STM’s Sarah had a great chat with Ryan ahead of ADELAIDE & BRISBANE SUPANOVA in a few weeks.
Actor, martial artist, photographer, and philanthropist, Ryan Potter is shapeshifting in his latest role as “Beast Boy/Gar Logan” on the critically appraised original series, Titans. The show premiered earlier this month on DC Universe, the new DC streaming service and early next year, internationally, on Netflix. Ryan stars opposite Brenton Thwaites (Robin), Teagan Croft (Raven), and Anna Diop (Starfire) in this darker interpretation of the young superhero team.
He was most recently leading the cast as the voice of “Hiro Hamada” in Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series. The series is based on Disney’s 2014 Academy Award Winning animated feature, Big Hero 6. Ryan is delighted to continue his work alongside original cast members, Maya Rudolph, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, and Scott Adsit as “Baymax.” Season two will begin airing in 2019. Ryan was raised in Tokyo until the age of seven, and like “Hiro”, his first language was Japanese. Having grown up captivated with manga, anime and the characters of Marvel’s original Big Hero 6comic, it’s as if the role was made for him.
Ryan got his start as the lead, “Mike Fukanaga” in Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas when he was just fifteen. He had the pleasure of working alongside one of his role models, the legendary George Takei.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys travel and photography, often in unison. Documenting his travels, Ryan is currently piecing together several years of photos and compiling them into an immersive gallery titled ‘Every Corner Covered.’ An upcoming exhibition will showcase his incredible work.
Ryan also devotes much of his energy to raising awareness for several charities including Covenant House and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He is grateful for his “Big Brother” of 15 years and is one of the organizations Celebrity Ambassadors. In addition, Ryan will be working closely with Karmagawa, a new and innovative charity community that is helping organizations across the world secure social awareness with beautiful photographic content.
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming’s annual celebration of all things pop culture will soon tour Adelaide (3-4 November) and Brisbane (9-11 November), and there’s a reason the event has “comic con” in its title. It brings amazing international and local “Supa-Stars” of the comic book world together under the one roof.
Joining previously announced artists Carlo Pagulayan (Wonder Woman Rebirth, Deathstroke vs Batman) and Philip Tan (Suicide Squad, New Superman) in both cities are:
- Alejandro Barrionuevo – Storm, Teen Titans, Batman: Gotham Knights
- Tom Taylor – X-Men: Red, Injustice, Star Wars: Age of Resistance
- Mark Raats – poster artist for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Return of the Jedi
- David Yardin – Justice League, Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Alisha Jade – Starrytellers, Neither Here Nor Hair
- Dean Rankine – Rick and Morty, The Simpsons
- Jon Sommariva – Star Wars Adventures, Batman/TMNT Adventures
- Stewart McKenny – Batman: Brave & Bold, Star Wars: Clone Wars
Adelaide’s Guest lineup will include some additional local comic book creators, exclusive to its city event, such as:
- David Follett – Uncle Silas, Fia & Miguel
- Michal Dutkiewicz – Electronaut, Wolverine
- Miranda Richardson – The Banksia Project Recipient, Hail
…as will Brisbane’s event, including:
- Darren Close – Killeroo, Struggle
- Jamie Johnson – The Phantom
- Ryan Lindsay – Negative Space, Deer Editor
- Rye Crothers – The Banksia Project Recipient, Amalthea; Stories of a Herald
And beyond the promoted comic book talent, each Supanova in its respective city is home to the largest collection of creators and indie self-publishers annually!
Not only that, American voice actress Morgan Garrett (Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan) will be attending both events, while Aurealis award-winning author Alison Goodman (The Lady Helen trilogy, EON, EONA) will have pre-release copies of her latest book, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit, available to buy only at Supanova in Brisbane.
Previously announced Supa-Stars include:
Christina Ricci – The Addams Family, Casper, Mermaids
Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries, Lost, V-Wars
John Barrowman – Torchwood, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow
Dean Cain – Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman
Daniel Gillies – The Originals, Spider-Man 2, SEAL Team
Zach McGowan – Black Sails, The 100, Shameless
Julie Benz – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Defiant, Dexter
Bonnie Wright – Harry Potter films
Gareth David Lloyd – Torchwood, Warehouse 13
Gary Lockwood – 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Keir Dullea – 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Thin Red Line
Drake Bell – Ultimate Spider-Man, Drake & Josh
Josh Grelle – Attack On Titan, Yuri On Ice, My Hero Academia
Arryn Zech – RWBY
Timothy Zahn – Star Wars: Thrawn, Cobra series, Dragonback series
Carole Barrowman – Hollow Earth series, Conjurer
Maria Lewis – Who’s Afraid?, It Came From The Deep
Lynette Noni – The Medoran Chronicles, Whisper
Amanda Bridgeman – The Subjugate, The Aurora series, The Time Of The Stripes
Sam Hawke – City Of Lies
Jodi McAlister – The Valentine series