BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows
10th Annual BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
NOVEMBER 18th & 19th, 2017
KERN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
Buildings 3 & 4 1142 So. P st., Bakersfield, CA. Bakersfields ONLY 2 Day COMIC-CON!
Sat. 10:00am TO 6:00pm Su, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Adults 15 and UP - $8.00 Sat. & Sun. and $15.00 for 2 Days.
KID 8-14 - $5.00 A Day, $8.00 for 2 Days (Children under 8yrs are Free)
TICKETS AVAILABLE 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.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Don't worry, there are Plenty of tickets, We WILL NOT SELL OUT. PLEASE NOTE: If you bought a Ticket Online already, Your Paypal Receipt Is Your Ticket In. DO NOT FORGET TO PRINT RECEIPT You will NOT be mailed a ticket, just bring your receipt.
THANK YOU BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON FANS FOR AN AMAZING 2016 SHOW! WE BROKE OUR ATTENDANCE RECORS BY 1000 FANS! WE CANNOT THANK YOU ALL FOR THE LOVE & SUPPORT. NOW ONTO 2017...Our 10th Anniversary! 2 DAYS, 2 BUILDINGS, DOUBLE THE GUESTS, DOUBLE THE EXHIBITORS, DOUBLE THE PROGRAMMING...DOUBLE THE FUN!
2017 SPECIAL GUEST'S
Matt Haley's first love is for comics and his work for Marvel and DC as well as Dark Horse, Image and Valiant cemented his reputation as an artist capable of creating uncanny likenesses with a clean graphic style.
Matt recently wrapped a motion comic project with iconic fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier for limited Eau Fraiche editions of his popular fragrances Classique and Le Male.
Past projects include artwork for the feature film, The Assignment, by director Walter Hill. His serialized motion comic "Gotham Stories" promoting the FOX TV series "Gotham" was aired during the new X-Files mini-series in 2016. In print, "Wonder Woman '77", the smash hit comic built around the 1970's TV series starring Lynda Carter has just been collected into a trade paperback .
He has worked closely with comics legend Stan Lee on a number of projects including the feature documentary "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" directed by Morgan Spurlock and the TV series "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" for NBC/Universal.
Haley has taken his keen love of narrative into the world of writing and directing with two scripts currently in the works and a pilot for the sci-fi concept Blackstar Warrior.
You can find out more about Matt"s directorial work on his IMDb page.
In Her Final Convention Appearance EVER...
PAT PRIEST In 1964, in the middle of the initial season of The Munsters TV show, Beverly Owen decided to leave the series, and the part of Marilyn Munster was up for grabs. Marilyn, of course, was the "plain one of the family", the normal one in a family of "monsters". Pat got the part, and made her initial appearance on the last episode of the first season. She remained in the role until the series ended in 1966. (The film, Munster Go Home, released that same year, featured Debbie Watson in the role.)
Her appearance with Elvis came a year later. In Easy Come, Easy Go, Pat plays Dina Bishop, the "bad girl" who gets in Elvis' way while he and Dodie Marshall search for treasure. Pat's memories of Elvis and that time were fond ones, although she regrets one thing: She bought Elvis' Cadillac (a 1967 El Dorado), and later traded it for a Pontiac! "If I had it today, I could retire!", she says. Although not fully retired yet, (she occasionally makes TV appearances) Pat and her second husband, Fred Hansing, are settled in Haley, Idaho. Pat still keeps in touch with Butch Patrick from The Munsters, and with the series running regularly now on Nick at Nite, they make more frequent public appearances at conventions and autograph shows. And is looking forward to her appearance her at Bakersfield Comic con!
She grew up in Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles with her mother. She began modeling at age three and appeared in an episode of "Dr. Kildare" which aired in 1964.
She is best known for having played Wednesday Addams on the 1964-66 sitcom "The Addams Family".
She joined the cast of ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton in 1966. After her childhood career, she also was a cast member of the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns from" 1980 to 1983, where she created the role of Cricket Montgomery. She also starred in "Blood Frenzy" (1987).
STAR TREK "ENTERPRISE" Star Commander "Trip" Tucker
CONNOR TRINNEER Connor Trinneer is an American television actor. He is best known for playing the role of Charles "Trip" Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise. Trinneer went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. While there, he played college football until he left the sport and found acting. He graduated with his BFA in Acting, then went on to obtain his MFA from University of Missouri Kansas City.
