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Monday, January 18, 2016

SPOTLIGHT ON: NEIL KAPLAN--Voice Actor-- OPTIMUS PRIME, STAR WARS , POWER RANGERS-- Available for Booking!

Neil Kaplan: Voice Actor/Actor/Comedian: 

Neil Kaplan

Master of many characters, Neil Kaplan, IS Optimus Prime!  

But his creations give life to numerous other  hot properties as well, including: "Star Wars," "Power Rangers," Marvel Heroes, "Avatar," "Gears of War"… The list goes ON! In fact, his chorus of  resonating heroes and villains touches many a childhood and demographic the world over.

Just to name a few of Neil Kaplan’s characters:

*Optimus Prime - The original "Transformers: Robots in Disguise"
*"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (VG)

Transformers

*Diabolico - "Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue" (TV)
*Gluto - "Power Rangers: Time Force" (TV)
*"Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" (TV & movie)
*"Power Rangers Lost Galaxy" (TV)

*Skadge - "Star Wars the Old Republic" (VG)
*Governor Adlehard - "Star Wars: Uprising" (VG)
*Bendak Starkiller - "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" (VG)
*Boss Ganne - "Star Wars: Battlegrounds" (VG)
*Kinnect "Star Wars" (VG)

*Green Goblin & Norman Osborne - "Spider-Man: Battle for New York" (VG)
*Venom & Sabretooth - "Marvel Heroes" (VG)
*Gorilla Grodd - "Justice League Heroes" (VG)
*Marvel Anime: "Iron Man" (TV)
*Marvel Anime: "Blade" (TV)
*"Spider-Man Unlimited" (VG)


One of Neil's many anime roles.
*Hawkmon - "Digimon" (TV & movie)

*Tychus Findlay - "StarCraft II" and "Heroes of the Storm" (Blizzard Entertainment - video games)

*Madara Uchiha - "Naruto Shippuden" (Anime - TV, movie and VG)

*Albus Dumbledore & Leader of the G.I. Joe EXTREME - "Robot Chicken"


*"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (VG)

*"Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth" - Rise of the Witch King (VG)

*"Conan" (VG)

*"Rango" (VG)

*"Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure" (VG)

*"EverQuest II" (VG)



*Kinnect "Disneyland Adventures" (VG)

*"Avatar: The Game" (VG)

*"Final Fantasy XIII" (VG)

*"Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution" (VG)

*"Gears of War 3" (VG)

*"God of War: Ascension" (VG)


And that’s only a PARTIAL list! 

Neil is currently available to meet fans, delight crowds and sign autographs at your convention or event. He is open to various types of programming, and meeting fans at his table. 


For interviews or bookings with this talented actor, contact Renee at Eva Ink Artist Group, Pros@Cons Division: evaink@aol.com

Friday, January 15, 2016

SPOTLIGHT: ROBERT TREBOR-- Actor/Writer-- "Xena," "Hercules," "Hail Ceasar!" -- Available for Booking!

Robert Trebor on "Xena" set.


Renowned and versatile actor, Robert Trebor is known worldwide for his endearing role as traveling salesman, Salmoneus on both the “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess” television series. 


His most recent part is a pivotal role in the much anticipated Coen Brother's movie "Hail, Caesar!"-- Which is all the buzz-- as Walt Dubrow, opposite actor Josh Brolin.

 
He is equally as well know for his parts in feature films such as “Purple Rose of Cairo,” “52 Pick Up," directed by John Frankenheimer,  "Universal Soldier," "Talk Radio," “Making Mr. Right,” “The Shadow,” “My Demon Lover,” “Jiminy Glick in Lalawood,” (among MUCH more).

 
Opposite Martin Sheen in "Out of the Darkness."

One of his most mesmerizing roles undoubtedly is as  Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz in “Out of the Darkness,”  opposite Martin Sheen-- a haunting portrayal that still resonates today, as he delves into the mind of a madman.

On the lighter side: On television, in addition to “Herucles” and “Xena,” Mr. Trebor  has appeared on the small screen in “Miami Vice,” “Murphy Brown,” “Empty Nest,” “Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” “Baywatch,” “Wedding Daze,” “Missing Persons,” and Boomtown,” among much more!


A writer, some of Mr. Trebor's credits include stories for the "Xena" comic book for Topps Comics, as well as "Dear Salmoneus: A Guide to Love and Money," from Eva Ink Publishing / Image Publishing, in addition to an upcoming autobiography about his adventures in acting.


