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Updated July 10
NEW! - We've poured through our various schedules and listings to pull together the listed appearances of our guests throughout the convention. This information now follows the guest's bio. These listings may not reflect all of their potential appearances. Some guests may also appear at their Sponsor's booth and other locations as well. Appearances are subject to last minute changes!

2005 SPECIAL GUEST LIST

Forrest J. Ackerman
Lalo Alcaraz
Lee Ames
Murphy Anderson
Sergio Aragonés
David B.
Sy Barry
Bob Bolling
Ray Bradbury
Tim Bruckner
Bruce Campbell
J. Scott Campbell
Nick Cardy
Gene Colan
Greg Evans
Bob Fujitani
Pia Guerra
Ray Harryhausen
Phil Jimenez
Robert Jordan
David Lapham
Jim Lee
Scott McCloud
Richard Morgan
Gary Panter
Eric Powell
Jerry Robinson
Lou Scheimer
J. J. Sedelmaier
Kevin Smith
Dave Stevens
J. Michael Straczynski
Dexter Taylor
Michael Turner
Jhonen Vasquez
Brian K. Vaughan
Jim Warren
Bill Willingham
Marv Wolfman
Thomas Yeates

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.


THURSDAY
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Tribute to Frank Kelly Freas (Room 9)

FRIDAY
10:30 am - 11:30 am, Spotlight on Forry Ackerman (Room 3)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Autographs (AA4)

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Room 20)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Autographs (AA4)




Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz
Photo ©2005 Jimmy Dorantes, www.latinfocus.com
The son of Mexican immigrant parents, Lalo Alcaraz has been furiously drawing cartoons since he was a child in San Diego. His ability to mix wit with “jalapeño-biting” satirical observations continually feeds into his daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, and has earned him international fame. In 2000 Alcaraz illustrated the book Latino USA: A Cartoon History, and his work has appeared in LA Weekly, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Variety, Hispanic Magazine, Latina magazine, Mexico City’s La Jornada, BUNTE (Germany’s People magazine), and numerous other publications.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-10

FRIDAY
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Spotlight on Lalo Alcaraz (Room 2)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Autographs (AA4)

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, National Cartoonists Society: "How'd They Draw That?" (Room 3)




Lee Ames

Lee Ames After working in animation in the 1930s, artist Lee Ames joined the Eisner-Iger Studio, where he worked alongside Johnny Cassone (Lightning), Andre LeBlanc (The Phantom), Mort Leav, and numerous other comic book legends. In the 1940s his hand could be seen on Firebrand stories in Police Comics, as well as on Kid Patrol, Stuart Taylor, and Dusty Rhodes for Fiction House's Flight Comics. He also worked for Stan Lee at Timely (Marvel) Comics on Homer the Brave, Marvel Science Fiction, and other titles; on The Chessmen with Burt Frohman and War Against Crime for EC Comics; and on The Kewpies comic strip for Will Eisner. He left comics in the mid-1950s and eventually created the hugely successful Draw 50 series, beginning with Draw 50 Animals (1974) for Doubleday. There are now 26 titles in the Draw 50 series that primarily use visual instructions, rather than text, to teach.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-07

FRIDAY
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Golden/Silver Age of Comics: Working with Will Eisner (Room 8)

SUNDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Spotlight on Lee Ames and Sy Barry (Room 8)




Murphy Anderson

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.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-04

THURSDAY
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Golden and Silver Age of Comics: Working for DC (Room 8)

FRIDAY
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Golden/Silver Age of Comics: Working with Will Eisner (Room 8)

SUNDAY
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Spotlight on Nick Cardy and Murphy Anderson (Room 8)




Sergio Aragonés

Sergio Aragonés
Fan favorite, Sergio Aragonés is an annual CCI guest. He is most famous as the creator/cartoonist of Groo, and his work on Mad Magazine is legendary.  He’s also known as being the fastest, friendliest and funniest cartoonist in the world, and we’re lucky to have him around.

EXHIBIT HALL I7

THURSDAY
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Golden and Silver Age of Comics: Working for DC (Room 8)

SUNDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Spotlight on Lee Ames and Sy Barry (Room 8)




David B.

art by David B.
French cartoonist David B. has been hailed by The Comics Journal as one of Europe's most important and innovative comics artists. His internationally acclaimed graphic novel Epileptic is a stunning and emotionally resonant autobiography about growing up with an epileptic brother; with its recent U.S. release from Pantheon (a division of Random House), David B.'s following in the States is skyrocketing.

