More Guests Added for Special Edition!
More Guests Added for Special Edition
We welcome five more special guests who will be appearing at Comic-Con Special Edition, along with the previously announced Kevin Eastman, Dustin Nguyen, and Sam Maggs. Additional special guests will be revealed next week!
Ryan Benjamin is a professional artist who started his career in comics in 1994 with Image and Wildstorm. His credits include such top-selling comics as Brothers Bond, WildCats, Grifter, X-men, Star Wars, Iron Man, Grifter/Midnighter, Batman Beyond (#1 in the NY Times), Batman, and many more. Ryan’s current works include the Brothers Bond Board Game and his creator-owned comic, Spark. He also founded Comic Pro Boot Camp in 2019, where he teaches how to draw comics alongside top industry professionals.
Minh Lê is the award-winning picture book author of Lift (Eisner Award nominee) and Drawn Together (winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature). He is also the author of the graphic novel Green Lantern: Legacy for DC Comics (which introduced the newest Green Lantern, Tai Pham). He serves on the board of We Need Diverse Books and has been published by NPR, the Huffington Post, and The New York Times. Outside of spending time with his wonderful wife and kids at their home in San Diego, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book.
Alex Niño, an Eisner Hall of Fame nominee and a pioneer of the Filipino invasion of American Comics in the 1970s, is best known for his unique style, which appeared in horror stories published by DC, Heavy Metal, and Warren Publishing. He was also a visual developer for Disney, having worked on features such as Mulan, Treasure Planet, Atlantis, and The Emperor’s New Groove. Alex continues to produce stunning and incredible art for commissions. His recent works are available at AlexNino.net.
Mimi Pond is a lifelong cartoonist whose works include five humor books and cartoons for periodicals from the National Lampoon to Seventeen magazine to The New Yorker and the Paris Review. Her most current books are her two-part graphic novels, Over Easy and The Customer Is Always Wrong, published by Drawn & Quarterly. Mimi won the 2021 Eisner Award for Best Short Story and is a past Eisner nominee. She is creating a work of graphic nonfiction about Britain’s storied Mitford Sisters, to be published in 2023, also by D&Q.
Over the last 50 years Scott Shaw! has created underground comix (Fear and Laughter), mainstream comics (Captain Carrot, Sonic the Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics), children’s books (Marooned Lagoon), syndicated comic strips (Bugs Bunny), graphic novels (Annoying Orange), TV cartoons (Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies), advertising (Post Pebbles cereal), toys, trading cards, video games, packaging art, and more. He is currently producing a cartoon, finishing a new story for Aces Weekly, and writing his Retrofan column. Scott's work has garnered him four Emmy Awards, an Eisner Award, and a Humanitas Award. He's known for his Oddball Comics Live! Show (the book is coming soon) and playing Quick Draw! with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés. Scott was one of those who created San Diego Comic-Con.