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And Here Is Comic-Con’s Seventh Wave of Special Guests!

You can expect to see these six creators at Comic-Con 2022.
Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi

Named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, Tomi Champion-Adeyemi is a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Nigerian-American writer and storyteller based in Los Angeles. Her first novel, Children of Blood and Bone, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and is being developed into a movie by Paramount Pictures with Champion-Adeyemi writing and executive producing. Its highly anticipated sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, was also a New York Times bestseller. When she’s not working on her novels or watching BTS music videos, she can be found teaching creative writing at the

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Marc Hempel

Marc Hempel

In addition to his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman, artist and writer Marc Hempel is known for his work with Mark Wheatley on the comics series Breathtaker, Mars, and Blood of the Innocent. His books Gregory and Tug & Buster have been nominated for industry awards, and his work has appeared in such titles as Marvel Fanfare, Epic Illustrated, Heavy Metal, Jonny Quest, Tarzan the Warrior, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, The Dreaming, Lucifer, Disney Adventures, The Escapist, MAD, Nickelodeon Magazine, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, and SpongeBob Comics. Marc is a recipient of the Speakeasy Award and the Inkpot Award.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Jim Lee

Jim Lee

Jim Lee is a world-renowned comic book artist, writer, and editor, and the Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery. Known for his incredibly detailed and dynamic artistic style, Lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics. Lee started his professional career at Marvel, where his work on X-Men continues to hold the all-time sales record for single-issue sales. Prior to his current post at DC, Jim served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC's bestselling comic books and graphic novels. He has received numerous accolades and recognition for his work, including a Harvey Award, an Inkpot Award, Diamond Gemstone Awards and Wizard Fan Awards.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Tula Lotay

Sponsored by Comixology

Tula Lotay

Tula Lotay is the pen name of illustrator Lisa Wood. Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Tula specializes in comics, film, and editorial illustration, as well as being the founder and director of the world-renowned Thought Bubble Festival. In 2019 Tula was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for her charitable and fundraising work. Her new Comixology Originals book, Barnstormers, is set to debut at Comic-Con. Her clients include DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Image Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Mondo, Simon and Schuster, NBA, Rebellion, Valiant Entertainment, Screen International, Dynamite Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Archie Comics, Provocator Films, Studio Pow, IFC Films, Cohen Media Group, Amazon Studios. 

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Lila Sturges

Lila Sturges

Lilah Sturges is the Eisner, Ignatz, and GLAAD Media Award–nominated writer of such graphic novels as Lumberjanes (BOOM!), The Magicians (Archaia), and Girl Haven (Oni), as well as the official Dune movie graphic novel adaptation and the upcoming The Science of Ghosts (Legendary). She has focused her career on creating stories that entertain and inspire the trans community, the larger LGBTQIA+ community, and everyone else as well. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Mark Wheatley

Mark Wheatley

Artist Mark Wheatley has created featured art for The Millers, 2 Broke Girls, and Super Clyde for CBS and Beauty and the Beast and Square Roots for ABC. He created set pieces for Black Eyed Peas and designed for Lady Gaga. His most recent print projects include Songs of Giants, Doctor Cthulittle, and Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time. Past comics creations include Breathtaker, Frankenstein Mobster, Mars, and EZ Street. An Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee, he is an Inkpot, Eisner, Mucker, Golden Lion, Gem, and Speakeasy Award winner. He has lectured and exhibited at the Library of Congress and the Norman Rockwell Museum.