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Comic-Con 2008 Brings Out the Big Names!

If you’re like me, and you are – you handsome devil you – then you’ve been shaking uncontrollably since last Summer, fiendishly awaiting the next Comic-Con to roll around. In a little over a month, you’ll get your overdose, but in the meantime, the list of confirmed special guests should be enough to get you through the cold, lonely nights.
By  · Published on June 3rd, 2008

If you’re like me, and you are – you handsome devil you – then you’ve been shaking uncontrollably since last Summer, fiendishly awaiting the next Comic-Con to roll around. In a little over a month, you’ll get your overdose, but in the meantime, the list of confirmed special guests should be enough to get you through the cold, lonely nights.

Get your autographing pens ready:

Forrest J. Ackerman ~ Sergio Aragones ~ Kyle Baker ~ Ralph Bakshi ~ Mike W. Barr ~ Lynda Barry ~ Frank Beddor ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Steve Breen ~ Max Brooks ~ Ed Brubaker ~ Matt Busch ~ Jim Butcher ~ Eddie Cambell ~ Howard Chaykin ~ Gene Colan ~ Kim Deitch ~ Mark Evanier ~ Al Feldstein ~ Keith Giffen ~ Gipi ~ Neil Googe ~ Victor Gorelick ~ Mike Grell ~ Paul Gulacy ~ Joe Hill ~ Bryan Hitch ~ John Howe ~ Al Jaffee ~ Geoff Johns ~ J.G. Jones ~ Todd Klein ~ Dean Koontz ~ Jim Lee ~ Rutu Modan ~ Noel Neill ~ Floyd Norman ~ Jim Ottaviani ~ Mike Peters ~ Wendy Pini ~ Steve Purcell ~ Robert J. Sawyer ~ James Shoop ~ Jim Starlin ~ Joe Staton ~ J. Michael Straczynski ~ Adrian Tomine ~ Ethan Van Sciver ~ Jeff Watts ~ Len Wein ~ Signe Wilkinson ~ Bill Willingham ~ Connie Willis ~ Jim Woodring ~ Bernie Wrightson ~ Dean Yeagle

Hurry over to the Official Comic-Con Website to check out the extended bios and to check on new names that are being added all the way up until the convention.

Some obvious stand outs – Ray Bradbury, of course, a Comic-Con favorite. Max Brooks, whose “World War Z” is a must-read for zombie fans and comic geeks alike. Eddie Cambell who co-created “From Hell”. John Howe, whose fantasy artwork is legendary. Dean Koontz! J. Michael Straczynski, who happens to be adapting “World War Z” for the screen. “Fables” creator Bill Willingham.

Of course almost everyone on that list has a reputation for incredible work whether it’s graphic novels or the Funnies section of your local newspaper. It’s great to see such a diverse group of talent this year.

Film School Rejects is going to be delivering some incredible, death-defying coverage live from Comic-Con this July. Start gearing up and start counting down. Even if we don’t make it out alive, it’s going to be a long, strange trip. Plus, I’m pretty sure that Kevin, in what we’ll come to know as the Great Bearded Embarrassment of ’08, will be forced to do his Daniel Plainview impression on the very public streets of San Diego. He’s abandoned his boy! Stay tuned, Rejects!

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