Special Guests

Special Guests

Thank you to all of the Special Guests who made the 2015 Rose City Comic Con such a big success:


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.

Chris 51 | Table: 719

Chris 51 is the owner of Area 51 tattoo and star of A&E's Epic Ink! He's also an accomplished author, poet, and sports history expert.

Brooke Allen | Table: A5

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

Grace Allison | Table: 813/911

Grace Allison is a SCAD graduate and artist behind 'Phoenix: Dawn Command' and 'Wander: Olive Hopkins and the Ninth Kingdom'. She likes horror movies, shoe shopping, and both tabletop and video gaming.

Michael Allred | Table: Q17

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 | Table: Q18

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.

Kevin J Anderson | Table: 633

Kevin J. Anderson is the co-author of thirteen Dune novels with Brian Herbert, as well as their original Hellhole trilogy. He is also the writer of the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, and the Rush-inspired Clockwork Angels. In addition to numerous Star Wars projects, Anderson wrote three X-Files novels and collaborated with Dean Koontz on Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

Marc Andreyko | Table: W10

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'.

James Asmus | Table: Q16

Asmus is a six-time Harvey Award nominated comic writer known for his work on Quantum & Woody, Deadpool, Gambit, and X-Men

Gabriel Gabo Bautista | Table: D4

Creator know for his work on the Oni Press title The Life After will be at RCCC!

Ethen Beavers | Table: V2

Artist on Samurai Jack, Batman, and Justice League

Lucy Bellwood | Table: 813/911

Lucy Bellwood is a Reed graduate who launched into a full-time freelance career with the help of a wildly-successful Kickstarter campaign for her book 'True Believer'.

Terry Blas | Table: 813/911

Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the web series 'Briar Hollow'. His work has appeared on covers for 'Bravest Warriors', 'Regular Show', 'The Amazing World of Gumball', 'Adventure Time' with Boom! Studios and 'The Legend of Bold Riley' with Northwest Press. He is also the host of The Gnerd Podcast.

Jeffrey Burandt | Table: O10

Please welcome Jeffrey Burandt to our list of RCCC guests! This talented writer is currently working on the Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad from Oni Press!

Kurt Busiek | Table: M13

Eisner Award-winning writer/creator of Astro City, writer of Marvels, Superman, Conan, Trinity, JLA/Avengers, Marvels: Eye Of The Camera, Spider-Man/Mary Jane, Wednesday Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Iron Man, I Am An Avenger, Age Of Heroes, Kirby: Genesis and many more.

Jonathan Case | Table: 813/911

Jonathan Case is an Eisner winning cartoonist and member of Periscope Studio. His comics work includes 'Batman 66', 'Eerie', 'The Creep', and the creator-owned graphic novels 'Dear Creature', and 'Green River Killer'. Case also illustrates and paints for publication ('Wired', 'Portland Monthly') and individual commissions.

Ron Chan | Table: 813/911

Ron Chan is a SCAD graduate with work published by Dark Horse, Marvel, Image, Virgin, and Viper Comics. Storyboarding work of his includes boards for 3D animation, gaming, internal development, user experience design, and advertising, for clients such as Microsoft, Dell, Amazon Kindle, Nike, Konami, and Sega.

Amy Chu | Table: L3

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

Jeremy Colwell | Table: X2

Colorist on well known titles such as Trekker, Grimm Fairy Tales, and X.

Colleen Coover | Table: 813/911

Colleen Coover is a comic book artist whose comics include the adult title 'Small Favors' and the all-ages 'Banana Sunday'. She has been published by Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and Monkeybrain. Her illustrations appear in newspapers, magazines, and promotional materials. She is currently working on the Eisner Award-winning series 'Bandette', written by Paul Tobin.

Jason Copland | Table: Y8

Artist known for his work on 'Daredevil', 'FUBAR', 'Dark Horse Present', and 'POP'!

Larry Correia

Larry Correia | Table: 633

Larry Correia is the New York Times bestselling author best known for the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles trilogy, and the Dead Six military thrillers.

