This year was my first Comic Con and it certainly was a sight to behold. It’s the only place you can see Darth Maul feeding his kids Cheerios. It’s the only place where you can see grown, hairy men dressed as a blue hedgehog. Most importantly, it’s the only place where you can find every single awesome comic book creator ever to exist in the same place, with some celebrities like William Shatner and Natalie Portman sprinkled in for good measure.
We had the titans of the comic book industry, DC and Marvel, there. Though really, a true comic book fan doesn’t come to Comic Con just for the big two. They also come to visit the small guys, like Slave Labor Graphics and Red 5 Entertainment. Among the little guys present at the show, nestled in a small corner of the convention behind Antarctic Press , was Archie Comics, the publishing company responsible for one of my favorite reads: Sonic the Hedgehog.
Paul Kaminski really is a great guy. Though I do stutter and pause quite a bit through this article, Paul Kaminski is thankfully very accommodating and nice, allowing this interview to go a bit better than it might have otherwise! Hope you all enjoy the sweet bits of new info Mr. Kaminski spilled for us![youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUDZvMzqRME[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3WACJItxz0[/youtube]
As you can see from my introduction, I was going a little out of my way to name drop the publishers of some of my favorite comics! Hope you all don’t mind if I name drop one more publisher, who created a very different animal based blue super hero you all should know and love: New England Comics.