Comic-Con Welcomes Its Sixth Wave of Special Guests!
Here are six more people who will be in the spotlight at Comic-Con 2022.
Henry Barajas is a Latinx author based in Los Angeles. He is best known for his graphic memoir about his great-grandfather Ramon Jaurigue, titled La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo, and for the Latinx fantasy Helm Greycastle. Recently, Barajas wrote the Marvel/SOMOS Healthcare Avengers #1 issue aimed to inspire the people of New York City to get vaccinated, particularly the Latinx community that was disproportionately impacted by COVID.
Jock is a three-time New York Times bestselling British artist best known for his comics work with writer Andy Diggle on DC/Vertigo's The Losers, the award-winning Batman: The Black Mirror, and Wytches with writer Scott Snyder. Jock has also produced key art and concept design for such films as Dredd, Annihilation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the Oscar-winning Ex Machina. Details on his new Comixology Originals project will be revealed at Comic-Con 2022!
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Shaenon K. Garrity is a cartoonist and writer best known for Narbonic, Skin Horse (co-written with Jeffrey C. Wells), and The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor (with art by Christopher Baldwin). Her upcoming graphic novels include Steam (with art by Emily Holden) and her next Willowweep Manor book with Baldwin, The Nefarious Nights of Willowweep Manor. She lives in Berkeley with a cat, a man, and a boy.
Barbara Randall Kesel
Barbara Randall Kesel’s comics career started in the mid-1980s at DC Comics, where she went from freelance writer to editor before heading west. She joined Dark Horse Comics in the early ’90s as an editor before returning to the freelance life. An unexpected meeting at Comic-Con led to the challenge of helping to start up CrossGen Comics in Florida in 2000. A few freelancing years later, she’s now working for a tech startup (Urus Entertainment—watch for the comics app!) that's creating a new twist on comics.
Steve Saffel has attended every San Diego Comic-Con since 1984, first as promotions manager and an editor for Marvel Comics, then as an executive editor for Del Rey Books, and most recently as a senior acquisitions editor for Titan Books. At Marvel he was responsible for the company’s exhibits and guests, and at Del Rey he spearheaded the effort to bring mainstream book publishers to San Diego. He edits science fiction, fantasy, horror, and art books as well as licensed properties that include Alien, Gears of War, original Marvel novels, Mass Effect, and the new fiction initiative for Conan on the character’s 90th anniversary.
Dan Slott is best known for his 10-year run on Amazing Spider-Man, which featured The Superior Spider-Man saga, Go Down Swinging, and the original, New York Times bestselling story, Spider-Verse. His current work includes Fantastic Four for Marvel and new Doctor Who specials for Titan. Dan previously worked on 2014’s Silver Surfer, which won a 2016 Eisner for best single issue, and 2004’s She-Hulk, which will be one of the sources for the upcoming Disney+ TV series. He’s also worked on Tony Stark: Iron Man, Mighty Avengers, Avengers: The Initiative, Ren & Stimpy, Batman Adventures, and Arkham Asylum: Living Hell.