Clayton Crain | Table: L12

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 | Table: F11

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

Valentine De Landro | Table: J4

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 | Table: J5

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 | Table: T8

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.

Benjamin Dewey | Table: 813/911

Artist on I Was the Cat, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9, Husbands, Planet of the Apes, and creator of The Tragedy Series.

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!

Aaron Duran | Table: DD6

Local creator and novelist, Aaron Duran will be a guest at Rose City Comic Con. His creator owned project is La Brujeria and Dark Anna. Duran has also written a novel which is reviving great reviews - The Forgotten Tyrs - Book 1: Welcome to Grizzlydale.

Rachel Edidin | Table: O9

In addition to a decade of editing and writing comics, Rachel Edidin has covered arts, science, and pop culture at Wired, Playboy, Kotaku, Comics Alliance, and elsewhere; and unpacks comics’ most convoluted continuity as half of the podcast Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, with Miles Stokes.

Grace Ellis | Table: A4

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

Rich Ellis | Table: 813/911

Rich Ellis is a SCAD graduate best known in comics as the artist and co-creator of IDW’s 'Memorial', he has also worked for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Darkhorse, and Monkeybrain, as well as commercial clients such as Harper Collins, Walter/Bloomsbury UK, Amazon, Intel, and Microsoft/MNML.

Jennifer Ely

Jennifer Ely | Table: H5

Jennifer Ely, an artist and designer who has worked on projects like The Boxtrolls, will be at RCCC!

Randy Emberlin | Table: P1/P2

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.

David Farland | Table: 633

Also known as David Wolverton, David Farland writes under the Farland name for his fantasy work. A professor at BYU, he is best known for his Runelords series and On My Way to Paradise, which was given a Philip K. Dick Award special citation.

Cat Farris | Table: 813/911

Cat Farris is the creator of the mini comic series 'Flaccid Badger', and the webcomic 'The Last Diplomat'. She has worked for companies such as Amazon, Rovio, and Dark Horse Comics.

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.

Ellen Forney | Table: AA1

Forney is the cartoonist behind The New York Times Bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and the books I Love Led Zeppelin and Lust from Fantagraphics Books Inc.. She also collaborated with Sherman Alexie on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox | Table: A4

Matt Fox was born in Connecticut and raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas. After school he moved to Little Rock and started drawing local band flyers, album art, and shirt designs. He starting self-publishing comics with Adam Smith in 2010. Long Walk to Valhalla is his first published comic.

Matt Fraction | Table: J6

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 | Table: X7

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'!

John Giang

John Giang | Table: A11

Please welcome one of our very final guests - Industrial Light & Magic artist John Giang! John has worked on movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pacific Rim, Iron Man, Star Trek and many more.

Glen David Gold | Table: O13

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.

Justin Greenwood | Table: K13

Justin Greenwood is a Bay Area-based comic book artist whose credits include The Fuse for Image Comics and Wasteland, Resurrection, and Stumptown for Oni Press.

Matt Grigsby | Table: DD3

Marvel Trading Card artist, Matt Grigsby has contributed work to World of Warcraft Tribute, in addition to his own webcomic Grigsgaggleby.

Paul Gulacy | Table: U7

Paul Gulacy is an Eisner award-nominated artist who's work has spanned four decades of comics, and is best-known for his work on Master of Kung-Fu. He has worked on many titles, including G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Catwoman, Judge Dredd, Star Wars: Crimson Empire, Transmetropolitan, Jonah Hex, Wolverine, Red Sonja, JSA: Classified, and Batman: War Games.

Adam Guzowski | Table: J13

Colorist and Artist on 'Nailbiter', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Ghostbusters', and 'RoboCop'

Larry Hama | Table: R14

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 | Table: E1

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.

Levi Hastings

Levi Hastings | Table: E3

Hastings has done work for alt. weeklies like The Stranger and Portland Mercury, magazines like Hello Mr., exhibits and more. Here's one of his pieces from a campaign with HBO's Looking.