He first came to attention with a strong performance in Arcadia at the Huntington Theater Company in Boston, and much of his work to date has been in theater. More recently, he has had several guest-starring roles on television, including One Life to Live, Sliders and Touched By An Angel. He also had a significant role in the TV adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play Far East, playing the conflicted gay officer Bob Munger. In 2001 he was cast in the role of Commander Tucker on Star Trek: Enterprise. After the cancellation of Enterprise, Trinneer has returned to guest-starring roles including a several episode stint as the Wraith Michael in Stargate Atlantis.
Thomas Yeates was part of the first graduating class from The Kubert School. His first published comics work was "Preacher" a five-page backup feature in Sgt. Rock #312 (Jan. 1978). He provided spot illustrations for a Batman prose story in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981) written by Walter B. Gibson, longtime writer of The Shadow. In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing. Timespirits was created by Stephen Perry and Yeates for the Epic Comics line. He drew the Universe X: Beasts and Universe X: Cap one-shots for Marvel in 2001. Yeates illustrated hi sdream job, Louis L’Amour’s Law of the Desert Born graphic novel, published in 2013. He has a long association with Edgar Rice Burroughs including his opus Tarzan the Beckoning, collected by Dark Horse in 2016. On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, another dream job. Yeates collaborated with Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier on the Groo vs. Conan crossover for Dark Horse Comics in 2014.
WILLIAM "BILL" STOUT William Stout was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. At seventeen he won a full California State Scholarship to the Chouinard Art Institute (CalArts). He began his professional career in 1968 with the cover for the first issue of Coven 13. In 1971 he began assisting Russ Manning on the Tarzan of the Apes Sunday & daily newspaper comic strips and Eisner Award-winning graphic novels, then wrote and drew his own stories for Cycle-Toons and Car-Toons. Stout joined Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder on Playboy’s "Little Annie Fanny" in 1972. In 1973 Stout began his relationship with the Firesign Theatre; he also gained international notoriety for his 45 rock 'n' roll "bootleg" record album covers. From 1976 to 1977 Stout was art director for the rock magazine Bomp! He also was one of the first American contributors to Heavy Metal magazine.
Stout's first movie poster was Wizards (1977). He ultimately worked on the advertising for over 120 films. Buck Rogers and 1978 saw the beginning of Stout's film career. Stout has worked on over 40 feature films including both Conan films, First Blood, Predator, The Hitcher, The Prestige, Stephen King’s The Mist and Invaders From Mars. Return of the Living Dead made Stout the youngest production designer in film history. Stout wrote The Warrior and the Sorceress for Roger Corman and a dinosaur feature for Jim Henson. He production designed Masters of the Universe and John McTiernan’s A Princess of Mars film project. William Stout was the key character designer for Walt Disney’s Dinosaur (2000). He designed “Edgar” (the big bug in Men In Black) for ILM. Stout designed The Muppets Wizard of Oz then worked as a key designer on Guillermo del Toro’s horror fantasy classic, Pan’s Labyrinth. Stout’s work contributed to the film winning two of its Academy Awards and won Stout a 2006 Chesley Award. He recently worked with Jon Favreau on Magic Kingdom, the first Disney/Pixar live action co-production.
Stout's first one-man show, The Prehistoric World of William Stout (1977) was followed by his landmark international masterwork, THE DINOSAURS-A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era (1981). Ray Bradbury's Dinosaur Tales preceded The Little Blue Brontosaurus (1984 Children's Choice Award recipient and the basis for The Land Before Time). Michael Crichton acknowledged Stout's work as an inspiration for Jurassic Park. In 1993, Universal Cartoon Studios chose Stout to design a prime time animated series of Jurassic Park. Stout’s paintings were a significant part of the traveling exhibition Dinosaurs Past and Present, an important group show depicting the history of paleoart. The exhibition broke all attendance records. The six-year tour included the British Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. At the Smithsonian alone, over 2,000,000 visitors saw this exhibition. Stout's prehistoric life murals and art are on permanent display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, San Diego Natural History Museum the Orton Geological Museum, the Museum of the Rockies, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science and the San Diego Zoo.
