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.

Brooke Allen

Allen is an Eisner Award winner for her work on the highly acclaimed BOOM! title 'Lumberjanes'. Her work can also be found on the cover and in the pages of titles such as 'Adventure Time' & 'Powerpuff Girls' to name a couple

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.

Marc Andreyko

Marc Andreyko is a comic book writer known for 'Manhunter', and 'Torso'. His current work includes 'Batwoman', 'Fairest', Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed', 'The Illegitimates, and Dark Shadow: Year One' and 'Captain America and Bucky'.

Amy Chu

Writer of 'Girls Night Out',  'Sensation Comics Wonder Woman' and Image Comics 'Liberty Annual'

Clayton Crain

Clayton Crain is an American comic book artist, who primarily uses digital painting techniques in his art. He is best known for his works on Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation, Venom vs. Carnage and Sensational Spider-Man.The second one of his Ghost Rider mini-series with writer Garth Ennis has been published by the name of Trail of Tears.  Other titles include the re-launch of X-Force where he has done the interiors and covers, as well as Carnage!

Zack Davisson

Zack Davisson

Writer and translator Zack Davisson will be coming to RCCC. Be sure to ask him about Japanese ghost stories!

Valentine De Landro

Valentine is a well respected and talented creator who has worked on many popular titles including 'X-Factor', 'G.I. Joe', 'Thunderbolts', 'Hawkeye', and 'Bitch Planet' with fellow RCCC Guest, Kelly Sue DeConnick!

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.

Ming Doyle

Artist and Writer Ming Doyle has worked on many of our favorite titles including 'Fantastic Four', 'Mara', 'Womanthology', 'Quantam & Woody', 'Lumberjanes', & 'Constantine' to are just a few of her credits. come meet this very talented creator at Rose City Comic Con!

Grace Ellis

Ellis is an Eisner Award winner for her work as writer and co-creator of the highly acclaimed 'Lumberjanes' title from BOOM!

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.

Heather Finley

Heather Finley is a freelance writer from Portland, OR. Since 2012 she has been an ongoing writer for Zombies vs Cheerleaders as well as written for Zenescope and Aspen Comics.

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.

Sean "Cheeks" Galloway

Please welcome our next special guest, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway! He's been a cover artist and colorists for DC Comics and BOOM! Studios, and is the creator the upcoming sci-fi/Kung fu epic 'Bastion's 7'! His comic works include a 'Teen Titans Go', 'Adventures of Superman', and has been the lead designed for the new Sony animated series 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'!

Glen David Gold

Glen David Gold is best known as the author of Carter Beats the Devil, a fictionalized biography of Charles Joseph Carter, an American illusionist performing from c.1900-1936. He writes in a narrative style, and the book was hailed as a very respectable venture into historical fiction. He is also an active member of the McSweeney's publishing house, and his short stories, including The Squonk, have appeared in a number of the issues.

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 Harris

Creator/writer of Great Pacific, writer of The X-Files: Season 10, The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, Vampirella vs. Dracula, Batman: The Dark Knight, Spontaneous, Vampirella and The Scarlet Legion and B.P.R.D.

Charles Hatfield

Charles Hatfield

As we continue announcing RCCC guests, please welcome California State University, Northridge professor Charles Hatfield. We're getting academic this year!

Jeremy Haun

Haun is known for his work on titles such as 'Batwoman', 'Red Hood: Lost Days', 'Batman', 'The Darkness', and 'Battle Hymn

Erica Henderson

Artist on the very popular 'The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl' series! Her work has also been featured in 'Howard the Duck', 'Secret Wars' and 'Atomic Robo'!

Phil Hester

Hester created 'The Wretch' and has worked on titles like 'Green Arrow', 'The Darkness', 'Swamp Thing', 'Ant-Man' and many more!

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is an award-winning background designer on Cartoon Network's hit show Adventure Time as well as Frederator's Bravest Warriors, his work has been featured in art shows, comic books and with clients such as Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Image Comics, Frederator Studios, MTV Films, SLG Publishing, Fox and Mattel.

Sandy Jarrell

The talented Artist for 'Batman '66', 'Flash Gordon', 'Unfair', 'Wasteland', and 'Meteor Men'.

Nicole Marie Jean

Cosplayer, model and all around awesome person - Nicole Marie Jean will be at Rose City Comic Con this September! Don't miss out on meeting this amazing cosplayer!

Van Jensen

Jensen has written titles like 'The Flash' and 'Green Arrow Corps', and is the creator of 'Pinocchio, Vampire Hunter'!

Daniel Warren Johnson

Known for his work on Dark Horse's 'The Ghost Fleet', 'Chew', and 'Green Leader'.

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.

Stacey Lee

Lee has made her debut this year on the highly acclaimed spider-verse title 'Silk'. Her work has also been featured on the covers of 'Uncanny X-Men', 'Steed and Mrs. Peel', and 'New Warriors' to name a few.

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.

Annie Nocenti

RCCC welcomes writer, editor, and filmmaker Annie Nocenti to the convention! Nocenti's work at Marvel had huge impacts in the worlds of 'Daredevil' and 'X-Men'! She is also known for her work on 'Batman', "Green Arrow', 'Catwoman' and 'Longshot'.

Patrick Olliffe

Creator who has worked on many titles from Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC. Some of his credits include 'Spider-Man', 'Thor', 'Barbwire', 'Catwoman', 'Booster Gold', 'Ms. Marvel', and 'Captain Marvel'... Whew, that a long list but only a fraction of what Patrick has worked on.

