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Comic-Con 2022

Fifth Wave of Guests Announced

And the guests keep on coming! Comic-Con continues its weekly rollout of special guests with these six creators.
Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Ezra Claytan Daniels

Ezra Claytan Daniels

Ezra Claytan Daniels is a biracial (Black/white) American multidisciplinary artist and creator of the Eisner-nominated graphic novels Upgrade Soul and BTTM FDRS (with artist Ben Passmore). Ezra’s work has been featured on the Criterion Channel and at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he writes for film and television, including Doom Patrol for HBO Max, Horror Noire for Shudder, and Amazon Prime’s Night Sky.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Danny Fingeroth

Photo: Peter Nelson

Danny Fingeroth

Danny Fingeroth was a writer and Group Editor at Marvel from 1977 to 1995. A consultant to Will Eisner Studios, Danny’s prose books include Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent, of which audiobooks, read by him, will be released this year. His most recent book is A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee (St. Martin’s, 2019), an entertainment Book of the Year for The Times of London. Currently, he’s working on Wild Card! Jack Ruby’s Assault on History, to be published by Chicago Review Press.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Darcie Little Badger

Photo: Bekah M Photography

Darcie Little Badger

Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache writer with a Ph.D. in oceanography. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Elatsoe, was featured in Time magazine as one of the best 100 fantasy books of all time. Elatsoe also won the Locus award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Ignyte, and Lodestar finalist. Her second fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, received the Newbery Honor, is an LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and is on the National Book Awards longlist.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Steve Niles

Steve Niles

Writer Steve Niles is best known for 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, October Faction, Simon Dark, Mystery Society, Frankenstein Alive Alive, Monster & Madman, Winnebago Graveyard, Batman: Gotham County Line, and recently A Town Called Terror. His work has been published by Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, Marvel, and Storm King. His comics series The October Faction was made into a Netflix show in 2020, while 30 Days of Night was released as a major motion picture in 2007. Other comics by Niles that have been optioned for film include Remains, Aleister Arcane, and Freaks of the Heartland.

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Trino (José Trinidad Camacho)

Trino (José Trinidad Camacho)

Cartoonist José Trinidad Camacho, better known as Trino, is co-creator (along with Jis) of the comic strip series and 2012 movie El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza. He and Jis co-host the radio show La Chora Interminable and talk show La Chora TV on Mexican TV and YouTube. Trino has illustrated dozens of children's books, including 11 volumes of the El Santos series. He has exhibited his strips at the Mexican consulates in Atlanta, El Paso, Salt Lake City, and San Diego. He is a recipient of the National Prize of Journalism for Political Cartoon (2000, Mexico).

Sponsored by Casa Mexico at Comic Con & Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego

Comic-Con 2022 Special Guest: Sophie Yanow

Sophie Yanow

Sophie Yanow is the artist and writer behind The Contradictions (Drawn & Quarterly), winner of the 2019 Eisner for Best Webcomic. Her work has been nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Comics, the Ringo, Harvey, and Ignatz awards, and it has been longlisted for the Believer Book Award. Her translation of Dominique Goblet’s Pretending Is Lying received the Scott Moncrieff Prize. She has been published by The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Nib, and The Paris Review, and she was a MacDowell Colony Fellow.