San Diego Comic Con 2019

Visit Lion Forge Booth #5543!

Meet the talent!

Seven Days Signing Information

Thursday, July 18, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Friday, July 19, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Saturday, July 20, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Gail Simone will be signing Seven Days Posters at booth #5543!

Gail Simone

Gail Simone is a fan-favorite, multiple-award-winning writer of comics and animation, equally adept at writing multiple genres for multiple publishers. Her career highlights include critically-acclaimed runs on such titles as Simpsons Comics, Deadpool, Birds Of Prey, Secret Six, Red Sonja and Domino. She has also written for several popular animated series, including Justice League Unlimited and Brave and the Bold, and co-wrote the Wonder Woman animated film. As an activist for inclusion and diversity in media, she continues to work for wider representation of humanity in comics and other media. She lives on the Oregon coast with her family and greyhound.


Seven Days Cover

Mooncakes Signing Information

Friday, July 19, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Mooncakes Cover

Mooncakes © 2019 Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

Wendy Xu will be signing ARC copies of Mooncakes at booth #5543 while supplies last!

Wendy XuWendy Xu is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and comics artist. She is co-creator of Mooncakes, a graphic novel out in 2019 from Lion Forge Comics. Her work has been featured on Catapult, Barnes & Noble Sci-fi/Fantasy Blog, and, among other places. She currently works as an assistant editor curating young adult and children’s books. You can find her on twitter @angrygirlcomics or on instagram as @artofwendyxu.



Gender Queer: A Memoir Signing Information

Friday, July 19, 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Saturday, July 20, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Maia Kobabe will be signing copies of Gender Queer at booth #5543!

Maia KobabeMaia Kobabe is a graduate of the first ever class in the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. E is the illustrator of TOM O’BEDLAM, a single issue which was accepted into the Society of Illustrator’s Comic and Cartoon Art annual and nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2016. Maia’s short comics have been included in the anthologies ALPHABET (2015), TABULA IDEM (2017), MINE! (2018), GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE (2018), THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS (2018), and the forthcoming ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and FASTER THAN LIGHT Y’ALL . Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries and now writes book reviews for Publisher’s Weekly. E has been self-publishing comics and zines since 2010, and has attended over fifty comic conventions in that time. More of eir work, including the origins of GENDER QUEER, can be found on tumblr and instagram @redgoldsparks. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.



Gender Queer Cover

Gender Queer © 2019 Maia Kobabe.

Upgrade Soul Signing Information

Friday, July 19, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Saturday, July 20, 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Upgrade Soul © 2018 Ezra Claytan Daniels.

Ezra Claytan Daniels will be signing copies of Eisner-nominated Upgrade Soul at booth #5543!

Ezra Claytan Daniels

Ezra Claytan Daniels is a writer, illustrator, and designer based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured at the Fantoche International Animation Festival, the Fumetto International Comics Festival, and the Whitney Museum. Upgrade Soul was the recipient of the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics.


Glint Book One: The Cloud Raiders Signing Information

Friday, July 19, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Samuel Sattin will be signing copies of Glint Book One: The Cloud Raiders at booth #5543!

Sam SattinSamuel Sattin is a novelist, comics creator, and essayist. He is the writer of the Glint trilogy and Bezkamp (2019), LegendThe Silent End, League of Somebodies, and Adventure Quest. He holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College. He is the director of a toy company in Oakland, California, and teaches at the California College of the Arts.

Glint Cover

Glint: Book 1, published 2019 by The Lion Forge, LLC. © 2019 Ian McGinty and Samuel Sattin.

The Underfoot Vol. 1: The Mighty Deep Signing Information

Saturday, July 20, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Sunday, July 21, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Emily S. Whitten, Ben Fisher, and Michelle Nguyen will be signing copies of The Underfoot Vol. 1: The Mighty Deep at booth #5543!

The Underfoot Volume 1: The Mighty Deep

The Underfoot, Volume 1 © 2019 Benjamin Fisher and Emily S. Whitten.

Emily WhittenEmily S. Whitten is an attorney, fiction writer, pop culture journalist and host, and media personality who also occasionally runs genre conventions. She has published columns and webcomics with the likes of ComicMix, MTV Splash Page,, and Movers & Shakers Unlimited, and has had recurring appearances on the Fantastic Forum radio and TV shows and the podcast Made of Fail.

Ben Fisher

Ben Fisher is an attorney and author whose work spans a broad spectrum of genres and subject matter, but always with an underlying thread of humanity (and a bit of his trademark dry wit).


Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen is an Eisner and Ignatz winning illustrator and comic artist based in Portland, Oregon. She studied fine arts at the University of Puget Sound and Portland State University. She has previously contributed to The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey and the Elements: Fire anthology


Haphaven Signing Information

Thursday, July 18, 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Norm Harper will be signing copies of Haphaven at booth #5543!

Norm HarperNorm Harper is a writer whose previous works include the Eisner-Nominated RIKKI, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” and The Naughty List, a rhyming picture book about a young boy who has to misbehave in order to save Christmas. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and their massive LEGO collection.

Haphaven Cover

Haphaven © 2019 Karate Petshop, LLC.

Mae Vol. 1  Signing Information

Thursday, July 18, 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Mae Cover

Mae © 2018 Gene Ha.

Gene Ha will be signing MAE Vol. 1 at booth #5543!

Gene Ha

Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on books such as Fables, Justice League, Cyclops & Phoenix, and Oktane. He won three Eisner awards for his collaboration with Alan Moore on Top 10 and one Eisner with Brad Meltzer for JLA #11. He lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL, with his wife, Lisa, and their rescue dog, Fina.

Rolled & Told Vol. 1 Signing Information

Thursday, July 18, 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Saturday, July 20, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Rolled & Told Vol. 1 is being signed at booth #5543!

Meet Ryan Cady on Saturday and Jen Vaughn both Saturday and Sunday.

Rolled & Told Volume 1

Rolled & ToldTM TM and © 2019 The Lion Forge, LLC. Rolled & Told uses the Open Gaming License © 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

Dinosaucers Vol. 1: Reptilon Signing Information

Thursday, July 18, 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Michael Uslan and Andrew Pepoy will be signing Dinosaucers Vol. 1 at booth #5543!

Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan is the Originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie franchise, his credits including, among many others: Batman; Batman Returns; Batman Begins; The Dark Knight; The Dark Knight Rises; Batman: Mask of the Phantasm; Batman Forever; The Batman Lego Movie; Teen Titans Go To the Movies; and upcoming: The Joker; Birds of Prey; Batgirl; and The Batman.

Andrew Pepoy has worked for U.S., British, and French publishers on hundreds of comics on such characters and titles as The Simpsons, Fables, Batman, The X-Men, Iron Man, Star Wars, Godzilla, Transformers, Wallace & Gromit, Scooby Doo, Betty & Veronica, Lanfeust, Uncle Scrooge, and many more. Since 1990 he has written and drawn many stories of his own Harvey Award-nominated creation, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax, which has been collected in book form by IDW and appears as a webstrip at, with a new series in production. Having been nominated several times, Andrew won an Eisner award in 2009 and has also won an Inkwell Award and been nominated for the Harvey and Hugo Awards. He now lives in Chicago. More about Andrew and his current projects can be found at

Dinosaucers Volume 1 Cover

Dinosaucers © 1987, 2018 CC Telecommunications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Experience more with your favorite Lion Forge authors at these panels!

The d20 Dames Present: Building Inclusive Gaming Adventures for All

When: Thursday, July 18, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Room 32AB

Are you ready to move past the pre-gen table top adventures and build a nightmare landscape (or delicious pie-scape) for your friends? We’re here to help! Build an Adventure with live-play D&D podcast, d20 DamesJen Vaughn + Kat Kruger plus some mysterious guest NPCs! We’ve written a little bit of everything from D&D adventures to YA novels to comic series. We’ll cover some of the basics on what makes a great RPG/D&D campaign in addition to highlighting some of our favorites from this past year.

Speakers: Jen Vaughn, Kat Kruger & Special Guests

Jen Vaughn

Science and History in Comics

When: Friday, July 19, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Where: San Diego Public Library
3300 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
in the Shiley Suite (9th floor)

Ben Fisher
Emily S. Whitten
Michelle Nguyen

Combining text and image can make complex or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how graphic novels can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to underrepresented and marginalized perspectives.  Panelists include: Jim Ottaviani (Hawking), MK Reed (Science Comics: Wild Weather), Ben Fisher, Emily S. Whitten, and Michelle Nguyen (The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep). Moderated by Tracy Edmunds (Educational Consultant and Curriculum Specialist) Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

A Life Illustrated: Memoirs in Comics

When: Friday, July 19, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Where: Room 8

Spring saw the release of both Gender Queer: A Memoir from Maia Kobabe (who uses pronouns e, em, eir); a moving work of graphic nonfiction detailing eir coming of age and coming out as non-binary, and the first collection of the beloved webcomic, Our Super Adventure from Sarah Graley(Rick and Morty, Kim Reaper) and Stef Purenins; documenting all the weird little everyday flashes of shared absurdity that make up relationships. Join us for a discussion on how and why the comic book medium provides the perfect format for telling the life stories of the people behind them.

Maia Kobabe