THURSDAY
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Spotlight on David B. (Room 3)

SATURDAY
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, The Graphic Novel (Room 4)




Sy Barry

Sy Barry
Golden age cartoonist, Sy Barry, is best known for illustrating the syndicated strip The Phantom for 33 years. His artistry was also seen in the Flash Gordon strip and on such comic books as Gangbusters, Daredevil, Air Boy, Johnny Thunder, Pow Wow Smith, Johnny Peril, Superman, Batman, and Romance Comics. He is an active member of the “Berndt Toast Gang” (the Long Island Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society) and has recently seen some of his oil paintings published as comic covers and internationally distributed prints.

THURSDAY
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Golden and Silver Age of Comics: Working for DC (Room 8)

SUNDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Spotlight on Lee Ames and Sy Barry (Room 8)




Bob Bolling

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.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-02

SATURDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Little Archie’s 50th Anniversary: Spotlight on Bob Bolling and Dexter Taylor (Room 7B)




Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury The dean of American science fiction writers returns to Comic-Con as one of the show's most beloved guests. Bradbury is the author of such classics as The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Fahrenheit 451 (currently in its 50th anniversary year), many of which are continually adapted into comic book and cinematic form. In 2004, Avon Books published a collection of his short stories titled The Cat's Pajamas, as well as an immense volume of his best-remembered stories. He was given The National Book Award in 2001 for his contribution to American Literature, and President Bush awarded him The National Medal of Arts in 2004.

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Room 20)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Autographs (AA4)




Tim Bruckner

Tim Bruckner
One of DC Direct’s most acclaimed talents, Tim Bruckner has sculpted numerous statues, snowglobes, action figures, and other items. Bruckner has also created action figures for ToyBiz and has worked as an illustrator and sculptor for a number of other companies. He has sculpted over 100 action figures for DC Direct, bringing to life the creative visions of such artists as Alex Ross, Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, Brian Bolland, Michael Turner, and many others. (Courtesy DC Direct)

THURSDAY
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, DC Direct: A Cut Above—Sculptor Search (Room 5AB)

FRIDAY
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Action Figure Insider: Under the Knife (Room 9)




Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell
One of the most popular genre—and non-genre—actors working today, Bruce Campbell is one busy guy. In addition to his new book, Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way, the sequel to his first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confession of a B Movie Actor, Bruce comes to Comic-Con with multiple new projects. There’s Man With the Screaming Brain, which is both a new film AND a comic book from Dark Horse, and there’s the new Disney movie, Sky High. Best known for his wonderful work with Sam Raimi in the Evil Dead series of films, Bruce’s resume also includes fan favorite Bubba Ho-Tep, the TV series The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr. and much more. (Courtesy Dark Horse Comics)

THURSDAY
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Spotlight on Bruce Campbell: What’s New With Bruce? (Room 6CDEF)
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Special Film Screening: The Perfect Crime (El Crimen Perfecto), with a special introduction by Comic-Con Special Guest Bruce Campbell (Room 6B)

FRIDAY
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Anchor Bay Presents (Room 20)
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Autographs (AA2)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Disney Coming Attractions: Chicken Little, Sky High, and Pixar’s Toy Story 10th Anniversary , Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (Hall H)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Autographs (AA2)

SATURDAY
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Autographs (AA2)




J. Scott Campbell

Initially discovered in the first Homage Studios talent search, J. Scott Campbell co-created the top-selling Gen13.  His dynamic storytelling and animated style lent themselves perfectly to his follow-up project, Danger Girl. Campbell returns to comics this summer with the all-new miniseries Wildsiderz. He currently resides in Colorado with his wife, Keyke. (Courtesy WildStorm)

FRIDAY
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Spotlight on J. Scott Campbell (Room 5AB)

SATURDAY
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, WildStorm: Comics Unleashed (Room 9)




Nick Cardy

Nick Cardy
One of the Silver Age’s most popular artists, Nick Cardy is best known for a memorable run on Teen Titans and DC covers in the 60s and 70s, plus art on the ground-breaking western series Bat Lash. Nick’s career stretches back into the 40s, when he worked at Quality Comics and with Will Eisner.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-06

THURSDAY
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Golden and Silver Age of Comics: Working for DC (Room 8)

FRIDAY
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, 25th Anniversary of Teen Titans (Room 5AB)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Golden/Silver Age of Comics: Working with Will Eisner (Room 8)

