BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows

MOONBALL COMICS Presents
 
 
13th Annual BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
NOVEMBER 21th & 22th, 2020
KERN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
Buildings 3 & 4

1142 So. P st., Bakersfield, CA.
Bakersfields ONLY 2 Day COMIC-CON!
Sat. 10:00am TO 5:00pm
Su, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Admission:
Adults 12 and UP - $10.00 Sat. or Sun. // $16.00 for 2 Days.
KIDs Under 12 Are FREE!
TICKETS AVAILABLE On Line after May 1st, 2020 and At The Door.
Parking Only $5

Come join the fun and excitement of the Kern County's Biggest and Best 2 Day Comic Book and Fantasy Convention.

 
Bakersfield Comic Con Presents...
Bakersfield FANTASY FAIRE



Don't miss the Bakersfield Fantasy Faire. Thats right, going on INSIDE the Comic Con. No additional Admission required. This is our second year adding this wonderful event into the show. Come see more fun costumes and Medieval fighting. Enjoy some Fantasy Faire food and experience the added fun.

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Thank You to our Show Supporters...








BAKERSFIELD COMIC CON SPECIAL GUESTS


MICHAEL BECK "SWAN"



DORSEY WRIGHT "CLEON"



DAVID HARRIS "COCHISE"



TERRY MICHOS "VERMON"



THOM WAITE "FOX"



DEBORAH VAN VALKENBURGH "MERCY"





41st Anniversary Reunion

And 1st Time Together In Central Calif....




Meet the start of the 1979 Cult Classic... The Warriors.

New York City is run by street gangs such as; The Furies, The Orphans, The Lizzies, The Turnbull AC's, The Gramercy Riffs and The Warriors. One night at an all gangs meeting, the leader of the Riffs, Cyrus, makes a speech and creates a plan to unite all the gangs of the city. One gang strong enough to overpower the police, can you dig it. But suddenly he is shot and The Warriors are framed by Luther, leader of the Rogues. Now they have to Bop their way back to Coney Island, escaping from the police and 100 sworn gang enemies. They got one way out. They got one chance. They've got one night.



AUTOGRAPHS

Michael Beck
$40 Autograph
$40 Selfie
$60 Combo
Dorsey Wright
$40 Autograph
$20 Selfie or Free With Autograph
David Harris
$40 Autograph
$20 Selfie or Free With Autograph
Terry Michos
$40 Autograph
$25 Selfie or Free With Autograph
Thom Waite
$40 Autograph
$20 Selfie or Free With Autograph
Debrah Van Valkenburgh
$40 Autograph
-Selfie Free with a Donation to her Charity

SPECIAL ITEMS AVAILABLE
* Warriors Vest $225 (Available thru Michal Beck)
*Exclusive T-Shirts $65 (Available thru David Harris & Debrah Van Valkenburgh)
*Exclusive Warriors Hats $75 (Available Thru David Harris
*Warriors DVD $30 (Available Thru David Harris)

PHOTO OPS
All Warriors individual $40 each
Warriors Group Photo $140.00

Comic Legend and MAD Magazine Artist

SERGIO ARAGONES


Sergio ws not able to attend the 2019 show due to deadline and personal issues and will be coming to the 2020 show to see all his fans.

Sergio Aragones is said to be the fastest cartoonist in the world today. He is certainly the most honored, having won every major award in the field, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award, and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.

He was born in 1937 in Castellon, Spain but his family soon relocated to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. In Mexico, Sergio received his education, eventually studying Architecture at the University of Mexico, and also learning pantomime under the direction of Alexandro Jodorowsky. But his heart was always in cartooning, a craft he discovered in the third grade, to the delight of his classmates and the annoyance of his instructors. He contributed to school newspapers and anywhere else he could get his sketches printed and, at age 17, began selling professionally to a wide array of Mexican publications. He maintained a weekly spot for over ten years in Mañana Magazine.

In 1962, he decided to try his luck in America, and arrived in New York with only twenty dollars and a folder bulging with his cartoon work. At first, work was slow in coming and what he did sell didn’t pay very well, forcing him to work as a singer/poet in Greenwich Village restaurants and to pick up other odd jobs. Things changed when he mustered the courage to approach the top market for silly pictures, Mad Magazine. Embarrassed by his halting English, he went to their office and asked for Antonio Prohias, the Cuban refugee who drew their popular "Spy Vs. Spy" feature. Sergio figured that Prohias could translate for him, but he figured wrong: Prohias, though thrilled to meet a fellow Hispanic cartoonist, spoke even less English than Sergio. He did, however, introduce his new "brother" about, and the Mad editors liked what they saw.

