by Scoobie Davis
The LA Comic Book Convention
I had a blast at the LA Comic Book Convention. Yes, I confess that I enjoy comic books (my favorites are by Jack Chick and Batton Lash who does Supernatural Law). As I have mentioned in the past, the LA Comic Con--like all comic cons--has more than its share of fanboys who fit the fanboy stereotype. This one was no exception.
Prior to the panel with artists and writers for The Simpsons and Futurama, there was a Simpsons trivia contest (I made it past the first round and won a comic book). During the Q & A with the panel, I asked about the nude Futurama shirt I had that was drawn by Matt Groening. They told me it was "insider stuff" and that the artists often draw characters from the shows in scenarios that would never be used by the shows. After the panel, they signed stuff (I got my copies of the Futurama comic book signed--issues 1-4).
There was also a panel for the upcoming film Hellboy. It had director Guillermo del Toro and stars Ron Perlman and Doug Jones. I like del Toro; he has attitude. They showed a ten-minute clip that showed scenes from the film as well as cast and crew discussing the film. I want to see this film.