Special Guests

Special Guests

Please welcome our special guests for 2016!

  • Guests subject to cancellation or schedule changes.
  • Due to limited availability some guests may only available for a portion of the event, i.e. a single day or for panel discussions.
  • All panels and events have limited seating and are offered on a first come, first served basis.


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

The talented Chris 51 from Area 51 Tattoo and Epic Ink is coming back to RCCC! You can finally get the ultimate tat!

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.

Jen Bartel

Jen Bartel is an illustrator and comic artist who specializes in drawing strong ladies.  Her candy colored work is heavily influenced by media from the 90’s and early 2000’s that she consumed during her childhood, and her biggest creative goal is to breathe life into characters that inspire and empower girls from all backgrounds. She is best known for her ongoing cover work on IDW’s Jem and the Holograms, but her work has also been featured in American Illustration, Juxtapoz, and a wide array of gallery shows.

Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis is a prolific and award-winning comic book writer. He is one of the creators of the Marvel Comics Ultimate Universe, including Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and more. His creator-owned comics Powers, Scarlet, Takio, Goldfish, Fire, Jinx, Torso, and Total Sell Out are highly regarded. His current work includes All New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, and The United States of Murder Inc.

Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks — the talented Marvel artist of "Marvel Age," "Cable & Deadpool," "Dark Reign: Young Avengers", "Ant-Man", "Ultimate X-Men" and many books in the Star Wars universe. 

Cullen Bunn

Bunn is a writer know for some really incredible titles such as 'Age of Ultron', 'Aquaman', 'Captain America', 'Deadpool', 'Harrow County', 'Helheim', and 'Wolverine'.

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.

Jonathan Case

Jonathan Case is an Eisner winning cartoonist. 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.

Howard Chaykin

The legendary Howard Chaykin, best known for his amazing work on American Flagg!, Black Kiss, and The Shadow, is coming to RCCC!

Amanda Conner

Conner's body of work includes "Power Girl", "Harley Quinn", "Red Sonja", "Starfire", and "Painkiller Jane" to name just a few!

Geof Darrow

Get ready to meet Eisner Award winner, Geof Darrow at RCCC in September! We're huge fans of his "Shaolin Cowboy" series! Of course what die hard fan can forget "Hard Boiled" or "The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot?" Plus, his contribution to 'The Matrix' cannot be understated.

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.

Terry Dodson

We're thrilled to announce that Terry Dodson — artist of Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Princess Leia, Avengers, and many more — will be at RCCC!

Ivy Doomkitty

Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy has been an avid fan of comics and gaming since childhood and became aware of comic book conventions 10 years ago and began attending them as an attendee. In the last 3 years, Ivy has delved into the world of cosplay, fascinated with the creativity of it as well as being able to show her love of her favourite characters through this medium

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.

David Finch

Welcome David Finch — artist of "New Avengers", "Wonder Woman," "Batman", "Ultimate X-Men", and  many more!

Meredith Finch

Meredith Finch, writer of "Wonder Woman," will be at RCCC in September!

Veronica Fish

Please welcome Veronica Fish, the talented artist and illustrator of Archie and Silk, to RCCC 2016!

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick is a comic book colorist, whose work includes Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched, Terminal Hero, Suicide Risk, Peter Panzerfaust, Deceivers, Solar: Man of the Atom, and In The Dark.

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

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

Writer for 'ODY-C' with Christian Ward 'The Mighty Thor', 'Journey Into Mystery', 'Invincible Iron Man', 'Hawkeye', 'Sex Criminals', 'Defenders', 'Avengers Vs. X-Men', 'Fear Itsel'f and his creator owned book 'Casanova'.

Jocelyn Gajeway

Jocelyn Gajeway, the talented writer of the webcomic My Blacks Don’t Match, is coming to RCCC!

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, Rockstars, Snowfall and B.P.R.D.

Levi Hastings

Levi Hastings

Hastings has done work for alt. weeklies like The Stranger and Portland Mercury, magazines like Hello Mr., exhibits and more. Hastings is also the talented artist that brought "Dave" the Sasquatch to life for RCCC! 

Phil Hester

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

Jonathan Hickman

Writer who has worked on many of Marvel's biggest properties including "Avengers", "New Avengers", "Secret Wars", and "Infinity". He's also known for "The Manhattan Projects"  and "East of West" from Image Comics. 

Brian Hurtt

Hurtt is known for his work on The Sixth Gun, The Damned, Queen & Country, and Skin Walker to name a few.

Megan Hutchison

Please welcome the ever-so-talented illustrator and designer Megan Hutchison to Rose City Comic Con!

