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.

Shawn Aldridge

A Portland based writer and letterer, best known for his awarding winning creator-owned sci-pulp series, Vic Boone. He also writes and co-created GoGetters from MonkeyBrain and his work has also appeared in FUBAR, the NYT bestselling anthology series.

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.

Mike Baron

Comic book writer Mike Baron is known for his work on Badger, Nexus, The Flash, The Punisher, and currently writes for Dark Horse Presents.

Eric Basaldua

Known for his work at Top Cow and on fan favorite titles including Tomb Raider, Witchblade, and Vampirella to name a few.

Kurt Busiek

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.

Matthew Clark

Artist of Ghost Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman/Batman, The Outsiders, Wonder Woman, and The Punisher.

Tom Cook

Tom Cook has worked in the animation industry for twenty-five years, including work on shows such as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Johnny Quest, Super Friends, Scooby Doo Where Are You?, Tiny Toon Adventures, Savage Dragon, and Mighty Ducks.

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!

Kelly Sue DeConnick

A writer whose work includes the new Captain Marvel, Ghost, 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, Defenders, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Fear Itself and his creator owned book Casanova.

Matt Grigsby

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

Paul Gulacy

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.

Joe Harris

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.

Dennis Hopeless

Dennis Hopeless is a comic book writer for such titles as Avengers Undercover, Cable and X-Force, and Avengers Arena.

Brandon Jerwa

Jerwa is best known for his work on comic tie-ins for several prominent licensed properties, including Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe, Vampirella and Army of Darkness.

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.

Erik Larsen

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.

Steve Lieber

Eisner Award nominee for his work on Whiteout. Also know for his work on other title such as Hawkeye, Alabaster: Wolves, and Detective Comics to name just a few.

Russell Lissau

By day, Lissau is a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in suburban Chicago. By night, he battles evil writing comics including The Batman Strikes and Strawberry Shortcake. His first mini-series, the crime thriller Old Wounds will be released in 2014.

Scott Lobdell

Lobdell is a writer best know for his runs on Uncanny X-Men and Generation X for Marvel. More recently, Scott has been working on DC titles Teen Titans, Red Hood, Superman, and Superboy to name just a few.

Aaron Lopresti

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

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

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.

Alex Maleev

Alex Maleev is an illustrator and painter well known for his work on Daredevil. He has also recently contributed art to Miracleman, George Romero's Empire of the Dead, The Punisher, Fear Agent, Batman: The Dark Knight, Age of Ultron, Secret Avengers, Captain America, Batman, Scarlet, Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, and The Crow: Midnight Legends.

Andy Mangels

Over the last two decades, Andys comic-book work has been seen from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Wildstorm, Image, Innovation, WaRP Graphics, Topps, MVCreations, Arcana, and others, and he was the editor of the award-winning Gay Comics anthology for eight years.

Gary Martin

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.

Tony Moore

Moore is the co-creator of The Walking Dead and was an Eisner nominee for his art work on that series. Also known for Battle Pope, Fear Agents, Deadpool, and Punisher to name just a few.

Ibrahim Moustafa

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.

Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen is an American comic artist whose body of work, for the past 13 years, includes – Wildcats v3.o, The Authority Revolution, Batman, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, his creator owned project- Manifest Eternity, Batgirl, and Batman: Streets of Gotham, American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares, and BATMAN: Lil Gotham written by himself and Derek Fridolfs.

Ethan Nicolle

Artist of the Axe Cop webcomic, the Axe Cop: The American Choppers and Axe Cop: President of the World comic books, and co-creator of the Axe Cop TV series. Writer and artist of the webcomic Bearmageddon.

Jai Nitz

Jai Nitz is a comic book writer, who has recently written Toshiro, Grimm: The Warlock, A+X, Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword, Dream Thief, Green Hornet: Legacy, and Adventure Time.

Michael Oeming

Eisner award winner for his work on Powers. He is also known for his work on Bullet Proof Monk, Thor, Judge Dredd, Mice Templar and his newest title from Dark Horse Comic, The Victories.