Book by Robert Trebor.
 
Program Notes:  Actor and comedian, Robert Trebor is available for shows in 2016 to fit around his various filming schedules.  He is open to group panels or solo panels. We can also discuss acting classes or critiques, available to a limited number of shows. 

If you are interested in interviewing Mr. Trebor or booking him for your convention/event, please contact:
 
Eva Ink Artist Group
"Pros & Cons" Division 
evaink@aol.com  
 

SPOTLIGHT: VERONICA TAYLOR-- Voice Actress for "Pokemon," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and more!



Veronica Taylor and her amazing voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now!

She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on “Pokemon”, April on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and roles in “Cubix”, “Dinosaur King”, “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Huntik”, “Tai Chi Chasers”, and more. She can be heard on PBS kids’ “Word World” (Sheep), “Lunch Lab” (Mixiebot), and “Chuck Vanderchuck’s ‘something something’ Explosion!” (Ramona).



Ash from "Pokemon."

Current projects include Sailor Pluto on “Sailor Moon”, “Mofy” (Mofy, Mogu, Sora), “Astroblast” (Sputnik), and “Welcome to the Wayne (Spy from 8-i).

Some anime favorites include Amelia on “Slayers”, Yukino on “His and Hers Circumstances”, all 7 Nana’s on “Nana Seven of Seven”, and Narue on “World of Narue”, as well as many others.


April, on right, from "TMNT"

She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries.  Veronica is also a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theater.

Programming Notes: Veronica loves to be at her booth to sign autographs for fans. Inquire as well for various programming opportunities.

If you are interested in interviewing Veronica or booking her for your convention/event, please contact:

Eva Ink Artist Group
"Pros & Cons" Division 
evaink@aol.com  

Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy Birthday to Stan Lee, the One and Only! -- And: Stan (and Me) Through the Decades!



I don't know how he does it, but then, Stan has accomplished so much!  But this one has always amazed me. How does he stay so... well... so STAN!

During the course of my association in this industry, from the days at the Dallas Fantasy Faire as the Co-Chair when I was young and green, to being an assistant editor at DC (still young and green),  to editor at Marvel (just green), and now to being publisher and artists agent (whatever is not green), it just worked out that at least once a decade or so--sometimes more--I've had the fun of having my photo taken with Stan Lee (with varying degrees of success mind you). 

Here is a choice selection. You'll see what I mean.  :-)


During the Dallas days. My first pic with Stan.

Marvel Christmas party.
Marvel Christmas party 2. 



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Harvey Awards a few years ago. Also with Michael Golden.




Recently in Charlotte. Here with Michael Golden and Mike Zeck too!


What always tickled we was that with each passing event,  how Stan never really changed that much. But hair, weight, and other statistics were always in flux when it came to me! (I particularly like the first photo where I'm sporting that cool Mullet.)

I almost want to stamp "Presented by Stan Lee" on the back of each one. It's an unequivicable seal of approval you know?! 

It's a reminder to  me what a constant Stan has been in my life/career now for some time. Even before I edited a single story,  why, I knew the name--In fact from the first time I stole one of my brother's "Spider-man" comics when I was six or so! 

I guess that's why to this day, whenever I do see Stan, it still makes me giddy with delight.

My photographic record aside, in truth, believer, Stan deserves all the accolades coming his way today on his 93rd Birthday. Since his days at Marvel to the present, Stan has been a champion of so much I love about comics, helping propel our industry to new levels. 

If anyone has a legacy it's him. And in return, we love him.

So, here's to you Stan, and Happy Birthday!  You're the Man! 

Love,
Renee


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays from Eva Ink Artist Group



Here's Hoping All the Batteries Are Included!





Happy Holidays from Eva Ink Artist Group!
(Michael Golden, Renee Witterstaetter and the Gang!) 

And wishing you a 2016 to break all records!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Michael Golden Captain America "Civil War" Comic Debuts This January! Get Yours!



Limited Edition "Civil War" Cover.


For Immediate Release:
December 2, 2015

New Orleans— Long tauted as THE artist to come to when you need a picture that says a 1,000 words, illustrator Michael Golden’s dynamic Captain American and crew limited edition comic book will be made available to Wizard Comic Con New Orleans VIP’s this January!  Just in time for the movie release, we might add!