Brian Joines

Welcome Brian Joines — writer of "Krampus," "Secret Identities," and "Imagine Agents"

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.

Joe will be participating in panels only during the event.

Matt Kindt

Writer known for his works on 'Justice League of America', 'MIND "MGMT', 'Ninjak' and 'Revolver'

Sandra Lanz

 Sandra Lanz, the artist behind House Girls and Prophet: Strikefile, at RCCC!

Stacey Lee

Lee made her debut last 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.

Stan Lee

The legend, Stan "the Man" Lee will be at Rose City Comic Con! Stan has been involved with Marvel since practically its inception creating and co-creating some of the biggest characters in comics and pop-culture. In his collaboration with Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko, they created Spider Man, Hulk, Iron Man, The X-Men, and the Fantastic Four to name just a few! This will be Stan's last appearance in Portland and Rose City Comic Con.

Emi Lenox

Lenox is a well known illustrator in the Pacific Northwest. She's worked on titles such as the wildly popular "Lumberjanes", Artist and co-creator of "PLUTONA" "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

Maguire is an Eisner award winning Artist who has worked on titles such as "Howard the Duck", "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Injustice: Gods Among Us", "Worlds' Finest", "My Greatest Adventure", "Weird Worlds:, "Justice League", "Booster Gold", "Doom Patrol",  and "Batman Confidential".

David Marquez

David Marquez is the Portland-based artist responsible for Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, among other comics, including recent work on Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers A.I., All New X-Men, All New Ultimates, Superior Spider-Man, Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man, Age of Ultron, Invincible Iron Man, and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.

Jason Metcalf

Jason Metcalf, illustrator and cover artist of Grimm Fairy Tales and Wrath of the Titans. His art is FANTASTIC!

Mike Mignola

Eisner award winner and creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola attending RCCC! Mignola is also known for his work on Rocket Raccoon, Gotham by Gaslight, B.P.R.D., The Amazing Screw-On Head and the Magician and The Snake that he co-created with his daughter, earning them both Eisner awards!

Peach Momoko

Welcome talented artist Peach Momoko to RCCC! Have you seen her work around town? It's amazing!

Terry Moore

Terry Moore known for "Strangers In Paradise", "Echo" and many other titles. If you haven't read "Strangers In Paradise" before, you should. One of the industry's best!

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's known for "The Pound: Ghouls Night Out" from IDW and the digital comic "High Crimes". He has also worked on DC's "The Flash: Season Zero" and "Doctor Fate".

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.

Michael Oeming

Eisner award winner for his work on Powers with Bendis. 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.

Greg Pak

Pak is a comic writer known for his work on 'Action Comics', 'Hulk', 'Iron Man', 'Silver Surfer', 'Alpha Flight', and 'Doctor Strange' to name a few.

Jimmy Palmiotti

Palmiotti is a writer, penciler, inker, and editor. Pretty much an all around guy! Notable works include "Jonah Hex", "Harley Quinn", "Star Spangled War Stories", "Daredevil" and "Power Girl"

Jeff Parker

Parker is the writer of titles such as Aquaman, Dark Avengers, Hulk, Batman 66, and Red She-Hulk just to name a few. Parker also wrote on of our favorite books, Meteor Men published by Oni Press!

Eric Powell

Powell is a creator know for his series 'The Goon' as well as titles that include 'Avengers', 'Angel', 'Big Trouble In Little China' to name a few.

Fabian Rangel Jr.

Get ready to meet Fabian Rangel Jr., the writer of Tribes, Space Riders, Extinct and many more, at RCCC

Drew Rausch

Get ready to meet Drew Rausch, the artist of My Blacks Don't Match and the Edward Scissorhands comic, at RCCC!

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.

Matthew Rosenberg

Matthew Rosenberg, the writer behind We Can Never Go Home and 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, is coming to RCCC!

Greg Rucka

Author of over a dozen novels, six featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak, two about undercover Delta Force operator Jad Bell, and two featuring Tara Chace, the protagonist of his Queen & Country series. His creator-owned comics include "Lazarus", "Veil", "Whiteout" and "Stumptown", and other writing includes "Cyclops", "The Punisher", "Gotham Central",  "Detective Comics" and "Black Magik" with guest Nicola Scott!

Stan Sakai

Eisner award winner, Stan Sakai will be at Rose City Comic Con. Sakai is most knows for his long running series, "Usago Yojimbo" and has also contributed to "47 Ronin" and "Bone"

Nicola Scott

Please welcome Nicola Scott — the talented artist of "Black Magick," "Birds of Prey," and "Secret Six" — to RCCC 2016!

