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Believe it or not, it's time to look ahead Comic-Con 2005!

Here are a few of the faces you can expect to see in San Diego next July, with plenty more still to be announced!

Special Guests
for 2005

As of December 7, 2004

Forrest J. Ackerman
Murphy Anderson
Bob Bolling
Greg Evans
Pia Guerra
David Lapham
Scott McCloud
Gary Panter
George Pérez
Eric Powell
J. J. Sedelmaier
Dexter Taylor
Michael Turner
Brian K. Vaughan
Marv Wolfman


Forrest J. Ackerman

Forrest J. Ackerman Known for his love of all things fantastic and HORROR-endous puns, Forrest J. Ackerman is one of fandom's most beloved figures. He was an early literary agent for science fiction writers such as Ray Bradbury, and editor of the fondly- remembered Famous Monsters of Filmland, which was a source of inspiration to many filmmakers including Joe Dante, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.



Murphy Anderson

Murphy Anderson's skills as a penciller and inker made him one of the Silver Age's most recognizable and favorite artists. He drew the Buck Rogers comic strip for newspapers, penciled and inked such books as The Spectre and Hawkman at DC, and his crisp inking added a lush veneer to the pencils on such series as Adam Strange, Flash, The Atom, Superman, and many others.




Bob Bolling

Making his first appearance at Comic-Con, Bob Bolling is one of two writer/artists behind the classic Little Archie series, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2005. Little Archie, which focuses on the highly imaginative childhood adventures of everyone's favorite teens, has built a huge cult following that continues thriving to this day.




Greg Evans

Greg Evans Winner of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) Ruben Award for Cartoonist of the Year in 2003, local San Diego cartoonist Greg Evans created the Luann syndicated comic strip, which has run in newspapers since 1987. Evans has also been instrumental in bringing NCS to Comic-Con International.




Pia Guerra

Pia Guerra After 10 years of struggling to break into the comics industry, penciller Pia Guerra became an "overnight" success with the critically acclaimed VERTIGO series, Y The Last Man. She's appearing at the 2005 show with Y co-creator and fellow Comic-Con special guest, Brian K. Vaughan.




David Lapham

David Lapham began working in the comics industry at Valiant Comics, where he helped illustrate and create titles such as Shadowman and Harbinger. After Valiant he launched his award-winning self-published crime series Stray Bullets, which is celebrating its 10th year in 2005. While continuing to write and draw Stray Bullets, he is also writing a 12-issue Batman story arc for Detective Comics.




Scott McCloud

Scott McCloud first came onto the comics' scene as the writer/artist of the 1980s series ZOT! for Eclipse Comics. He went on to gain attention both within and outside the comics field with his groundbreaking Understanding Comics, a book in comics format in which he explored and explained comics as a valid art form. McCloud followed this book with Reinventing Comics, and his new book, Making Comics, is being published in 2006. For the last several years he has been a leading proponent of web-based comics.




Gary Panter

Gary Panter Illustrator, painter, and designer Gary Panter is probably best known for his work as head set designer on the Pee Wee's Playhouse TV series, a job which earned him three Emmy Awards. His distinct artwork on album covers, most notably for Frank Zappa, earned him the title "King of Punk Art." He's also a well-known underground cartoonist, best known for his Jimbo character, most recently seen in the book Jimbo in Purgatory.




George Pérez

One of comics' most beloved artists, George Pérez co-created (with Marv Wolfman) The New Teen Titans, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2005. Most recently, he was the artist for 2004's wildly popular JLA/Avengers miniseries, the epic company crossover from DC and Marvel that fans had long dreamed of seeing. Currently, Pérez is working on a New Teen Titans graphic novel with writer Marv Wolfman, a project the two began in the 1980s.




Eric Powell

Eric Powell has been a writer and illustrator in comics since 1995, having worked on a number of titles for Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC. However, his career shot into orbit with his critically acclaimed humor/horror series The Goon. Originally self-published, The Goon was subsequently picked up by Dark Horse Comics. Powell and The Goon were nominated for four Eisner Awards in 2004; The Goon #1 won the award for Best Single Issue (in a tie with Conan #0).




J. J. Sedelmaier

The head of the cutting-edge animation studio that brought us the pilot for Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law on Cartoon Network, and, along with CO-creator Robert Smigel, has produced many cartoons for Saturday Night Live. J. J. Sedelmaier's work has entered the realm of pop culture on SNL with "Fun With Real Audio," "The X-Presidents," and "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." This is his first appearance at a comics convention.




Dexter Taylor

Besides Bob Bolling, Dexter Taylor is the other artist to be associated most with the Little Archie series. This year marks both Little Archie's 50th anniversary and Taylor's first appearance at Comic-Con.




Michael Turner

One of the most popular writer/artists working in comics today, Michael Turner helped create and launch the Witchblade series for Top Cow in 1995. In 2002 he started his own publishing company, Aspen, which featured his hit creations Fathom and Soulfire. He most recently completed his critically and commercially acclaimed run on DC's Superman/Batman series, which featured the return of the one true Supergirl.




Brian K. Vaughan

Brian K. Vaughn Brian K. Vaughn has become one of the top writers in comics through his work on such successful comics as Runaways, Swamp Thing, and Spider-Man/Dr. Octopus. The CO-creator/writer of the Eisner Award-nominated VERTIGO series Y, The Last Man, Vaughan currently writes Ultimate X-Men and the new Wildstorm hit Ex Machina, as well as Y.




Marv Wolfman

Marv Wolfman This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beloved New Teen Titans comics series and the 20th anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the groundbreaking maxiseries that revamped the entire DC Universe. What do they have in common? Both were written by fan-turned-pro Marv Wolfman. Marv has had a long and glorious career writing for both Marvel and DC and his credits include having CO-created the character of Blade for Marvel while writing/editing the Tomb of Dracula series.


And there's more to come! Check back often for updates to our special guests list.

 

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WHEN
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Preview Night:
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