Sergio's first contribution - "A Mad Look at the U.S. Space Effort" - appeared in Mad #76, cover-dated January of 1963. For that same issue, he also contributed the cover gag (the first of many) and his first "Marginal Thinking" cartoons to be printed in the magazine's margins. He has since appeared in every issue of Mad except for one (the post office screwed up) and has done thousands of his unique pantomime cartoons. He also produced 16 best-selling original Mad paperback books. In the early eighties, Sergio teamed with wordsmith Mark Evanier to bring forth the adventures of Groo the Wanderer. Groo quickly became one of the longest-running "creator-owned" comic book properties, outlasting many of the companies that published it. Together, Sergio and Mark have also produced other comics, including Fanboy, Boogeyman, Magnor, Blair Witch? and an acclaimed series in which together, they trash famous characters: Sergio Aragones Massacres Marvel, Sergio Aragones Destroys DC, and Sergio Aragones Stomps Star Wars. For their comic book work, they have received multiple Eisner awards. Sergio has also "soloed" with two all-pantomime series, Actions Speak and Louder Than Words and on his new comic from Bongo, Sergio Aragonés Funnies.

Sergio has appeared as an actor-performer on television (on, among others, Laugh-In and Speak Up, America) and motion pictures (in, among others, Norman, Is That You? and To Kill A Stranger). His artwork has appeared on hundreds of advertisements and editorial features, and his animation has been featured on numerous TV shows, including The Shirley MacLaine Special, The Cher Special, The Half-Hour Comedy Hour and Dick Clark’s TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes.

He lives and works in Ojai, California.


FRED WILLIAMSON



Fred was not able to attend the 2019 show due to scheduling issues with his new movie and will be coming to the 2020 show to see all his fans.
Fred graduated from Northwestern University (1960) with a degree in Architectural Engineering. At Northwestern he played football under legendary coach, Ara Parseghian before going to the pros where he became an All-Pro defensive cornerback - playing under Al Davis as an original Raider, then the Kansas City Chiefs with the distinction of playing in Super Bowl I as well as four Pro-Bowls.

Moving to Hollywood, Fred starred with Diahann Carroll in the "Julia" television series. He starred in Robert Altman’s "M*A*S*H" as 'Spearchucker Jones', then Otto Preminger's "Tell Me You Love Me, Junie Moon". Learning from the best he formed his own production company, producing and directing more than 30 films worldwide. Fred has been an enduring action star in more than 70 films thru four decades, ranging from the '70's classics "Black Caesar" and "Hell Up in Harlem", the '80's "Three the Hard Way" and "One Down, Two to Go, the '90's "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Original Gangstas", then into the new millenium co-starring with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the smash hit "Starsky and Hutch", and the 2012 patriotic feature "Last Ounce of Courage". More recent films include "Atomic Eden" filmed in Germany and "Checkpoint". A proud national spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project he's an advocate for all vets.

Fred resides with his wife, Linda, in Palm Springs, California, where there is nothing he enjoys more than a round of golf and a great cigar.


DREW JOHNSON

Drew Edward Johnson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working on comics such as WONDER WOMAN, WONDER WOMAN '77, SUPERGIRL, THE AUTHORITY, BATMAN: LEGENDS IF THE DARK KNIGHT, SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC 4, GI JOE, STAR WARS, & many more.

Drew's newest project, GODZILLA: AFTERSHOCK, the official graphic novel prequel to GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS from Legendary Comics is available now on Amazon, and in bookstores everywhere.



GUS (Django) VAZQUEZ
S Gus Vazquez is an artist, producer, actor and traveler raised in Brooklyn who loves the art of storytelling. A self-taught illustrator, he started his career as a comic book artist, most notably, as the first artist to draw Big Hero 6 for Marvel Comics. His comic work includes The Flash, Suicide Squad, The Sasquatch Detective, Atom Ant (Scooby Doo Apocalypse), as well as drawing storyboards for animation, commercials and music videos. Gus is also a WWE fan.