Charles Hatfield

Charles Hatfield | Table: O6

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

Jeremy Haun | Table: D7

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

Mike Henderson | Table: J12

Mike Henderson and Adam Guzowski, an artist who has worked on a variety of projects, including 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Nailbiter' from Image Comics!

Erica Henderson | Table: K16

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 | Table: A1

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

Mike Huddleston | Table: J12

 His work on The Strain series from Dark Horse Comics is terrific. Also known for Butcher Baker, the Rightous Maker, Man Bat, Gen13, and Harley Quinn

Kristen Hughey

By combining her intense love of gaming, skills in crafting and sewing, and zest for learning, Kristen Hughey was able to bring her own fantasy to life and become an international costumer. What started as an outlet to meet local, like­minded friends quickly became a portal to realms she never thought possible. She has since expanded her craft by becoming a published model, representing major companies and traveling to appear at events as a guest, judge, panelist and exhibitor. Her ability to share her love for all things geek and to now meet like­ minded friends around the world is her favorite aspect of this adventure. Even when she is not traveling, Kristen is known for her highly interactive online presence through social media and her Twitch TV gaming streams (www.twitch.tv/kr1st3n). Outside of cosplay, gaming and her love of all things pin­up, Kristen has started a charity called Heroic. With the tagline "be heroic," the idea is that people will be reminded of their own power to make a difference in the world. All proceeds are donated to non­profit organizations.

Visit Kristen and become a part of her #HugheyCrew at www.facebook.com/kristenhugheycosplay, www.kristenhughey.com, Twitter: @kristenhughey, Instagram: @kristenhugheycosplay, and SnapChat: OKristenHughey.

Derek Hunter | Table: B3

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 | Table: V8

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\'!

Wook Jin Clark | Table: 813/911

Wook Jin Clark was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in the South Carolina and Georgia. Now residing in Portland, he illustrated 'The Return of King Doug' for Oni Press, which was named to the ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list in 2010. Also he’s currently working on a spinoff 'Adventure Time' mini-series for BOOM! with fellow studio mates, Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin. He loves sweet tea, chicken biscuits, and coffee!

Daniel Warren Johnson | Table: R12

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

Joe Keatinge | Table: T7

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.

Megan Kelso

Megan Kelso | Table: AA1

Critically acclaimed independent cartoonist Megan Kelso will be a special guest at the convention this year!

Karl Kessel | Table: 813/911

Karl Kesel loves his job far more than he has any right to. Over the past 25 years he has written, inked, and occasionally penciled most of the major comics publishers’ major characters — including Superman, Superboy, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Captain America — although he has an inexplicable fondness for minor, obscure characters no one else remembers.

Lukas Ketner | Table: A3

Ketner is the artist and co-creator of Witch Doctor. Other work includes Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast-Food Culture, Transmetropolitan, Hellraiser, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Randy Kintz | Table: CC12

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.

Jesse Lagers

Jesse Lagers

Please welcome one of our final special guests, Jesse Lagers of Midnight Armor and Heroes of Cosplay!

Erik Larsen | Table: C10

The creator/writer/artist of Savage Dragon and co-founder of Image Comics, and also well regarded for his work on Spider-Man. He has created hundreds of characters, such as Vanguard, SuperPatriot, the Deadly Duo, She-Dragon and Freak Force.

Stacey Lee | Table: K2

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 | Table: A9

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

Jackie Lewis

Jackie Lewis | Table: Q7

Artist Jackie Lewis will be at the show this year! Be sure to check out her new book Lion of Rora with Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage from Marvels Daredevil, out now from Oni Press.

Jerald Lewis

Jerald Lewis | Table: M10

Bento Box character and prop designer who has worked on 'The Awesomes' as well as an Artist who's work has been featured in 'The Amazing World of Gumball' and 'The Norm'.

Sam Logan | Table: 813/911

Sam "Hidalgo" Logan is author of the intimidatingly long-running webcomic 'Sam & Fuzzy'. It's good. You should go read it.

Aaron Lopresti | Table: C6

Artist of Green Arrow, Sword of Sorcery, Justice League International, My Greatest Adventure, Weird Worlds, R.E.B.E.L.S., Green Lantern Corps and Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom.