SUNDAY
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Spotlight on Nick Cardy and Murphy Anderson (Room 8)




Gene Colan

Gene Colan Artist Gene Colan began his comics career in 1944 drawing Wings Comics at Fiction House. He was soon hired by Stan Lee to illustrate for Timely (Marvel) Comics and has worked in the industry ever since. His art has graced the pages of such classic titles as Journey into Mystery at Marvel, Sea Devils and Hopalong Cassidy at DC, as well as on such popular characters as Batman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Howard the Duck, Wonder Woman, and Sub-Mariner to name just a few. He is perhaps best known for his runs on Daredevil, Iron Man, and Tomb of Dracula.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-09

THURSDAY
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Golden and Silver Age of Comics: Working for DC (Room 8)

FRIDAY
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Bongo Comics Sneak Peek (Room 8)

SATURDAY
10:30 am - 11:30 am, Spotlight on Gene Colan (Room 8)




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.

FRIDAY
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Spotlight on Greg Evans (Room 4)




Bob Fujitani

Bob Fujitani
Artist Bob Fujitani got his start in comics when his friend and former American School of Design classmate “Tex” Blaisdel hired him to work in the Eisner-Iger studio. There he worked on many of “Busy” Arnold’s Quality Comics characters, including Black Condor, Dollman, The Ray, and Uncle Sam. He worked for many Golden Age publishers, including Ace, Avon, Harvey, and Lev Gleason to name a few, and he’s often remembered as the definitive illustrator of MLJ’s Hangman. He co-created Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom at Gold Key, and he worked on the Flash Gordon and Rip Kirby daily strips before retiring in the early 1990s.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-08

FRIDAY
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Golden/Silver Age of Comics: Working with Will Eisner (Room 8)

SUNDAY
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Spotlight on Bob Fujitani (Room 8)




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.

THURSDAY
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Spotlight on Pia Guerra (Room 4)

FRIDAY
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, VERTIGO: Looking Over the Edge (Room 5AB)




Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen The primary influence for a whole generation of filmmakers, Ray Harryhausen is the undisputed king of stop-motion animation. His memorable film works include Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans, 20,000,000 Miles to Earth, Sinbad's Golden Voyage, and many more.

FRIDAY
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Spotlight on Ray Harryhausen (and all things King Kong) (Room 6CDEF)

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Room 20)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Autographs (AA4)




Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez
Born and raised in Southern Californaia and trained at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, Phil Jimenez has worked in comics since 1991. His work includes Tempest, The Invisibles, JLA/Titans and Planetary/Authority. In addition, Jimenez wrote and drew a memorable 2-year run on Wonder Woman. After contributing pencil art to the recent blockbuster Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Jimenez is working on 2 current projects for DC: Otherworld, which he writes and pencils for VERTIGO, and DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy, a 4-issue miniseries written by Phil. (Courtesy DC Comics)

SATURDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, DC Comics: A Whole New World (Room 6A)

SUNDAY
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Spotlight on Phil Jimenez (Room 9)




Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan
New York Times best-selling author Robert Jordan’s mega-popular "Wheel of Time" series has thrilled readers all over the world. With over 11 million copies in print in North America alone, Jordan’s series has also been optioned for graphic novels (produced by the Dabel Brothers and DB Pro) and film: The Eye of the World, the first novel in the "Wheel of Time" series is in the works! With 10 books in the series, plus a prequel, New Spring: The Novel, this "Wheel" keeps turning!

THURSDAY
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Is That Your Sword or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me? Writing Fight Scenes for Science Fiction and Fantasy (Room 3)
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Autographs (AA3)

FRIDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Spotlight on Robert Jordan (Room 6A)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Autographs (AA4)




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.

THURSDAY
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Comic-Con Self-Publishing School 101: Getting Started (Room 2)

FRIDAY
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Spotlight on David Lapham (Room 3)

SATURDAY
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, The Graphic Novel (Room 4)




Jim Lee

Jim Lee Jim Lee exploded onto the comics scene in the mid 1980s with his eye-catching, innovative artwork in X-Men and Uncanny X-Men at Marvel. He was considered one of the industry's Young Turks when he helped form Image Comics in 1992, and his Wildstorm Productions Image imprint launched numerous successful titles, including Wild C.A.T.S., Stormwatch, and GEN13, among others. He later worked with Marvel during the revamp of Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Avengers and Captain America, and then moved Wildstorm to DC Comics. He is currently completing a run on Superman, and this summer he's illustrating a new Batman and Robin series, written by none other than Frank Miller, for the DC All-Stars line.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-12

THURSDAY
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Batman: Year of the Bat (Room 5AB)

SATURDAY
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, WildStorm: Comics Unleashed (Room 9)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, DC Comics: A Whole New World (Room 6A)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, DC All Stars with Jim Lee (Room 6CDEF)




Scott McCloud

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.