BARBARA KESEL



Barbara has been in the comic book industry since she wrote a Batgirl backup story for DC Comics' Detective Comics while sitting in the tech booth during a college play.

Her professional life in comics began at DC Comics, where she worked in editorial on titles including The New Teen Titans, the Flash, the Eisner-award-winning Watchmen, and the DC/TSR line of Dungeons & Dragons-inspired comics. She then moved on to Dark Horse Comics, editing comics from Star Wars to Aliens, and creator-owned comics from Hellboy to Body Bags, and CrossGen comics, where she oversaw the creation of their fictional universe.

In between and since then she has written scripts for just about every major comic company on titles from Aliens to My Little Pony. The series Hawk & Dove (DC) and Meridian (CrossGen) are special favorites. Current freelance projects include the Shadowzone graphic novel with Ryan Odagawa.

She is currently the Creative Director of Urus Entertainment, a new tech startup doing a new kind of comics.


ETHEN BEAVERS
S Ethen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Comics, Children's Books and Animation for fifteen years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. He is a big fan of Star Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as fly fishing for trout across the western U.S. Some of his credits include the following-

In Comics: Star Wars, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion Of Superheroes, Indiana Jones Adventures, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack
In Children's Books: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Star Wars, Star Trek, various DC Super Friends Little Golden Books, and the New York Times Bestselling series NERDS.
In Animation: Justice League Unlimited


DEREK FRIDOLFS



Derek Fridolfs is the Eisner nominated co-writer of Batman Li'l Gotham and the writer for the ongoing New York TImes bestselling "Secret Hero Society" series at Scholastic. He's been a writer, artist, and inker in comics for the past 20 years, having worked on a variety of projects including Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Teen Titans Go, Simpsons Comics, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Disney Princess, WWE, and recently on Detective Comics #1000. He has co-written Arkham City comics with Paul Dini and Back To The Future comics with film creator Bob Gale. His first creator owned book series is due out next year published through Scholastic, and a sequel to Batman Li'l Gotham called "Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime" is also due out at the beginning of next year.




LONNIE MILSAP



Lonnie Milsap is an Award winning cartoonist and cartoonist for "the New Yorker"magazine. Full bio coming soon


BOBBY TIMMY


New Jersey born artist Bobby Timony has been writing and illustrating comics and drawing storyboards for over a decade. His most recent work includes "The Sequels" for Fanbase Press and "Ella the Engineer" for Deloitte.

Bobby's career in professional art started with some of America’s top advertising agencies - including Bates Advertising, JWT, and BBDO, where he drafted storyboards for M&M, Campbell's Soup, and Gillette.

In 2007, Bobby, along with his collaborator and twin brother Peter, debuted his paranormal detective webseries "The Night Owls" with DC Comics. In 2009, "The Night Owls" was nominated for multiple Harvey Awards for Best New Series and Best Online Series, and earned Bobby a nomination as the Best New Talent.

Other work includes The Simpsons for Bongo Comics as well as Storyboards and Concept Art for Disney Consumer Products.

Bobby has won a Gold Independant Book Publishers Award for his work on Monster Elementary by Spacegoat comics.


NATE WATSON



Nate Watson is an illustrator/designer based in Bakersfield. He has drawn comics featuring well known licenses including Toy Story, The Incredibles and Dreamworks’ The Croods. He spent three years working as a visual development artist at Lucasfilm Animation on the as-yet unreleased Star Wars Detours. Currently, Nate freelances, most recently with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, who produce Robot Chicken. This is his ninth Bakersfield Comic Con.


MIKE KAZALEH



Former television repairman Mike Kazaleh has had a long career working in comic books and animated cartoons. He has worked for most of the major cartoon studios and comic book companies both writing and drawing. Mike has worked with a wide variety of characters including Ren and Stimpy, The Simpsons, Futurama, The Flintstones, Mighty Mouse, Krypto the Superdog, Cow and Chicken, Camp Lazlo, Annoying Orange, Gumby, and Bugs Bunny, as well as creating his own independent comics like The Adventures of Captain Jack and Zorch Comics.
SCOTT "FUZZY" JOSEPH
Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph has been writing and illustrating indie comics over the last five years. It was after his work on "The Warren Hope" that Fuzzy’s work began to gain attention. Working as the writer and illustrator for this series, Fuzzy is able to show us his vision of a post-Rapture based Earth on which mankind is struggling to survive against the supernatural. He also teaches high school art in Bakersfield, Ca.
MIKE HAMPTON

