NY Times best selling comic book artist Gene Ha is best known for his work with writer Alan Moore, Top 10and its prequel The Forty-Niners. He has won 4 Eisner awards, the highest honor in American comics. He writes and draws the comic book Mae. It’s the story of Mae Fortell, a girl who follows her long missing sister Abbie to a world of mad science and mystery. Gene Ha lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his lovely wife Lisa.
Learn more at http://www.geneha.com/
Eric Vale has spent over 17 successful years in the entertainment business as an actor, writer, producer, and director. Known around the world for his voice work on hit TV shows like Dragon Ball Z as Trunks, One Piece as Sanji, and Fullmetal Alchemist as Kimblee, he was also voice director for the hugely successful Gearbox video game Borderlands 2 and, most recently, ADR director for the feature film Daylight’s End.
In addition to his voice acting, Eric also spent nearly ten years as a head writer for Funimation adapting over fifty anime programs such as One Piece, Witchblade, Dragon Ball Z and GT, Desert Punk, Ouran High School Host Club, and Blue Gender. In addition to scripting anime, Eric has also written multiple original screenplays including the feature film Chariot, which Vale also produced to a successful release last year. Much of his current efforts are being poured into the pre-production of his new feature film, Purity.
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Born and raised in Chicago, Ashley A. Woods is an illustrator who got her start through self-publishing her action-fantasy comic series, “Millennia War”, while attending the International Academy of Design and Technology. After earning her degree in Film and Animation, she traveled to Kyoto, Japan where she presented her work in a gallery showcase called, “Out Of Sequence”. After returning to the States, her work from her comics were included in the “Black Comix” compilation table top book published by Magnetic Press, which was used in college courses at various universities internationally.
For the next few years, she worked in freelance and continued selling her work at comic conventions and various shows. January 2015, she met Amandla Stenberg and Stranger Comics at a convention; six months later, she began working on “NIOBE: She Is Life” which went on to sell tens of thousands of copies leading in the movement of representation in comics and also inspired many cosplays.
While working on “NIOBE” in 2016, Ashley also provided a variant cover for “BLACK” with Black Mask Studio, which sold out during it’s release. In addition, she also provided the cover for “BLACK COMIX II” which will be released by Magnetic Press / Lion Forge Comics. In early 2017, Ashley worked with writer, Delilah S. Dawson (“Star Wars”, “Wicked As They Come”), on “LADY CASTLE” for BOOM! Studios. In August 2017, Ashley released more work, this time with writer Paul Allor (G.I. Joe, TMNT), for his epic anthology “Past The Last Mountain”.
Ashley’s next projects include “Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade” for Dark Horse Comics and Crystal Dynamics as well as the eighth book in her long running independent action-fantasy series, “Millennia War”.
When Ashley isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, playing video games and studying Japanese.
Tyler has been a valued illustrator in the entertainment industry since the year 2000. His clients include Marvel Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation, Marvel/Lionsgate, DC Comics, Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, Paizo’s Pathfinder, IDW, and Dynamite Entertainment, among many others.
His most widely seen work can be found almost anywhere in the form of licensed character images created directly for Marvel Studios. He has illustrated iconic images for every Marvel Studios movie since 2013, including: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man.
Kerrigan Mahan is three generations Hollywood. As an actor, he’s appeared in numerous television shows, commercials, and movies. He produced and directed the critically acclaimed one-man show, “Matty, an Evening with Christy Mathewson,” with well received runs at The Two Roads Theater in Studio City and The Lambs, off-Broadway.
Mahan recently directed the travel show, “California Highway 1 Discovery Route On the Road with Jo,” which can be viewed on You Tube.
Mahan has two feature length screenplays in development, an original coming-of-age racing drama, “Chasing Valentino,” and a Depression era family film, “Screenland,” adapted from the book, The Boy Who Looked Like Shirley Temple, by his late father, Bill Mahan. He has also created and written an original series, entitled “The Bangors.”
Mahan’s on-camera career includes dozens of television shows and movies, most recently playing the EVANGELIST in the film, “Angels in Stardust,” starring Alicia Silverstone, Billy Burke and AJ Michalka.
As a voice over performer, Mahan has been heard on hundreds of radio and television commercials and has narrated numerous television shows, industrials, and documentaries. He has voiced dozens of promos and trailers, and had a lucrative career in ADR, looping over a thousand TV shows and movies. He’s been the Mafioso on the phone, the voice replacement for the hardened cop, the menacing heavy breather, and the nut case in the asylum. He’s been strangled, chased, trampled, slugged, stabbed, shot, and set on fire… and that’s all before lunch.
In live action, his most famous and sustaining role to date was the ever popular and fearsome, original evil space alien, GOLDAR, of the hugely-famed, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series, and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.” He also voiced the dark and tortured anti-hero, MAGNA DEFENDER, in “Power Rangers, Lost Galaxy.” He also voiced JEB, the talking dog on the series, “VR Troopers.”
He was the GREMLIN in the TV series “Seven Days,” the FUNWORLD PATROLMAN and SECURITY GUARD in the movie, “Bebe’s Kids,” the desperate and dying, TROY LARSON in “Supernova” and the GAY PENGUIN in Dr. Doolittle. He was the gruff, no nonsense voice of the black Ford 150 pick-up truck, ATTACK BEAST on the television series, “Team Knight Rider,” and the out-spoken political radio shock jock, P.J. HAWKS, in “The District.”
In the animation world, Mahan recurred as the calculating, evil powerhouse, EDWIN ALVA, on the series, “Static Shock,” and played multiple characters on the home video release, “Ultimate Avengers.” He has guest starred on “Family Guy,” “Scooby Doo,” “Batman Beyond,” “Fantastic 4,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “As Told By Ginger,” “I Am Weasel,” “The Angry Beavers,” “Dilbert,” and “God, the Devil and Bob.”
