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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Eva Ink Artist Group Clients for 2022!
Convention Bookings Open: 2022-- Shooter, Golden, Suydam, Cook, Ishwerwood, Morales, Nolan! Take a look at all of our Amazing talent! Hi Everyone-- Some of our artists are still on hiatus, so if there is an artist you are interested in booking, please get with me right away. 2022 bookings are fully underway. Michael Golden, Rags Morales, Jim Shooter, Georges Jeanty, Graham Nolan Arthur Suydam! Read our full list and book ASAP! My email is: email@example.com Best, Renee Check the bios of some of our great creators below: Michael Golden--(Artist/Writer/Consultant/Designer) One of THE storytellers in the industry, influencing generations of comics fans and professionals, Michael Golden boasts creations that are some of the most licensed and enduring in the industry. Co-Creator of Rogue, Bucky O'Hare, Micronauts and "The 'Nam," among much more, Golden is known as one of THE artists on such characters as Batman, Doctor Strange, G.I. Joe and the Punisher. Golden's recent covers can be seen on everything from "Spawn" to the "Walking Dead," to World Wrestling work. Recent covers include works on "The Walking Dead," "Deadpool," and "DareDevil," to name a few. In short, no history of comics is complete without touching on the influence that this legendary artist has had on this industry. Recent books on the colorful life and vibrant art of Golden include "Michael Golden: Alchemy" "Modern Masters: Michael Golden" and "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," and "Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves." In addition, having served as both Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics and Senior Editor at DC Comics, Golden's lectures and classes in storytelling are sought after world wide, with recent venues including places as diverse as Spain, France, Russia, Norway, Brazil, Chile and China. With recent gallery shows mounted in New York City, Maryland, Spain and Russia. Programing Notes: Various panels on the art of comic books can be scheduled with Michael, to highlight this special event at your show. (Note: Michael has specific table and listing requirements. ) Mike Zeck--(Artist, Creator) Note: Mike is Currently on Hiatus. But do send us your interest for future bookings. When discussing comics heavy hitter, Mike Zeck, you'd have to argue which is his most influential work, or which is most deeply embossed on our pop culture. His series "Kraven's Last Hunt," took Spider-man to a whole new level and has been voted by readers as the "Greatest Spider-Man story ever told." His subsequent work on the Punisher with "Cricle of Blood," cemented him as one of the THE artists for the character, while the series "Secret Wars," set comic book readership on their ears, and heralded Zeck's creation of the black and white Spider-Man costume, still around as the attire of the super-villain, Venom. His work on Captain American also stands out as some of the most influential in the industry, and iconic images of this and other characters such as Superman and Batman, are etched in comic history. In fact, Zeck images are featured on Marvel merchandising ad nauseam year after year, evidence of his enduring popularity. It's hard not to notice all those "Secret Wars" t-shirts! Recent books on Mike include "Raw Fury: The Art of Mike Zeck," while Zeck's series with writer Steven Grant (creator of the hit movie "Two Guns"), "Damned," was released in a recent volume by IDW Publishing, which has also just released a deluxe volume of Mike's classic Marvel covers. Programming Notes: Mike prefers not to do panels. But is at his table for fans all hours of any show he attends. (Note that Mike will be doing very limited appearances, and certain conditions apply. Please contact me for details. ) Arthur Suydam-- (Artist/ Creator) The Zombie King," as he is known, rose to stardom for his work on the smash hit series "Marvel Zombies," the lines at his booth at any given show are a testament to the enduring "zombie craze," with Suydam as a forerunner. He is also renowned as the Deadpool cover artist on "Merc with a Mouth." As well as "The Walking Dead." And he is credited as being one of the first artists to bring fine art painting techniques to the world of comics in such books as "Cholly and Flytrap" and "Mudwogs." Recent awards for Arthur include "The Spike TV Scream Award (Best Artist)," "Spectrum Gold Award for Institutional Art," "The San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award,"as well as the "University of Maryland Eastern Shore Lifetime Achievement Award," among others. His work can also be seen on works for "DCeased," "The Walking Dead," "Deadpool, "Batman," "Wolverine," "Fantastic Four," "X-Men," "Ghost Rider," "Army of Darkness" "Vampirella," and too many to name here. His "Cholly and Flytrap" series has recently been compiled into a collected volumne, marking that great achievement and it's place in comic history. Programing Notes: Arthur is also offering to do a special promo for shows that includes free sketches for kids on Sundays. Ask for details. (Note: Arthur has certain table and listing requirements.) Jim Shooter-- (Writer/ Marvel Editor-in-Chief) Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965. He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers. He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as associate editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief. He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who., under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success. Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers. Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President. He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more. Programming Notes: Jim has certain booking conditions and is open to doing numerous panels, including two that he always brings to the table. Geof Isherwood--(Artist/Designer/Storyboards) Renowned artist for Marvel, DC, Broadway, and Heroes Of The North, in fact, creator of Psylocke's Katana! Some of Geof's major title runs include "Dr. Strange," "Suicide Squad," "Conan the Barbarian," "Conan The King," "Namor" and "The 'Nam". Geof is also the inker of the graphic novel, "Revenge of the Living Monolith," over Marc Silvestri. But he says the comic brought to him most often to sign is probably "Dr. Strange" #50. Geof has also worked on over 60 film and TV productions, including X-Men: DOFP and X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, Being Human (US), Hot Wheels, Helix, Wings of the Dragon, The Phantom, The Last Templar, Race to Mars, The Covenant, Dead of Night, Battlefield Earth, Gothika, Rollerball,The Fountain and much, much more. In addition