Here are the details:

Civil War #1 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans Captain America VIP Exclusive Variant Cover by Michael Golden

(W) Mark Millar (A) Steve McNiven (CA) Michael Golden
Written by Mark Millar

THE LANDSCAPE OF THE MARVEL U IS CHANGING AND IT'S TIME TO DECIDE: WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

A conflict has been brewing in the Marvel Universe for over a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother--and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships, and families begin to fall apart. Civil War, a Marvel Comics event in seven parts, stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Civil War - the cross-over that rewrites the rules - begins here in this double-sized first issue!


Michael will be present at the show and available to autograph copies of this collectible comic! 

Captain American close up. 

For more information on how to get  your exclusive Michael Golden cover, go to: http://www.wizardworld.com/civilwar1.html

For more information on artist  Michael Golden, contact: evaink@aol.com


Cap Pencils.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Limited Edition Suydam Cover featured on "Infected by Art" Coffee Table Volume!


Suydam cover for the new deluxe coffee table book.






For Immediate Release

November 29, 2015

“Infected by Art” Deluxe Collector's Volume Features Limited Edition Arthur Suydam Cover!


New York, NY— “Infected by Art,” the new deluxe hard-cover coffee table book featuring the world’s finest  fantasy, horror and sci-fi illustrators, has just been released with a limited edition run of 500 copies, featuring the stunning cover work by  award  winning  artist / writer,  Zombie King, Arthur Suydam. 

Written by Todd Spoor and Aaron Raymond and on Bud Plant’s “highly recommended” list,  “Infected by Art” features over 300 images of work’s  in the categories of fantasy, horror illustration and science fiction broken down into five categories competing  for  prizes.  Winning artists  were selected  by a  panel-jury comprised of   four  all-star judges, this year including: Suydam, horror  legends Basil Gogos and Sanjulian, and sci-fi cover artist Ken Kelly .

The books dust jacket explains it all: “The art comprised within is simply the most imaginative thought-provoking and creative art on the market today.” Featuring artists from the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, etc. -- truly making this a world-wide collaboration of exceptional works.

Suydam was selected  to join the alumni of distinguished judges for this year’s installment of “Infected by Art,”   based on his groundbreaking  work  on Marvel Zombies and a sequence of zombie  themed titles over the last ten years which helped prompt a worldwide zombie  pop culture explosion,  extending to TV, film, gaming, merchandising (Note: Hot Topic), and making the word "zombie" truly a household word.  Listed in the book of  the "Top 100 Greatest Comic Artists of  all  Time ,”   Suydam and contemporaries, the likes of Richard Corben, are credited with revolutionizing comics in the  70s  and  80s themselves, by first introducing painted fine art techniques and a fresh, mature  storytelling  into U.S. mainstream comics, helping to open doors for the  writers and artists in the  years that followed. 

The most recent in a line of books on this celebrated artist has just been released as a deluxe coffee table volume, entitled "The Complete Cholly and Flytrap," from Titan Publishing, while previous books on Suydam include "The Art of Arthur Suydam," from Vanguard, and "The Art of the Barbarian" from Eva Ink / Heavy Metal, among others.

Suydam comes by his painting instincts naturally: Great Uncles on his father's side, James Suydam and Henry Suydam were both among the dozen artists who won  American  painters recognition on the world stage  for the  first  time  at  the outbreak of the  Civil  War,  circa 1861 and became  known as the Hudson River Painters --a collection of landscape  artists credited with reinventing the world of fine art at that time. In the  20s and  30s, E.H. Suydam became one  of America’s most  celebrated  architectural artists with artworks now hanging in the
White House, Museum of New York and the National Academy Museum  and  more.  It's a fair bet,  that Suydam’s mother, Juliette, a native of Montreal, herself an avid painter may have contributed  to instilling an appreciation of the arts into her three sons, as well.

Zombie King, Arthur Suydam’s own work graces both the front and back cover of 500 limited editions of “Infected by Art” and additionally is featured in a beautiful three page spread of  never before published, unedited,  master works, including the  complete  wrap around cover painting  for his much  celebrated  “The  Walking  Dead"  #1 " variant cover ,  all in the intro section of this culmination of today’s top illustrators .



Publisher: Authorhouse, 2013

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket 

Dimensions: 9x11

Pages: 308pg

Color: Full Color

ISBN: #9781481760843


Back cover features a Suydam Album Cover.