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Feb 202012
 

Hey, everyone. I had a real exciting time at one of the biggest comic book conventions in Orlando. It was a great turnout this year at MegaCon, especially since one of the biggest celebrity guests was none other than Stan Lee, creator of many franchises from Marvel Comics.

Other celebrity guests include Anime voice actors and stars from sci-fi and fantasy films, but I’ll get to those later on.

There were also a good amount of comic book artists, which include Brian Pulido the creator of Lady Death. She’s such an awesome character. Don’t you think?

Comic book artist Karl Kuras also returned this year with new issues from I Love Sushi, which contained more parodies on classic cartoons, like the Fraggles eating doozer sticks built with asbestos, Optimus Prime’s movie stardom going to his head, and Cheetara from Thundercats hitting on young Simba. Karl remembered me for my blog and once again he drew another new idea on the front page. This time he made one about Jem, which featured Rio looking forward to a threesome with Jem and Jerrica. What will he think of next?

And of course there was a lot of Cosplay from Anime characters from Soul Eater to classic superheroes like She-Ra and Storm from X-Men.

Here are a few other Cosplay characters that also looked cool.

Be sure to check my blog for future posts about celebrities and events from MegaCon 2012.

Sep 132010
 

Among the different guests you’ll find at any comic book convention, you’re sure to find comic book artists who sell their own artwork. I met the very memorable Karl Kuras at Mini Mega Con 2009.

Karl, like me, is a member of Gen X and a huge fan of 80’s cartoons.  Combine that with Karl’s unique sense of humor and you have I Love Sushi, a book containing a collection of favorite cartoon characters behaving completely out of character.  Imagine Optimus Prime as a mean drunk, Mario on a mushroom trip, Strawberry Shortcake cat fighting with Rainbow Brite, or the Smurfs eradicating the Snorks Nazi style.  Check out these and more of Karl’s artwork here.

Meeting Karl Kuras was a very entertaining experience.  He offered to draw me an original sketch of any 80’s cartoon character I wanted if I purchased a copy of the I Love Sushi book.  I couldn’t resist, so I had Karl create a sketch with Smurfette.  Karl held his pencil over the blank page for a moment and then burst into laughter.  Karl’s laughter was contagious as he continued cracking himself up until he completed his creation.  Eventually the rest of us got to see what was so funny.  The sweet Smurfette was introducing capitalism to the Smurf Village by exchanging smurf berries for certain favors. Karl liked the sketch he created for me so much he took a photo of it.  Maybe it will be in his next book.