Special Guests

The following guests are confirmed for WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Gerry
Duggan

Writer, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars

As a kid Gerry Duggan stayed up late reading comics while waiting for Letterman’s show. It was as valuable an education as earning his diploma from Emerson College. Since 2012 he’s written Deadpool, Infinity Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Hulk, Nova, Star Wars, and Savage Sword of Conan for Marvel Entertainment.

His creator-owned work includes Analog, a comic imagining the collapse of the web and rise of “Ledger Men,” hardened couriers moving secrets on paper. Lionsgate bought it for Chad Stahelski to direct after John Wick 3. 

His latest collaboration is Dead Rabbit, an action-comedy set against the corpse of the middle-class. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and their beagle.

Appearing Friday and Saturday Only

Mark Evanier

Mark Evanier at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Mark
Evanier

Writer, producer, historian, Kirby King of Comics

Mark Evanier has been writing comic books since he was 17, having started reading them when he was about that many minutes old. He apprenticed with the great Jack Kirby and has written much about Jack and comic book history. He's written countless comics including many with the superstars of Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna-Barbera, as well as Blackhawk and others for DC, his own co-creations including The DNAgents, Crossfire, and Magnor, plus he does something (God knows what) on Groo the Wanderer with Sergio Aragonés. He's also written hundreds of hours for TV including sitcoms, variety shows, and cartoons, including writing/producing 20 years of Garfield the Cat.

Michael C. Grumley

Michael C. Grumley at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Michael C.
Grumley

Author, Breakthrough series

Michael C. Grumley is an indie writer and the author of seven bestselling books on Amazon. He is best known for his original “Breakthrough” series. With over one million books sold since publishing his first novel five years ago, he now ranks on the top 10 lists in many of Amazon’s fiction categories alongside authors like Lee Child and Clive Cussler. He spent 30 years working in the information technology sector, where a single life event prompted him to finally take the plunge and leave it all behind to write fulltime.  He lives in California with his wife and two daughters and frequently finds himself writing from places he never expected.

Joëlle Jones

Joëlle Jones at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Joëlle
Jones

Writer-artist, Catwoman, Lady Killer

Joëlle Jones is an Eisner Award-nominated artist currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Since attending PNCA in Portland, OR, she has contributed to a wide range of projects. She is currently writing and drawing Catwoman and recently finished a run on Batman, both for DC comics. She also wrote and drew the series, Lady Killer, published by Dark Horse Comics. Jones has also provided art for fashion designer Prada, and various projects for Marvel, BOOM!, Vertigo, Oni Press, and The New York Times. Joëlle currently has projects with DC Comics as well as continuing her series Lady Killer.

Tom King

Tom King at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Tom
King

Writer, Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis

Tom King is an American author, comic book writer, and ex-CIA officer. He is best known for writing The Vision for Marvel Comics, and The Sheriff of Babylon for the DC comics imprint Vertigo, his 2012 superhero novel A Once Crowded Sky, and the "Rebirth"-era Batman for DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he’s currently writing Heroes in Crisis for DC, and just finished an acclaimed run on Mister Miracle with artist Mitch Gerads.

Andy Kubert

Andy Kubert at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Andy
Kubert

Artist, Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Batman

Andy Kubert graduated from The Kubert School, founded by his father, Joe Kubert. He began his drawing career at DC Comics then went on to Marvel Comics’ popular X-Men. He later returned to DC comics. Along with his teaching and other duties at the Kubert School, Andy is currently an exclusive contract artist to DC comics. He has been named to Wizard Magazine’s Top Ten Artists list on numerous occasions over the course of his career.

Appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Phil
LaMarr

Actor, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty; voice actor, Samurai Jack, Justice League

Actor Phil LaMarr is best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as "Marvin" in Pulp Fiction. A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings. He has appeared on camera in Free Enterprise, Get Shorty, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Superstore, VEEP, and more; lent his voice to animated projects including Futurama, Samurai Jack, Justice League, Family Guy, Young Justice, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars; and video games like Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat X, and the Injustice, Metal Gear Solid, and Darksiders series, as well as the record-setting Incredibles 2.

Jim Lee

Jim Lee at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Jim
Lee

Artist, Justice League: Origin, Suicide Squad; DC Comics publisher

Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the chief creative officer–publisher of DC Entertainment. In addition to his duties at DC, he is the artist for many of DC Comics’ best-selling comic books and graphic novels, including All Star Batman and Robin, Superman: For Tomorrow, Justice League: Origin, Superman Unchained, and Suicide Squad. He also served as the executive creative director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Daybreak Games.

Appearing Friday and Saturday only.

Tula Lotay

Tula Lotay at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Tula
Lotay

Artist, Supreme: Blue Rose, All Star Batman

Lisa Wood, known by her pen name Tula Lotay, is an English comic book artist. She is best known for illustrating Supreme: Blue Rose, written by Warren Ellis for Image Comics and All Star Batman with Scott Snyder. She was also an artist on Si Spencer's eight-part series Bodies for Vertigo.

She illustrated issue #13 of The Wicked + The Divine, which was published in 2015 and nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book.

Lotay and her Supreme collaborator Warren Ellis announced in 2015 that they were working on a new comic, Heartless, which will be published by Image Comics in 2019. She has created several posters for the Austin poster company Mondo including Wonder Woman.

She lives in Yorkshire, UK.

Ryan Meinerding

Ryan Meinerding at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Ryan
Meinerding

Head of Visual Development, Marvel Studios

Ryan Meinerding is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. He has been with them since the early days of Iron Man, helping to design the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ryan studied industrial design at the University of Notre Dame and illustration at the Art Center College of Design. After leaving college, Ryan met Jon Favreau, and Jon hired him to work on Iron Man as an illustrator, and subsequently Iron Man 2 as a lead character designer. He stayed on at Marvel Studios to work on concept designs for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. In the last few years he has had the opportunity to design one of his favorite super-heroes for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as the Avengers for Infinity War and also ventured into the world of Black Panther. Currently he is working on new Marvel Studios’ projects, after finishing up work on Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home.

Greg Pak

Greg Pak at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Greg
Pak

Writer, Planet Hulk, Firefly, Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Greg Pak is a comic book writer and filmmaker best known for co-creating the Marvel character Amadeus Cho with Takeshi Miyazawa and writing Planet Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu, and the children’s book The Princess Who Saved Herself. His current comics include Ronin Island, James Bond 007, Firefly, and Star Wars: Age of Rebellion. Pak also wrote the how-to book Kickstarter Secrets and co-wrote Make Comics Like the Pros with Fred Van Lente. For more about Pak’s work, visit gregpak.com and twitter.com/gregpak.

Tim Sale

Tim Sale at WonderCon Anaheim 2019, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Tim
Sale

Artist, Batman: The Long Halloween, Spider-Man Blue

Tim Sale lives in Seattle, and is primarily known for his work with Jeph Loeb on such titles as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman For all Seasons, Spider-Man Blue, and Daredevil Yellow. He was also the artist on the first season on the NBC TV show, Heroes.