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.

Siya Oum

Siya Oum has worked on numerous Aspen Comics titles including her own creator-owned hit series, 'Lola XOXO', interior work for 'Soulfire: Search for the Light' mini-series, covers for Michael Turner’s 'Fathom and Soulfire', 'Fathom: Kiani', 'Charismagic, Damsels in Excess' and more.

Oum has also illustrated covers for Marvel Comics titles 'Spider-Woman' and 'Spider-Gwen', DC Comics and more. Currently, Oum is drawing the spin-off mini-series 'Lola XOXO: The Wasteland Madam' and writing the second volume of 'Lola XOXO'

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.

Gary Phillips

Weaned on the images of Kirby and Steranko in comics and Hammet and Himes in prose, Gary Phillips was born under a bad sign and only through writing does he hope to get out from under. He is editor of the bestselling anthology Orange County Noir, co-edited with Jervey Tervalon the acclaimed Cocaine Chronicles, and Booklist said of his novel Warlord of Willow Ridge, "Phillips is a veteran crime novelist who creates a plausible post-apocalyptic scenario in which the safety of middle-class America can dissolve in a moment. Exciting, violent, and entertaining." His graphic novel, The Rinse, about a money launderer, was optioned for television.

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.

Joe Quinones

Known for is work on titles such as 'Howard the Duck', 'Fantastic Four', 'Action Comics', and 'Madman' to name just a few.

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.

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.

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders

Professor Ben Saunders founded the first Undergraduate Minor in Comics Studies at the University of Oregon in 2011. He has delivered entertaining and educational presentations on different aspects of comic-book culture at universities, conventions and literary festivals all over the United States, and has also curated several museum exhibitions of comic art. He is also the author of Do The Gods Wear Capes: Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes - described by Greg Rucka as "the best critical work on the meaning and impact of those marquee super-heroes that … has ever been written."  He is currently working on a major exhibition (and book) devoted to the achievement of EC comics.

Carl Sciacchitano | Table: J-06

Carl Sciacchitano is a freelance illustrator from Washington, D.C., living in Portland, OR.  A storyboarder and comic book artist, he's worked for clients such as Nike and Jaguar, and his comic, The Army of Dr. Moreau, is available from Monkeybrain Comics on Comixology.

Larry Stroman

Artist and writer known for his work on the 'Uncanny X-men', 'Alien Legion', 'Tribe', 'X-Factor', and 'Excalibur'

Erik Taylor

Erik Taylor

'The Pantheon Project' writer Erik Taylor is coming to RCCC!

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.

Jen Van Meter

Writer for The Amazing Spider-Man, Savage Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, and more. Also writing the upcoming The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage comic.

Jeffrey Veregge

Jeffrey Veregge is Native American artist and designer, known for blending his geeky passions with his Native perspective and artistic background. His recent works includes designs for IDW, Marvel, and Valiant.

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.

David F. Walker

He is the author of the YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan, creator of the pop culture ‘zine BadAzz MoFo. Co-writer of the Dark Horse Comics series 'Number 13', 'The Army of Dr. Moreau' from Monkeybrain Comics and 'Shaft' from Dynamite. Currently, Walker is writing the new 'Cyborg' series from DC!

Doug Wheatley

Wheatly is known for his long runs on Dark Horse's 'Star Wars' books along with his work on 'Conan: Road of Kings', 'Blade: Vampire Hunter', 'Punisher: War Journal' and 'Superman' are just some examples of his work.

Matt Wilson

Colorist Matt Wilson, whose work appears in 'Wonder Woman', 'The Wicked + The Divine', 'Daredevil' and many others!

Robert Wilson IV

Wilson is a comic artist and illustrator who co-created and illustrated 'KNUCKLEHEADS at Monkeybrain Comics with writer Brian Winkeler, and 'LIKE A VIRUS' with writer Ken Lowery. He is also active in the poster community making tour and concert posters for bands such as 'The Mountian Goats', 'STARS', and 'The Sword', and 'Bitch Planet' among others.

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.

Chrstopher Yost

Comic book, film, and animation writer Christopher Yost is coming to Rose City Comic Con! If you're a Marvel fan, you've seen his work on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Thor, and in the pages of 'New X-Men' and 'X-Force' as the co-creator of X-23. Jeez, what hasn't this guy done?!

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


  • Erik Taylor
  • David F. Walker


  • Matt Wilson


  • Marc Andreyko
  • Erica Henderson


  • Glen David Gold
  • Daniel Warren Johnson
  • Gary Phillips


  • Heather Finley
  • Siya Oum
  • Carl Sciacchitano


  • Annie Nocenti
  • Patrick Olliffe


  • Valentine De Landro
  • Ming Doyle


  • Amy Chu
  • Zack Davisson
  • Larry Stroman
  • Doug Wheatley


  • Chrstopher Yost


  • Stacey Lee
  • Robert Wilson IV


  • Charles Hatfield
  • Ben Saunders


  • Jeremy Haun
  • Sandy Jarrell


  • Joe Quinones
  • Jen Van Meter
  • Jeffrey Veregge


  • Brooke Allen
  • Grace Ellis
  • Nicole Marie Jean


  • Clayton Crain
  • Joe Harris


  • Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
  • Derek Hunter


  • Phil Hester
  • Van Jensen


  • Randy Emberlin


  • 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