SDCC Announces 2nd Wave of Special Guests for 2011

Grant Morrison

Press Release:

More Special Guests Announced for Comic-Con 2011

Jones, Kenyon, Morrison, and Steranko added to San Diego Event

San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, has announced two dozen additional special guests for this year’s convention. Artist Joëlle Jones, author Sherrilyn Kenyon, writer Grant Morrison, and writer/artist/publisher Jim Steranko join 20 fellow comics creators who have recently committed for Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego.

The first wave of 20 special guests was announced by Comic-Con in October of last year.

“We received great feedback from comics fans with our initial announcement,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “The addition of more special guests to an already stellar roster showcasing the best in the comics community is something our attendees have come to expect.”

Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations. While there is still no specific date for the opening of general registration, Comic-Con expects it to occur before the end of January.

For the running list of 2011 special guests visit

Following are the 24 new guests confirmed with today’s announcement:

Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, Groo, MAD magazine)

Ed Benes (artist, Justice League of America, Birds of Prey)

Anina Bennett (writer/editor, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)

Yves “Balak” Bigerel (French writer/artist, Lord of Burger)

Chester Brown (writer/artist, Yummy Fur, Louis Riel, Paying for It)

Ernie Chan (artist, Conan, Batman, Jonah Hex)

Jo Chen (artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways, Xbox Fable)

Seymour Chwast (illustrator, graphic designer)

Dick DeBartolo (writer, MAD magazine)

Tony DeZuniga (artist, Jonah Hex, Conan the Barbarian)

Eric Drooker (painter, graphic novelist, Flood, Blood Song, Howl)

Mark Evanier (writer, comics historian, Kirby: King of Comics)

Joyce Farmer (cartoonist, Wimmen’s Comix, Special Exits)

Paul Guinan (artist, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)

Joëlle Jones (artist, You Have Killed Me, Troublemaker)

Sherrilyn Kenyon (author, Dark-Hunter series, Lords of Avalon series)

Richard A. and Patricia Lupoff (writers, fanzine pioneers)

Patrick McDonnell (cartoonist, Mutts)

Grant Morrison (writer, All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated)

Alex Niño (artist, Conan, Heavy Metal, God the Dyslexic Dog)

Steranko (writer/artist/publisher, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Prevue)

Cameron Stewart (artist, Seaguy, Seven Soldiers; writer/artist, Sin Titulo)

Dave Stewart (award-winning colorist)

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web:,,

MA – Grant Morrison Documentary Screening

October 12, 2010 by  
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Be among the first to see the feature length documentary about legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison! In this trippy, emotional journey through his life, you’ll discover a man living on the border of fiction and reality.

Sunday, October 17 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Patrick Meaney and Producer/DP Jordan Rennert.

Tickets are $8. Buy them here.

RSVP on Facebook.

The Magic Room
155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA

SDCC 2010 Friday Program Schedule Now Online

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Okay, so how does Thursday’s list compare with Friday’s?

Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Neal Adams, Stan Lee, Robert Carlyle, Ming Na, Paul Levitz, Nicolas Cage, Mark Waid, Jerry O’Connell, Janet Evanovich, Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Molly Shannon, Patton Oswalt, Grant Morrison, Stuart Immonen, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Michael Zulli, Berkeley Breathed, Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Zachary Quinto, Jerry Robinson, David Finch, Stan Lee, David Boreanaz, Adrianne Curry, J, Michael Straczynski, Summer Glau, Guillermo del Toro, Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Chris Claremont, Lucy Lawless, Anna Torv, Chloe Moretz, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Didio, Seth Green, Noah Wyle, Drew Struzan, Anna Paquin, Charlaine Harris, Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis, Thomas Jane, Bernie Wrightson, Bruce Jones, Morena Baccarin, Michael Chiklis, Elizabeth Mitchell, Danny De Vito, and Tiffany.

Tiffany. Wow.

See the complete schedule.

C2E2 Announces Initial Programming Schedule

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Via C2E2:

Events – Panels & Screenings

170. What’s that? That’s the number of panels, screenings, and special events taking place at C2E2. We’ve got close to a dozen theaters, conference spaces, stages, and workshop rooms running all three days with some amazing content. Want to hear the latest from Marvel and DC? Check? Want to meet some of Chicago’s comic book hometown heroes? Check. Want to learn, change, and grow with talks from Reading With Pictures, Diamond, the Comics Studies Conference, and ICv2? Check. Want to see some weird, wonderful, and eclectic performances? Check. Want premiere screenings? Check. C2E2’s got them all, and you can delve into all three days of programming right here.

Note, though, that most of the schedule is now online, but much of our Hollywood and TV programming will be coming out later, and there are a few other events, too, that will be added to this list in the coming weeks.

Follow the link.

NYC – Joe the Barbarian Signing

January 19, 2010 by  
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Sean Murphy appears at a launch party for Joe the Barbarian at Bergen Street Comics (between Flatbush & 5th Avenues) Brooklyn on Saturday, January 30th 7pm-close. Original pages will be on display. Refreshments will be served and Sean will be signing.

Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

CA – Scottish Swami Returns

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Grant Morrison & Clive Barker appear at Meltdown on July 1st.

Grant Morrison & Clive Barker appear at Meltdown on July 1st.

The comics legend is signing Batman and Robin and his new book, Final Crisis!

Los Angeles – June 17th, 2009 – It is time to break brains and separate souls!

It is time to weave wonder and leave mouths agape in the wake of impenetrable accents and extraordinary ideas!  It is time for YOU to return to MELTDOWN, because the Scottish swami Grant Morrison is returning to grace us with his presence and give us mere cave dwellers our first bouts of intellectual fire!

Are you going to allow the microphone to be dominated with the weeping milk-tears of egg-handed fools who will simply rehash old discussions of the Talmud of Mr. Tawky Tawny or shall we look towards a brighter day to come and inquire after new scripts, songs, fashions and fabulations?

If you consider yourself a worthwhile nerd, a good geek, a fascinating fan of freak fiction, then do us a favor and start formulating your questions now so that we can extract as much information about our favorite characters and series, old and new, and even if for a moment transcend our mortal coil to a dream world of comical capes and quizzical chimpanzees.

Come complete the circle and revel in the impossible.

CLIVE BARKER will hold a brief conversation with GRANT MORRISON before the signing.  Copies of Mr. Morrison’s latest literary luncheons, Final Crisis HC and Batman & Robin #1, will be on sale.  That same day is the release of Batman & Robin #2. Buy one (or 3) of these 3 books and get into the event in the Meltdown Gallery.

Sadly, no outside items will be allowed due to time constrain on the talent.  But don’t despair!  Refreshments and music will also be provided.


WHY: Signing Batman and Robin and his latest Hard Cover Book, Final Crisis!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st, 2009 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Meltdown Comics, 7522 SUNSET BLVD, L.A., CA, 90046



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