Beginning in 1987, Stout worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal and the Landmark Entertainment Group as a conceptualist, designer and producer for their theme parks. In 1989 he was hired by Lucasfilm/Industrial Light and Magic to design and conceive their first foray into themed entertainment. In 1991 Stout conceived and designed Z Z Top’s Recycler tour. In late 1995, Steven Spielberg chose Stout as his senior concept designer for GameWorks, a Sega/Universal/DreamWorks SKG joint project. For two years Stout oversaw the concepts, design, and execution of the first three GameWorks facilities (Seattle, Tempe & Ontario).
Stout’s 1989 Antarctica and Patagonia trip led to his one-man show Dinosaurs, Penguins and Whales-The Wildlife of Antarctica, which toured the world's natural history museums for seven years. Stout is part of the international effort to make Antarctica the first World Park. His current book project, LOST CONTINENT-Modern and Prehistoric Life in Antarctica, will be the first visual overview of Antarctica’s natural history. For his pioneering work in this field, Stout received the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant for the 1992-1993 austral summer. For three months Stout lived in Antarctica, made scuba dives beneath the ice, climbed an active volcano, camped in the dry valleys and produced 125 painted wildlife and landscape studies.
After selling over 24 million William Stout trading cards, Stout illustrated Richard Matheson’s only children’s book, Abu & The Seven Marvels (Benjamin Franklin Award: Best Young Adult Book; Bram Stoker Award nominee; ASFFA nominee: best book illustration; Gold and Silver Awards from the Society of Illustrators). Stout illustrated Jim Steinmeyer’s best seller Hiding the Elephant - How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear (2003). He has won Gold and Silver Awards from Spectrum and was a 2005 judge. Stout illustrated The Emerald Wand of Oz and Trouble Under Oz. Stout’s own publishing company, Terra Nova Press, originated the now extremely popular Artists’ Sketchbook genre and has published over fifty books on art and the history of art.
In 1997 Stout collaborated with Jean “Moebius” Giraud on a new Arzach story for the 20th anniversary of Heavy Metal, and with Will Eisner on a Harvey Award winning new Spirit series. Stout also contributed a series of covers for Mark Schultz’ Cadillacs and Dinosaurs comic books.
Stout comic stories have appeared in Dark Horse’s 911 benefit book, the Eisner-nominated AutobioGraphix, as well as Bernie Wrightson’s Night Terrors. Stout’s 2005 poster for Animal Planet’s DRAGONS was distributed to every comic shop in America. Stout recently drew covers for the Jurassic Park comic, Weird Tales of The Ramones, Jonathan Ross’ TURF and for two issues of Thomas Jane’s Alien Pig Farm 3000. Stout recently drew an eight-pager for Bruce Jones’ revival of his Alien Worlds comic. Stout’s most recent book is the critically acclaimed Legends of the Blues, the first of a three-volume set. He is currently hard at work assembling the materials for his first major book retrospective, Fantastic Worlds of William Stout, due out Summer 2018 from Insight Editions.
Stout co-founded the Comic Art Professional Society and was their tenth president. He is on the Advisory Board of the California Art Club, the oldest American art organization west of the Mississippi and is also a member of the Society of Animal Artists.
William Stout has lived all over the world but has always kept a southern California base. He currently resides in Pasadena, California.
Mark Bode has been working as a professional comic artist since the age of 15 when he was hired to color Vaughn Bode (his father) black and white strip ZOOKS, for HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE.
In the comic book field Mark is known for MIAMI MICE, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and the graphic novel series COBALT 60.
He is also well known as a mural artist and is invited to paint murals at art festivals around the world. He recently painted a mural on a 6 story building in Berlin for the opening of the Urban Nation Museum. He also works as a tattooist, toy and clothing designer.
Mark is presently working with a team of animators and actors to self-produce an AR animated COBALT 60 comic book.
Making His 2nd West Coast Show Appearanace Ever (& Third Show Ever.)
PATRICK LABYORTEAUX Patrick Labyorteaux has been acting his entire life. Starting at the young age of 3 years old, his first experience was a play at the venerable Troupe's Club in the heart of Hollywood itself.
Commercials followed and soon Patrick was working in films like BLAZING SADDLES and MAME with Lucile Ball. He worked a lot in TV on such 70's greats as STARSKY AND HUTCH and LOVE BOAT. It was during this time that he joined the cast of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE as ANDREW GARVEY.
As a teenager, Patrick starred in a number of classic 80's teen comedies including SUMMER SCHOOL, HEATHERS, SKI SCHOOL as well as 3 NINJAS and GHOULIES 3: GHOULIES GO TO COLLEGE.