Mike Hampton is a Berkeley based illustrator, graphic designer, and comic book artist. He has been a regular contributor to Topps for Mars Attacks, and Star Wars trading cards. He has published such comics as Captain A-Hole, Hot Zombie Chicks, and Eagle Eye. His work has been featured with Robot Chicken, The Howard Stern Show, Dark Horse Comics, Weezer, Big Wow Art, the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir book, and stylized pinups of pop-culture’s most famous characters.
KATIE SHAW
Katie Shaw is a cartoonist and seamstress who brings mythological creatures to life in a modern day all ages fantasy comic, “Dragon Child”, and hand-made dragon character plush toys and puppets. Get to know RyĆ« Kodomo as she discovers that mythical creatures are real and that dragons have selected her to be their ambassador to humanity. She created her own major for Sequential Art and studied under three Japanese manga artists in Tokyo, Japan while on an internship through St. Olaf College.

CHERYL SPARKS
[Cancelled]

Cheryl Sparks was a high school student in 1971 and was given the chance to appear as “Huey” in SILENT RUNNING. She considers this some of the best times of her life. Cheryl is a mom and a grandmother and is now happily retired in California. SILENT RUNNING (Universal Studios, 1972) was the first film directed by Douglas Trumbull, who’d supervised the brilliant special effects for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (MGM, 1968). Given a million dollars by Universal to make any movie he wanted, Trumbull opted to make this film in 1971. To stretch that million dollars, the movie was filmed on the USS Valley Forge, a decommissioned aircraft carrier in Long Beach Harbor, and in a hangar at the Van Nuys airport. This allowed the film to dodge the expense of building spaceship interior sets, making the film look much more expensive than it was. The film’s story takes place on the USS Valley Forge, a space freighter leased to a government reforestation project. The Valley Forge and eight other ships carry samples of the last of Earth’s plant life. Starring Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Cliff Potts and Jesse Vint, the film also features four performers whose faces are never seen. Portraying the “Drone” robots in the film were Mark Persons (“Dewey”), Larry Whisenhunt (“Louie”), and Steve Brown and Cheryl Sparks (both portraying “Huey”). The Drone robots were some of the most original robots ever on the big screen. The performers were all double-amputees who walked on their hands in lightweight robot suits. Bruce Dern has called the Drones “adorable,” and they are surprisingly charming and funny in the film. With the performers walking on their hands in the suits, the Drones have a unique, wobbly gait. And considering that they are essentially mute, featureless boxes with legs, the “body language” performances project wonderful personalities for the robots. George Lucas admits that they were his starting point for the creation of R2-D2.

ED LLOYD GRAGG

Ed is a self taught professional portrait and fantasy artist best known for his many years of work on portrait covers for Beckett Sports Magazine .

His portraits of famous stars have been featured in numerous publications and places of business. He also has a great love for fantasy art specializing in dangerous females. Ed has done work for Avatar , Myriad, and other small press publications in the world of comics. Very popular for his Vampirella and pin-up art. Always happy to take on private commissions. Ed`s work can be viewed on Facebook or at ed-lloyd.deviantart.com . Also Ed Lloyd on Comicartfans.

SEY STUDIOS / BUBBLE POP GALLERY

Sey Studios is a lively illustrator and artist who loves to create pieces that bring joy and smiles to people's faces. She used to paint names at Disneyland, and now does it on her own. Recently, Sey opened Bubble Pop Gallery which features artists from all over the world in monthly group shows at the beginning of 2018 and is now set for another season! Her artwork has been displayed in over 100 shows all over the world including Conan O’Brien’s Coco MoCA, Popzilla Gallery, San Diego Comic Con, DAPS Magic, Anime News Network, Bakersfield Magazine, The Pin-Up Magazine, Bakersfield Californian, Etsy Conversations, VoyageLA, and more! She is working to self publish again, and loves to illustrate creepy and cute things. She also an art professor and teaches art privately as well to all ages.

 

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There will be dealers from all over selling everything from Golden Age Comics, Original Comic Art, Posters, T-Shirts, Back Issue Comics, New Comics, Manga, Beanies, Pokemon and Lots More!

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