• The Anthology SECRET IDENTITIES will have a big signing lineup, with special guest Kelly Hu. (Click above for larger image.)


Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Joe Ledbetter, James Jean, The Pizz, Scott Musgrove, Ron English, and Travis Louie will all be signing at the Last Gasp booth (#1616) at Comic-Con this year. More information and times here. Above, THE LATE FAUNA OF NORTH AMERICA by Scott Musgrove.


• The documentary about Jeff Smith, THE CARTOONIST, will screen 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 24 in Room 5AB.

Kubertlifesol• Vanguard Productions returns for their 16th consecutive year to Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 22-26, 2009, with book premieres: Joe Kubert-How to Draw,  Alex Horley Sketchbook, Art of Mark Texeira, and the glorious, 300-color-page Roger Hane-Art, Times & Tragedy on the murdered illustrator of Chronicles of Narnia and Carlos Castaneda’s A Separate Reality. Signings and appearances at VANGUARD (booth 1607), will include founder and Space Cowboy creator, J. David Spurlock, legendary author, illustrator, musician, publisher and escape artist, Steranko, Alex Horley, Mark Texeira, Kerry Gammill, Dean Motter and more.

• Yamato Toys will be hosting artist Luis Royo.

Yamato USA is pleased to welcome Luis Royo to the San Diego Comic Con International, and invites those in attendance to a very special and rare autograph session with the artist. 
Yamato USA Booth 4429 (Between Warner Bros. & Toy Growers Courtyard)
Friday, July 24 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday, July 24 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Saturday, July 25 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Saturday, July 25 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Times Subject to Change
Yamato USA will also have on display current and upcoming pieces from its Fantasy Figure Gallery, its groundbreaking collection of resin quality PVC statues, bringing together the unrivaled talent of Asia’s foremost portrait sculptors with the leading fantasy artists of Europe and the Americas.  On display will be pieces from Luis Royo, Dorian Cleavenger, Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell featuring the sculpting talents of Shungo Yazawa, Shunji Hagii, Plant-jzero Moekichi, Tobe, and Shin Tanave.


  1. Several of the special guests at CCI have autograph signing schedules accompanying their bios. Moench, however, does not.