In other areas of entertainment, Patrick ventured into the world of voice over and became the announcer for THE WB TELEVISION NETWORK and was the voice of FLASH THOMPSON on SPIDER-MAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES as well as providing the voices for both the hero and the villain in the kid's classic ADVENTURES IN DINOSAUR CITY. As a writer, Patrick wrote the screenplay for the film NATIONAL LAMPOON'S LAST RESORT.
The 90's brought parts on LOIS AND CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, THE LAST FRONTIER and the role of Lt. BUD ROERTS on the military law drama JAG. JAG lasted a total of 10 years and introduced him to his wife, producer TINA ALBANESE. While working on the show, Patrick and Tina wrote 3 episodes of JAG in addition to the film HOLLYWOOD PALMS. Tina and Patrick were also the Creators and Executive Producers of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom SEE DAD RUN.
Since JAG, Patrick has guest starred on many TV shows including WITHOUT A TRACE, CSI, NCIS, DEXTER, iCARLY, GHOST WHISPERER, CASTLE, SCANDAL and AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE VS O.J. SIMPSON. As for feature films, he can be seen with Jim Carrey in YES MAN and stared in the shlocktastic classic 2012: ICE AGE.
Patrick, his beautiful wife Tina and amazing son Jeau, currently live in Los Angeles.
Artist for Sonic the Hedgehog, Simpsons ... Director, Producer, Comic Creator and More.
For forty-five years, Scott Shaw! has written and drawn underground comix (FEAR AND LAUGHTER, GORY STORIES QUARTERLY), kids' comic books (CAPTAIN CARROT AND HIS AMAZING ZOO CREW!, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SIMPSONS COMICS), comic strips (BUGS BUNNY, WOODSY OWL), graphic novels (ANNOYING ORANGE), TV cartoons (JIM HENSON'S MUPPET BABIES, THE COMPLETELY MENTAL MISADVENTURES OF ED GRIMLY, CAMP CANDY), toys (McFarlane Toys' line of Hanna-Barbera and Simpsons action figure), and advertising (Pebbles Cereal commercials starring the Flintstones). Scott also is known for his presentations of "the craziest comic books ever published, ODDBALL COMICS LIVE! and his regular participation in QUICK DRAW! with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones. He was also one of the kids who created what is currently known as Comic-Con International: San Diego. His most recent projects have been illustrating Dark Horse's HOW TO CHEAT AT LIFE...BY CHEATING AT EVERYTHING! and designing, drawing and art-directing Garish Press' MAROONED LAGOON, a children's picture book.
Red Dino Charge Power Ranger
BRENNAN MEJIA Brennan Mejia, the Red Dino Charge Ranger will be attending our Bakersfield Comic Con! Brennan has also appeared in American Horror Story Murder House, ICarly, 90210, Kickin' It, American Ninja Warrior, and more! He also happens to be a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, so swing by for a pic, autograph, and info on how to become rangerfit!
Dan Brereton has garnered critical praise and a loyal fan base for over three decades of vibrant painted comics, illustrations and stories. His creator-owned comics work includes NOCTURNALS, GIANTKILLER, THE PSYCHO (with James Hudnall) and THE LAST BATTLE (with Tito Faraci).
Dan wrote and illustrated a four-part arc for DC Comics Digital, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: SIX FINGERS, and recently released a new graphic novel , NOCTURNALS: THE SINISTER PATH. He has worked for nearly every major comics publisher, as well as clients like Walt Disney, CBS and Hasbro. Dan has also contributed art to Rob Zombie's albums HELLBILLY DELUXE and HELLBILLY DELUXE 2. Visit him on Facebook , Instagram or www.nocturnals.com
BFCC is Very Proud To Welcome, From "Adv. In Babysitting" & "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"...
KEITH COOGAN Born into Hollywood as the proud grandson of Jackie Coogan, Keith picked up the acting bug while watching "Sesame Street" when he was five years old. After securing a talent agent, he featured in over 100 national television commercials, then over the course of four decades he performed as a regular in 3 series including The Waltons, 3 after-school specials, 4 pilots, 4 MOWs, numerous guest appearances on your favorite TV shows from the 70s and 80s, sang and danced live on The Oscars, performed stand-up comedy, voiced "Tod" the young fox in the last classic Disney animated film ever produced, "The Fox and the Hound", and starred in dozens of feature films, including "Adventures in Babysitting", "Hiding Out", "Book of Love", "Cheetah", "Cousins", "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead", and "Toy Soldiers". Recent credits include the feature films, "Beautiful Garden", "Dawn Patrol", "Cats Dancing on Jupiter", and "Limelight". October 26th, 2013, on what would have been Jackie Coogan's 99th birthday, Keith married Kristen "Pinky" Coogan on the beach in Malibu, California. They are now living their "Happily Ever After".
