Special Guests

The following guests have been confirmed for WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis at WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center

Photo: Mitchel Haddad

Brian Michael
Bendis

Writer, Superman, Action Comics, Young Justice

Brian Michael Bendis is a Peabody, Eisner, and Inkpot Award-winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He is the co-creator of Marvel’s breakout characters Jessica Jones and Miles Morales (star of the feature film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, for which Bendis was executive producer and consultant) as well as DC’s Naomi.

He currently writes Superman, Action Comics, and Young Justice for DCas well as the creator-owned series Powers, Scarlet, and United States vs. Murder Inc. In his time at Marvel Entertainment, Bendis completed historic runs on Ultimate Spider-ManAvengersX-Men, and more, and wrote such bestselling events as Avengers vs. X-MenHouse of M, and Secret War. Bendis lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and four children.

Michael Cho

Michael Cho at WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Michael
Cho

Artist, Marvel and DC covers; writer/artist, Shoplifter

Michael Cho is a freelance cartoonist/illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. Michael has drawn a large variety of covers and a few stories for publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Valiant, and others. He also paints book covers and draws editorial illustrations for clients like Penguin Books and The New Yorker. Along the way, Michael has picked up a few awards for his work. His graphic novel, Shoplifter, was published by Pantheon and was a New York Times bestseller.

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson at WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Nalo
Hopkinson

Author, Blackheart Man, The House of Whispers

Jamaican-Canadian author Nalo Hopkinson has published six novels and numerous short stories. She is a recipient of the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest, the Campbell and Locus Awards, the World Fantasy Award, and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. She is a recipient of Eagle-Con's Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award, in recognition of impactful contributions to the science fiction community. She is the author of The House of Whispers, a new DC monthly comic in Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe. She is completing Blackheart Man, an alternate historical fantasy of the Caribbean.

Adam Hughes

Adam Hughes at WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Adam
Hughes

Artist, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Hellboy

Adam Hughes, as of this writing, is a multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Inkpot Award-winning artist and New York Times bestselling author. I mean, anything can happen between the time he wrote this and when you read it. Pulitzer? Possible. Nobel Peace Prize? Stranger things have happened. Arrested for public urination? More than likely. Literally the world is this guy’s oyster.

He’s known for illustrating strong, beautiful women like Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Tomb Raider but is currently drawing strong, beautiful monsters like Hellboy. He lives in Atlanta with his charming wife, their even more charming dogs, and several indifferent cats.

Natalie Nourigat

Natalie Nourigat at WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Natalie
Nourigat

Writer/artist, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation, Between Gears

Natalie Nourigat is a short film director and storyboard artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She directed the 2-D/3-D hybrid animated short film Exchange Student for Disney’s Short Circuit program (2019) and storyboarded on Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018). Her latest graphic novel, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation (BOOM! Box), provides insight into the LA animation industry and tips for artists trying to break in.

Natalie's other credits include Between Gears (Image Comics), Deadpool #250 (Marvel), and A Boy & A Girl (Oni Press). Her work has been nominated for the Eisner Award, GLAAD Media Award, and Oregon Book Award.

Skottie Young

Skottie Young at WonderCon Anaheim 2020, April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center
Skottie
Young

Writer/artist, Rocket Raccoon, I Hate Fairyland

Skottie Young got his start at Marvel on titles like Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan, Human Torch, and Venom. He soon began adapting the L. Frank Baum OZ novels at Marvel with Eric Shanower. After five years and six OZ graphic novels, he began writing and drawing the hit series Rocket Raccoon, illustrating the children's book Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman, and the Young Marvel variant covers. He then created, wrote, and drew the series I Hate Fairyland at Image Comics. He followed that with co-creating and writing Middlewest with artist Jorge Corona and Bully Wars with artist Aaron Conley. He wrote Deadpool for Marvel with artists Nic Klein and Scott Hepburn. Skottie’s currently writing a new Marvel series for artist Humberto Ramos and a few other creator-owned projects to be announced soon. For more info, visit www.skottieyoung.com