We regret to announce that due to illness, Sonny Strait will no longer be able to appear at Zenkaikon 2017. Feel better Sonny and we hope to see you in a future year!
Most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragon Ball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest, Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.
As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z, he has voiced characters in many popular animated series including Usopp in One Piece, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including the Dragon Ball series, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.
As a comic book artist, he has seventeen published works to date, including his self-published series Mr. Average, featured in The Comics Journal, and Elfquest, which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics. He's considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history.
In 2007, he 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 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.
He has also appeared in many video games, such as the title role in S’plosion Man, the psychos in Borderlands ,and Neptune in Smite.
Recently, Strait has reprised his roles of Krillin in the theatrical release Dragonball Z Resurrection F, and Toonami TOM 1 in the Intruder 2 series for Cartoon Network. He was also cast in his current favorite roles of Koro Sensei in Assassination Classroom and Maple in Show By Rock.
In 2015, Sonny returned to directing, starting with the anime series Maria the Virgin Witch, Mikagura School Suite and the highly controversial Prison School. He is also ADR director for the wildly popular Yuri!! On Ice. He has returned to Elfquest as a colorist for Dark Horse Comics, and did a Ford commercial as Krillin!
If you are a geek genre unmarred by his carnage, know that you are so next!