to film work, as an expert in figure drawing, Geof teaches in the Concept Art and Illustration program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, as well as having a sketch list that is in demand at every show he attends. Geof is now also working for Renegade Media drawing the final issue of the soon-to-be-released "Necromatics". Programming Notes: Geof is available for programming encompassing subjects ranging from comics to TV/film! Graham Nolan-- (Writer/Artist) Graham is an Inkpot Award winning cartoonist and writer, best known for his long run on BATMAN in Detective Comics and as the designer and co-creator of the iconic Batman Villain: BANE. He is also the creator of the graphic novel: MONSTER ISLAND, web-comic: SUNSHINE STATE and the co-creator of the IDW horror adventure series: JOE FRANKENSTEIN. When he is not chained to the drawing board you will find him in his Jeep, down at the lake fishing... And we hope at a show near you!Georges Jeanty-- (Artist) Georges Jeanty-- (Artist) Georges is a New York Times bestselling comic book illustrator, his first major work was Marvel Comics’ BISHOP: THE LAST X-MAN, and it just got better from there. Currently, Jeanty's work can be seen in AGE OF X-MAN: THE X-TREMISTS, part of Marvel’s “Enter the Age of X-Man” story arc. Along with his work on many Marvel and DC Comics titles, Georges is known for the critically acclaimed, sixties-era graphic novel THE AMERICAN WAY, written by screenwriter John Ridley and published by DC Comics, its sequel THE AMERICAN WAY: THOSE ABOVE AND THOSE BELOW , and being a regular artist for Dark Horse Comics’ official continuation of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and SERENITY (2007-2018). If you want a legit media tie-in for your next convention-- we're talking Buffyverse, Whedonverse, Firefly, Serenity, Godzilla, Gamera, vampires, Gambit, Wolverine, Deadpool, Weapon X-- this pop culture phenom of an artist will add some sparkle to any event. Rags Morales-- (Artist, Illustrator) A veteran of the comic industry, Rags began his career with DC Comics in 1989 with the TSR licensed book Forgotten Realms. His first super hero series was "Black Condor." He has since worked on countless titles for DC, most notably "Identity Crisis". Other notable projects include: long runs on "JSA," "Hawkman," not to forget "Batman/Superman," "Nightwing," The New 52 and "First Wave." Rags has also worked with Valiant, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics. From September to May, Rags also teaches at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art. He lives in eastern Pennsylvania. Programming Notes: Rags is available for programming regarding his career in comics and creating comic books. SAM DE LA ROSA-- Venom Artist Sam's work on VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR #'s 1-6 is the basis of the worldwide successful billion-dollar grossing VENOM MOVIE! Sam de la Rosa has provided finished art and inks for Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Disney and Dark Horse among others. Credits include Spider-man, Venom, Carnage, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, The Avengers, Star Wars, X-Men, Power Rangers and more! He worked on Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Star Trek, Firestorm and others from DC Comics. For Dark Horse Comics he worked on the very first Predator comic book. Sam's favorite work in his own words has always been Venom, Carnage, and the Symbiotes! What a great well rounded celebrity artist to add to your event. Sam truly has it ALL! Phil Ortiz -- (Artist--Simpsons, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros., Muppet Babies!) Come and be sketchanized by Phil and see what you would look like if you were to appear as a character on the Simpsons! It costs $70 per person to be sketched inked and colored. This is a work of art that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Phil Ortiz grew up in East LA of Mexican and Spanish/Norwegian parents in 1953. He currently lives and works in the beautiful Lake Arrowhead area. Over his more than 30 years as a professional artist, Phil has worked on everything from daily newspaper comic strips (Bugs Bunny) to layouts and character design for animated cartoons including The Simpsons where Phil had a hand in the look of about 200 characters on the longest running comedy series in TV history. Some of the notable characters Phil designed for the Simpsons include: Flanders, Otto, Herman, Lou and Eddie, Ralph, and Apu. Phil has won five CERTIFICATES of ACHIEVEMENT for his work in TV animation and has been drawing for The Simpsons comic books for many years. Programming Notes: Phil will sketchanize your convention attendees to turn your whole world into a Simpsons landscape! Tom Cook-- (Artist- Scooby Do, He-Man, Smurfs) Tom began his career as an animator and artistic director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work as an assistant animator on Challenge of the SuperFriends, Godzilla, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Pacman and the Flintstones. A short stop at Ruby-Spears had him working on Thundarr the Barbarian (had the privilege to meet and work with Jack Kirby), Heathcliff, Fang Face and Plastic Man. Freelancing at Film Roman he worked on the Garfield Special Babes and Bullets and for Bill Melendez on the Peanuts Special This is America Charlie Brown. He then moved over to Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and worked on Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Blackstar, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Brown Hornet, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam (Captain Marvel), Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr. He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, and the 7 Up Spot campaign. He then became the timing director on Road Rovers, Disney's Mighty Ducks, PB & J Otter, Duckman, King of the Hill, Savage Dragon, HBO's Happily Ever After Fairy Tales, Extreme Ghostbusters, Extreme Dinosaurs and many more. He also animated on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney's Prince and the Pauper starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetson's Movie, Rover Dangerfield, Stay Tuned, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Steven Spielberg's Were Back, and Don Bluth's Thumbelina. Mike DeCarlo-- (Archie and Marvel Artist) Mike DeCarlo is a 4 decade veteran of the Comic Industry. Trained by the legendary Dick Giordano. He has worked as a penciler, artist and inker for Marvel, DC, The Simpsons, Disney, BOOM Studios, Warner Communications and Archie. His best attribute is the ability to draw ANY property in any style, period or genre. After graduating Notre Dame High School and studying art for 2 years at Southern CT ST College, he