Darth Vader... Himself...
C. ANDREW NELSON
C. Andrew Nelson is an award winning artist, actor, writer, consultant, and motivational speaker. Andrew has had many ties to The Walt Disney Company over the span of his career. He served as a visual effects artist on such Disney feature films as Enchanted and Race to Witch Mountain, and worked on the stereoscopic conversion of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Andrew has also been a consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering and the theme parks division.
Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. His VFX credits at ILM include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Perfect Storm, Jurassic Park III, The Time Machine, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Prior to joining ILM, Andrew worked for nearly six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he served as a visual effects supervisor. At LucasArts he helped create and design such popular games as Dark Forces, Rebel Assault II, Full Throttle, The Dig, Jedi Knight, Curse of Monkey Island, Masters of Teras Kasi, Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron, and Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine.
In addition to his tenure with the Lucas companies, C. Andrew Nelson is a consulting VFX supervisor and animator for some of the top effects, animation, and post-production facilities in the U.S. His credits include Rocky Balboa, The Last Mimzy, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Rush Hour 3, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Kite Runner, Jumper, and Witness 11.
No stranger to academia, Andrew served from 2002 to 2004 as the Visual Effects Director for the School of Animation & Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At the university, he presided over the school's visual effects curriculum and trained the next generation of VFX artists. Andrew routinely consults for various networks, studios, and developers such as Nickelodeon, MTV, PBS, Fox, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, and others. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society.
But Andrew is probably best known for having spent twelve years portraying the character of Darth Vader. Andrew, who began playing Vader for Lucasfilm in 1994, has portrayed the infamous dark lord in the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy, in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games from LucasArts, as well as in commercials, television shows, print, games, and live appearances. He has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor.
Beyond Darth Vader, Andrew has appeared in numerous feature films, television series, commercials, and print ads. He is also a much sought after voice-over artist having lent his vocal talents to numerous games, animated films, and interactive multimedia projects.
Andrew and his wife Veronica Loud - a gifted actress, voice-over artist, singer, print model, and photographer in her own right - live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children.
BRANDON McKINNEY Brandon McKinney is a storyboard artist for television animation, a comic book artist and children's book illustrator. He's worked for Warner Bros., Hasbro Animation, Marvel Animation, Darby Pop Comics, Warp Graphics, Dark Horse Comics, Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm, among many other companies over his thirty year career.
Growing up, Brandon became enthralled by Spider-Man comics and the Star Wars films. Those propelled his desire to tell stories with pictures, and he started drawing every day. He got his first job in comics drawing 'Legion X1' for Silverwolf comics while he was still in high school. Brandon went on to draw the Child's Play 3 Movie Adaptation, Elfquest and Godzilla comics. In 1996 he got his dream job illustrating hundreds of scenes from Star Wars for the Big Little Book adaptations of the movies. Brandon wrote and drew a 3 issue series called 'Journeyman' that was published by Image Comics. Then in 1999, he got his first job doing TV animation storyboards for 'Batman Beyond', which launched a new chapter in Brandon's career working as a storyboard artist. He still kept a foot in the comic book world, drawing a Graphic novel based on the 'Army of Two' video game, the comedy/ action series 'Doberman' for Darby Pop as well as the new 'Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises' comic book series. He is currently working on storyboards for a new series of "Scooby Doo" videos for Warner Bros. Animation.
He was raised in California where he attended many conventions in the San Francisco and Sacramento area. After living in Florida for over a decade, he has returned to the Golden State. He is the father of four incredible kids who watch a few of the cartoons he's worked on.
