Kevin Grevioux—who is best known for his role as “Raze” in the Underworld film series, which he co-produced—will receive the 2015 Prism Award during the second annual Eagle-Con at Cal State L.A.
“We are honoring Kevin Grevioux for his more than two decades of experience in the film and television industry as a screenwriter, producer, actor and a graphic novel author,” said Cal State L.A. Professor Patrick Sharp, Eagle-Con’s faculty director. “His work has entertained millions; he’s an outstanding presence in speculative fiction and fantasy media. His continued success has been particularly inspirational to and has been recognized by other professionals of color.”
Eagle-Con is Cal State L.A.’s mini indie comic book convention that explores issues of identity and representation from cultural and academic perspectives. The Prism Award recognizes artists who create futuristic worlds that are culturally and ethnically diverse.
This year’s Eagle-Con is themed “Engineering Science Fiction” and will explore the connection between science fiction literature, art and technology. Eagle-Con, which runs May 14-15, will also launch its first video game tournament and present its inaugural Cosplay Masquerade.
The Prism Award presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in the University-Student Union Theatre on the Cal State L.A. campus.
Cartoon fans might recognize Grevioux’s voice as “Super Skrull” in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. He will provide insights into his career in the entertainment industry as part of his campus visit. He will also share news of his recently-sold Monstroids, based on his graphic novel, to Nickelodeon Animation Studios, and his current partnership with Zoe Saldana’s company, Cinestar Pictures, on his Sci-Fi TV pitch of Universe City.
For more information on Cal State L.A.’s Eagle-Con, go here: http://www.calstatelausu.org/eaglecon
About Kevin Grevioux
Grevioux came to Hollywood after graduating Howard University with a degree in microbiology. He acted in several films, including Alien Nation, The Mask, Congo, Batman Forever, Planet of the Apes,The Hulk and Men in Black II. Grevioux also co-created the successful Underworld franchise and wrote the screenplay for the film I, Frankenstein. He was also an executive producer on the project, which was based on his original graphic novel of the same name.
In addition, Grevioux is a prolific writer in the comic book/graphic novel world. He has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics, having written such characters as Spider-Man, Blade, Iron Man, Batman, Superman, the Phantom and the critically acclaimed Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel for Marvel. The Blue Marvel character has become one of the Avengers.
He established Darkstorm Comics, an independent creator-owed comic book/graphic novel company. Under this imprint, Grevioux created ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, I, Frankenstein, Monstroids, Shurika, Skull & Guns, The Gray Men, Alius Rex and Battlesphere. He also owns Astounding Comics, which produces all-ages titles such as Valkyries, Njuma, Cryptokids, Guardian Heroes, The Atoms Family, The Toy Box, Mighty Girls, The Vindicators and The Hammer Kid.
Grevioux’s animation credits include The Atoms Family, which was acquired by Starz, and episodes of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
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