Ryan Ottley

Ryan Ottley is the artist of Invincible. He has also worked on Manifest Destiny, Youngblood, Once Upon A Time Machine, and The Walking Dead.

Yanick Paquette

Yanick Paquette

Artist of Swamp Thing, Batman Incorporated, Animal Man, Seven Soldiers, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Knight and Squire and Batman: The Return.

Jeff Parker

Is the writer of titles such as 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.

Ron Randall

An artist who has worked on notable titles such as Super Girl, Wonder Woman, The Outsiders, Justice League, and his own creation - Trekker.

Jamie S. Rich

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.

Steve Rude

Artist Steve Rude is well known for his work on Nexus, and his current work as an artist for Dark Horse Presents.

Carl Sciacchitano

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.  Check him out at www.carlsciacchitano.com, or follow him on Twitter at @CSciacchitano

Tim Seeley

Writer on Grayson, Batman Eternal, Talon, Revival, Chaos!, Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash, The Occultist, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

Brandon Seifert

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.

Miss Sinister

Rose City Comic Con is pleased to announce Miss Sinister as another amazing Cosplay guest for Rose City Comic 2014! Miss Sinister has been blowing up the Cosplay scene in the last couple of years, her Spidey cosplay caught our eye last year and we knew we needed this local Portlander to be apart of our show!

Taki Soma

Taki Soma is a Portland-based artist, and the current colorist on The United States of Murder Inc. She is also the artist for The Mice Templar, Volume IV: Legend, The Victories: Posthuman, and Takio.

Matthew Southworth

Matt is known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Infinity, Inc, Savage Dragon, and his work with Greg Rucka on Stumptown.

Eric Trautman

is an American comic book creator. In 1999 he became a content developer for Microsoft’s Franchise Development Group, where he wrote and edited story bibles for a variety of Xbox and PC game properties, including MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, Allegiance, Crimson Skies, and Halo. He is the author of “The Art of Halo: Creating A Digital World” (along with Frank O’Connor) and edited and contributed to the Crimson Skies fiction anthology (both published by Del Rey). His first comic book work was a six-issue comic miniseries for the Perfect Dark franchise.

Keith Tucker

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

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.

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.

Skottie Young

Writer and artist for the new Rocket Raccoon comic, and artist of the Oz comic book adaptations including The Emerald City of Oz, Road to Oz, Dorothy & The Wizard in Oz. Recent work as a cover artist and penciler includes All New X-Men, Legendary Star-Lord, Original Sin, Cyclops, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Elektra, The Punisher, Fantastic Four.

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


  • Ryan Ottley


  • Erik Larsen


  • Leila del Duca
  • Joe Keatinge
  • Jamie S. Rich
  • Brandon Seifert


  • Skottie Young


  • Nate Quarry


  • Paul Gulacy
  • Gary Martin
  • Jai Nitz
  • Pete Woods


  • Alex Maleev


  • Marc Andreyko
  • Mike Baron
  • Dennis Hopeless
  • Steve Rude
  • Keith Tucker


  • Shawn Aldridge
  • Tom Cook
  • Matt Grigsby
  • Scott Lobdell
  • Jim Mahfood


  • Kurt Busiek
  • Randy Emberlin
  • Ethan Nicolle
  • Tim Seeley
  • Taki Soma


  • Eric Basaldua
  • Matthew Clark
  • Clayton Crain
  • Joe Harris
  • Brandon Jerwa
  • Steve Lieber
  • Russell Lissau
  • Aaron Lopresti
  • Kevin Maguire
  • Andy Mangels
  • Ibrahim Moustafa
  • Michael Oeming
  • Yanick Paquette
  • Jeff Parker
  • Ron Randall
  • Carl Sciacchitano
  • Miss Sinister
  • Matthew Southworth
  • Eric Trautman


  • Ani-Mia


  • Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Matt Fraction
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Chris Uminga
  • Chrissie Zullo


  • Tony Moore