Coker began drawing comics professionally when he was still in high school in Sacramento,CA. As an illustrator in the comic book scene, Coker has illustrated other such books for Marvel, DC and Images as: Gen 13/Maxx, Daredevil Noir, 5 Ronin, Wolverine: Under The Boardwalk, Logan: Shadow Society, The Ride, Undying Love, Moon Knight, Avengers Assemble, Blue Estate, Gen 13 Bootleg, Secret Avengers, Strange, Exiles, Foolkiller, Agents of Atlas, Generation X, Stephen King: The Stand, Global Frequency, Near Death, The Big Book of Urban Legends/Death, Marksmen, Vanguard, Stormwatch: Team Achilles and Nightfall: The Black Chronicles. In 2003, he debuted his creator-owned (along with Pulitzer Prize nominee Judd Winick) horror series Blood and Water through DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. Currently, Tomm is illustrating covers for Marvel's Secret Wars. In 2009, he drew MTV's "motion comic" series Audio Quest: A Captain Lights Adventure, starring the singer Lights. Selected toy and cartoon design work includes such brands as Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Jumanji and Transformers. Tomm also provided artwork for various Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games such as "Eberron Campaign Setting" and "Sharn: City of Towers". He has worked as an artist at Columbia-TriStar Children's Entertainment, most notably on "Men in Black." He has story-boarded and provided production design for numerous commercials and music videos, including Aaron Carter's "How I Beat Shaq." His feature film work includes story-boarding and designing the Keanu Reeves film "The Watcher" and contributing boards to Universal Pictures' "The Mummy." He wrote and directed his first live-action short film, "A Day Between," which won Grand Jury and Audience Favorite Awards on the festival circuit. Coker made the jump with directing and writing his 1st feature length horror film "Catacombs" staring pop star "Pink". Tomm's current comic works can be found in Image Comic's crypto-noir series, THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS. This comic pulls the covers back on the secret world of magic lying behind the largest and oldest financial institutions in the world.
Saturday Only Born in Philadelphia and raised in New York, Parker Stevenson attended Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, and graduated from Princeton University with a joint Degree in Architecture and American Studies. An avid oarsman, Parker competed at The Royal Henley Regatta and an undefeated Lightweight Championship Princeton Rowing Team.
Parker Stevenson's acting career began at the age of 14 when he was cast in the first of a myriad of television commercials. Parker has since appeared in over 120 commercials and starred in the films "A Separate Peace," "Our Time," and "Lifeguard" among others.
After college Parker starred in his first TV Series, "The Hardy Boys," which he followed up with "Probe," "Falcon Crest," "Melrose Place," and the 'most successful series in the history of television’, "Baywatch." Parker's many TV movie appearances include "North and South II," "Shooting Stars," "That Secret Sunday," "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "Not of this Earth," "Terror Peak," "Trapped," "All the Rivers Run II," and "Showroom."
While appearing in Baywatch, Parker moved behind the camera and began his directing career with multiple episodes of "Baywatch," "Baywatch Nights," "Melrose Place," "Savannah," and "Models Inc."
In addition to other development projects, Parker executive produced and starred in the two-hour TV epic "Avalon: Beyond the Abyss." He provides voice narration for the National Geographic series "Hunter/Hunted" and voiceover commercial spots for Sylvania, Macintosh, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AMD, Calloway, and Intel, to name a few.
Parker currently lives in Venice, CA. and in addition to his Television and Movie work, Parker teaches acting and has an ongoing career as a professional Fine Art Photographer. (www.ParkerStevensonShadowWorks.com )
Derek is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Writer of DC "Secret Hero Society" published by SCHOLASTIC, and the Eisner nominated co-writer of Batman Li'l Gotham. A 15 year veteran of comics as a writer and artist, having worked for DC (Batman, Detective Comics, Arkham City, Teen Titans Go, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo), BOOM (Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, Munchkin, WWE Then Now Forever), IDW (Back To The Future, Dexter's Laboratory, Ninja Turtles), and more.
MIKE KAZALEH Former television repairman Mike Kazaleh has had a long career working in comic books and animated cartoons. He began by producing low budget commercials and sales films out of his tiny studio in Detroit, Michigan. Mike soon moved to Los Angeles, California and since then 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.
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
PAMELA LOVAS Pamela is a comic artist and colorist who has worked for BOOM, IDW, Dynamite, and Marvel; on such titles as Adventure Time, Regular Show, Dexter's Laboratory, and Grumpy Cat. She's also been the artist for the webcomic "JunioR". Upcoming cover work includes more Adventure Time, Regular Show, Over The Garden Wall, and Rick And Morty.
An unusual talent with a viscerally erotic, artistic POV; Mark Beachum is best known for his pioneering good girl/bad girl art in the independent/self-publishing comics scene and his work for Penthouse Comics.
