TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE REUNION!

Big Lick Comic Con NOVA brings a historic event to our 2024 celebration - a reunion of the 1987 classic animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Featuring Rob Paulson, Barry Gordon, Cam Clarke, Townsend Coleman and Renae Jacobs all appearing for both days of our event for autographs, photos and a can't-miss on stage Q&A!

ANIMANIACS - PINKY & THE BRAIN

Big Lick Comic Con NOVA presents another incredible reunion event with Rob Paulsen and Maurice Lamarche, the original Pinky & The Brain from Animaniacs!

Celebrity Guests

Stefan Kapicic

With his last project with Dreamworks/Universal’s, THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER out now, Stefan will be returning to Marvel Studios DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE, continuing his role as 'Colossus', currently slated to premiere worldwide this July with the newly released trailer breaking the records for most viewed trailer of all time! Stefan can also be seen in the sixth and final season of AMC’s hit series, BETTER CALL SAUL, where he has been recurring since Season 4. He is also the recurring character of 'Nikolai' in the last three campaigns of CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE. Other credits include recurring on COUNTERPART, opposite J.K. Simmons for Starz, David Fincher and Tim Miller’s, LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS for Netflix, BIG MIRACLE for Universal, and NBC’s, CHICAGO MED etc. Stefan graduated the prestigious, Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, exYugoslavia and speaks 8+ languages. He played more than 100 roles in TV, Film and Theatre. He’s been in 50+ plays worldwide and has been directed by biggest names of the theatre world. Stefan currently bounces between Los Angeles and Central Europe, where he resides with his wife, Ivana, and 2 kids.

Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons is best known for her role as Will Smith's cousin Hilary Banks on NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After leaving acting behind, Karyn has gone on to found and produce Sweet Blackberry, an award-winning series of children's animated films, to share stories about unsung Black heroes in history, featuring narration from stars such as Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah, and Chris Rock. The videos have been screened on HBO and Netflix, and enjoyed by schools and libraries across the country. She is the author of Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight, How High the Moon, and Saving the Day.

Cal Dodd

Cal Dodd is an Irish-Canadian voice actor and singer. He is best known for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine in the groundbreaking X-Men: The Animated Series and the Marvel vs. Capcom series of video games. Cal makes his return to Wolverine in the new Disney + revival of X-men The Animated Series with X-Men 97!

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen is an award-winning voice-over artist, coach, and author of Voice Lessons. With over 2,000 half-hour programs, dozens of films, video games, and other animated media to his credit, Paulsen has been one of the industry’s hardest-working, most in-demand, and most beloved voice artists, earning him a Daytime Emmy, Peabody, and three times winning the Annie Award. For nearly three decades Paulsen has voiced some of the most beloved animated characters such as Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Yakko Warner and Dr. Scratchansniff from Animaniacs, Raphael and Donatello (2012) from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and many many more. From the start of his career voicing the character, Snow Job from G.I. Joe to his most current job reprising his characters Yakko, Dr. Scratchandsniff and Pinky in Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, Paulsen’s voice has reached millions of people worldwide.

Townsand Coleman

Townsend Coleman is best known for his voiceover work on countless animated television series, his best known being the character Michelangelo from the popular animated program "Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles." Coleman first entered show business as a disc jockey working for WGCL-FM in Cleveland during the late 1970s, and also appeared in several theatre productions during this time. By the mid 1980s, Coleman had entered the world of voiceover work, landing the role of Corporal Caperman on the popular children's cartoon "Inspector Gadget." Further work on animated series would come Coleman's way soon after, including a 21 episode stint as the lead character on "Teen Wolf" (an adaptation of the popular Michael J. Fox film of the same name), from 1986 through 1988. But it would be as part of the aforementioned hit "Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles" that Coleman would score his breakthrough role, appearing in over 100 episodes of the show from 1987 through 1996. (He did not perform Michelangelo's voice in the early 1990s hit films, however; noted voiceover actor Robbie Rist took over the character on the big screen.) In the 1990s, Coleman began playing the title character in the cult-favorite animated hit "The Tick," and continues his voiceover work in the early 21st century. In addition, he is the voice of NBC, providing the narration of the network's promos.

Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon is a legendary voice actor. Most notably for Donatello and Bebop in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as Jake "Razor" Clawson in SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993). Gordon's voice was also featured in other animated series Mostly Hanna-Barbera shows such as Jabberjaw (as Clamhead), Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! (as Captain Marvel Jr.), Meatballs & Spaghetti (as bassist Clyde), Pac-Man (as Inky), Mighty Orbots (as Robert Simmons), Pole Position, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, The Adventures of the American Rabbit (as the titular character), Superman, Snorks (as Junior Wetworth), Gravedale High (as Reggie Moonshroud), Space Cats, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (as Englebert Newton), Darkwing Duck (as Dr. Fossil), Tom & Jerry Kids and its spin-off Droopy, Master Detective, Batman: The Animated Series (as the Penguin's henchman Sheldrake), Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Timon & Pumbaa, Fantastic Max, and The Pirates of Dark Water. Gordon also provided the voice of "Quicky" the Nesquik Bunny in television commercials for Nestlé. In May 2009, Gordon played the Cocker Spaniel in the Webkinz Pet of the Month Music Video for May 2009. He reprised the roles as the original Donatello and Bebop in three seasons of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On April 20, 2022, it was revealed that Gordon would reprise his role as Donatello for the video game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. This marks the first time that he would play Donatello for a video game and his first video game role in general. Gordon became a familiar face in numerous feature films and television series. In the last two seasons of the sitcom Archie Bunker's Place, Gordon had the recurring role of Gary Rabinowitz, Archie's Jewish attorney and love interest of Barbara Lee "Billie" Bunker (played by Denise Miller). Gordon also had notable guest-starring roles on Barney Miller as an embezzler, on Fish as a social worker, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a Ferengi businessman, and on Star Trek: Voyager as Ardon Broht, an alien publisher. More recently, he appeared as the Rabbi in Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Renae Jacobs

Renae Jacobs was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in East Lansing, Michigan where she began creating voices at the age of nine for a local children’s show, The Land of Play. At the age of 11 she moved to Los Angeles with her family and began singing and performing on stage. She is a graduate of the USC School of music and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Renae has performed nationally and internationally throughout her career and has worked in voice over for radio, television, instructional DVDs, and animation. She is best known as the voice of APRIL O’NEIL in the original animated series THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Renae has been heard on numerous animated shows such as Rose Petal Place and Rose Petal Place: Real Friends as the voices of Orchid and Lilly Fair in 1984 and 1985 with Marie Osmund. In 1985 she voiced characters on a series of books on tape from the toy line “The Land of Pleasant Dreams” as well as characters on the Hanna Barbera series, It’s Punky Brewster! That same year she worked with Carroll O’Conner on the The Glo Friends Save Christmas . In 1986 she a series regular on The Moon Dreamers.. Of course she created the voice for April O’Neil, Lotus Blossom and other characters along the way on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles during the show’s amazing 9 year run. She provided voices for Hanna Barbera’s The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda , The animated film, The Page Master and the voice of Baby Glen in Bride of Chucky . You would have also seen her on the game series Masters of the Maze (1994–1996) as the “Lady of the Maze” hosted by J.D. Roth. Most recently Renae played the role of April O’Neil mother in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon under the direction of Andrea Romano and voicing another mother in the critically acclaimed, award winning docudrama “Who will Write our History?”.

Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke began his career in short pants and knee socks in 1965 as a member of T.V.’s “The King Family Show”. His mother is Alyce King of The King Sisters. His father is actor Robert Clarke, who starred in many of the science fiction films of the 1950s and ’60s. Since the early eighties, Cam has been working in voice-overs, particularly in animation, Voicing such characters as Leonardo in the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Cam has voiced many other characters as well including Der Fledermaus in “The Tick”, Mac on “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, He-Man in “He-Man: Masters of the Universe”, and Freddy the Ferret in “Back at the Barnyard”. He has also been the voice of Snoopy, Simba, and can currently be heard as Heath, Hoodude, and Professor Rotter in “Monster High”. Anime fans will know him from the 80’s cult favorites, as Keneda in “Akira”, and as Max Sterling in “Robotech”. He has supplied voices for numerous video games, most notably Kratos in “Tales of Symphonia”, Blood Elf in “World Of Warcraft”, and the voice of Liquid Snake for the popular “Metal Gear Solid” series wherein the sequel his character came back as an arm.