began his professional career as sports cartoonist for The New Haven Register. He left that position to begin that apprenticeship with Giordano and after 18 months branched off to begin a solo career in the comic book industry. Over the next dozen years, he worked primarily as an ink artist on such titles as Batman, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Thor, Iron Man and Conan the Barbarian. In the mid-nineties, his focus changed to the cartoon/animation genre and worked as an artist on Looney Tunes, Powerpuff Girls, Ben-10, Scooby-Doo and Pinky the Brain among others. In the last decade, in addition to the work he now does for The Simpsons comic company Bongo Entertainment, he works for Disney Worldwide Publishing on Phineas & Ferb, Marvel Superheroes Magazine and Spider-Man Magazine. Mike also has extended his repertoire into the digital field, becoming accomplished at digital inking in Illustrator and coloring in Photoshop. Jeremy Clark-- (Artist) Jeremy Clark is know for his stellar work on various comic projects for multiple publishers including IDW (TMNT), Image Comics (Prodigy) (Undiscovered Country), Zenescope Entertainment (Grimm Fairy Tales) (Hellchild) (Day of the Dead) (Escape From Monster Island), Coffin Comics (Lady Death) (La Muerta) (Hellwitch), Source Point Press (Ogre) (Franklin & Ghost) (Salvagers) (Dead End Kids) (Samurai Grandpa) (Broken Gargoyles) (Warcorns: Combat Unicorns For Hire), Professional artist will at a bit of excitement to any show! Show Notes: Jeremy is always up for doing a panel on his career or comic art creation. Steve Leialoha-- (Artist) Steve Leialoha has been an artist for Marvel, DC and others since the 70’s, with runs on: Vertigo’s Fables, Petrefax, Warlock, Howard the Duck, Spider-Woman, the New Mutants, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the original Star Wars adaptation. He has also drawn issues of Dr Strange, the Justice League, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, and Star Trek! And also as an inker on: Daredevil, GI Joe (Silent issue), Superman, Batman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, the Avengers, Power Man/ Iron-Fist, Secret Wars II, and the Fantastic Four! Trina Robbins--(Writer/Historian) Award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over forty years. Her 2009 book, The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940 (Fantagraphics), and her 2011 book, "Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury," were nominated for Eisner awards and Harvey awards. Her all-ages graphic novel, Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper, first in a 6-book series, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her graphic novel, "Lily Renee: Escape Artist," was awarded a gold medal from Moonbeam Chidren’s Books and a silver medal from Sydney Taylor Jewish Library Awards. Trina’s most recent book is Pretty in Ink, her final and definitive history of women cartoonists. In 2013, Trina was voted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. Programming Notes: Trina is available for panels highlighting her career as well as panels on women in comics and the history of comics. D. Michael Watkins-- (Artist) D. Michael Watkins is the founder and owner of Highburn Studios. He's also the guy underneath that shiny cowboy hat you see at most cons. Michael received his lucky break on FEMME-NOIR with Joe Staton and has since went on to work for Marvel, DC, Image, Dynamite, Dark Horse , Upper Deck, as well as his creator owned project GUARDIANS. You've seen his work on titles such as SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, TRANSFORMERS, IRON MAN, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, PANTHA, VILLAINS SUPREME, and you can see him on film in the blockbuster movie THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Outside of comics, Michael is a Voice Actor with roles for Marvel and Disney voicing the characters of: Venom, Scorpion, Mole Man, and Magneto. Michael is also an avid Martial Artist, studying Hak Dari Shon Hap Ki Do, Kenpo. and several other styles for over 30 years. Programming Notes: Michael is available for programming regarding his career in comics, martial arts and creating comics.. Konstantin Komardin--(Artist/Animator/Writer) After several successful signing and screening tours in the United States, Konstantin is busy at work on his current lengthy animation project focused on human rights, now in development. Komardin is an award-winning sequential artist, graphic artist and animator. His work includes the BD magazines “Veles,” “Hacker,” “Max Cooler,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Timof” which published his story “Siberian Dreams,” and the renowned comics “Agent Z,” “Sit-o-city,” “Gate of Alice,” and “Mechanics of Senses.” Konstantin was awarded the Grand Prize for “The Site of Polis” at the Moscow Comics Festival. His animation works include the concept designs on “Elka,” “Man with the Wind in his Head,” which was featured at the Suzdal Film Festival, “Tram,” “Spindel” which was honored at the Moscow Short Film Festival, and “The Man in Penze Nez,” which screened at both the Suzdal Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival. Programing Notes: Konstantin can do panels on animation as well as sequential art for your show, and talk about the cross-cultural world of comics. Ric Meyers-- (Writer/Film Consultant/Director/Actor) Novelist Richard S. Meyers is responsible for the Marvel prose novel featuring the Hulk among others, but around 100 other books as well! Creator of the Destroyer series, Ric is also the writer of "Santa Confidential," illustrated beautifully by artist Chris Browne of "Hagar the Horrible" fame, "The Kung Fu Movie Book," featuring everything you want to know about the martial arts world, and is the director of "The Kung Fu Movie Movie." His commentary is sought after on director cuts of movies and television compilations worldwide. As well as acting (most recently as a villain in a Scotland filmed production), Ric has been called on as an expert consultant for such projects as "Twilight Zone," and "Kung Fu Panda." He yearly runs the Marital Arts movie segments at the San Diego Comic Con. Programing Notes: Ric is available for a plethora of programming, Kung Fu, comics, film and otherwise! Screening of his movie works are also possible. Rodney Ramos-- (Artist) Artist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita, Sr. Regular work on titles like "Psi-Force," "What The!?" "Thundercats" "Punisher War Journal," "Amazing Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" followed, as well as work on Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman, and much more. His works include masterful craftsmanship for clients ranging from Valiant, Malibu, Acclaim, Marvel