San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Special Guests [UPDATE July 3]

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 2024:

  • [NEW] Paul Levitz • Editor/writer, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern MythmakingLegion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga
  • [NEW] Tim Powers • Author, The Anubis GatesMy Brother’s KeeperOn Stranger Tides
  • [NEW] Scott Shaw • Writer/cartoonist, Sonic the HedgehogJim Henson’s Muppet BabiesScott Shaw!s Comix & Stories
  • [NEW] Maggie Thompson • Editor, Comics Buyer’s Guide
  • Klaus Janson • Inks, Black Panther, Deathlok, Avengers, Howard the Duck, Kull, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, Conan, Batman, and Dark Knight Returns
  • Rick Marschall • Political cartoonist, editor, Marvel Comics, founder, Epic magazine
  • Eric Powell • Eisner, Ringo, International Horror Guild, and National Cartoonists Society Award–winning cartoonist
  • William Stout • Artist, Return of the Living Dead, Masters of the Universe, Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Kiersten White • New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award–winning, and critically acclaimed author, Camelot Rising trilogy, Star Wars: Padawan, the Buffyverse Slayer series, HideMister Magic, and Lucy Undying: A Dracula Novel
  • Mark Evanier • Author/writer, Kirby, King of Comics, Garfield cartoons
  • Honkun • Sumi-e artist, “Honkun’s Cat”
  • Jim Lee • President, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC
  • Meggie Ram • Nonbinary cartoonist and comics designer, Batcat
  • J. Michael Straczynski • Creator, Babylon 5, co-creator for SENSE8, and writer of Changeling, Thor, and WWZ
  • Barbara Brandon-Croft • Cartoonist, Where I’m Coming From
  • Mike Friedrich • Co-founder of WonderCon, Founder of Star*Reach
  • Dave Johnson • Artist, Superman: Red Son, 100 Bullets, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Venture Bros., Ben 10
  • Lee Kohse • Illustrator, Co-Founder of BloodFire Studios, Kindergoth, Nocturnity
  • Katsuji Mori • Japanese Voice Actor, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Speed Racer
  • Masaki Sato • Animator, Dragon Ball Z, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Slam Dunk, Batman: The Animated Series
  • Roberta Gregory • Comics author, Wimmen’s Comix,Tits and Clits, Gay Comix, Artistic Licentiousness, Mother Mountain
  • Jack C. Harris • DC writer, Kamandi, Blackhawk, Starfire, Warlord, Green Lantern, and Secret Society of Super-Heroes
  • Joseph Illidge • Writer, Harriet Tubman graphic novel,  MPLS Sound historical fiction graphic novel
  • Don McGregor • Comics writer, Marvel’s Amazing Adventures, Jungle Action
  • Erik Nakamura • Founder, Giant Robot
  • Cecy Robson • Award-winning author, Weird Girls series, the O’Brian Family series, and the Carolina Beach series
  • Bill Amend • Creator, FoxTrot comic strip
  • Lea Seidman Hernandez • Artist/writer, Cathedral Child, Clockwork Angels, Teen Titans Go!
  • Joe Jusko • Fantasy, pin-up, and comics artist, Heavy Metal, Art of Joe Jusko
  • Tom Sito • Animator and animation historian as University of Southern California (USC), Walt Disney’s Beauty and the BeastThe Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin (1992); Dreamworks’ Shrek and The Prince of Egypt
  • Ken Steacy • Writer, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, Astro Boy, Iron Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang
  • Zoe Thorogood • Creator, Eisner Award–nominated It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth and The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott
  • Liz Climo • Cartoonist, animator, and author, Rory the Dinosaur, The Little World of Liz Climo, and Lobster is the Best Medicine
  • Jo Duffy • Writer, Power Man and Iron Fist, Catwoman, Batman, Wolverine, Fallen Angels, Nestrobber, Glory, Crystar, Elvira, Defenders, Punisher, and Star Wars, as well as the English language edition of Akira
  • Patrick McDonnell • Creator, MUTTS
  • Christopher Paolini • Creator, World of Eragon and the Fractalverse
  • Dan Santat • Creator/author: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the New York Times bestselling books Are We There Yet? and After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
  • Bryan Talbot • Writer/artist: Judge Dredd, Batman, Sandman, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, The Tale of One Bad RatAlice in Sunderland, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes (with Mary Talbot), and his Grandville series of steampunk detective thrillers
  • Juanjo Guarnido • Artist, Blacksad: Somewhere within the Shadows, They All Fall Down
  • Rick Law • Illustrator/producer, The Walt Disney Company, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
  • Rick Parker • Artist/writer, Drafted, The Bossmen, Bullpen Bullseye, Beavis and Butt-Head
  • Thien Pham • Graphic novelist/educator, Sumo, Family Style
  • Linda Sunshine • Author, Plain Jane Works Out
  • Mariko Tamaki • Co-creator, This One SummerLaura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
  • Charles Ardai • Creator/writer, Gun Honey, Hard Case Crime, Haven, The Nice Guys
  • Rodney Barnes • Writer/producer/comic creator, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Zombie Love imprint
  • Daniel Clowes • Cartoonist/illustrator/screenwriter, Eightball, Ghost World
  • Gerry Conway • Creator/writer, co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, Man-Thing, Werewolf-by-Night
  • Naomi Novik • Writer, Scholomance trilogy, Buried Deep and Other Stories
  • Julia Wertz [APPEARING FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY] • Cartoonist, Museum of Mistakes, Drinking at the Movies, The Infinite Wait

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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