Mahan was one of the pioneers with the resurgence of anime in the mid-80s, voicing the incorrigible flirt, PRIVATE SEAN PHILLIPS, in the series, “Robotech,” the ever intimidating, REI GINSEI, in “Vampire Hunter D,” the scrubbed and wholesome do-gooder, KIMBALL KINNISON, in “The Lensman,” the relaxed and self-assured, RINGO, in ”Technoman,” the frightfully menacing PABLO in “The Professional,” and the coolest of cool, BUNTA, in the series, “Initial D” in stores on DVD.
Mahan currently lives in Morro Bay, California with his wife, Melanie, their tuxedo cat, Presley, their wild, zany-smart blond wolf dog, Keogh, and that crazier than crazy character Great Dane, Mia. When not walking these wildebeests, he can be found spending most of his time these days, writing, directing and doing VO jobs out of his home studio.
Barbara Goodson’s career covers many years and many genres. Among her hundreds of characters, the throat ripping voice of “Empress Rita Repulsa” on the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger’s TV series, past films and live shows is still her claim to fame. Barbara also created the voice of “Mother Talzin” in Star Wars: The Clone Wars where she received a Best Actor Award. She recently voiced the “Demon” in the soon to be released psychological thriller, Tell Me Your Name, “Agnes” on Mr. Pickles, “Weathersnike” inBottersnikes and Gumbles on Netflix, “Evil-Lyn” for the Masters of the Universe app and sung “Granny’s Yard” for Bitty Baby/American Doll. Other notables are “Princess Leia” forLego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “Kyla Mex & Clauda” inStar Trek Online, “Laharl” in Disgaea, “Naota” in FLCL, “Red Fraggle” in the animated Fraggle Rock, “Granny Chiyo” in Naruto,“Song’s Mother” in The Last Airbender, “The Shaman” inLegend of Korra, “Lady Vashj and Alexstrasza” in World of Warcraft, “Kid Goku/Zero” inDragon Ball Z, “Salomon & TK’s Mom” in Digimon, “Sera” & “Marie Crystal” in Robotech, “Darling” in Lady and the Tramp II, and “Cruella Deville”& “Cinderella’s Step Mother” forDisney-On-Ice.
Barbara also received an Earphones Award for narrating “Blair Clemons” for the book On A Night Like This and was so proud to be a part of the wonderful cast of the children’s seriesCloudBread, playing “Wooli” the sheep and “Ruiz” the fox, “the grannies” and numerous “kids voices” which was nominated for an Annie Award and an International Emmy Award for children’s programming.
Recently, Barbara played “Mrs. Erickson” in a gray wig for Episode 2 of Harley Quinn & TheJoker VS. The Real World. She has also voice matched Jacki Weaver in “The Five-Year Engagement” and can be seen in the horror movie The Chosen as “Nana”, the “Wise Shaman” in the indie sci-fi film Home Sweet Home, in Good Satan as “Mother Teresa”, “Cybill” in Home Away From Home, “Aunt Eloise” (Doug Jone’s sister) inCruel Will, and “Olga, the crazy landlady” in the web seriesLaLaLand. She’s very muchlooking forward to being part of the cast of the upcoming movie,The Order starring many of the original Power Rangers and other notables.
Barbara is truly grateful to be able to meet her fans and continue to do what she fully loves to do.
Megan Levens is a comic book artist best known for her work on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 for Dark Horse Comics, and her collaborations with writer Jamie S. Rich on Image Comics’ MADAME FRANKENSTEIN and Oni Press’s ARES & APHRODITE. She has also contributed to several Vertigo anthologies, including the finale of FABLES, and illustrated the creator-owned SPELL ON WHEELS with Kate Leth and Marissa Louise (also for Dark Horse). Currently she is boldly going and drawing various STAR TREK projects for IDW. Megan is owned by a Boston Terrier and a grumpy old cat, who live with her in Kansas City.
JASON AARON is a comic book writer best known for his work on the New York Times bestselling crime series SCALPED for Vertigo Comics and the Eisner Award winning SOUTHERN BASTARDS from Image Comics, as well as for various projects with Marvel Comics. Aaron’s current work for Marvel includes the creation of the headline-grabbing female version of THOR and the launch of an all-new STAR WARS series, the first issue of which sold over one million copies to become the best-selling American comic book in more than 20 years. Aaron was born in Alabama and currently resides in Kansas City.
Andy is an artist best known for his character driven, creature and cover illustrations, created in his intense and unique line art style. Traditional pencil and ink, remain his drawing weapons of choice. Soaked in dark, moody atmospheric shadows, many of his works blur the genre lines, containing elements of fantasy, horror, sci-fi and superheroes.
In comics, Andy has drawn covers for titles including Doctor Strange, Swamp Thing, Dark Sun (D&D), Robert E. Howard’s Kull, Bloodshot, Hulk
He has done book cover art for George R.R. Martin and Neil Gaiman stories, and been commissioned to do official illustrations for popular games including Dragon Age (Bioware) and Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft). In addition to his contracted art, he continues to work on private commissions for collectors, and personal art focused on original creatures, characters and worlds.
An upcoming (2017) Universal Pictures thriller has licensed some of Andy‘s personal art to appear on screen in the film.
His illustrations have also appeared in other areas including RPG art, album art, toy and concept design, T-shirt design, and card art.
Andy‘s work has been featured many times in the annual artbook Spectrum and in the Spectrum Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City.