More Comic-Con Guests!
Comic-Con continues its weekly rollout of special guests, featuring six more top comics creators.
Jim is the New York Times bestselling author behind Catwad, Dear Dumb Diary, Franny K Stein, It’s Happy Bunny, Attack of the Stuff, Comet the Busted Up Reindeer, The Handbook, and Ernest Fann, coming soon from DC. His awards include top honors from LIMA, divisional awards from NCS, three Addy awards, and cartoon collections nominated for Eisner Awards. Beloved MAD magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragonés says, “Humor in print has many forms, what is amazing is that Jim Benton excels in all of them!”
Gilbert Hernandez has been the co-creator of the comic book series Love and Rockets for 40 years. He was raised in Oxnard, California, with a comic book in his hand. He grew up loving comics and put all his comics influences into his work for his readers’ enjoyment. He is best known for his Palomar stories about magic realism among the folks in a small Latin American town.
As a young aimless Latino punk rocker, Jaime Hernandez, along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, self-published the first issue of Love and Rockets in 1981. It was picked up by Fantagraphics Books in 1982, and he has been doing comics since. He has also done illustrations for album covers and magazines and has won numerous awards, including being inducted into The Eisner Hall of Fame along with his brother Gilbert.
Kevin is a comic book creator whose career has spanned over 35 years. He debuted as the penciller in DC’s 1986 series Justice League. Since then he has worked on numerous series, including Adventures of Captain America, Man Of Steel, Supergirl, Metal Men, World’s Finest, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Defenders, Team Titans, X-Men Forever, Batman Confidential, Godzilla, Trinity Angels, Strikeback, and Tanga.
Mariko Tamaki is a New York Times bestselling writer of comics and prose. She has received Eisner and Ignatz Awards as well as Caldecott and Printz honors for her works. She has had the pleasure of working for Marvel, DC, Abrams, and BOOM! Studios on various amazing superhero type things. She is the curator of the LGBTQIA+ graphic novel imprint Surely Books at Abrams.
Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and Guts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitters Club series and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include five Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists.
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