UK, and Neal Adams Continuity Studios, in addition to Marvel and DC. He reached cult status with his work on DC's "Transmetropolitan," a huge fan favorite, and most recently over Simon Bisley's pencils at Legendary. Programming Notes: Rodney is available for panels on his career and comics in general. Jim Salicrup--(Writer/Artist/Editor) Jim Salicrup is the Editor-in-Chief of Papercutz, the graphic novel publishing company he co-founded with Terry Nantier. Papercutz is devoted to publishing great graphic novels for all ages: Annoying Orange, Ariol, Classics Illustrated, Dance Class, Disney Fairies, Geronimo Stilton, LEGO® Ninjago, LEGO Chima,Lunch Witch, Nancy Drew Diaries, The Smurfs Anthology, and many more. Recently, Papercutz launched a new imprint, modestly called Super Genius, which publishes titles such as WWE Superstars, Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice, and more. After being published as a writer and artist in Kids Magazine at age 14, Jim moved on to working at Marvel Comics for twenty years, editing most of their top titles, such as Spider-Man (with Todd McFarlane), The Uncanny X-Man (with Claremont & Byrne), The Fantastic Four (with John Byrne), Iron Man, and many more. Jim was the writer, and then editor of Spidey Super Stories, , a comic created to help children learn how to read. Spidey Super Stories was produced in co-operation with the Children’s Television Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street and The Electric Company. Editing and writing Spidey Super Stories was important in getting Jim to think about comics created for kids. Jim was also the writer of such comics as Transformers, Visionaries, The Spider-Man Child Abuse Prevention comic, The A-Team, The Inhumanoids, Kool-Aid Man, and more. He also wrote and edited Marvel calendars, toilet paper, coloring books, posters and drinking cups. He also was the editor on Marvel Age Magazine for eight years. After Marvel, Jim developed a line of comics for the Topps Company, Inc., where he was Editor-in-Chief. At Topps Comics Jim worked with such writers and artists such as Charlie Adlard, Ray Bradbury, Steve Ditko, Keith Giffen, Michael Golden, Don Heck, Gil Kane, Miran Kim, Jack Kirby, Don McGregor, Mike Mignola, George Perez, Stefan Petrucha, P. Craig Russell, Scott Shaw!, Roy Thomas, Craig Yoe, and many others. Jim was also Senior Writer/Editor for Stan Lee Media, and a Trustee for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. Programming Notes: Jim is available for panels on his career and comics in general. Renee Witterstaetter--(Writer/Editor/Color Artist) Writer, editor, colorist and publisher Renee Witterstaetter has acted as editor on such books as "Thanos Quest," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Hercules," "Xena," "X-Files," "Conan," "She-Hulk," "The Marvel Holiday Special," "Impossible Man Summer Special," "Jurassic Park," and too many books to mention here. As a film professional, she has worked on such movies as "Red Dragon" and "Rush Hour 2," while also behind the scenes, racking up credits on dozens of music videos and commercials for artists as diverse as Madonna, Seal and Usher. Her books as a writer include: "Jackie Chan: Dying for Action," "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash," "Art of the Barbarian," "Michael Golden: Excess," "The Art of Mark Texeira," and her children's book "Kerry and the Scary Things." In addition, combining her film work with comics, she is a producer of DVD's on various comic book creators and talents in other fields through her partnership with Amdale Media, and has spearheaded mounting art shows and retrospectives in the United States, Spain, China, Russia and other venues worldwide. She has lectured on the industry in China, Spain, Norway, and numerous other countries, not to mention the United States! She is also the owner of Eva Ink Artist Group, Pros & Cons Celebrity Booking and Happyspacepop.com Christopher Rokku Coates-- (Artist) Christopher Rokku Coates: At young age Christopher was fascinated by Disney animations like Pete’s Dragon, and mickey mouse. Watching the characters come to life on the screen and on the page, he found himself inspired. Over the years Chris grew as an artist; he entered local contests and showcases. Funding each project himself through odd jobs , selling candy to his friends, and eventually selling small pieces of artwork at local skateboard shops. Chris developed a keen eye for design and trends, landing his first job at Design Werks. Specializing in events, Chris created many beautiful pieces for the state of utah. This threw him forward into the art world. He then began working with Activision in the late 2000s , working on major titles such as Guitar Hero and Spider-man. From there he spent the next decade sharpening his skill as a freelance artist in the comic book convention industry. Claiming infamy with the only game accurate prop inspired foam Master Sword, and Link hats, form the Legend of Zelda video game series. As well as, creating countless pieces of commission work, comic book art, and original paintings. Reply Reply All Forward
Pros & Cons Celebrity Booking Clients for 2022!
Pros & Cons Celebrity Booking Announces 2022 line up-- Rolston, Rothrock, Patrick, Ross, Taylor, Hollingshead, Ruff! See all of our talent available for your event! Read below for info on: Anime: Veronica Taylor (Pokemon) Michelle Ruff (Bleach and so much more) Megan Hollingshead. (Bleach, YuGiOh, TMNT, Pokemon) Rikki Simons (Invader Zim) Wayne Grayson. (YuGiOh) Darren Dunstan. ((YuGiOh) Quinton Flynn. (Bleach, Kingdom Hearts) Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim) Alex Alexovich (Invader Zim) Aliens and more: Mark Rolston Michael Biehn William Hope Jenette Goldstein Ricco Ross TV : Butch Patrick. (Munsters) Robert Trebor (Hercules, Xena) Mark Rolston (Supernatural, Turn, Star Trek and much more) Movies : Cynthia Rothrock (Action star) Tim Colceri (Full Metal Jacket) Chris Parsons (Star Wars) Hamid Thompson (Jurassic World, Black Panther and much more) Kim Dawson (TMNT) Bobby Herbeck (TMNT) Writer : Jesse Blaze Snider (Musician as well!) Ric Meyers (Hullk, Inside Kung Fu, TV Detectives) Stage: Karen Whitfiled- (Bronze Age Batgirl with West and Ward) Hi Everyone-- We are continuing with our 2022 bookings. If you are interested in having any of our great media guests, please get with us right away. Regards, Renee firstname.lastname@example.org Check the bios of some of our great creators below: Mark Rolston-- Supernatural, Aliens, Star Trek Mark Rolston has created such iconic roles as : Pvt. Drake in ‘Aliens’, Bogs Diamond in ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, the original Alistar in the mega hit series ‘Supernatural’, and recently as Clive Davis in the Lifetime Feature ‘Whitney’ directed by the incomparable Angela Bassett, and as Admiral Ernest King in the feature ‘Midway’ directed by Roland Emmerich. You will also know him as Walter Pierce in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' . He later appeared as Kuroda and later Magh in 'Star Trek: Enterprise.' Marks’ recent work creating characters for motion capture video games includes titles such as: Halo 4 – Capt. Del Rio, ‘Spiderman’ – Norman Osborn, and will be starring in a follow up game later this year. Mark also has numerous credits in the Voice Over arena, performing as Lex Luthor on the ‘Young Justice’ series, and as Commander Kolivan on the hit series ‘Voltron’. Michael Biehn : Terminator, Mandalorian Michael Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. His first big role was as a psychotic fan stalking Lauren Bacall in The Fan (1981) and later appeared in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He hit the big-time when he was cast as Kyle Reese, the man sent back through time to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984). This established a good working relationship with Cameron, a relationship that should have catapulted Biehn to international stardom. He starred in Cameron’s subsequent films, Aliens (1986) and The Abyss (1989), the latter a standout performance as unstable Navy SEAL officer Lt. Hiram Coffey. In the 1990s he starred in films like Navy Seals (1990), K2 (1991) and was particularly memorable as Johnny Ringo in Tombstone (1993). Biehn is married to Jennifer Blanc Biehn and the father of five sons. He made his directorial debut with The Victim starting himself and Jennifer. They started their company Blanc Biehn productions once The Victim was released by Starz. Anchor bay and the Weinstein company. They continue to make movie and give lots of new talent a creative say in film making. Jenette Goldstein-- Aliens Jenette Goldstein is an American actress, best known for her Saturn Award-winning role as Private Vasquez in the 1986 science fiction horror action film Aliens, as the foster mother in Terminator 2, as Diamondback in Near Dark and Detective Megan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2, and as the Irish Mother in Titanic. She also appeared in 2 episode of the TV series Star Trek: Short Treks (2019) as the USS Enterprise Computer. Ricco Ross-- Aliens Ricco Ross is a 6’3″ award winning actor / producer, best known for roles in Aliens, Mission Impossible and A Husband For Christmas. He has a Master degree from UCLA and is a classical trained Shakespearian actor / graduated from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).He has about 100 credits on IMDB and has made over 70 commercials. Most recently he was cast in Lee Daniels next movie “The United States vs Billie Holiday”. He has a recurring role on the new Starz tv series “P-Valley” coming out soon. He also has the film A Brother’s Honor coming out this year on PassionFlix, which is the 1st of a 3 picture deal. William Hope: Aliens, Resident Evil, Planet of the Apes William Hope His career to date includes over 120 art and indie films, mainstream international TV shows and numerous major Hollywood movies. He is proud to have acted opposite and alongside many major artists in a huge range of projects (Michael Douglas, Sam Jackson, Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey, Johnny Depp, Wesley Snipes, James Cromwell, Matt LeBlanc, Idris Elba, Rachel Weisz…even Steven Seagal…another story!). For American audiences he is best known in Aliens, Hellraiser II, Sherlock Holmes, Deep State (FoxTV) MI5 (BBC), and as many character voices in Thomas and Friends the global hit spin off of Thomas The Tank Engine. More recently he’s been trying his hand at Performance Capture in Video games. He has just appeared in the newest Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (Capcom), created a new lead role in Overkill’s Walking Dead (Grant), lead roles in Planet of the Apes: The Last Frontier and the seriously scary ALIEN: Isolation. Cynthia Rothrock-- Queen of Martial Arts Movies! Actress and Martial Arts Legend Cynthia Rothrock has agreed to make a few key convention appearances in 2020. A Black Belt in numerous disciplines, Rothrock has made over 43 action films, including "China O'Brien (1 and 2)," "Yes, Madam," "Righting Wrongs," "No Retreat, No Surrender," "Martial Law (1 and 2)," "The Blonde Fury," "Millionaire's Express," "Rage and Honor," "Sworn to Justice," "Rapid Fire," "Lady Dragon," and "Guardian Angel." Her fight against Michelle Yeoh in "Yes Madame" is considered one of the best on screen fights of all time. And in fact, she ranked as the world-wide, #2 leading marital arts movie draw for over a period of ten years-- one of the few performers to achieve genuine Stardom in seven films. In addition, Cynthia's TV appearances include "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," opposite Kevin Sorbo, and "The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion." She is also the inspiration behind the video game character Sonya Blade in the game "Mortal Kombat" and is part of the creative team on the video game "The Untouchable 2." In addition, she is a voiceover actress, lending her vocals to the animated series "Eek the Cat." Cynthia Rothrock is the real deal. The "Queen of Martial Arts Films." At only 5'3" she holds five Black Belts in various Far Eastern disciplines, including Northern Shaolin (classical Chinese), Eagle Claw (Chinese), and Tang Soo Do (Korean), Tae Kwon Do (Korean) and Wu Shu (Contemporary Chinese.) She has been inducted into the Kung-Fu Hall of Fame. And there are so many ways to tap into on her rabid fan base. (In addition to her signing at her table at the show, and photo ops, we can also negotiate "meet and greets, " panels and seminars (additional fees), and can arrange screenings of her movies, to make this a multi-faceted part of your convention.) Rikki Simons-- (Voice Actor- Invader Zim, Writer, Artist) Rikki Simons Rikki Simons--Voice Actor, writer, and artist, is now available for booking via Eva Ink Artist Group/ Pros & Cons Celebrity Bookings. You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. Programming Notes: Rikki is available for panels designed for your show, focusing on the art of voice acting, as well as his various writing projects. Tim Colceri--Babylon 5, Full Metal Jacket This amazing actor and comedian, is well known for his fan favorite portrayal of Captain Jenkowsky in “Babylon 5: In the Beginning.” What a perfect guest for your shows sci-fi programming, as Tim can talk about his part in this iconic series. Maybe a “Behind the Scenes” panel? Yes! In addition, Tim is is well known for his role in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket," where he played the door gunner-- such a memorable part of that movie that it was inspiration for parody follows ups in "Tropic Thunder" and "Ain't War Hell?" Just a few of Tim’s other notable contributions include "Leprechaun 4: In Space," "Devils Inside," "The Rag Man," Sergeant Lewis on the television series “Weeds,” and much more to list when promoting Tim Colceri for your event. Veronica Taylor--(Actress/Voiceover Actress--Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, TMNT) Veronica Taylor Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre. Her 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). 