“Blockbuster movies are finding a greater audience than the comic book market,” convention organizer Shelton Drum tells the newspaper. “A lot of those people who aren’t comic book fans are checking out the source material.”
This year’s beefed-up guest list is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors — the biggest in the convention’s 24-year history.
Guests include Art Adams, Peter Bagge, Jeffrey Brown, Nick Cardy, Travis Charest, Dave Cockrum, Dan DiDio, Colleen Doran, Warren Ellis, Keith Giffen, Tony Harris, Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez, Bryan Hitch, James Jean, J.G. Jones, Lauren McCubbin, George Perez, Alex Robinson, Andrew Robinson, Andy Runton, Tim Sale, J. Michael Straczynski, Charles Vess, Mike Wieringo and Brian Wood.
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