Meet Your Favorite Animation Stars

Meet the voices of your favorite cartoon characters at Paradise City Comic Con! Meet Tad Stones (Creator of Darkwing Duck), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Lori Alan (Family Guy), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob Squarepants, Invader Zim), and Melissa Fahn (Invader Zim).

2016-paradise-city-TAD-STONESTad Stones is the creator of Darkwing Duck! He is an animator, screenwriter, producer and director best known for his work for The Walt Disney Company, where he worked from 1974 to 2003. His most notable credits for Disney include creating, writing and producing the animated series Darkwing Duck and producing Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Aladdin and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, as well as doing storyboard art for Bob’s Burgers!

Dana SnyderDana Snyder is a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, and man about town! He is best known as the voice of Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Granny in Squidbillies, The Alchemist in The Venture Bros., Gazpacho in Chowder, Mr. Baldwin in Fish Hooks and for his latest role as Lucas on Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.

2016-paradise-city-lori-alanLori Alan is best known for his roles as Diane Simmons on Family Guy, Pearl the Whale on SpongeBob: Squarepants, Sue Richards – The Invisible Woman on Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four, Bonnie’s Mom in the Toy Story series, The Boss in the Metal Gear Solid video game trilogy, Momma in Henry Hugglemonster, and Mother’s Sadness in Inside Out. Lori’s voice has also been heard in Wall-e, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Monster’s University, Stroker and Hoop, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Wild Thornberrys, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, and Animaniacs.

2016-paradise-city-Rikki SimonsRikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As an artist and writer he is known for science fantasy graphic novels such as Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the unfinished six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. The weekly web comic that he creates with Tavisha, called @Tavicat, can be read at www.tavicat.com

2016-paradise-city-rodger-bumpassRodger Bumpass was Emmy-nominated for the voice of Squidward on SpongeBob Squarepants. Rodger has been in acting for 40 years, and he’s going to keep on ‘til he gets it right. In addition to Squidward, he was the voice of Professor Membrane in ‘Invader Zim’, Dr. Light in ‘Teen Titans’, Hanover Fyst in the cult favorite ‘Heavy Metal’. He has also provided various voices in many Disney and Pixar featured animated movies like ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Monsters Inc.’, ‘Cars’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Treasure Planet’, ‘Emperor’s New Groove’, and more recently, ‘Monsters University.’

Melissa FahnMelissa Fahn is best known as the voice of Edward on Cowboy Bebop and Gaz on Invader Zim. She has also voiced Rika on Digimon Tamers, Ninamori on FLCL, Haruka on Noein, Kristy on Digimon Data Squad, Tia on Zatch Bell, Bouquet on Blue Dragon, Jessica on Gormiti, Sasha on Stich, the voice of Hello Kitty, the voice of Betty Rubble, and many more. Melissa has been a versatile voiceover artist since her big break as the voice of Betty Boop. In addition to her numerous roles in animation, anime, and video games, she has voiced campaigns for McDonalds, Charmin, Lexus, Vons, and many others. She is an established looping artist (HBO, Disney, 20TH Century Fox, Warner Bros.) She has been a session singer for film, TV, and radio for many years, most recently doubling for Kristin Chenoweth on John Powell’s score for the film Rio 2.