The Animated Series plus a long run on Batman comics.
Writer/artist whose graphic novels include Monkey Food, and the Eisner Award nominated Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me.
Comic artist whose work includes Shazam, Batman: Earth One, Superman, Incredible Hulk, and many more popular series.
Writer/editor/comics historian, his 40-year career includes Black Lightning, Hawkman, Champions, and Ghost Rider, plus his book, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read.
Writer/artist best known for “killing” Superman in the fan-favorite “Death of Superman” storyline.
Writer/artist whose long career includes the first Sandman story arc, numerous Batman series, and his own creations The Maxx and Zero Girl.
Beloved actor who portrayed Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman.
Comic writer best known for his work on the Superman titles during the Julius Schwartz era.
Author, critic, film historian and TV personality; his early days in film fandom set the stage for a lifetime career in movie history and criticism.
Author, comic writer, editor, retailer; best known for his work in comics (including Desperadoes) and in books set in the universes of popular TV shows and movies.
Comic artist whose work includes Man-Thing, the Frankenstein Monster, The Mummy and other art for the major comics publishers.
Writer/editor/publisher whose long career includes Eclipse Comics and the current Library of American Comics, reprinting complete runs of comic strips.
Writer/comics historian whose work includes numerous Superman stories for Julie Schwartz, plus the historical books The DC Vault and The Superman Encyclopedia.
Writer/artist whose 20-year career in comics includes over 5,000 pages of his signature creation Gold Digger.
Award-winning fantasy artist whose work includes fairy tale picture books.
Fan favorite inker whose work includes the New Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Conan, and many more.
Animation legend who has brought us memorable TV cartoon versions of Batman, Superman, Justice League, and the executive producer on the series of DC Universe animated movies.