2004 was once again host for numerous opportunities for comics veterans and budding artists to
get together and get down to business in sunny San Diego. With a special highlight of
the 10th Anniversary of the passing away of comics legend Jack Kirby, numerous authors and
comics professionals provided themed artwork in the big artists book supplied to all
attendees. Themed artwork included 50th Anniversary of Godzilla, 75th Anniversaries of
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Tarzan, and Popeye, 20th Anniversary of Usagi Yojimbo, 40th
Anniversary of Creepy, 10th Anniversary of Supernatural Law, 10th Anniversary of Hellboy, 25th
Anniversary of Flaming Carrot, and of course, the 35th Anniversary of Comic-Con International.
Portfolio reviews by
professional comic artists and industry publishers collected in the huge Autograph Area,
renaissance era tournaments entertained the attendees on the upper deck, occasional
advertising by bizarre costumers for the latest in comics and cinema screenings were on the
rise, and of course, there is always the casual San Diegan that provides a little musical
flavor to the convention experience.
Area and Portfolio Reviews: Think you
got what it takes to be a true comics artist?
Just want a piece of written history fro your favorite Hollywood celebrity? This was the place for you!
Under the cool bigtop tent, thousands of attendees gathered to collect their cool autographs
and get their artwork looked at by industry professionals.
Attending Portfolio Reviewers included: Animated Animations Company, ArtistsForYou.com, Cinema
Graphix Entertainment, Committed Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Devil's Due Publishing, Disney Publishing
Worldwide, JMP Creative, Sammy Studios, ToykoPop, Top Cow Productions, and Wizards of the Coast Inc.
Attending individuals for celebrity autograph signings included: Kevin J. Anderson, Reggie Bannister,
Michael Beck, Brad Bird, Julie Catlin Brown, Adam Busch, Bobby Clark, Alana Curry, Sybil Danning, Debra Deliso,
Jade Dodge, Ken Foree, Gary Graham, Steve Grant, Erin Gray, Dean Haglund, Harry Harrison, Richard Hatch,
Richard Herd, George Hertzberg, Virginia Hey, Kane Hodden, Laurie Holden, Marjean Holden, Ernie Hudson, Manu
"Icheb" Intiraymi, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Sam Jones, Irwin Keyes, Adrienne King, Candace Kita, Robia Lamorte, James
Leary, Stan Lee, Tom Lenk, Iyari Limon, Mark Lutz, Michael Madsen, James Marshall, Mike Mignola, Rebecca Moesta,
Bill Moseley, Alex Nino, Christopher Paolini, Jeff Rector, Robin Sachs, Scott Schwartz, Dave Shelton, Jean Schulz,
Marc Singer, Brinke Stevens, Danny Strong, Brian Thompson, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Margaret Weis, and Rob Zombie.