THURSDAY
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Spotlight on Scott McCloud (Room 5AB)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Anthologies Take Flight (Room 3)

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Tribute to Will Eisner (Room 5AB)




Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan
Richard Morgan took the science fiction world by storm in 2002 with his first novel, Altered Carbon. This ultra-hip, ultra-violent look at a corporate-owned future world introduced readers to Takeshi Kovacs, the central character in both Altered Carbon and the sequel, Broken Angels. Altered Carbon was immediately optioned as a major motion picture. His latest book, Market Forces, was published in 2003. His new book, Woken Furies, will appear in September and features the return of Takeshi Kovacs. He has also written Black Widow for Marvel Comics.

THURSDAY
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Down These Mean Streets: Crime Fiction (Room 9)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Spotlight on Richard Morgan (Room 5AB)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Autographs (AA4)

SATURDAY
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Science and Storytelling: Empirical Data and Creativity (Room 3)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Autographs (AA6)




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.

FRIDAY
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Spotlight on Gary Panter (Room 3)

SATURDAY
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, The Graphic Novel (Room 4)




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).

EXHIBIT HALL 2208

THURSDAY
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Spotlight on Eric Powell (Room 5AB)




Jerry Robinson

Jerry Robinson
At the age of seventeen, Jerry Robinson was hired by Bob Kane as an art assistant on the newly created "Batman" series for Detective Comics. In 1941, when Kane moved on to other features, Robinson became the major artist on the strip. But Robinson never received bylines. Together with writer Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson created The Joker and Robin, the Boy Wonder. Robinson also did considerable work for other strips, including Green Hornet for Harvey, Atoman for Spark, and Fighting Yank and Black Terror (together with Mort Meskin) for Nedor. At DC Robinson worked with Meskin drawing The Vigilante and Johnny Quick. In the 1950s he worked for Timely and Western on a variety of titles.

In 1955 Robinson moved into the comic strip and editorial cartooning field. He was president of the National Cartoonist Society from 1967 to 1969. He created Life with Robinson in the 1970s, which eventually led him to establish the Cartoonist and Writers Syndicate. He wrote one of the "bibles" about comic strips, The Comics, and has traveled around the world promoting cartooning and cartoonists. Most recently, he curated an art exhibit on Golden Age creators.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-11

THURSDAY
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Will Eisner Documentary: Master Class (Room 8)

FRIDAY
10:30 am - 11:30 am, The Bill Finger Award (Room 8)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Golden/Silver Age of Comics: Working with Will Eisner (Room 8)

SATURDAY
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eisner Documentary: Spirit (Room 5AB)




Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer
Filmation founder Lou Scheimer is responsible for bringing to television screens a multitude of beloved series based on comic books, toys, and original concepts. Filmation's earliest series, The New Adventures of Superman, appeared in 1965 and was followed by the animated adventures of Batman, Aquaman, and other DC heroes. These were followed by the Star Trek animated series, the Archie shows (which netted Filmation several gold records), the Emmy- nominated Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and the live-action Shazam!, Isis, and Space Academy shows. In 1983 he revolutionized the syndicated television market with the toy-based He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which will be rereleased on DVD by BCI Eclipse at Comic-Con International. (Courtesy BCI Eclipse and Tower Records)

THURSDAY
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Spotlight on Lou Scheimer (Room 6B)

FRIDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe DVD Spotlight (Room 6B)




J. J. Sedelmaier

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.

FRIDAY
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Spotlight on J. J. Sedelmaier (Room 2)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Autographs (AA3)
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm, An Evening with J. J. Sedelmaier (Room 6A)




Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith Filmmaker, author, and comic book retailer Kevin Smith is no stranger to comics fans all over the world. From his success with such films as Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Dogma to his award-winning work on Daredevil and Spider-Man at Marvel and Green Arrow: Quiver at DC, Smith has shown a keen ability to meld current fan sensibilities with solid storytelling techniques.

