His comics art for DC has encapsulated horror (WildStorm's THE POSSESSED with Geoff Johns); anthropology, myth and psychedelia (Vertigo's acclaimed TESTAMENT with Douglas Rushkoff); and hardcore sci-fi (WildStorm/Epic's GEARS OF WAR with Joshua Ortega, the best-selling comic of 2008). He also illustrated the graphic novel SUPERMAN: WHERE IS THY STING? written by J.M. DeMatteis, and numerous other mainstream titles over his 30-plus-year career.
Sharp has two novels to his name, GOD KILLERS (Mam Tor) and PARADISE REX PRESS, INC. (PSPublishing), and he co-founded the progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, for which he co-created CAPTAIN STONE IS MISSING… with his wife, Christina.
Liam was the lead artist on WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH - THE LIES and THE TRUTH with Greg Rucka. He both wrote and drew the acclaimed six part series THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN, and just finished working on THE GREEN LANTERN with Grant Morrison scripting. He is now working on his very own "Creator Owned" series "Starhenge" being published by Image Comics.
Award-Winning Creator Dan Brereton has spent over four decades in Comics, having written and illustrated for nearly every major American comics publisher, on a wide spectrum of characters and genres such as X-Men, Justice League, Batman, Thor, Red Sonja, Vampirella, the Simpsons and many more. Past clients range from Walt Disney TV Animation , Hasbro Toys, CBS and musicians like Rob Zombie and Toto. Dan’s best-known and loved creator-owned property is NOCTURNALS, with a new, 2-volume Hardcover Omnibus out from Dark Horse Comics, and a new graphic novel currently in production. Dan is a regular Kickstarter Creator (you can follow him there!) Also find Dan and his work here
Dan started out in comics in the late 1990s working part-time writing and illustrating his creator owned series Savage Planet and Harpy while also employed as a research scientist at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore. In 2002, he began working for Dark Horse Comics, penciling and primarily inking titles such as Star Wars: Republic, King Kong and Star Wars:Jedi.
In the early 2000's Dan also worked on a number of projects for Topps, contributing pencilled, inked and painted illustrations for various Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and other trading cards sets.
More recently, Dan has been part of the creative team that introduced the acclaimed Star Wars
Legacy series and has been a regular inker on Knights of the Old Republic, Clone Wars and many
other Star Wars titles for Dark Horse. Dan is currently inking the new Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi mini series and the new best selling
ongoing series Star Wars 2013 for Dark Horse, Dan has also just finished pencilling a new Indy comic book series called Empire of the Wolf for Alterna Comics and completed drawings for HBO's Game of Thrones TV show.
Chris Marrinan started out in commercial illustration churning out product art for dish soap and restaurant menus, but the lure to draw comics was powerful. He sent samples to Eclipse Comics and the rest is history. Before long Chris landed the plum job at DC Comics as penciler on Wonder Woman! This was followed by a move to Marvel Comics, where Chris drew such icons as Dr. Strange, Captain America, Nova, and Spider-Man and Wolverine! Back at DC, Chris drew adventures of both Superman and Batman. Chris has also drawn for Dark Horse Comics, and at Image Comics, his own book, HeadHunters.
Chris continues to draw for Heroic Publications on titles like Psyche, Liberty Girl and Vanguard of Liberty. He is also at work on his Patreon page, showcasing new art and an upcoming comic series.
Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph is a Bakersfield based comic book creator producing the apocalyptic series "The Warren Hope". Fuzzy shares his love of Art and Comics as a high school Art teacher in the Bakersfield community.
Dean Butler was born on May 20, 1956 in Prince George, BC, Canada. He is a producer and actor best known to audiences for his portrayal of Almanzo Wilder from 1979 to 1983 on the iconic pioneer drama, Little House on the Prairie. He co-starred in the feature film, Desert Hearts, played Moondoggie in the syndicated The New Gidget, and Buffy's dad, Hank Summers, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On Broadway Dean played Rapunzal's Prince in the original company of Into the Woods, toured internationally as Tony in West Side Story, and appeared with Carol Burnett in a regional production of Company.
Since 2011 Dean has been the Senior Producer of the Emmy nominated Feherty series on Golf Channel. He lives in Los Angeles and is married to actress, Katherine Cannon.
One of three children, Charlotte Stewart was born in Yuba City, California, USA on 27 February 1941. In the 1950s, she studied acting in Pasadena. She is famous for portraying the role of beloved schoolteacher "Miss Beadle" in the popular television series Little House on the Prairie (1974). She was with the show from 1974 - 1978. Charlotte Stewart has also worked with controversial filmmaker David Lynch on two occasions, in the cult classic Eraserhead (1977) and the TV series Twin Peaks (1990).