Maurice Lamarche

Maurice is a Canadian voice actor and comedian. He has voiced the Brain in Animaniacs as well as its spin-off Pinky and the Brain, Big Bob in Hey Arnold!, the titular character from Inspector Gadget, and a variety of characters in Futurama, including Kif Kroker. He also voiced Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters and its follow-up Extreme Ghostbusters.

Creators

Louise Simonson

Louise Simonson is an American comic book writer and editor who has given countless contributions to the comic book industry throughout her career. She is beloved for her work on comic book titles such as Conan the Barbarian, Power Pack, X-Factor, New Mutants, Superman: The Man of Steel, and Steel. Often referred to by the nickname "Weezie". Among the comic characters she co-created are Cable, Steel, Power Pack, Rictor, Doomsday and the X-Men villain Apocalypse.

Walt Simonson

Walt Simonson is a living legend in the comic industry as a writer and artist, best known for a run on Marvel Comics' Thor from 1983 to 1987, during which he created the character Beta Ray Bill. He is also known for the creator-owned work Star Slammers, which he inaugurated in 1972 as a Rhode Island School of Design thesis. He has also worked on other Marvel titles such as X-Factor and Fantastic Four, on DC Comics books including Detective Comics, Manhunter, Metal Men and Orion, and on licensed properties such as Star Wars, Alien, Battlestar Galactica and Robocop vs. Terminator. Simonson has won numerous awards for his work and has influenced artists such as Arthur Adams and Todd McFarlane. Walt is also credited with the creation of Bereet, Elves (Marvel Comics), Horsemen of Apocalypse, Curies, Lorelie (Asgardian), Rao, Victor, Malekith the Accursed, Mobius M. Möbius, Orphan-Maker, Scaleface, Silver St. Cloud, Time Variance Authority and War (Marvel Comics).

John Beatty

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Marvel's Secret Wars with John Beatty! John Beatty is an American illustrator born in Whitesburg, Kentucky who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. You can find his work in 350+ issues, including Batman, Captain America, The Punisher, Magneto, Marvel Secret Wars, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Superman, Amazing Spider-Man, and many more.

Sarah Myer

Sarah Myer is an artist, writer, and educator, known for their work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, Monstrous: a Transracial Adoption Story, and many more!

Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin is an acclaimed comic book writer and artist with credits such as American Flagg!, Star Wars, and Hey, Kids, Comics! He has worked extensively at Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Image comics from the early 1970s through the present day. He is currently working on Hey, Kids, Comics! and much more.

Christopher Priest

Christopher James Priest is a critically acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer. Priest is the first African-American writer and editor to work in the comic book industry, with over 40 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience. His groundbreaking reinterpretation of Marvel Comics’ Black Panther was lauded by Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice and became the platform for the Oscar®-winning 2018 blockbuster major motion picture and its 2022 sequel. Static Shock, which Priest co-created with Milestone Media, Inc., was the first nationally syndicated African American super-hero animated series, and the first act of 2005’s Batman Begins was largely based upon Priest’s Batman comic book work, and "Xerø," created by Priest and developed for DC Comics by Priest and artist ChrisCross, is being developed for film by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s G-Unit Film Productions. Priest is also slated to Executive Produce a screen adaptation of his groundbreaking take on the iconic Vampirella universe, which was recently acquired by Arowana Media Holdings/Mike The Pike Entertainment in Partnership with Dynamite Entertainment.

Guy Gilchrist

Guy Gilchrist has always been known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist, maybe because Jim himself asked Guy to create the Jim Henson’s Muppet Show Comic Strip that was in every paper in the free world in the 1980s! Then, while Guy was busy doing that, he found himself instrumental in the beginnings of Fraggle Rock, and then became chief cartoonist creating the iconic MUPPET BABIES! But Guy is so much more of a legend because of ALL the OTHER CARTOONS he’s worked on over his storied career: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, The Pink Panther, Minnie Mouse, as well as his own TINY DINOS, and MUDPIE! This past year, Guy became Miss DOLLY PARTON’S Cartoonist, too! Creating LITTLE DOLLY for the #1 CHILDREN’S ALBUM IN THE WORLD! “I Believe In You”!

Wrestling Stars

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

The legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a United States Champion, WCW Television Champion, Royal Rumble Match winner and 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee!

Authentication

James Spence Authentication

James Spence Authentication will be on site both days of Big Lick Comic Con with their incredible team and services!