BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  
MOONBALL COMICS Presents



12th Annual BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
NOVEMBER 16th & 17th, 2019
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

Admission:
Adults 12 and UP - $8.00 Sat. or Sun. // $15.00 for 2 Days.
KIDs Under 12 Are FREE!
TICKETS AVAILABLE On Line after May 1st, 2019 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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BAKERSFIELD COMIC CON SPECIAL GUESTS
Star of the Classic TV show (and the new CW TV Show)


JOHN WESLEY SHIPP

John Wesley Shipp is an American actor known for his various television roles. He played the lead Barry Allen on CBS's superhero series The Flash from 1990 to 1991, and Mitch Leery, the title character's father, on the drama series Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2001. Shipp has also played several roles in daytime soap operas including Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light from 1980 to 1984, and Douglas Cummings on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1986 (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award). He portrays both Barry Allen's father, Henry Allen, and Jay Garrick/Flash on the current The Flash series on The CW network.

  • Autograph =$40
  • Selfie =$30
  • Combo =$60
  • Photo Op =$40

Comic Legend and MAD Magazine Artist

SERGIO ARAGONES

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.










ANSON WILLIAMS & DONNY MOST

Anson Williams (born Anson William Heimlich, September 25, 1949, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, singer and director, best known for his role as gullible but well-intentioned singer and Richie's best friend, Warren "Potsie" Weber on the television series Happy Days (1974-1984), a role for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Williams has since become a prominent television director, working on programs such as Melrose Place (1992-1999), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2003), Lizzie McGuire (2001-2004) and The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013).




Don Most is probably best known for his co-starring role as Ralph in the long running television series “Happy Days”. During this time, he worked with such emerging talents as Ron Howard and Garry Marshall.
Recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show – Glee, as well as starring roles in the indie films – MBF and Cult Cartel, being released in theaters in the fall of 2019. Other indie films include The Yankles, Campin Buddies, Follow and Chez Up- shaw.
Most’s other feature film credits include ED TV, directed by Ron Howard; Crazy Mama, directed by Jonathan Demme, and The Great Buck Howard, starring John Malkovich.
In television, Don just shot the TV Pilot: Puckheads. His other TV appearances include guest starring roles in Men Of A Certain Age, Star Trek:Voyager, Yes, Dear, The Crow, Sabrina, Sliders, Century City, Dark Skies’, and The Family Guy.
Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has now di- rected three feature films. His first, The Last Best Sunday, had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. Moola, starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achieve- ment In Directing Award. Don also directed Harley’s Hill, his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and En- core.


JOE WEEMS


Joe Weems is an Illustrator and Harvey award nominated Inker. He has been Inking Comics for 25 years and worked for pretty much every major publisher.

Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, David Finch, Joe Benitez, Brandon Peterson, Dale Keown and Whilce Portacio are just a few of the Amazing Artists he's had the honor of collaborating with over the years.

In 2000-2005 Joe was employed by the Skateboard company Darkstar and drew all of their Illustrated decks, wheels and misc. merchandise. His slick and sharp approach to the art form can be seen on such titles as Aphrodite IX, Arcanum, the Darkness, Fathom, Hulk:the End, Hunter/Killer,The Magdalena, New X-Men, Vengeance of Vampirella, Weapon Zero, Wraithborn and more!



JASON JOHNSON
S Jason Johnson is an illustrator/comic book artist/concept artist that started his career in 1995 at Wildstorm/Homage Studios under the tutelage of master comic book artist Jim Lee. There he drew titles such as Team 7, Wetworks, Gen13, Bay City Jive, and DV8. Shortly after that he expanded to work with DC and Marvel, doing work on Generation X, Flash, Impulse, and Robin. During this time he worked on the now defunct Penthouse Comix, as well. He also worked on a creator owned book for Image called Blue in 2001.

Jason took a hiatus from comics for several years and did work for magazines such as Maxim and Stuff. He then was hired as a concept artist for Sony Online Entertainment in 2007, developing characters and environments for MMORPG Free Realms and MMOFPS Planetside 2. At this time he also became the artist for The Illustrated Forum for Penthouse magazine.

In 2012, Jason stepped back into comics, starting with Zenescope drawing titles like Godstorm and Demons. Afterward, he found opportunity with Lion Forge Comics drawing the Knight Rider. Spectrum for ConMan Prod., and The Howling for Space Goat.


DENNIS CHRISTOPHER



Christopher's breakthrough role was as Dave Stoller in the coming-of-age classic Breaking Away (1979). His performance won him the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Youth in Film Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture, as well as garnering a Golden Globe nomination.

Christopher's other roles include American track star Charlie Paddock in Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as tragic film-buff psychopath Eric Binford in Fade to Black (1980), Damon in The Falling (1985), Nathan Flowers in A Sinful Life (1989) and Leech in Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994). Television roles include "Jack of All Trades" in the Profiler TV series, Eddie Kaspbrak in Stephen King's It (1990), Desmond Floyd in Jake Speed (1986) and in the HBO series Deadwood.

Christopher has guest starred in two Star Trek episodes: the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Search (Part II)" and the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Detained". He guest-starred as the demon-sorcerer Cyvus Vail in three episodes of Angel.[citation needed]

He reunited with his Breaking Away "father" Paul Dooley, again as his son, in an episode of TV's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The two had first played father and son in Robert Altman's A Wedding.

In December 2006, he played Dr. Martin Ruber in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.

Christopher's career, and life in general, changed dramatically when he was cast as Leonide Moguy in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012). He learned through his agent that the screenplay had been re-written to accommodate him. Furthermore, Tarantino later claimed to Christopher that he had seen every one of his films the week that they were released, even Dead Women in Lingerie (which Christopher considers his worst). Production of the film made a very positive impact on Christopher, who has said "...a lot of my idea of happiness came from working on this film..."