Classic rock-and-roll music legend, Grammy nominee and “Theatre World Award”-winning singer/actress Ketty Lester is a living American treasure at 87 and among the last of her kind: the touring torch singers of the fabled and fabulous nightclub circuit in the 1950’s and ’60s. From Manhattan to Hollywood; San Francisco to Chicago, in the swankiest supper clubs and deluxe lounges coast-to-coast, she headlined them all as a diva supreme and a balladeer extraordinaire. Her sparse and soulful rendition of “Love Letters” in 1962 made her a household name from Los Angeles to London; on tour with the likes of the “Everly Brothers” and James Brown, from the Apollo Theater in Harlem to the soundstage of The Tonight Show in Los Angeles. When she segued to the musical stage in 1964, she made the cover of “Ebony” magazine for her role in the Lena Horne part of the first Off-Broadway revival of Cabin in the Sky. A recurring stint on the classic TV show Shindig (backed by Darlene Love and “The Blossoms”) preceded her groundbreaking role on Days of Our Lives as the first Black female lead in daytime TV history. Between rehearsals for the soap opera, recording sessions at Gold Star studios and at Capitol Records, Ketty also managed to co-star in the cult classic Blaculawith William Marshall in the title role and she as his first female victim/vampire. It was her transition to a completely different part however that she is most remembered by TV audiences around the world: as “Hester Sue Terhune” in Michael Landon’s long-syndicated series Little House on the Prairie. Recurring appearances on Sanford and Son with Redd Foxx and in Julia with Diahann Carroll kept Ketty a seasoned staple of the small screen, but her return to movies in House Party 3 with Bernie Mac cemented her status as a veteran entertainer that can portray both the revered and the irreverent with equal faith and fervor. From Sidney Poitier’s Uptown Saturday Night to Oprah Winfrey’s Brewster Place, Ketty Lester has remained a relentless force and reliable actress at any age. Her classic singing of “Love Letters” is featured in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and in the Brad Pitt thriller Killing Them Softly. In 2022, a classic clip of Ketty performing “Love Letters” was used in the first episode of the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of The Laker’s Dynasty. In May of this year, Bryan Ferry of “Roxy Music” released his latest EP titled “Love Letters” in which he wails the Ketty classic in his own ghostly style (Ferry previously covered “River of Salt” originated by her, in 1973). Though “Love Letters” was famously covered by Elvis Presley in 1966 and shamelessly copied note-for-note by Alison Moyet in 1987, few have cared to credit Ketty as the inspiration for a generation of artists that dare to re-record her version in the vocal style and musical arrangement of the original international hit single from 60 years ago. Ketty was honored by the "Hollywood Heritage Museum" in 2022 for Black History Month ("Looking Back") with a sold-out event in which she also sang in public for the first time. In August of this year, she will perform her first concert engagement in over 50 years at the historic Gardenia lounge in Los Angeles. Later, in October, she will be feted for induction in the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
Hersha Parady was born on 25 May 1945, and raised in Ohio, USA. She later became an actress, appearing on television and in the theatre.
Years later, while living in California, Hersha often used to look after a free-spirited dog named Lightening, who used to roam the streets of Hollywood. This is how Hersha came to meet and befriend actress Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, who also looked out for the same dog! It was around that time that MacGregor was starring, as Harriet Oleson, in the television series Little House on the Prairie.
When Hersha starred in a play as Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare, MacGregor and her Little House co-star Richard Bull came to see it. They were thoroughly impressed with Hersha's performance, and recommended her to the Little House casting director, as a possible new cast member.
This recommendation led to Hersha being cast as a guest star (playing Michael Landon's sister-in-law) in one episode during the third season, before being cast as a regular player in the role of Merlin Olsen's wife, Alice Garvey, for Seasons 4 - 6.
Ironically, Hersha's own personal favourite Little House episode is "May We Make Them Proud" - the one in which Alice Garvey and her friends' infant son burn to death in the blind school! Hersha relished acting in scenes containing real, controlled fire with the Los Angeles Fire Department on hand for safety reasons! On her unforgettable death scene, Hersha remarked: "At least I went out with a bang and not a whimper!"
Hersha was once married to Oscar-winning producer John Peverall, with whom she has a son named Jonathan. She currently lives in Florida and continues to act in the theatre.
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 Trouper'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 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, LIVING SINGLE and staring in the Fox Sitcom THE LAST FRONTIER. Shortly after that Patrick starred in 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 NCIS, WITHOUT A TRACE, CSI, 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. Upcoming appearance include FOR ALL MANKIND for Apple+ and THE OFFER on Paramount +.
Patrick is creator and lead instructor of the on-line acting school WorkingActorsSchool.com
Wendi Turnbaugh was born in Los Angeles, California. She and her twin, Brenda, landed the part of Baby Grace Ingalls because the producer, Kent McCray, was a close friend to Wendi and Brenda's grandmother. The twins just happened to be what Michael Landon was looking for, one look and they were invited into the Little House family. Wendi and Brenda spent four seasons on "Little House on the Prairie", then moved on to do one commercial, after which it was decided they would "graduate from Hollywood" and move onto kindergarten. The twins went on to attend Atascadero High School. Wendi then studied psychology and graduated from Hope International University in 1999. Shortly after she married Josh Lee and they have two children, Tobey and Raegan.
Wendi enjoys getting together with the Little House cast whenever possible and meeting fans all over the country. Her first book, A Prairie Devotional, releases in August of 2019. A Prairie Devotional is a collection of stories, from her life and from the episodes of Little House, about the ups and downs of life-the joys and sorrows that we all face. For the first time ever, A Prairie Devotional unpacks the spiritual lessons of the beloved television series in an entertaining, yet meaningful reading experience.
Please Note: Alison has had to cancel due to work obligations BUT those who want a signed picture by her will be able to get one at Patrick Labyorteaux's table.