July 6, 2009
SWACE announces Monica Rial, Samantha Inoue Harte, and Andy Kuhn
MONICA RIAL -- best known for portraying Sakura in FUNimation's English language dub of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and Renge in Ouran High School Host Club. Other notable roles include Kurau Amami in Kurau: Phantom Memory, Otoha in Aquarion, and Haruka Shitow in RahXephon. She has also been featured in Air, Burst Angel, Speed Grapher, Black Cat, School Rumble, Shuffle, Glass Fleet, Mushishi and the Full Metal Panic series, among many others.
SAMANTHA INOUE HARTE -- nicknamed Sami Harte or Sammy Harte, is a founder of an animation studio called Saiko Studios. She is also a voice actress for ADV Films, FUNimation Entertainment, and is an animation instructor.
She is perhaps most recognized for her role as the Chocobo in Final Fantasy: Unlimited, the anime series, and as Kohran Li in Sakura Wars.
ANDY KUHN -- has been a professional comics artist since 1994. He has worked for every major American publisher and many smaller ones as well. His titles have included MARVEL ADVENTURES, SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED, AND MARVEL TEAM-UP (Marvel Comics), BLUE BEETLE, THE FLASH, YOUNG JUSTICE, and THE JOKER:LAST LAUGH (DC Comics).
With writer Phil Hester he co-created FIREBREATHER, the critically acclaimed miniseries, and now ongoing series for image comics. FIREBREATHER is currently being adapted into an hour and a half long movie of the week for Cartoon Network which will act as a pilot for a potential animated series.
Other recent works by Kuhn include the crime dramas EASY WAY (IDW), and 10 (Boom Studios) and the short lived series REX MANTOOTH: KUNG FU GORILLA with writer Matt Fraction.
His clients outside of comics have included RCA, GE, BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, CARTOON NETWORK, and UPPERDECK ENTERTAINMENT.
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