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. She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries. Programming Notes: Veronica loves to be at her booth to sign autographs for fans. Inquire as well for various programming opportunities. Megan Hollingshead-- (Voice Actor) Megan has voiced 100’s of characters in animation and games. Her first role was Nurse Joy in the original English dub of Pokémon, followed quickly by Yu-Gi-Oh!’s original Mai Valentine. She is also well known as Rangiku in Bleach, Shizune (and Ton Ton) in Naruto, Re-L in Ergo Proxy, Lenneth in Valkyrie Profile, and Viletta Nu in Code Geass. Other memorable characters include Adiane in Gurren Lagann, Hilda in Eureka 7, Sala in Mars Daybreak, Gloria in Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Dr. Abigail Finn in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, twins Mion (evil) and Shion (sweet) in When They Cry, Nemu in Bleach, Rose Marinade in Fighting Foodons, Kano in His and Hers Circumstances (watch the previews!) (oh wait -- no! I mean don’t watch the previews!), Maharu and Ebi in Girls Bravo, Neneko in DearS, Captain Iruma in Ultraman Tiga, and Trixie in Ultimate Muscle. Other Pokémon roles include Cassidy, Whitney, and James’ mother as well as Annie in Pokémon 5: Heroes and Diane in Pokémon 6: Jirachi Wish Maker. In addition to Lenneth and Guild Wars’ smarty pants Glenna, Megan’s game roles include Ylgr and Yune in the newly released Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Ada Wong in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Shion Kasugai in Akiba’s Space Trip: Undead and Undressed, Viola in Eternal Sonata, Edy Nelson in Valkyria Chronicles, Autarch Kayleth in Warhammer 40,000, The Third Kiki DeWynter in Saints Row, Five in Drakengard 3, and Battle Nun in Brutal Legend. She currently has projects in the works for Cup of Tea, Bang Zoom!, and Funimation. Michelle Ruff Michelle, originally a midwestern girl from The Motor City Madhouse now hails from Sunny Los Angeles. You can hear Michelle as some of your favorite and iconic anime and video game characters including Sinon form Sword Art Online 2 and 3, Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach, Yoko Littner from Gurren Laggan, Fujiko Mine from Lupin the Third, Luna from Sailor Moon Classic and Sailor Moon Crystal, Yukari Takeba from the Persona 3 & 4 Series, and Sadayo Kawakami from Persona 5, Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia, Katherine from Catherine and Catherine Fully Body, Young Satoru in Erased, Sakuya Tachibana from God Eater, Kirari from Kakegurui, Sarah from Ingress the Animation, Yuki Nagato from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Anri Sonohara from Durarara, Princess Euphemia and Young Lalouche from Code Geass, Eliza from Skullgirls, Jill Valentine in Resident Evil Revelations, C-Viper from Street Fighter, Robin, Soleil and Noire from The Fire Emblem Franchise, Tokki in Lawbreakers, Chi from Chobitz, Cream the Rabbit from Sonic the Hedgehog and many others. Wayne Grayson Wayne Grayson Wayne Grayson is an American voice actor and director primarily known for his work at 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media, Media Blasters, NYAV Post, and DuArt Film and Video. Grayson is probably most famous for his role of Joey Wheeler (Katsuya Jonouchi in the English manga and Japanese versions) in the English-language version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and Michelangelo from the 2003 TV series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Darren Dunstan Darren Dunstan can be heard on numerous animated series including Yu-Gi-Oh! as Maximillion Pegasus, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Master Splinter, P. King Ducking as Arma Dillo, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC V as Jean Michel Roget and Chaotic as Kaz. His voice has been featured on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, The CW, Cartoon Network, Jetix, Fox, KidsWB and Teletoon Canada. He has played an exhausted dad on Regal Academy (Dave), a robot and a butler on Sonic X (Bocoe, Mr. Tanaka), a fish on Kirby (Kine), a wrestling promoter and wrinkly green guy on Ultimate Muscle (Vance McMadd, Minch), a British penguin and DJ on Viva Pinata and a club owner and CSI on Funky Cops (Jerry, Jeff). Darren has had the pleasure of voicing countless creatures on Pokémon, Chaotic, Dinosaur King and Fighting Foodons, including Munchlax, Blaziken, Loudred, Swellow, Grovyle, Feebas, Wamma, Dractyl, Terry, Spiny and a quartet of Barbershop-singing Dim-sum Dragons. Currently, Darren is voice directing Bubble Guppies on Nick Jr. and Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Recent directing credits include Welcome to the Wayne on Nickelodeon, Sunny Day on Nick Jr. and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC V on Nicktoons. He has been voice director and casting director for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, Chaotic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaur King, Pokémon, Pat and Stan, Cubix, Fighting Foodons and Rick and Steve on LOGO. Darren has also directed shorts for Nickelodeon and videogames for Sunny Day, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chaotic.Feature film directing projects include Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (winner: Best Director at BTVA L.A. Anime Film Festival), Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time and numerous Pokémon films. Other animation-related projects include Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (Pegasus), Yu-Gi-Oh! Music To Duel By, (singing as Pegasus), Pokémon Nintendo commericals and Pokémon Live! Giovanni) at Radio City Music Hall. Jesse Blaze Snider-- (Actor, Singer, Voice Actor, Host) Actor, singer, TV host, comic book writer, voiceover talent— with Jesse you get it ALL— and then some— rolled into ONE guest! Jesse’s plethora of voiceover work and TV appearances span the worlds of animation, television, gaming, promos (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and commercials! As a skilled vocalist & voice actor, Jesse developed early on the ability to dramatically change vocal texture and convincingly portray many regional & international