Kevin Maguire

Kevin Maguire | Table: B12

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.

Jim Mahfood | Table: W12

Jim Mahfood is an artist well known for his vibrant visual style. His credits include Grrl Scouts, Generation X, Clerks: The Comic Book, Bad Ideas, 40oz, Stupid Comics, PopGun, Everybody Loves Tank Girl, Hip Hop Family Tree.

Gary Martin | Table: P3

Gary Martin is an artist and inker who's recent work includes Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Comic Origins and Mega Man X, New Crusaders, and Judge Dredd.

Aaron McConnell | Table: 813/911

Aaron McConnell is the illustrator of 'The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation', and has drawn additional nonfiction and historical fiction comics for Scholastic, BOOM! Studios, and Dark Horse. His most recent graphic novel is 'The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation' written by Jonathan Hennessey. In addition to comic book work McConnell is also known for fantasy illustration published in the role playing game 13th Age Core Book. Currently, he is illustrating the expansion book '13 True Ways' and a new non-fiction graphic novel.

Dylan Meconis | Table: 813/911

Dylan Meconis is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator whose career as a professional comics artist began in college with the online publication of her first book, 'Bite Me!'. In 2012 her short story 'Outfoxed' was nominated for an Eisner Award, and in 2014 'Family Man' was nominated for a Reuben Award.

Ibrahim Moustafa | Table: Z2

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.

Vincente Navarrete | Table: J15

Artist and Colorist on titles such as 'Booger Beard', 'Dear Dracula' & 'Necessary Evil'

Briana Nicole

Briana Nicole

Brianna Nicole is make-up artist and cosplayer from San Diego, California. Her journey into the world of cosplay and conventions only began this year, but her love of the fandoms has been life-long. She has already traveled as far as China with her cosplays and hopes to travel to even more conventions to meet others with the same passions. With each project she learns new skills and she hopes to grow as a cosplayer and make-up artist as time goes on. She can be seen around the country and around the world alongside cosplayer and artist, Nicole Marie Jean.

Cara Nicole | Table: DD9 / DD10

Cosplayer Cara Nicole AKA AZ Powergirl will be at RCCC 2015.

Annie Nocenti | Table: N13

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'.

Natalie Nourigat | Table: 813/911

Natalie “Tally” Nourigat is a writer, cartoonist, and animator. She works on everything from superhero comics to animated series to commercial storyboards, and has worked with great publishers like Marvel, Dark Horse, and Image Comics. Her work has been nominated for the Eisner Award, GLAAD Media Award, and Oregon Book Award.

Patrick Olliffe | Table: P13

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 | Table: B1/B2

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'

Alex Paknadel

Alex Paknadel | Table: W7

Please welcome Alex Paknadel, writer and academic from London, England currently working on the 8 issue 'Arcadia' series from BOOM! Studios with Eric Scott Pfeiffer and Matt Taylor.

Jeff Parker | Table: V7

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.

Holly Payne | Table: 956

Please welcome producer Holly Payne (MTV), part of the team behind the documentary 'The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?', which explores the doomed project of Tim Burton and Nicholas Cage!

Gary Phillips | Table: 633

Gary Phillips was born under a bad sign and only through writing does he hope to get out from under. His comics work includes Angeltown andCowboys for DC/Vertigo, Shot Callerz and Midnight Mover for Oni, High Rollers and The Rinse for Boom! Studios (the latter about a money launderer, was recently optioned for television), Danger-A-Go-Go for Moonstone, and as editor the prose anthologies Black Pulp and Day of the Destroyers.

Ashleigh Popplewell

Ashleigh Popplewell | Table: M9

As we continue our guest announcements, please welcome artist Ashleigh Popplewell to the show!

Diana Prince

Diana Prince

The ol' gal is back again this year! Please welcome Retired Wonder Woman to the convention!

