Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes composer Randy Rogel to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!
The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Big Wow! ComicFest is proud to announce two new guests to this year’s convention, writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark! Greg and Michael are co-creators on the popular new book LAZARUS from Image Comics.
Greg Rucka is the author of twenty novels, the latest of which, BRAVO, will be released in July, as well as more comic books than any sane person can count. In addition to critically acclaimed runs on such mainstream titles as Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, The Punisher, Adventures of Superman, and Wolverine, he’s the creator of several original series, including Queen & Country, Whiteout (with Steve Lieber), and Stumptown (with Matthew Southworth).
Michael Lark is the Eisner and Harvey Awards winning artist of LAZARUS from Image Comics, which he co-created with writer Greg Rucka. He is also known his for work on several other titles, including Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Stephen King’s Dark Tower at Marvel, and Gotham Central, Scene of the Crime, Batman: Nine Lives and Terminal City at DC.
Big Wow! ComicFest - The Original Artist Friendly Convention – returns to San Jose May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.
Meet comics legend Neal Adams at 99 Issues Comics on Wednesday, February 19th from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm! The first autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it.
Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary runs on Batman, X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an eight page story in Batman: Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.
99 Issues Comics
5618 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608
Author Marc Tyler Nobleman appears at Tifereth Israel Congregation on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM!
Superman’s Jewish Roots
In discussing Boys of Steel, Marc will address the Superman/Moses parallel, the curious possible origin behind Superman’s Hebraic-sounding Kryptonian name, the truth about whether or not Hitler himself personally banned Superman comics, and why Joe Shuster could not draw on the day before Shabbat, plus much more. His presentation will include images from Superman and other comics to illustrate his points as he discusses two young Cleveland Jews and their enduring contribution to American pop culture.
A Very Special Birthday
February 8th would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Finger, the secret co-creator of Batman. As part of the presentation Marc will share the results of his research into this relatively unknown writer who influenced the Dark Knight as much as the publicly credited creator Bob Kane. This research led to the publication last year of “Bill The Boy Wonder”, a controversial picture book that addresses the writer’s Jewish background on the very first page.
Stay For The Dessert
Later in the evening we’ll be serving up soda shoppe classics including egg cremes, root beer floats, and ice cream sodas. Have a slice of warm apple pie or your choice of other desserts to finish off the evening right. During dessert Marc will be happy to continue the conversation from his talk and sign copies of his books.
About Marc Tyler Nobleman
Marc is the Maryland author of more than 70 books including the all-ages nonfiction picture book Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, the only standalone biography in any format of writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, the two young Jewish teens who dreamed up the world’s first superhero. Boys of Steelwas named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book of Jewish Content, earned multiple starred reviews, was included on multiple “best of the year” lists, and was featured in a USA Today cover story. His companion book, Bill the Boy Wonder, was featured by NPR’s All Things Considered in August of 2012. We are excited to welcome him to the TI community.
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Then the award-winning writer of Sandman, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and his latest The Ocean at the End of the Lane, speaks at the Babcock Theatre on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Ticket price for the is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the MetraPark Box Office, by phone 406.256.2422, at Rimrock Mall and Cellular Plus, or online at www.metrapark.com. All sales are final. No refunds on purchased tickets. RSVP on Facebook!
2812 Second Ave. North, Billings, MT 59101
Comics legend Neal Adams signs at Media Underground Comics’ West Napoleon store on Wednesday, February 5, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm! The first autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, art prints, books and sketches will be available for purchase! Commissions are also available so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams @ nealadams.com to work out characters and prices.
Media Underground Comics
4953 West Napoleon, Metairie, LA 70001
Comics legend NEAL ADAMS appears at I Like Comics for a signing on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from noon till 3:00PM. There will be on hand a witness for CGC signings, Neal himself, and the opportunity to purchase commissions, sketches, autographs, and more. The first autograph is FREE!
I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
GREG PAK appears at THE COMIC BOOK SHOP on Thursday FEBRUARY 6TH! The writer of Planet Hulk, Batman/Superman, Action Comics, and now TUROK will be in store from 5-8PM signing, answering questions, and being a generally cool guy. We’re so excited about Greg’s visit and Turok’s release that we’re doing all kinds of cool stuff that day, including special sales (like 25% off graphic novels), dino-themed games, and costumes! DON’T MISS IT!
**Stay after the signing for amazing music from POP CULTURE & HIP HOP artists Adam WarRock & Tribe One!**
The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
Comics legend Neal Adams appears at A1 Comics on Saturday January 18th from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm.
5361 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95841
Comics legend Neal Adams signs at Excalibur Comics on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 4:00 till 7:00 pm. For information regarding sketches please contact email@example.com
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969