Walter Simonson has made vast contributions to comics publishing, as a writer, an artist, and even in founding publishing imprints. He was recognized in 2012 at the Harvey Awards in Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation and Best Domestic Reprint Project for Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, Artist’s Edition from IDW, and in 2013 for Alien: The Illustrated Story from Titan Books for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work. He also received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the Harvey Awards. Walt’s career began in the 1970s at DC Comics, where he worked on titles such as Weird War Tales, Manhunter, Metal Men, Orion, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Vigilante, and Hercules Unbound. Over at Marvel Comics, Simonson has had numerous noteworthy runs, including The Rampaging Hulk magazine, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, and Thor, on which he was responsible for the introduction of Beta Ray Bill and Thor as a frog.
Merry Marchin’ Mutant Makers
Saturday September 9, 2023 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm | Room: 343-344
Marvel’s merry mutants have risen and fallen, been hunted and celebrated, and captivated audiences for over 60 years. Join Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Waid, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, Bob McLeod, Philip Tan, and Bob Wiacek in discussion with moderator Robert Greenberger.
Saturday September 9, 2023 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm | Room: 343-344
After a five-year convention absence, the greatest Kirby slide show on Earth returns, featuring more than 1000 pieces of Kirby original art — blink and you’ll miss one! It’s a rapid fire, Kracklin’ event, hosted by Greg Goldstein (IDW Publishing, Topps), Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing), and Rand Hoppe of the Kirby Museum— featuring special guest, legendary creator Walt Simonson who will discuss his love for all things Kirby!
Sunday September 10, 2023 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm | Room: 338
Walter Simonson and John Workman discuss Manhunter celebrating a 50th anniversary and the iconic run on Thor beginning 40 years ago, plus whatever other great stories they share with Robert Greenberger as a host.