February 13, 2016

Sonny Strait

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Most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragonball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Sonny Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.

As a voice actor, Sonny is considered to be one of the most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides Dragonball Z’s Krillin he has worked on many popular animated characters including Maes Hughes from Full Metal Alchemist, Usopp from One Piece, Drocell on Black Butler and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami Tom. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragonball Z, Case Closed and Lupin the Third.

His voice can be heard in the video game industry as well. Sonny’s portrayal of S’plosion Man was critically well received and the game was nominated by Spike TV for Game of the Year. He also played Dr. Winklemeier on the insanely frenetic Comic Jumper game. Soon Sonny will be heard as 4 different characters in the upcoming Borderlands 2.

As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to date including his débuted self-published series Mr. Average as well as Elfquest which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics. Sonny is considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history.

In 2007 Sonny wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider. We Shadows is now a web comic and consistently gets voted into the Top Ten Web Comics site beating out thousands of others.

Currently Sonny is continuing his role as Usopp (and many others). He is also contracted to write a biography about his mentor Wendy Pini, creator of the comic series Elfquest. The book will be called “Line of Beauty; The Art and Soul of Wendy Pini” and is slated for release in 2012.

Sonny is represented by Convention Ninja Bookings. www.cnbookings.com

In addition Sonny still finds time to front his band White Girl. They recently released their first single Burn and are now slated to play at conventions this year.