Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Pro Wrestler, Special Guests

Jake "The Snake" Roberts at Cherry City Comic Con 2016 Menacing, intimidating and totally hypnotic in the ring, Jake “The Snake” Roberts was a Superstar capable of taking you down physically as well as psychologically. Slithering to the ring with a monstrous python concealed in a burlap sack, Jake used fear as a weapon as deftly as he used pain. His DDT finishing move is still one of the most brutal finishers ever unleashed on a Superstar. The son of noted grappler Grizzly Smith, Roberts was born into a sports-entertainment family. Eager to follow in his father’s footsteps, Roberts began competing in the early ’70s, making a name for himself in promotions throughout the South. In 1983, he tasted success for the first time, winning the NWA World Television Championship while wrestling with Georgia Championship Wrestling. Roberts then took his talent, and his patented DDT finisher to the pinnacle of entertainment, WWE, arriving at the promotion in 1986. Right out of the gate, the Snake sought to make a name for himself, targeting fan favorite Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. He made his intentions known when he savagely DDT’d Steamboat onto a concrete floor, putting him in the hospital for weeks. As if that wasn’t enough to curry hatred from the WWE Universe, Roberts stirred the pot further each week, hosting his show, The Snake Pit. A talk segment in the vein of Piper’s Pit, Roberts’s show was the perfect forum for him to rile both Superstars and fans alike with his twisted point of view. As time wore on, Roberts soon became a fan favorite, thanks in part to his memorable rivalries with the Honky Tonk Man, the Million Dollar Man and Andre the Giant. WWE Universe fans from that generation will never forget the Giant’s paralyzing fear of Jake’s pet python, Damien. In the early 90s, after a series of bizarre skirmishes with the likes of Earthquake and Randy Savage, and Rick “The Model” Martel, with whom he faced off against in a Blindfold Match at WrestleMania VII. In 1992, after six extraordinary years, Roberts and WWE parted company and the Snake spent four years competing in WCW and other smaller promotions. Four years later, he returned to WWE and faced Stone Cold at the 1996 King of the Ring. Roberts came up short in the bout, but had a role in the creation of WWE history, when Stone Cold mocked Roberts’s perpetual quoting of the Bible verse “John 3:16,” by barking “Austin 3:16 says ‘I just whooped you’re a$$!’” In that moment, a catchphrase was born and a legend was launched. Following that historic event, Jake’s appearances in WWE have been sporadic but memorable, such as a 2005 appearance on Raw when he confronted a young Randy Orton prior to the Viper’s WrestleMania match against the Undertaker. Later that year he worked with the company to produce the tell-all DVD Pick Your Poison, which offered a no-holds-barred look at his tumultuous career. In 2014, Diamond Dallas Page inducted his mentor, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, into the WWE Hall of Fame. Whether competing in the ring, or burrowing into the psyches of his opponents, Jake “The Snake” Roberts will go down in the annals of WWE history as one of the most cunning and lethal Superstars ever to step between the ropes.  
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2Fast 2Furious tribute car

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Movie Cars, Special Guests

2Fast 2Furious replica camaro

The 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC is a car in The Fast and the Furious Series: 2Fast 2Furious. The Camaro is won by Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) after beating Korpi. O’Conner uses this car to escape detection of cops in the car scramble towards the end of the movie and uses it to jump onto Carter Verone ‘s moving boat. O’Conner ends up totaling the muscle car.

The 1969 Yenko Camaro SYC replica fan car was built as a Paul Walker tribute car with the donations going to the late Paul Walker Charity ROWW (Reach Out World Wide).

Jim Decker

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Actor, Special Guests

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Jim Decker not only books some of the hottest talent in Hollywood but he also acts as well. He has been in such films and tv shows as Contamination, My Name is Earl, The Bad Girl, Mantrap, Super Hell 3 and Little Creeps. He is also the sidekick manager Little Hoss for the Honky Tonk Man.