Nate Quarry | Table: 762

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 | Table: K1

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

Ron Randall | Table: 813/911

Ron Randall has been a professional storyteller and illustrator for over thirty years. His commercial work includes storyboard and concept design art for clients as diverse as Nike, PolarTec, Sea World and Kindle. His comic book work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse and IDW on properties as varied as 'Spider-Man', 'Supergirl', 'Predator' and 'Star Wars'. The science fiction adventure series 'Trekker' is his own creation and labor of love.

Rico Renzi | Table: U6

Rico Renzi, colorist for Marvel titles like Spider-Gwen, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Batman 66 & Howard the Duck, will be at the show!

Jamie S. Rich | Table: V1

An author of both comics and prose, his recent work includes A Boy and A Girl, Madame Frankenstein, Dark Horse Presents, The Double Life of Miranda Turner, It Girl! and the Atomics, Creepy, and Spell Checkers. Jamie S. Rich also frequently collaborates with Joëlle Jones, including the newly-announced Ladykiller.

William Ritter

William Ritter | Table: CC1

Time for another announcement! The talented author William Ritter will be a guest at RCCC! We love his Jackaby series.

Chris Roberson | Table: Q1

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.

Robbi Rodriguez

Robbi debuted in 2004 with Image Comic's Hero Camp and later went onto other Image titles which include Night Club, 24seven vol.2 and Hazed. His Current work includes Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen and the Harvey nominated series Maintenance, published by Oni Press.

Andy Runton | Table: D5

We are so excited to welcome Owly creator Andy Runton to the convention this year! If you are looking for great comics for kids, Owly should be on your list!!!!

Mike Russell | Table: 813/911

Mike Russell is a writer and cartoonist. His comics projects include 'The Sabertooth Vampire', 'CulturePulp', 'Mr. Do & Mr. Don’t', 'Opera, Drawn Quickly', 'Jaxxon’s 11', 'Augie, The Littlest Reaver', 'Serenity Tales', 'Santa’s Lil’ Gimp', 'Take My Love', and several educational comics (most recently 'Clusters and Your Economy: An Illustrated Introduction'.) He’s also created beer labels, an album cover and a comics-convention identity system.

Tim Sale | Table: S1

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.

Dan Schkade | Table: Y5

Artist on Will Eisners The Spirit with writer Matt Wagner. His other project as writer, Penciller, Inker, and cover artist is San Hannibal

Jon Schnepp | Table: 956

Please welcome director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Venture Brothers) who's work the documentary 'The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?', explores the doomed project of Tim Burton and Nicholas Cage!

Ken Scholes | Table: 633

Ken Scholes is an award-winning author with two collections of short fiction and is best known for his Psalms of Isaak series published by Tor.

Ariel Schrag

Ariel Schrag | Table: M5

Her first work Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise are considered some of the best autobiographical graphic novels of all time. Since then, she has gone on to write for shows like The L Word and How to Make It in America, and her debut novel Adam has been praised as one of the best coming-of-age stories in recent memory.

Bob Schreck | Table: T1

Editor-in-Chief of Legendary Comics, Bob Schreck will be at Rose City Comic Con! Shcreck has served as editor and guide on many of our favorite titles - Batman, Green Lantern, Madman, Sin City, and Nightwing to name just a few.

Carl Sciacchitano | Table: Z3

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.

Christopher Sebela | Table: W7

Christopher Sebela is a writer who's recent work includes Ghost, Dead Letters, Defend Comics, Dark Horse Presents, In The Dark, Shadowman, Captain Marvel, and High Crimes.

Brandon Seifert | Table: AA12

Writer of Witch Doctor, Spirit of the Law, Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, Doctor WhoHellraiser: The Road Below, and co-writer of Hellraiser: The Dark Watch with Clive Barker.

Jacob Semahn | Table: M8

Writer on Image's Goners and Marvel's Ultimate Spider-man.

Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan | Table: K2

Chris Sheridan, creator of 'Motorcycle Samurai'!

Ben Sigas | Table: 813/911

Ben Sigas does drawings. Sometimes people like to look at them. He is currently an intern at Periscope Studios.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith | Table: K6

The creator behind Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, Greg Smith, will be at Rose City Comic Con!

