The following special guests appeared at WonderCon Anaheim 2015.
Writer, Catwoman, The Titans, Nightwing
Devin Grayson is best known as a mainstream comic book writer for DC’s Batman titles, having been a regular writer on Catwoman, The Titans, and Nightwing, as well as contributing to the award-winning No Man’s Land arc and creating the monthly title Batman: Gotham Knights. In addition to comic books, her published work includes graphic novels, licensed publication novels, short fiction, essays, scripting for casual games and MMOs, and even a radio play and online advice column. She is currently adapting one of Tamora Pierce's New York Times bestselling fantasy series into a graphic novel.
Cover artist, Marvel Comics
Greg Horn was instrumental in ushering in the digital cover artist craze of the 2000s—which is still prevalent today—winning Wizard magazine’s People’s Choice Award for Best Cover Artist in 2004. Currently, he is working on the coveted Gamestop account for Marvel Comics. His remarked versions of Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Death of Wolverine #1 are among the highest auctioning modern-age books of all time. In the past year, Horn has provided covers for some of Marvel’s biggest releases such as Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy. Recently, he teamed with The Walt Disney Company on their Top 10 Apple iTunes app Marvel: War of Heroes.
Writer, The Black Vortex, The Legendary Star-Lord
Sam Humphries is the writer of The Legendary Star-Lord for Marvel Comics. Next up, he is steering the ship of Marvel’s 2015 epic cosmic event, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: The Black Vortex. His debut as a video game writer on Marvel: Contest Of Champions continues to be a smash hit on the iOS and Android mobile platforms. His previous Marvel credits include Uncanny X-Force and Avengers A.I., and he is the co-creator of the much-buzzed indie books Our Love Is Real and Sacrifice. He is based in Los Angeles.
Artist, Molly Danger, Supergirl
A recipient of Comic-Con International’s 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in comic art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of the all-ages superhero series Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment. Probably best known for his work on the Superman titles, including Supergirl, for DC Comics, Jamal has been a writer, artist, editor and marketing executive in the comics industry for over 25 years. He’s done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, and drawing storyboards on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation.
Writer, New 52: Futures End, Convergence: Superman, Convergence: Booster Gold
Dan Jurgens was first drawn to comics as a result of seeing the 1960s Batman TV show. Finding those four-color pamphlets to be magic, he set out to pursue comics as a career. Dan’s first professional work was drawing DC Comics’ Warlord. Not long after, the keyboard enticed Dan to write. Since then, Dan has written and/or drawn Superman, Justice League of America, Justice League International, Teen Titans, Booster Gold, Zero Hour, Green Arrow, Sensational Spider-Man, Captain America, The Mighty Thor, and numerous other titles. Dan was awarded the National Cartoonist Society’s “Best in Comic Book” division award in 1994. Most recently, Dan has been writer of DC’s Aquaman and The Others and New 52: Futures End. In addition, he is the writer on DC’s Convergence projects featuring Booster Gold and Superman.
Writer, Grayson, A Once Crowded Sky
Tom King is currently the co-writer of Grayson from DC Comics. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern superhero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best graphic novels of the year. He was named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015. Prior to becoming a writer, King served in the CIA as an operation officer in the Counterterrorism Center. While in college King interned at Marvel and DC Comics. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three very cool kids.
Artist, Action Comics
Aaron Kuder, the artist of Action Comics, is based in the United States, between a giant sycamore tree and a cow pasture. Day in and day out he works at drawing people in costumes, usually not getting along with someone or something. Aaron enjoys this quite a bit. He also enjoys listening to audio books and cooking food that he may or may not be able to pronounce the names of. Aaron got his start in comics in late 2010/early 2011, and he is pretty sure he will never feel like he has got a handle on it. But he thinks he can live with that just fine.
Artist/color artist, Adventure Time
Braden Lamb grew up in Seattle, studied film in upstate New York, learned about Vikings in Iceland and Norway, and established an art career in Boston. Now he draws and colors comics, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He has worked as a series artist for the Eisner Award–winning Adventure Time comics, The Midas Flesh, and Ice Age comics, and as the colorist for Sisters, Star Wars: Shadows of Endor, and Duck Tales comics.
Artist, Secret Six, Superman: Doomed
Ken Lashley has loved comics from when he was a young boy growing up in Toronto. His mother bought him his first book, Black Panther. Ken is pretty sure his mom never read the issue before she gave it to him; it was the Black Panther versus the KKK, and he’s been hooked on comics ever since. Ken is a comic book veteran, having worked on such titles as Excalibur, X-Caliber: Age of Apocalypse, Black Panther, X-Men, Spider-Man, Flash, JLA, Superman, Superman: Doomed, and others. He is one of DC Comics’ go-to cover artists, producing covers for Batwing, Ravagers, He-Man, Superboy, Earth 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Superman/Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and Suicide Squad, to name a few. He is currently working on Secret Six with fan fave writer Gail Simone and doing covers for DC Comics and Marvel’s Axis line.
Artist, Batman/Superman, The Dark Tower series
Jae Lee is a Korean-American comic book artist known for his dark and elegant style. In 1990, he became one of the youngest artists ever to work for a major publisher. He is an Eisner Award winner for his work on Marvel's The Inhumans. The art from his collaboration with writer Grant Morrison on Fantastic Four: 1234 was featured in an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. In 2007, Lee was handpicked by Stephen King for a six-year collaboration on the Dark Tower comics and novels. Lee's recent projects include Before Watchmen: Ozymandias and Batman/Superman.
Artist, Justice League International, Guardians of the Galaxy
Kevin Maguire is an artist known primarily for his work on Justice League International (the “Bwa-Ha-ha” era). Some of the other comics work he's done in his quarter-century career include Adventures of Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Confidential, Defenders, Metal Men, Weird Worlds, and X-Men Forever. He's also the creator of Tanga, Strikeback, and Trinity Angels. He's currently at work on a new creator-owned project.
Author, Crystal Doors trilogy, Star Challengers trilogy
Rebecca Moesta (pronounced MESS-tuh) is the author of many science fiction and fantasy young adult books, both solo and in collaboration with her husband, Kevin J. Anderson—including the Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Little Things, Star Trek: TNG, The Gorn Crisis graphic novel, and the original Crystal Doors trllogy, Grumpy Old Monsters, and the Star Challengers trilogy. She is also the co-publisher of WordFire Press, which has released over 200 titles so far.