Special Guests

Special Guests

All Special Guests are scheduled to appear all weekend unless otherwise noted.


Rose City Comic Con is pleased to announce Ani-Mia will be attending once more as our special guest. Since 2008 she has been traveling the country appearing at conventions. Having the pleasure of judging costume contests, appearing on panels, along with being in online and print magazines. Doing what she loves most: meeting amazing industry people and incredible fans.

Michael Allred

Allred is known for his wildly popular MADMAN series, which is currently being developed for a live action film with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. His earlier work from GRAFIK MUZIK was turned into the cult hit movie G-Men from Hell.

His style is often compared to pop-art, as well as commercial and comic art of the 1950s and 1960s and can be seen in his other works which include runs on X-Force, X-Statix, Fantastic Four (FF), Silver Surfer, and Batman '66 just to name a few. Most recently Allred has gained even more success with the launch of the comic iZombie which has been turned into a hit television series.

Laura Allred

Laura Allred is the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Colorist for iZombie (DC Comics/Vertigo) and Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special (Image). Allred often collaborates with her husband Michael Allred and is known for other works such as Silver Surfer, Fantastic FourX-Statix, Batman '66 and many others. Allred is considered to be one of the best colorists in the industry and is often the top choice by publishers to work on their properties.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

A writer whose work includes the Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly,Captain Marvel, Ghost, Avengers Assemble, Avenging Spider-Man, Invincible Iron-Man, Osborn, Supergirl, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Castle.

Leila del Duca

Leila del Duca is the artist on Image Comic's Shutter, with writer Joe Keatinge. She also draws The Pantheon Project, written by Erik Taylor and published by Action Lab later this year. Leila has also worked on Deadskins, a zombie western for Fried Comics, and Escape From Terra, for Big Head Press. She has also art directed the Denver-based literary and arts magazine, Cellar Door.

Randy Emberlin

Known for his work on title such as GI Joe, The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Ghost. Randy has worked in the comic book industry for over 30 years.

Matt Fraction

Writer for The Mighty Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, Sex Criminals, Defenders, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Fear Itself and his creator owned book Casanova.

Larry Hama

Artist / Writer / Editor Larry Hama has worked on many iconic titles for several decades. He is known for his work on GI Joe, Wolverine, Conan the Barbarian, The 'Nam, and many others!

Hama earned an unexpected female following for G.I. Joe by writing strong female characters (Cover Girl, Lady Jaye, Scarlett) who fought equally along their male counterparts. The title was also praised for unusually positive representations of minorities in a children’s series for the time.

Joe Keatinge

Joe Keatinge is the writer of Image, Marvel and DC Comics titles including Shutter, Tech Jacket, Glory, Adventures of Superman, and Marvel Knights: Hulk. Keatinge was also the Executive Editor of Eisner and Harvey award-winning Image Comics anthology, Popgun, and the Courtney Taylor-Taylor penned One Model Nation. Keatinge, based out of the Portland comics studio, Tranquility Base, also writes for the premiere French-language magazine on American comics: Comic Box.

Randy Kintz

Kintz is a local creator known for his work on titles such as Gearz, Drone. and Jason and the Agronauts. His work has also been featured in multiple editions of the Emerald City Comicon: Monsters and Dames art book.

Emi Lenox

Lenox is a well known illustrator in the Pacific Northwest. She's worked on titles such as the wildley popular Lumberjanes and Madman: All-New Giant-Size Ginchy Special to name a couple. However, we personally love her work on her own web-comic EmiTown!

Kevin Maguire

Kevin Maguire

Artist on Guardians of the Galaxy, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Worlds' Finest, My Greatest Adventure, Weird Worlds, Justice League: Generation Lost, Booster Gold, Doom Patrol, Justice League International and Batman Confidential.

Ibrahim Moustafa

Eisner Nominated, Moustafa is a rising star in the industry and a Portland local that Rose City Comic Con calls a friend. He is best known for The Pound: Ghouls Night Out from IDW and the digital comic High Crimes.

Ryan Ottley

Ryan Ottley is the ongoing artist of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible. With over 100 issues and counting, Invincible is published by Image Comics alongside Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. In addition to his work on Invincible, Ottley’s talent has appeared in The Amazing Spider Man, Batman/Superman, The Flash, Spawn, The Walking Dead, Witchblade and other popular titles.

Jeff Parker

Is the writer of titles such as Aquaman, Dark Avengers, Hulk, Batman 66, and Red She-Hulk just to name a few. Jeff is also a member of Periscope Studios based in Portland, Oregon.

Nate Quarry

Nate Quarry is a retired Mixed Martial Arts fighter based out of Portland. He is known for his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter, his UFC career, his hosting role on MMA Uncensored Live, and an appearance in Left 4 Dead 2. Quarry is the creator of the Zombie Cage Fighter comic book.

Chris Roberson

Chris Roberson is a science fiction author, comic book writer, and the publisher of MonkeyBrain Books. He is known for his work on iZombie, Superman, and Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love. His current work includes Doc Savage, Sovereign, The Shadow, and Codename: Action.

James Robinson

Robinson is a well known writer who has worked on many of our favorite titles including Starman, Batman, Hawkman, JSA, and his own creator owned title - Leave it to Chance. He is also know for his work on the Alan Moore adapted screen play - A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. 

Tim Sale

1999 Will Eisner award winner, Tim Sale is joining Rose City Comic Con. Sale is known for his work on Superman, Grendel, Batman, Superior Spider man, and many more. Sale is a frequent collaborator with Jeph Loeb and has art work was prominently featured as the paintings by the character Isaac Mendez on the hit series, Heroes.

Jim Valentino

Valentino has worked in the industry as writer, artist, and publisher for several decades. He's known for his work at Marvel on the Guardians of the Galaxy and the What If....? series. Valentino, along with other creators, left Marve in the early 90's to form Image Comics where Valentino published his Shadowhawk series and created the Shadowline Imprint for Image. Valentino also served as Image's Publisher for several years and saw the release of wildly popular title The Walking Dead.

Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for over twenty years and is the creator of both wildly popular titles 'Mage' & 'Grendel'. His recent works having included such titles as 'The Shadow: Year One', 'Django/Zorro', and 'Green Hornet: Year One'. His work has also appeared in a number of other titles including 'Batman', 'Green Arrow', and 'Sandman Mystery Theater' to name just a few.

Pete Woods

Pete Woods is an artist known for his work on titles such as Backlash, Deadpool, Robin, Catwoman, and Action Comics. His recent work includes Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle, Trekker: The Train to Avalon Bay, Adventures of Superman, Aquaman, and Smallville Season 11.

Chrissie Zullo

Zullo is a comic book artist whose notable works include the covers for Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, Fables, and Hack/Slash.

Recent Updates


  • Randy Emberlin
  • James Robinson


  • Emi Lenox
  • Chrissie Zullo


  • Matt Wagner


  • Kevin Maguire


  • Randy Kintz
  • Pete Woods


  • Ibrahim Moustafa


  • Ani-Mia
  • Jeff Parker


  • Tim Sale


  • Chris Roberson


  • Leila del Duca
  • Joe Keatinge


  • Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Matt Fraction


  • Nate Quarry


  • Jim Valentino


  • Larry Hama


  • Laura Allred


  • Michael Allred


  • Ryan Ottley