Growing up in NYC amidst the chaotic miasma of stifling american cultural norms, he adopted the uniquely New York attitude of iconoclastic innovative fusion that was evolving in the early to mid 1980's.
Mark started working professionally as a comic-book artist at the precocious age of 16. He got his first experiance with the late Rich Buckler, Bill Black's Ameri-Comics and was given his first oppertunityat DC by Dick Giordano in the New Talent Showcase project (helmed by Karen Berger), as well as a few back up stories of Wonder Woman and the Huntress for Alan Gold.
Mark has worked for many of the 80's and 90's comic-book publishers. ranging from the giants of today Marvel (Spider-Man) and DC (Huntress, Elvira, etc), to Neal Adam's Continuity Comics (Samurai) as well as Harris Publishing (Vampirella) and many more between.
Currently working on video experiments, web publishing, a series of art books and comics, and a short film for Heroic Publishing's FLARE, Mark continues on his unique path bringing an exciting, unparalleled, NSFW creative expression into focus for the many who follow and support his journey.
SYLLABUS EROTIQUE; his most recent book is a collection of images compiled and curated from the online collectors' market of artworks created between 2002-2015. Some of the material may be a pleasant surprise for those who are already aquanted with Mark as primarily a comic-book artist: figure studies, loose sketches and rarely seen ink experiments hint at what is to come. A must have for both Beachum fans and collectors of art!
DENNIS MALLONEE Dennis Mallonee has for three decades been both the president and the driving creative force behind Heroic Publishing's line-up of unconventional superhero comic book titles. In the late 1980s, Dennis broke the traditional boundaries by bringing Flare and the League of Champions to comics, and in the process proving that the time was ripe for a strong female character who was more than just a knockoff of an existing male character to star in a successful series of her own. Dennis also co-created with Rick Hoberg the classic science fiction character, Eternity Smith, and facilitated the creation of Roy and Dann Thomas's father-and-son superhero team, Captain Thunder and Blue Bolt. Dennis's creations also include such notable characters as the Black Enchantress, the Sensational G-Girl, Doctor and Lady Arcane, the savage Tigress, and Santa's li'l elfin granddaughter Chrissie Claus. Dennis's upcoming projects for Heroic Publishing include Ulderico Fioretti's graphic novel starring Jay-Na the Jungle Queen, and an extended multi-part Flare adventure involving her across several different Heroic titles in "The Challenge of the Gods." Dennis is a graduate of Caltech, class of '76, with degree in Economics. In addition to serving as president of Heroic Publishing, he has over the years provided business development and website programming services to a wide variety of clients.
International European model and actress Valentyna is the official muse for Heroic Publishing's FLARE film-project being developed by Mark Beachum.
An alien creature, she brings a bold, sexy and playful determination to the project as well as a multitude of skillsets behind the scenes.
Beyond adding her stylistic aesthetics into the mix, she is also developing her own properties in film, fashion and comics.
LONNIE MILLSAP Cartoonist/Author Lonnie Millsap, released his first book of single panel cartoons in 2010. His first book, titled My Washcloth Stinks!, was promptly ordered by Barnes and Noble. In 2011 he released his second collection of cartoons titled I Hate My Job!. Millsap followed up with I Stepped On A Duck!(2012), My Pickle Tastes Funny!(2014), I Asked For A Fork!(2015), Next Time I'll Drive!(2016) and They Taste Like Chicken!(2017). Millsap's comic, titled bacön, is syndicated online and currently appears three times weekly on www.gocomics.com/bacon. Millsap's work has been endorsed by such noteworthy cartoonists as Sergio Aragones, Keith Knight, Gary Panter, Scott Shaw!, and Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro.
AARON PEARLMAN & MATT PELISHEK
Matt and Aaron are the hosts of the Afternoon Joy Ride on 88.3 Life FM. Aaron has been the morning forecaster (and now anchor) for Eyewitness News for nearly 15 years, and was voted Bakersfield’s favorite celebrity. Matt has been involved with radio since 2001, and the last 10 years here in Bakersfield. More than broadcasters, Matt & Aaron are die hard geeks. From Star Wars, to Dr. Who, to Marvel, when they are not behind a camera or a mic, they are geeking out over movie trailers, action figures, or cartoons.