accents. Maybe inheriting some of that talent from his father, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame. (Fun Fact: Jesse did EIGHT characters for the Final Fantasy game!) Pretty much everyone knows Jesse’s narrator voice from his long stints with “Food Paradise” (Travel Channel) and let’s throw in a little history to boot, “Trashopolis” and the wildly popular “Museum Secrets” both on Smithsonian Channel, as well as his in person stints on "Haunted Live, for the Travel Channel, "MTV2 Rock," "MTV2 Rock Countdown," and as the host for the Spike TV Video Game Awards. His reality TV appearances-- some alongside his famous family-- include “Growing up Twisted,” “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “MTV’s Ultra Sound,” “Meet the Sniders,” and performing live for millions on the reality singing competition, “Rock the Cradle,” where he stole the show. In the world of animation his voiceover work includes the part of Judge Sydney on “Judge Dredd: Super Fiend,” Dane and Eric in “Burma Rising,” among others. And in the world of video games he’s portrayed multiple characters in “Final Fantasy XIV,” and “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” But you want someone with Comic Book credits too? You go it! Jesse has written for almost every major and indy publisher, Marvel, DC, Disney/Pixar, The Muppets, Image Comics, Heavy Metal, Chaos Comics, the list goes on. Some of Jesse’s writing can be found in an forthcoming “Batman: April Fool’s Special,” “Dead Romeo GN,” “Disney*Pixar’s Toy Story,” “Muppet Snow White,” “Hulk: Let the Battle Begin,” “Deadpool: Fun with Ninjas,” “Black Light District: 6issues ONE-SHOT,” “CBGB: OMFUG,” “Dee Snider’s Strangeland: Seven Sins,” “Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil,” “Food Fight” with Steve Kurth in “Soft Wood #1” and his creator owned “King of Kings.” Chris Parsons-- (Actor, 4-LOM from "Star Wars") Chris Parsons Born in London in 1960, Chris Parsons would soon find himself in the "galaxy far, far, away" via his involvement in the Star Wars saga of the late 1970's and early 1980's! His various work in the trilogy includes: Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back (1980) Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) in which he portrayed: C-3PO (double), K-3PO, E-3PO, R-3PO, a Death Star Droid, a Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, a Hoth Rebel soldier and a Hoth Snow Speeder pilot. All making his stories from the set varied and insightful. Chris has also been in various other Television and film productions including: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Quadrophenia, Superman ll, Yentl, The Shining and James Bond. But of all his various work, the one most resonating with Star Wars fans is his portrayal of 4-LOM, the Bounty Hunter. 4-LOM is remembered as the cold, calculating and ambitious LOM-series protocol droid, resembling the insectoid species he was designed to serve, who overrode his programming and became an intergalactic thief and later a bounty hunter, often working with Grand Findsman Zuckuss. Following the Battle of Hoth, 4-LOM was hired by Darth Vader to capture Han Solo, Captain of the Millennium Falcon and hero of the Rebel Alliance. For this, the mechanical teamed up fellow Bounty Hunters Boba Fett, Dengar, Bossk, and IG-88. Chris Parson's unique part in the Star Wars trilogy allowed him to give life to this unique creature, spawning Legos, trading cards, toys and more! Programming Notes: Chris is happy to take part in panels talking about his behind the scenes experiences on the Star Wars set, alone or with other cast members. For Booking information, contact Renee at Pros & Cons Celebrity Booking: email@example.com Karen Whitfield-- Batgirl! Batgirl, KAREN WHITFIELD, is now being offered by Eva Ink Artist Group/Pros & Cons Celebity Booking for 2021/2022 dates. Traveling the world with Adam West and Burt Ward, Karen portrayed the Bronze Age Batgirl from 1978-1984, bringing a bit of fun and mischief to the stage events of the Dynamic Duo-- in fact, it was a pretty amazing Dynamic TRIO. "You wouldn't believe how during the stage shows, the little girl's eyes would light up when a girl came on stage," related Karen. "It was important to them. And it was important to me." Now Karen is telling her never before told story in her new book, "Batdriven West"-- The fascinating tale of Karen Whitfield when she met Burt Ward in 1977 and traveled as the Detective Comics Batgirl with Burt, Adam West, and the Caped Crusaders, working with DC Comics on her persona and more. Butch Patrick-- Actor/ Munster Car Display Butch Patrick Butch Patrick is synonymous with pop-culture and cars. After all, he is best known for his character role as Eddie Munster on The Munsters. Butch continues the Munster’s legacy touring with the Munster Koach and Dragula Tribute Cars. Remember that The Munsters is a unique and multi-generational American classic show. Butch’s presence enhances any gathering. Promoters gain media attention by his visits; and fans get to see the awesome display and create a cherished memory. Butch has a huge following of fans worldwide and his fan base alone is a great promotional source. Butch tours with his Munster Koach and Dracula Tribute Cars, original 1964 Barris/Von Dutch Chain Link Schwinn Stingray Bike, and other Munster props to include Munster Go-Cart, Baseball Bat, Wolf Wolf, Miniature Spot, and Street Signs All Inclusive Display. (Butch is available with or without the Munster cars, but what a great display! Contact me for more info! ) HAMID THOMPSON-- (BLUE from "Jurassic World") Hamid Thompson “Jurassic World” is one of the top grossing movies of all time. The reason why is simple: DINOSAURS. Meet Hamid Thompson, actor, dancer, stunt person. Also known as the Rator BLUE from the blockbuster film! Originally from Ann Arbor Michigan, Hamid Thompson IS Blue in the movie, all the interactions with the main actors, and the creature that drove much of the story, was motion captured with Hamid acting the part! In case you haven't seen Golem in "Lord of the Rings," or Hamid's performance in "Jurassic World," Motion-Capture Acting (or MoCap), is a type of acting in which an actor wears markers or sensors on a skintight bodysuit or directly on the skin. Several cameras from different angles record the actor's movements. Hamid Thompson's other credits include "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" (2016), "Kenau" (2016) and "Chi-Rag" (2015), among others. Now is a great opportunity to book Hamid Thompson into your convention or event and hear about his world. Programming Notes: New to any conventions, anywhere, not only will Hamid be available for signings and photo ops, but he can also do workshops and even panels about working on one of the biggest movies of recent times, "Jurassic World!" Robert Trebor -- (Actor, Writer--Hercules, Xena) Renowned and versatile Actor, Robert Trebor is known worldwide for his pivotal role as Salmoneus on the “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess” television series. He is equally as well know for his parts in feature films such as “Purple Rose of Cairo,” “52 Pick Up,” "Universal Soldier," “Making Mr. Right,” “The Shadow,” “My Demon Lover,” “Jiminy Glick in Lalawood,” (among MUCH more) and no doubt for his upcoming role in the much anticipated Coen Brother’s movie “Hail, Caesar!” One of his most mesmerizing roles was the role of David Berkowitz in “Out of the Darkness,” a haunting portrayal that still resonates today. 