Eric Roberts is one of the most prolific actors in American history. Nominated for an Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Runaway Train (1985). His winning awards in film include Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama in the film Star 80 (1983), and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Acting Debut – Male in the film King of The Gypsies (1978). Many know Eric from his role as The Master in Doctor Who The Movie (1996), and The Dark Knight (2008) as the gangster Maroni. Eric has won over fifteen acting awards, and is a Hollywood legend.
Eliza Roberts began her acting career in the film Schlock (1973). She is best known as playing the character Brunella in the film Animal House (1978). Her other credits include Doctor Who The Movie (1996), Lois and Clark – The New Adventures of Superman (1994), and Joker’s Wild (2016).
Carla Perez is an actress who is best known as playing Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994-1996), and Ziktor’s Beauty in the series VR Troopers (1995). Her other credits include Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004), Power Rangers Zeo (1996), Power Rangers Turbo (1997), Power Rangers in Space (1998), and False Affairs (2018).
Anndi McAfee is known for the loveable dinosaur Cera in The Land Before Time franchise. She also appeared in Baywatch. Her other credits include Dink The Little Dinosaur (1989), Homefree (1993), The Little Mermaid (1992-1994), Home Improvement (1993-1995), The New Batman Adventures (1989), Recess (1997-2000), Lloyd In Space (2001-2004), Hey Arnold! (1996-2004), Everquest II, Ape Escape 3, Saint’s Row, Final Fantasy XIII, Pound Puppies (2012-2013), The Soup (2007-2015), and Robot Chicken (2018).
Jackey Neyman Jones
It’s been called the “worst movie ever made”, and not only is Jackey Neyman Jones one of its last surviving actors, but she’s the only one willing to talk about it. 2016 marked the 50-year anniversary of the release of Manos: The Hands of Fate, a low-budget horror film considered by many to be the “barometer by which all bad films are rated”. Six year old Jackey played Little Debbie, her father, Tom Neyman was The Master. In 1993 it achieved cult status after Comedy Central’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 dealt the riff treatment and introduced a whole new audience of cult film aficionados to the awkward movie. Today, Jackey Neyman Jones, an artist, actress and producer, lovingly tends to the flame of Manos — with her behind-the-scenes book Growing up with Manos: The Hands of Fate co- authored by Laura Mazzuca Toops (foreword written by Joel Hodgson, creator of MST3K), and with her new sequel film, Manos Returns.
Rick Hoberg began his career in the mid-1970's, working for Russ Manning on Tarzan comic books for overseas distribution (1975–1976).
Shortly afterward, Hoberg began freelancing for Marvel Comics via Roy Thomas. This included penciling on Kull The Destroyer, Savage Sword Of Conan, What If...?, and Star Wars. Hoberg mainly drew for such DC Comics in the 1980's working on titles such as All-Star Squadron, Batman, Brave And The Bold, Captain Carrot, Checkmate, DC Challenge, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, New Gods, and Justice League Annuals. He later co-created and penciled Eternity Smith at Hero Comics. Rick also contributed to Roger Rabbit at Disney’s short lived comics line.
In the 1990s, Hoberg co-created The Strangers with Steve Englehart for Malibu’s Ultraverse line. He drew The Strangers until the Ultraverse line was shut down upon being acquired by Marvel.
In 2002–2003, Hoberg worked with Stefano Gaudiano on the art for the Batman Family series for DC Comics.
Besides his comics work, Hoberg has been active in animation since 1978 as a storyboard artist, model designer, and layout man for Hanna Barbera, Ruby-Spears, Filmation, Marvel Productions and Marvel Films, DIC, Universal Animtion, Walt Disney, Cartoon Network, Film Roman, Warner Bros, and many others. Among the many animated series Hoberg has contributed to are Godzilla, Super Friends, Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends, The Incredible Hulk, GI Joe, Defenders Of The Earth, Jem, Spider-Man The Animated Series, Justice League, X-Men, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hoberg also served as a director/producer for Marvel Productions, where he co-created the first X-Men cartoon, Pryde Of The X-Men. More recent animation work includes Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, War Of The Worlds: Goliath, Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H., Transformers:Robots In Disguise, and The Swan Princess DTVs.
Hoberg has done some live action film work as well on movies such as Cyborg and the TV miniseries Stephen King’s IT.
In addition, Hoberg has drawn line artwork for the official Star Wars style guide for Lucasfilm over the years. He was also the Lead Cinematic Storyboard Artist at 343 Industries for Halo 4 and Halo 5.
Hoberg has received an Inkpot Award, as well as Toonie Awards for his work.
Robert “Floydman” Sumner is the mind and imagination behind Planet F Studios. As a self trained artist, he got his start in the small press network in the 90’s producing his own comics and magazines but moved on to creating original sketch cards for Topps and other trading card companies working on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Chrome Legacy, MST3K, Sharknado and Wacky Packages as well as becoming a fan favorite on numerous Garbage Pail Kids card sets.
Based in the Willamette Valley, Floyd has been a guest at numerous local conventions and events and is excited about his first appearance at Meadowlark where he will be drawing and selling original art and other goodies as well as his own trading card sets including his latest series THE ROCKING DEAD.
Warren Montgomery is a comic book artist, colorist, letterer and publisher. He has provided comic book lettering and/or coloring for such publishers as Albatross Funnybooks, BOOM! Studios and many independents. With Will Lill Comics, he self-publishes titles like John Kirby: Firefox, Monty’s World and Fun Adventure Comics!. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit: www.wlcomics.com
Ethen Beavers, born in Grants Pass, OR, now lives in Central California and has been working in Children's Books, Comics and Animation for fifteen years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. He also loves fly fishing for trout across the western U.S. Some of his credits include Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion Of Superheroes, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack.
Chris Wisnia is a struggling comics creator and the producer of "Diary of a Struggling Comics Artist," a YouTube channel that interviews the biggest names in the comics industry on struggles they faced getting in, grinding to find monthly work, having properties made into films, working for the big two vs. creator-owned projects, and other topics that you never hear discussed. He's the creator of Doris Danger's Giant Monster Adventures (SLG Publishing), and has fifteen years of other indie comics projects.
Sydabee is an active cosplay creator residing in Portland, OR with a goal to turn her passion into profession. Ever since her first convention and cosplay experience in 2005, Sydabee has continuously dedicated her free time to expand her knowledge and better her craft. She has also honed her skills as a model by collaborating with a variety of new and experienced photographers local to the Pacific Northwest. Whether it’s bringing an existing character to life or putting her own design on a project, she lives for the ability to combine her love of fandoms with the creative joy of art, crafting, and makeup. Most importantly, Sydabee strives to be a strong and positive influence to the growing community.
MEADOWLARK is the official mascot of Meadowlark Comic Con and Oregon's own superhero. She roams the woods protecting good and defeating evil.
Meadowlark was created by author Davidson L. Haworth and artist Chris Marrinan. She is brought to life by Medford's very own cosplayer, fan-favorite @Cosplaimee
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