It’s been over a week and I’m still recovering from San Diego Comic-Con. The area was packed with all sorts of exhibits and costume enthusiasts, but for those of you who weren’t there, let me give you a few highlights from my time there.
I went down on Saturday night and met up with some friends of ours. They introduced me to some pretty interesting people.
Troma was founded in 1974 by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. They’ve been producing low-budget independent movies ever since including Tromeo and Juliet, Cannibal the Musical, Class of Nuke ’em High and of course, The Toxic Avenger. In the last few years they’ve been remaking some of their films including The Toxic Avenger, a movie about a nerd that is harassed and tortured until one day a prank goes wrong and he’s sent flying out a window, landing in a drum of toxic waste. Though permanently burned and disfigured, he realizes he’s now a man of superhuman size and strength.
Currently, Troma is working on a project called “Mr. Brick: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical.” An ex-con with a bullet in his brain, Mr. Bricks works to piece together memories from his past and find his missing girlfriend, Scarlet.
We met with Mr. Bricks at Comic-Con and we learned that his musical will soon be turned into a comic book. Check out the photos below, and learn more about Troma here: http://www.troma.com
The comic book market is still really big. For a sneak peek at the industry, take a look at IGN’s 10 comics to follow this week: http://comics.ign.com/articles/118/1185412p1.html
All around it was a good time. For those of you who missed it, try to check out the New York Comic-Con in October. I might go myself.