Among the colorful cosplay, massive booths, interactive displays and walls of merchandise at Comic-Con International in San Diego — colloquially known as SDCC — remains the most important component of the show: comic book creators. ComicsAlliance photographer and Loikiamania podcast host Pat Loika hit the show floor to catch the men and women who tell our favorite stories in sequential art and captured the enthusiasm that comes from fans getting to meet their favorite storytellers at one of the biggest conventions of the year.

Check back with ComicsAlliance throughout the weekend for more of Pat’s great photos from San Diego.

  • Brian Michael Bendis and Todd McFarlane

  • Cat Staggs

  • Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction

  • Dan Slott

  • Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Declan Shalvey and Jordan D. White

  • Brian Michael Bendis

  • Erik Larsen

  • Hayley Atwell

  • Matt Fraction, Scott Snyder, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Lee

  • Jeph Loeb

  • Jim Lee

  • Brian Michael Bendis

  • Kelly Sue DeConnick

  • Kevin Eastman

  • Kevin O'Neil

  • Kris Anka inspecting his Wonder Woman statue design

  • Brian Michael Bendis

  • Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel

  • Mark Brooks

  • Matt Fraction

  • Nicola Scott

  • Ron Lim and Joanna Estep

  • Scott Snyder