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.” A writer, some of Mr. Trebor's credits include stories for the "Xena" comic book for Topps Coomics, as well as "Dear Salmoneus: A Guide to Love and Money," from Eva Ink Publishing / Image Publishing, in addition to an upcoming autobiography. Program Notes: A versatile 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. Quinton Flynn Quinton Flynn Quinton’s voice has been burning up film and television since he first arrived in Los Angeles from his native Cleveland. He is an A-list voice actor, having played such famous animated characters as Jonny Quest, Spiderman, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon, Snowbell in Stuart Little, just to name a few. His television and film appearances include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King of Queens, Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Robot Chicken, and many more. His best known roles in video game franchises have been his work providing the english voices of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid series, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, and Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the motion picture. If you’re hip to the anime scene you’ll know him as Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, and Carl in Blood+, to name a few. Kim Dawson Cameron "Kim" Dawson Cameron “Kim” Dawson is a 40+year veteran of the film and television industry based in Orlando, Florida. Along with his production credits (below), he has also served as a Production Executive & Line Producer for Showtime Networks, sports TV leader Trans World International (IMG), The new Mickey Mouse Club MMC for Disney Channel, and “Making the Band” in a joint venture with ABC and MTV. Kim produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II, and III” for New Line Cinema (WB), “Bobby Jones Stroke of Genius” for Sony Pictures, among many other productions. He continues to seek new, exciting intellectual property that can become engaging, impactful content. Bobby Herbeck Bobby Herbeck Writer of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film. Which turned out be a huge success in spite of three months of being turned down as he wall papered Hollywood trying to get the film made. The critic’s panned it … “It’s one a trick pony.” they all agreed. And now the franchise will be celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary this coming March 30. Which will involve appearances and screenings at the San Diego Comic Con and several others, including autograph show appearances around the world and a two night screening in 1200 theaters around the country. While the seventh TMNT film is being shot at Paramount. Ric Meyers Ric Meyers Ric Meyers has written Incredible Hulk, Dirty Harry, Ninja Master, and Destroyer novels; edited and contributed to magazines like Famous Monsters and Starlog; scripted comics like Targitt; Manstalker, Batman, and Jackie Chan’s Spartan X; authored award-winning non-fiction books about TV Detectives, sci-fi/fantasy flicks, and martial arts movies; and consulted for film studios and TV networks on such shows as The Twilight Zone and Columbo as well as films like Kung Fu Panda, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Today you can see or hear him on more than three hundred international DVDs, watch his documentary Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie on Amazon Prime, see him on Netflix in Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks, listen to his long-running Action Film Autopsy podcast, and read his latest works: Santa Confidential (which is beautifully illustrated by artist Chris Browne of Hagar the Horrible fame) and Atlas Originals Presents Targitt, a new novel based on the first comic book he wrote in 1974! So whatever program you’re planning — whether it’s about comics, movies, TV, streaming, or anything else, Ric can contribute or moderate, having interviewed hundreds of people all over the world on virtually every entertainment subject. Eric Trueheart: Eric Trueheart ERIC TRUEHEART is an animation writer for Emmy and BAFTA-nominated shows, in addition to being a graduate of both Harvard and USC. During the last 20 years, he’s made animated creatures talk for every major ‘toon slinger in town including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Toon Box, Hub Network, Klasky-Csupo, Spike TV, SyFy, Discovery, YouTube, PBS, Dreamworks, Disney and Netflix. Trueheart cut his teeth working on The Wild Thornberrys for two seasons before making the leap to writing two seasons of Nickelodeon’s original cult hit, and Annie Award-winning, Invader Zim. Following which, he wrote for two seasons across 19 episodes of the BAFTA-nominated Yin Yang Yo for Disney, as well as developing and writing the Emmy-nominated series adaptation of the feature film Turbo Fast for Dreamworks and Netflix. Trueheart’s work also includes scripts across global ratings juggernauts such as Pound Puppies, Mech-X4, Zo-Zo-Zombie, Rekkit Rabbit, SheZow as well as dozens of other series, video games and other animated projects, including work with Shrek producer John Williams, in addition to a live show for the international electronic dance music sensation Deadmau5. Eric lives in Pasadena, CA with his punk rock wife and his kung-fu cat. Aaron Alexovich Aaron Alexovich AARON ALEXOVICH’S first professional art job was drawing monstrous children for Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM. Since then he’s been building monstrous children for various animation and comic projects, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, DC’s Fables, Oni’s Invader ZIM comic series, ELDRITCH! (with art by Drew Rausch), STITCHED (written by Mariah McCourt), Kimmie66, IT’S NOT SCARY!, and three volumes of his beloved(?) webcomic Serenity Rose. Aaron was born and raised under seventeen beautiful miles of ice in Chicago, IL, but currently lives in Southern California, where the bright light makes him sneeze for mysterious reasons.”
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