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Mission Viejo Library Comic-Con®

Come to the FREE Mission Viejo Library Comic-Con® on April 14th from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Mission Viejo Library will be celebrating its first Comic-Con event on Saturday, April 14th.  The event will feature guest artists, writers, animators, along with anime screenings, tabletop games, and a costume storytime. Join us for this fun, family event! Check back for a complete schedule of events.

Special Guests

Marv Wolfman is best known for Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths at DC Comics and as the writer/creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter and Bullseye (the prime villain in the 2003 movie Daredevil) at Marvel. Marv has also been editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics, and founding editor of Disney Adventures magazine.
Kim Dwinell likes stories more than the beach. Almost. Maybe it's a tie. She first had a career as a beach lifeguard, and then a career in animation, and now combines her two loves in her first graphic novel, Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point. When she's not in the classroom or at her desk, she might be running a 10K or out on the ocean in her boat or on her board. She lives on a tree-lined street in sunny Southern California with her husband, son and Springer Spaniel.
Neal Shusterman is a bestselling and award-winning author. He is the author of Challenger Deep, a National Book Award winner, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, and recipient of six starred reviews; Bruiser, which was a Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choice, a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick, and on twelve state lists; and the Unwind Dystology (including Thunder Head and Scythe), among many other books. He lives in California with his family.
D.J. MacHale is the author of the bestselling series Pendragon – Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space; the spooky Morpheus Road trilogy; and the sci-fi thriller trilogy The SYLO Chronicles. His latest publications are the middle-grade supernatural series The Library, as well as the Audible Original fantasy The Equinox Curiosity Shop. In addition to his published works, he has written, directed and produced many award-winning television series and movies for young people including Are You Afraid of the Dark?; Flight 29 Down and Disney’s Tower of Terror.  D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
Alexandra Monir is the Iranian-American author of the upcoming YA sci-fi novel The Final Six, the best-selling time-travel romance Timeless, and three other young adult novels. She is also a professional recording artist and composer. Alexandra lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and newborn son, where she is at work on her next novel.
Gina Damico grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York, and has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater-house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. The author of the grim-reapers-gone-wild books of the Croak trilogy (Croak, Scorch, and Rogue), Hellhole, Wax, and Waste of Space, all published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She lives in California with her husband, two cats, one dog, and an obscene amount of weird things purchased at yard sales.
Victor Cook is a TV animation director and producer. His credits include The Spectacular Spider-Man, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Hellboy: Blood and Iron, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Mickey Mouse Club House, The Legend of Tarzan and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. He began his Disney years as a storyboard artist on Disney’s Darkwing Duck and Gargoyles. Victor is currently executive producer and supervising director of the Netflix original series Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters
Chris Roszak graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts and continued his studies at California Art Institute. In 1994 he began his career in the animation field when he was hired by DIC Animation paint backgrounds for the Double Dragon animated series. Since then he has worked on many shows as both a background painter and lead background painter. He is a three time Emmy winner whose twenty five year career has included work on The Powerpuff Girls, Camp Lazlo, The Marvelous misadventures of Flapjack and Disney’s new Mickey Mouse cartoons.
Monica Davila is an illustrator and storyboard artist at DreamWorks Animation Television. After earning her Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from UCLA, she began her career working at Paramount Animation as a character layout apprentice. Since then, she has worked as a storyboard artist on shows such as Wallykazam, Shimmer and Shine, Big Hero 6: The Series, and illustrated a Big Golden Book for Random House. She was a member of the Teen Advisory Board at the Mission Viejo Library, and is thrilled to be back for the inaugural Mission Viejo Library Comic-Con. 

The day will also include:

  • Panel discussions and book signings.
  • Artists Alley and local vendors.
  • Cosplay, 501st Legion, Rebel Alliance and the R2D2 robot builders club.
  • Crafts for all ages. 
  • Comics trivia.
  • Costume masquerade.

Special thanks to our partners Nuclear Comics and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

Food will be available from Flipmasters, Kurt's Catering, and Kona Ice.

Comic-Con is a registered trademark of San Diego Comic Convention.