SATURDAY
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Kevin Smith (Hall H)




Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens Fan-favorite artist and creator of The Rocketeer, Dave Stevens is known for his incredible attention to detail and design, as well as his wonderful renderings of women (particularly Bettie Page). His work, including portfolios and limited- edition prints, is highly sought after by collectors around the world.

EXHIBIT HALL 4805

SUNDAY
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Co-host of Spotlight on Bob Fujitani (Room 8)




J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski Best known as the creator/writer/executive producer for Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczynski currently writes The Amazing Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Supreme Power, and The Book of Lost Souls for Marvel Comics, as well as the maxiseries Silver Surfer: Requiem and Dream Police. His new radio drama series, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, debuts on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation this summer.

FRIDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe DVD Spotlight (Room 6B)

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski (Room 6A)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Autographs (AA5)

SUNDAY
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Marvel Comics: Spider-Man: The Other (Room 5AB)




Dexter Taylor

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.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-01

SATURDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Little Archie’s 50th Anniversary: Spotlight on Bob Bolling and Dexter Taylor (Room 7B)





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.

FRIDAY
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Spotlight on Michael Turner and Aspen Comics (Room 6A)




Jhonen Vasquez

Jhonen Vasquez
Jhonen Vasquez created the popular Invader Zim cartoon for Nickelodeon, but he is best known in the comic book industry for creating Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Originally a comic strip for his school newspaper and later appearing as a single-page strip in Carpe Noctem magazine, Johnny evolved into a longer form comic book through Slave Labor Graphics. With the series now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the graphic novel collection Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: The Directors Cut is consistently in the top 100 graphic novels in sales year after year. Other titles by Vasquez include Squee, I Feel Sick, and Filler Bunny, and he is currently directing a music video for Mindless Self Indulgence and working on several other projects both in and out of the comic book industry. (Courtesy SLG)

FRIDAY
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Spotlight on Jhonen Vasquez (Room 6CDEF)




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.

THURSDAY
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Marvel Comics’s Ultimate U: The Write Stuff (Room 5AB)

FRIDAY
10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen (Room 6CDEF)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, VERTIGO: Looking Over the Edge (Room 5AB)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Spotlight on Brian K. Vaughan (Room 3)




Jim Warren

Jim Warren Starting off as the publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland in the late 1950s, Jim Warren jumped headfirst into the comics world in 1964 with the publication of Creepy. He began utilizing a stable of outstanding artists, essentially resurrecting the horror comics genre, and eventually went on to add Eerie and Vampirella to his line, as well as bringing Will Eisner's The Spirit back into active publication.

FRIDAY
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Spotlight on Jim Warren (Room 4)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Autographs (AA3)

SATURDAY
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Tribute to Will Eisner (Room 5AB)




Bill Willingham

Bill Willingham
Bill Willingham has been writing, and sometimes drawing, comics for more than twenty years. During that time he’s had work published by nearly every comics publisher in the business and he’s created many critically acclaimed series, including Elementals, Coventry, Proposition Player, and Fables. Along with Fables, Willingham currently writes Robin and the miniseries Day of Vengeance. His work has been nominated for many awards, including the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz comic industry awards and the International Horror Guild award. Willingham lives somewhere near a good poker room. (Courtesy VERTIGO)

THURSDAY
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Batman: Year of the Bat (Room 5AB)

SUNDAY
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Spotlight on Bill Willingham (Room 5AB)




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.

ARTISTS' ALLEY AA-03

THURSDAY
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Spotlight on Marv Wolfman (Room 2)

FRIDAY
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, 25th Anniversary of Teen Titans (Room 5AB)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Bongo Comics Sneak Peek (Room 8)

SATURDAY
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Write Now! Magazine Presents: Comic Book Writers Talk About Writing (Room 4)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Science and Storytelling: Empirical Data and Creativity (Room 3)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Autographs (AA6)




Thomas Yeates

Thomas Yeates
Thomas Yeates’ meticulous art style is reminiscent of some of the great illustrators of the magazine era. Yeates work in comics includes Swamp Thing for DC Comics, Universe X for Marvel Comics, Tarzan and more recently, Conan, (both for Dark Horse) and the Zorro comic strip. He’s also self-published 2 sketch collections, titled Twixt Two Worlds. (Co- sponsored by Big-5 War Collectors)

FRIDAY
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Big-5 War Comics: War in the Funny Books (Room 8)



This represents the Comic-Con International 2005 Programming Schedule as of this moment. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Panelists scheduled to appear at each event are also subject to change. Please check the schedule signs outside each door for updated information.

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