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


Original TV Stars
MICHAEL GRAY (Billy Batson)
&
JOHN DAVEY (Captain Marvel)



45th Anniversery Reunion

MICHAEL GRAY: A retired American actor, known for his portrayal of Billy Batson in the 1970's TV series Shazam!. From 1972-1973, he appeared as Ronnie Collins in the first season of the NBC sitcom, The Brian Keith Show, starring Brian Keith and Shelley Fabares. He also appeared as Marcia's boyfriend Jeff in a 1973 episode of The Brady Bunch. In 2015, Gray made a voice appearance as a fictionalized version of himself in two episodes of the animated series Archer.


JOHN DAVEY: After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines in Oct. 1961, John embarked on a professional boxing career consisting of 26 fights over a four year period. A chance meeting with a casting director at an Italian wedding reception across the street from Universal Studios, changed his direction. From there he embarked on a career consisting of many television appearances including Remington Steele, Barnaby Jones, Baa Baa Black Sheep, C.H.I.P.S., Rockford Files, etc. He appeared in movies such as Deal of the Century, The Late Show, The Long Goodbye, A Fine Mess, Three Women, There Was A Crooked Man, among others.
In 1975 he rushed to the set of SHAZAM! on short notice to step into the boots of Captain Marvel. It is one of his favorite achievements as an actor, as he was able to speak to millions of children and young adults in their formative years.
He retired from Hollywood in 1991, and currently enjoys country living with his wife, Linda, in the lower foothills of the Sierras in Yuba County, California.


JOEL ADAMS


The eldest son of famed comic book legend Neal Adams. Graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, in 1988. Joel moved to Los Angeles to work at Neal's west coast offices of Continuity Studios. While at Continuity, he dabbled in comic books helping out on Continuity titles such as "Ms Mystic," and "Bucky O'Hare.". Outside of Continuity he did covers for Alpha Productions "Blood Thirst" and Penthouse Comix "Young Captain Adventure".

In 1996, Joel was called by Marvel Animation to do all the character design for "The Hulk: Animated series.". From there he went to FOX/Film Roman to Design the Emmy Award winning "King of the Hill", then to FOX Family to Design "Nascar Racers".

His background with Continuity and comic books gave Joel the additional skills, while working for the animation companies, to be also picked up for all of the licensing art for these shows and others by the licensing companies handling them. Joel's art has appeared on the products stemming from: The Hulk, Nascar Racers, King of the Hill, Captain Scarlet, The Mask(Animation), Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue, Power Rangers: Wild Force, Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire, and more...

Today, Joel has been devoted to pushing his own license LILZ, a series of big head big eyed characters he began showing back in 2000, and can be seen literally all over online community message boards and websites in what are called "signature tags." It is his desire to get the Lilz off of the Internet and into stores everywhere.



BUZZ
S Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, ATOMIKA, VAMPIRELLA, X-FACTOR, IMPULSE,SHI and many more.
A very popular and sought after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit. Buzz is also a multi-EMMY award winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, FOX, Los Angeles LAKERS and The United States Marine Corp.


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.

Bakersfields Own...

LARRY WELZ


Larry Welz was born & raised in Bakersfield, California, where he did theatre in High School. In 1967 or so, he hitched a ride North to San Francisco where the so-called Underground Comix movement was getting under way. His work in such comic books as Yellow Dog, Bakersfield Kountry Komics, Funnybook, San Francisco Comic Book, Captain Guts, and Cherry Poptart is an important, if obscure, part of comic book history. He continued doing Cherry Comics, a spicy, satirical take on the Wacky Teenager comics that were popular in the 50s & 60s, while living in Northern California.

Mr. Welz later moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where he & his wife Sharon owned & operated a sign shop, Signs of Life in Roswell, for ten years or so, during which time they built a roadside attraction, The Roswell Spacewalk http:// www.roswellspacewalk.com/,an immersive walk-through blacklight art installation, which recounted the Roswell Incident & projected viewers through time & space.

Mr. Welz also painted carnival rides; funhouses, darkrides, mirror mazes & the occasional freak show banners for many years.

Mr. & Mrs. Welz now live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has recommenced writing & drawing Cherry Comics. Cherrycomix.com


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.



NEO EDMUND


Neo Edmund international best-selling author screenwriter comic book writer and actor began his career appearing as a stunt and actor on numerous TV shows most notably 100+ episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and numerous episodes of The Walking Dead Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Star Trek Voyager.

He is the author of the bestselling novels The Red Riding Alpha Huntress Chronicles. His most recent publications include three Power Rangers novels titled: Tournament of Terror Mayhem at the Moon Palace & All Fear The Pharaoh. He has written for companies including Hasbro Penguin Random House Saban History Channel Discovery Channel Animal Planet Spike TV & JumpStart Interactive.


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.



RICKEY BIRD


Rickey Bird is a director, actor, and filmmaker based in Bakersfield, California.
Rickey values independent work ethics and loves to constantly push the boundaries of his creativity and resourcefulness, often getting around budget restrictions and producing quality films even in spite of financial limitations.
He cofounded a production company titled Hectic Films back in 2004, and since then, he had the chance to produce a lot of content, including the award-winning short film "Naked Zombie Girl", which received praise and attention on a global scale.
Rickey is also an author, as he penned "Cheap Movie Tricks", a book with a focus on helping fellow filmmakers make the most out of their productions, even when they are on a low budget.
Currently, he is working on new, exciting projects, including an upcoming film titled "Booze, Broads and Blackjack," which will be released later this year.
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 Ryū 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


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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