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 K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

  • Tom Hammock and Megan Hutchinson

  • Mark Ruffalo

  • Joelle Jones

  • Paul Jenkins

  • Carlo Pagulayan and Stephen Segovia

  • Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner

  • Simone Bianchi

  • Marc Silvestri

  • Ted Naifeh

  • David Petersen

  • Cobie Smulders

  • Jeff Smith

  • Mark Brooks

  • Jason Aaron and Jason Latour

  • Selfie with Chris Hemsworth OMG!!!