My father has always said that if he had his life to live over again, he would have pursued a career in special effects make up. He’s a truly gifted artist who loves to sculpt and I think the idea of spending his life creating fantastic creatures would have been a dream come true. The jobs my dad did have during his life included working at a meat packing plant, owning a restaurant, and for the most part, catering. But he did manage to feed his muse over the years with his own amateur art projects. My dad is now in his late eighties and has recently neglected his art stuff, so I was trying to think of a way to get him motivated again. Then, I remembered Monsterpalooza.
Before I assess the merits of the 2011 San Diego International Comic Con, I have to say flat out that in all my years attending this event, this year was my favorite. That being said, I also have to point out that I almost always thoroughly enjoy Comic Con and look forward to it every year. Sure, I’ve had a few bad moments over the years, like the time I had just gotten Ken Foree to sign a vintage Dawn of the Dead poster magazine, previously signed by Tom Savini and George Romero, only to accidentally leave it in a Japanese restaurant that would remain closed during the remaining days of the Con.
Rise of Matt Weinhold’s Respect for a Planet of the Apes Remake.