Robert Sumner

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Artist, Special Guests

Robert Sumner

Robert “Floyd”Sumner is a freelance illustrator and main man at Planet F Studios who lives and breathes art and drawing. He has done past work for such diverse clients as Nike, KMUZ community radio, Main Enterprises, Archetype Media and other independent publishers. Floyd produced his own past books including Mondo Flod, HMM? and the small press news magazine KaWhump. Currently he is producing handmade sketch cards, illustrating blank sketch covers and custom caricatures and has worked on Cult Stuff Collectibles Civil War Chronicles card set and Marty and Boo’s Moonshine Misses. Rebels and Hellraisers, Pastime Cards’ Presidential Portraits set and ID Cards’ Island Dreams and Mardi Gras card sets. If you’d like a custom sketch card, illustration or caricature, he will jump at the chance. You can contact him at planetfstudio@gmail.com and be sure to stop by and say hey during the convention.

www.planetfstudios.com

Tommy “Tiny” Lister

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Actor, Pro Wrestler, Special Guests

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Hardly diminutive, 6′ 5″ Tommy “Tiny” Lister is not just a highly recognizable figure on screen, but also a highly accomplished actor. Originally a professional wrestler known by the names “Zeus” and “ZGangsta” for the WWE (Formerly WWF), Tiny left the world of wrestling in the mid 1980s to pursue an acting career and he has not stopped since. Since his debut as an actor, Tiny has made an impression in over 80 films in a 25-year span, and continues his reputation of working with some of the best actors and directors from a wide net of genres – from thriller to science fiction and drama to comedy.

Tommy “Tiny” Lister grew up in Compton, California, but chose to break the curses of his generation at an early age. He stayed away from gang life, choosing instead to stay at home and watch westerns. He chose religion over wrongdoing, and developed an interest in films and television early. Growing up watching Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Charlton Heston and Errol Flynn allowed Tiny a chance to dream, and he envisioned his own life on film and television, creating characters on celluloid that transcended gender and color. With his will set in stone, Tiny went out to make it possible.

Tiny made his feature film debut in Runaway Train (1985) with Jon Voight, and spent the next few years learning the craft and appearing in films heavy in action and in talent: 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) with Andy Garcia, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) with Eddie Murphy, and No Holds Barred (1989) with fellow WWE (WWF at the time) wrestler Hulk Hogan. In the 1990s, Tiny expanded his resume, continuing to make his mark in films with the best in the business. He joined Johnny Depp and the legendary Marlon Brando in the quirky Don Juan DeMarco (1994) and worked with director Quentin Tarantino and actor Andy Garcia in Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995). He would later work again with Tarantino in Jackie Brown (1997).

Lister’s 1990s career benefited from the decade’s surge in African-American filmmaking, beginning with his starring role in Mario Van Peebles‘s western Posse (1993), in which he was thrilled to star with his childhood idol Woody Strode. In a move that was sure to cement his popularity with young audiences across the country, Tiny went on to star as neighborhood bully “Deebo” opposite Ice Cube in the hit comedy Friday (1995), reprising the role for the successful sequel Next Friday (2000). After appearing in comedian Martin Lawrence‘s A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Lister played a supporting role in Ice Cube’s directorial debut The Players Club (1998) and appeared in Master P‘s I Got the Hook Up (1998).

Tiny has continued with his wide, often eclectic range of roles. He played the President in director Luc Besson‘s science fiction epic The Fifth Element (1997) opposite Bruce Willis and worked with Adam Sandler in Little Nicky (2000), as well as Mike Meyers in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). He joined Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia and Rachel Weisz in the crime thriller Confidence (2003).

Tiny Lister has worked with some of the greatest directors (Quentin Tarantino, Luc Besson, John Frankenheimer), many of our most noted actors (Marlon Brando, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Depp, Peter O’Toole) and a good share of the top talent in wrestling and rap (Hulk Hogan, 50 Cent and Tupac Shakur, respectively) – but it is Tiny’s devotion to ministry and public speaking that makes the biggest impression. Along with his wife Felicia, Tiny now ministers across the country, reaching out to troubled youth, and sharing his powerful testimony and inspiration in churches and schools.

  IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001474/

Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Cosplay, Special Guests

Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses

Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses has a strong following and a reputation for presenting high quality entertainment for the whole family. Our goal is to promote love, understanding and fun through educational entertainment. We live for the chance to change lives and create memories that last forever. We offer playful puppetry, enchanting princess shows, face painting, animal balloons, games, crafts and much more. We perform for birthday parties, comic cons, fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, public and private events.

Find our more at: www.dragontheater.com

Parker Jacobs

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Parker Jacobs

Parker Jacobs Cherry City 2015 Exclusive

Click here for the Parker Jacobs Convention Exclusive featuring characters from Goon Holler, The Aquabats! and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Parker Jacobs is most known as the 4-time Daytime Emmy Nominated Art Director for the hit NICKELODEON TV Show, Yo Gabba Gabba! He has also consulted for Julius Jr. (NICK JR) and The Aquabats! Super Show! (HUB NETWORK). With a 7 year graphic arts background as senior art director for Paul Frank Industries, Parker has a long history of product design in all facets as well as collaborating with over 35 major brands including The Andy Warhol estate, John Deere and Vans Shoes. Parker recently has been authoring and Illustrating a series of children’s books, Welcome To Goon Holler, Goon Fishin’ (LITTLE BROWN PUBLISHING), The Goon Holler Guidebook (SOURCED MEDIA BOOKS) and previously, Only In Dreams: A Bedtime Story (CHRONICLE BOOKS).

website:  http://www.goonhollergeneralstore.com

Niall’s Zombie Control Service

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Cosplay, Special Guests

Niall's Zombie Control Service

Mission: To be a leader in the Zombie control industry by delivering the best Zombie control service, using the latest proven technology in an environmentally responsible way and at a fair price. In terms of Zombie Control, we tailor our programs to the customer’s needs, whether it’s residential, commercial, property management or augmenting local and federal institutions.

To provide unequaled customer satisfaction by offering progressive, environmentally responsible services designed to provide immediate results and peace of mind. Niall’s Zombie Control Service promises to offer the best quality trained personnel who will respect your home or business and treat it as if it were their own and to always conduct ourselves in a caring ethical manner.

  • Focus on Prevention: — The Zombie Control Industry has changed dramatically in 35 years and so has technology.
  • What has changed the most is our clients and the demands on their time. Clients want the Zombie problem resolved quickly, safely and conveniently.
  • Niall’s Zombie Control Service focuses on safety, convenience and the prevention of the Zombie’s return.

Website: http://www.zombieservice.com

Jeremy Colwell

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Artist, Special Guests

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Jeremy Colwell is a current Dark Horse, Zenescope and IDW colorist with upcoming titles from Image and Top Cow.  He studied painting at the University of Washington, got married, got a ‘real’ job, had a son, and said adios to said job to be a stay-at-home dad. Had another son. He volunteered a lot in their schools. Kids grew up and he decided to get another job—one he would love. Comics. He started as an inker, but realized his true artistic love and talent was coloring. So now that’s what he does. He still volunteers in the schools though, teaching kids artistic fundamentals that he never got growing up so that they can take his job some day and make even better comics. He lives in Camas, WA with his wife, two sons, and two work-interrupting cats.

Jeremy is most known for coloring Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Lab, Edward Scissorhands, and many of IDW’s kids properties.  He has also done a lot of Dark Horse too with Fred Van Lent, Reilly Brown, and Freddie Williams II, Brain Boy and stuff in Dark Horse Presents as well as an OGN.  Upcoming work includes Rob Liefeld’s new Bloodstrike and Covenant series from Image, an unannounced Top Cow book about one of the IX’s, more Dark Horse Presents, and an unannounced Rovio book .  A full listing of his published credits are here: http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator_chron.php?ID=6252

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