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San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Special Guests [UPDATE June 23]

Comic-Con International has begun unveiling this year’s list of Special Guests, the invited guests who appear at San Diego Comic-Con and are featured in a special “Spotlight” panel during the convention, so attendees have a chance to hear their favorite authors and artists speak live.

From their site, here’s the list of the Special Guests headed to SDCC 2022:

  • [NEW] Lorena Alvarez • Illustrator, Nightlights, Hicotea
  • [NEW] Mark Evanier • Writer, Kirby, King of Comics, Garfield cartoons
  • [NEW] Miriam Libicki • Cartoonist, JOBNIK!, But I Live
  • [NEW] Frank Miller • Artist/writer, Ronin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman: Year One
  • [NEW] Nathan W. Pyle • Author, Strange Planet, Stranger Planet, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, and 99 Stories I Could Tell
  • [NEW] William Stout • Artist, Conan movies, Predator, Masters of the Universe, Return of the Living Dead, and Pan’s Labyrinth, Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout
  • Tomi Adeyemi • Writer, Children of Blood and BoneChildren of Virtue and Vengeance
  • Marc Hempel • Artist/Writer, The SandmanGregoryTug & Buster
  • Jim Lee • Artist/Writer/Editor, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC
  • Tula Lotay • Illustrator, Founder/Director of Thought Bubble Festival, Barnstormers
  • Lilah Sturges • Writer, LumberjanesThe Magicians
  • Mark Wheatley • Artist, The Millers2 Broke GirlsSong of Giants
  • Henry Barrajas • Author, La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo, Helm Greycastle
  • Jock • Artist, The Losers, Batman: The Black Mirror, Wytches
  • Shaenon Garrity •  Cartoonist/Writer, Narbonic, Skin Horse, The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor
  • Barbara Randall Kesel •  Writer/Editor, Dark Horse Comics, CrossGen Comics
  • Steve Saffel •  Editor at Marvel, Executive Editor at Del Rey Books, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Titan Books
  • Dan Slott • Writer,  Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Doctor Who
  •  Ezra Clayton Daniels • Creator, Upgrade Soul, BTTM FDRS
  • Danny Fingeroth • Writer, Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent
  • Darcie Little Badger • Writer, Elatsoe, A Snake Falls to Earth
  • Steve Niles • Writer, 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre
  • Trino (José Trinidad Camacho) • Cartoonist, El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza
  • Sophie Yanow • Artist/Writer, The Contradictions (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Gilbert Hernandez • Co-creator, Love and Rockets
  • Jaime Hernandez • Co-Creator, Love and Rockets
  • Kevin Maguire • Artist, Adventures of Captain America, Man Of Steel, Supergirl, Metal Men, World’s Finest, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Defenders, Team Titans
  • Mariko Tamaki • Author, This One Summer, Skim, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
  • Raina Telgemeier • Author/Illustrator, Smile, Sisters, Drama
  • Tom Batiuk • Artist, Funky Winkerbean, John Darling, Crankshaft
  • Amy Chu • TV/Comics Writer, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Rick & Morty, KISS, DMC, Red Sonja, and Green Hornet
  • Phil Lamarr • Actor/Voice Actor, Mad TV, Futurama, Justice League, Samurai Jack, Static Shock, Family Guy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Young Justice, The CW’s The Flash and Supergirl, Veep, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, The Book of Boba Fett, Murderville, and Better Things
  • Barbara “Willy” Mendes • Creator/Artist, Queen of Cosmos Comix
  • Scott Snyder • Comic Book Writer, Batman, Detective ComicsJustice League, American Vampire, and Wytches
  • Hidetaka Tenjin • Illustrator, Aquarion, Macross Zero, Frontier, mechanical designs for Hellsing, Macross, Super Robot Wars T, Back Arrow, and Yasuke, and mechanical imagery and animation direction on Star Blazers 2205.
  • Pierce Brown • Author, Red Rising series
  • Cecil Castellucci •  Author, Shade, The Changing Girl, Boy Proof
  • Alex de Campi •  Author, Bad Girls, Dracula, Motherf**ker!
  • Shannon Messenger •  Author, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Sky Fall
  • Scott Shaw! •  Cartoonist, Fear and Laughter, Sonic the Hedgehog
  • J. Michael Straczynski •  Creator/Writer, Babylon 5, Sense8, Changeling
  • Soman Chainani • Author, The School for Good & Evil series, Beasts & Beauty
  • Keithan Jones • Creator, artist, Founder of KID, Chaos Breaker series
  • Bill Morrison • Writer, artist, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, The Jungle Book, Futurarama, Disenchantment
  • Jane Shattuck-Takamoto-Baer • Animator, owner of Baer Animation, The Rescuers, Sesame Street, Rover Dangerfield
  • Jeff Smith • Author, Bone, SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready!
  • Maggie Thompson • Editor, Comics Buyer’s Guide


You can also catch up on tons of other things and people who will be at San Diego Comic-Con in our Under the Tents updates.

Are you excited about these guests? Let us know in the comments.

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