Matthew Seely

We're excited to welcome talented artist and animator Matthew Seely to RCCC 2016!

Liam Sharp

Liam Sharp's art on Wonder Woman by fellow RCCC guest Greg Rucka is fantastic. Be sure to check it out as part of DC Comics' Rebirth campaign! Sharp has also worked on Spawn, 2000 AD, X-Men, Man-Thing, and Superman & Batman to name a few!

Gail Simone

We're excited to welcome Gail Simone — author of Batgirl, Secret Six, Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, and many more — to RCCC!

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

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.

Taki Soma

Artist who has worked on titles that include "Bitch Planet", "The Victories", and "Sinergy"

Charles Soule

Soule is known for his writing on many block buster titles including "Daredevil", "Wolverines", "Inhumans", and "Death of Wolverine" just to name a few!

Taneka Stotts

Taneka Stotts, the amazing writer of Elements, the webcomic Full Circle, and editor of Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology, will be at RCCC 2016

Larry Stroman

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

Sally Jane Thompson

Please welcome talented illustrator and artist Sally Jane Thompson to RCCC 2016!

Vivek J. Tiwary

Please welcome Vivek J. Tiwary, Tony Award-winner and New York Times Bestselling author of The Fifth Beatle, to RCCC!

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.

Jen Van Meter

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

Ramon Villalobos

We're excited to welcome Ramon Villalobos, the amazing artist of Nighthawk written by fellow guest David Walker, to RCCC 2016. Also known for his work on E is for Extinction and Original Sins.

Kevin Wada

Fashion artist turned comic illustrator Kevin Wada will be coming to RCCC in September. Wada's work is flat-out amazing and we're lucky to have him at RCCC this year!

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', 'Nighthawk', and 'Power Man and Iron Fist'!

Christian Ward

It's our pleasure to welcome Christian Ward to the show this year! If you haven't seen his work on 'ODY-C' with Matt Fraction, go get the book today! Also know for 'Chew', 'Olympus' and his cover work on 'Iron Man' & 'New Avengers'

Daniel Way

Who's ready to meet Daniel Way? The wonderful writer behind Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Deadpool will be attending Rose City Comic Con this September.

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

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

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 Mountain 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.

Jim Zub

Jim Zub is a writer, artist, and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. His current comic projects include Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur's Gate, a new series celebrating 40 years of the classic tabletop RPG, Samurai Jack, a series continuing the award-winning cartoon, Skullkickers, a sword & sorcery action-comedy, and Wayward, a series of teens battling Japanese myths on the streets of Tokyo. And the soon to debut at Rose City Comic Con - Glitterbomb published by Image Comics.

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


  • Howard Chaykin
  • Matthew Fox
  • Sandra Lanz
  • Jeff Parker
  • Drew Rausch
  • Matthew Rosenberg
  • Matthew Seely
  • Liam Sharp
  • Adam Smith
  • Taneka Stotts
  • Sally Jane Thompson
  • Vivek J. Tiwary
  • Jim Zub


  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • Zack Davisson
  • Randy Emberlin
  • Veronica Fish
  • Jocelyn Gajeway
  • Joe Harris
  • Jason Metcalf
  • Fabian Rangel Jr.
  • Jen Van Meter
  • Ramon Villalobos
  • Daniel Way
  • Doug Wheatley


  • Stan Lee


  • Jonathan Case
  • Terry Dodson
  • Megan Hutchison
  • Pete Woods


  • Chris 51
  • Chris Roberson
  • Gail Simone
  • Robert Wilson IV


  • Jonathan Hickman
  • Emi Lenox
  • Ibrahim Moustafa


  • Mike Baron
  • Mark Brooks
  • Kurt Busiek
  • Meredith Finch
  • David Finch
  • Levi Hastings
  • Phil Hester
  • Brian Joines
  • Kevin Maguire
  • Peach Momoko
  • Michael Oeming
  • Greg Rucka
  • Stan Sakai
  • Nicola Scott
  • Taki Soma
  • Larry Stroman
  • Chris Uminga
  • David F. Walker
  • Joshua Williamson
  • Chrissie Zullo


  • Ani-Mia
  • Jen Bartel
  • Cullen Bunn
  • Leila del Duca
  • Ivy Doomkitty
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • Brian Hurtt
  • Joe Keatinge
  • David Marquez
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Greg Pak
  • Eric Powell


  • Geof Darrow
  • Valentine De Landro
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Matt Fraction
  • Matt Kindt
  • Stacey Lee
  • Christian Ward


  • Amanda Conner
  • Terry Moore
  • Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Charles Soule


  • Mike Mignola

Cancelled Guests

  • Kevin Wada