RICKEY BIRD HECTIC FILMS Rickey Bird is an thirteen year veteran of independent film. In 2003 he co-founded Hectic Films Productions alongside his childhood friend Jason Sanders. Rickey has worked on over 30 productions including feature films, short films, music videos, commercials and web series. Some of the features include Phase Two, The Lackey, Border Brothers, Home Free the Movie and The Deadlines. Rickey is a diverse asset to any film production. He writes, produces, directs, acts, edits and is not afraid to wear multiple hats on set. Rickey is also involved with high school film projects and has help put together local film festivals in his community. He has also founded The Indie Film Group, a group dedicated to promoting film makers and their projects. Rickey is known for his gorilla style film making and his creativity with little to no budget. Rickey has a love for film making and it shows in all his work both on and off screen. He has also written a book, Cheap Movie Tricks: How to Shoot a Short film for under $2,000. His hope to help others achieve their dreams of making movies.
Craig Fraser has been a kustom painter and freelance artist for over 30 years. His clients include Disney, Guy Fieri, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, LucasFilm, Jesse James and Jackson/Fender.
STEPHANIE LESNIAK Stephanie Lesniak has managed and designed for some of the most successful animated television shows and comic books to date. As a talented designer, she single handedly pencils, inks, and colors all of SCRAP PICTURES art content.
She has worked with many animation studios that have included CARTOON NETWORK and KLASKY CSUPO INC. Some of the most recent TV film credits she has are for work done on SQUIRREL BOY, THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK, and REGULAR SHOW.
Before she was in the animation Biz she was in the comic business serving as a Graphic Designer at TOP COW PRODUCTIONS INC. She was responsible for developing and creating book layouts, logo designs, and ad designs for such titles as WITCHBLADE, TOMB RAIDER, BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, WANTED, and THE DARKNESS, among others.
Stephanie has also inked, drawn, and colored for many independent graphic novels and has made a few appearances in various film documentaries involving how to break into the comic book industry.
Stephanie is an illustration graduate of Art Center College of Design.
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. Mike is currently working on a Marvel Comics project with Upper Deck.
BRANDON BRACAMONTE Brandon Bracamonte’ has published such titles as Hey Rube, Mustache Ride, and Kiss of Death, also a professional award-winning tattoo artist, with over 60 award winning tattoos. Partial owner of “Imperious Rex” tattoo shop in Citrus Heights. His art has been featured in such publications as “Skin & Ink”, and “Tattoo Magazine”. Brandon is also a contributor to the Topps Star Wars sketch card sets, as well as Marvel Comics for Upper Deck, and has also been published in the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, and Boom Studios.
GEORGE "The GIANT" McARTHUR
George The Giant is not a larger than life performer because of his size, though he stands an impressive seven foot three inches in height. It might be because it has been mentioned; George is one of the most complete sideshow performers today, by performers and audiences alike.
The giant appeared as Colossus in Tim Burtons movie "Big Fish", and some not so known movies like "Tough Luck", "Firecracker", or "Relative Strangers" his television appearances, include "The Tonight Show," "Touch By An Angel", "Americas Got Talent", and most recently "Big Giant Swords" and many others, not to mention his appearances on CNN, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Travel Channel.
George The Giant was born and raised in a small city near Los Angels called Bakersfield. When at the age of twelve he was taken to the county fair where he witnessed a sword swallower and fire-eater perform on the bally stage. George could barely believe what the human body could accomplish. We would love to say at that instant GEORGE THE GIANT was released upon the world, but that was not the case, it did start his love of the sideshow though. It wasn't till George was twenty-one before he started to learn the sideshow art. That path was started when a family tragedy caused him to have a fear of fire. He decided he would over come his fear the same way he over came his fear of heights... head on. In the case of his fear of heights he bungee jumped, for this of fire, he would learn fire eating. While researching fire eating he discovered descriptions of other sideshow stunts and started learning them also.
George has had the opportunities to travel around the world performing his brand of entertainment in all types of venues from nightclubs to libraries. He has also been in publications ranging from "The National Enquirer" to "Vogue" George The Giant is your all around performer.
Chase has had to cancil due to obligations in Europe for her "Anti Bully" coalition obligations and plans on being at the 2018 show. She is very sorry for this
Unfortunattly Sergio will not be able to make the 2017 show, he is having Medical issues and can not make our show. We wish him love and luck with his health and he will be back next year if he can.
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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
The First 500 PAID attendees will receive one of 3 different Prints done by our BFCC guest's... Tom Yeates, Ed Gragg & Nate Watson.
And MORE to Come!
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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!