Adam Smith

Adam Smith | Table: A4

Adam Smith started self-publishing comics and zines in Arkansas while still in high school. He lives and writes in Kansas City, Missouri now. Long Walk To Valhalla with Matt Fox is his first full length graphic novel.

Cat Staggs | Table: L14

Cat is currently working as an artist for DC comics, illustrating the covers and interiors for the Smallville Season 11 series and The Vampire Diaries. As well as the interiors on the Phantom Lady mini series. Her work is also featured in Womanthology (IDW) on a story written by Barbara Kesel and the book Star TrekFederation:The First 150 Years. Recently, she designed one of the most popular t-shirts for Ashely Eckstien’s Her Universe, Star Wars clothing line and is currently working on new designs.

Kyle Starks

Kyle Starks | Table: S2

If you're a fan of 80's action movies, you're going to love our next guest! Please welcome Kyle Starks, creator of 'Sexcastle' from Image Comics and the rad webcomic the 'Legend of Ricky Thunder'!

Larry Stroman

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

Michael Tanner

Michael Tanner | Table: K6

The creator behind Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, Michael Tanner, will be at Rose City Comic Con!

Erik Taylor

Erik Taylor | Table: T8

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

Yellowstone Time Machine

Yellowstone Time Machine

'You made a time machine out of a Delorean??!' Are you ready to go back in time?

Paul Tobin | Table: 813/911

Paul Tobin has written hundreds of comics with such characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Avengers, Batman, Superman, and so on. He has done extensive work for Dark Horse on media properties such as 'Falling Skies', 'Predators', and 'Conan'. He is currently establishing background stories and characters for Angry Birds, and expanding into the world of prose with his first novel, 'Prepare To Die!'.

Alfred Trujillo | Table: DD9 / DD10

Artist who's worked on Grimm Fairy Tales & Zombies vs. Cheerleaders.

Keith Tucker | Table: K12

Cartoonist for X-Men, Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, and Animaniacs, among others. Comic book cover artist for  Roger Rabbit, Chip n\' Dale Rescue Rangers, and Goofy Adventures.

Chris Uminga | Table: BB2

An illustrator whose work focuses on superheroes, monsters and creeps. He has worked on projects for Mezco Toys, Interscope Records as well as Marvel Comics.

Jim Valentino | Table: C7

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 | Table: N14

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 | Table: U2

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.

Josh Vogt | Table: 633

Writer for a range of RPG development studios, Josh Vogt released his debut novel, Pathfinder Tales: Forge of Ashes, earlier this summer

Peter Wacks | Table: 633

Peter J. Wacks is the managing editor of Wordfire Press. Wacks started his writing career by creating the game Cyberpunk CCG before working in television on Alias. His time-travel mystery, Second Paradigm, was released in 2014, and his next novel, co-written with Steven L. Sears (Xena, Warrior Princess) will be out later this year.

Matt Wagner | Table: Y6

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.

Brennan Wagner

Brennan Wagner | Table: Y7

Colorist for The Spirit, Brennan Wagner joins the rest of the creators, Matt Wagner & Dan Schkade at this years RCCC!

David F. Walker | Table: M14

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!

Shannon Watters | Table: A6

Please welcome BOOM! Studios editor and Lumberjanes writer, Shannon Watters to the convention!

Ryan Wells

Ryan Wells

We are so excited that Cosplay of Ryan Wells will be at the show this year! Truly remarkable stuff.

Doug Wheatley | Table: R1

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.

Joshua Williamson | Table: J14

Joshua Williamson is a comic book writer, currently working on Nailbiter and Ghosted. His previous work includes RoboCop, Captain Midnight, Deathstroke, and Sketch Monsters: Attack of the 100-Foot Booger.

Matt Wilson | Table: M6

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

Robert Wilson IV | Table: F8

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.

Nolan Woodard | Table: P6

Please welcome our next guest, Nolan Woodard! This noteworthy colorist has worked on Deadpool, Avengers Assemble, 28 Days Later and much more. Come see him at RCCC!

Pete Woods | Table: O5

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.

Christopher Yost | Table: G10

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 | Table: BB1

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

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