Goldilocks seemed an odd choice to us as the head ghoul killer, but as Hughes points out, there is a lot more courage to her traditional tale than wed ever considered. In the story, Goldilocks literally breaks in and enters a house, eats the food, makes herself at home and even goes to sleep in a bed, said Hughes. On top of all that, she does it in a house full of bears. That is pretty gutsy.
Other comic-book artists who will be making appearances at Comicpalooza are Arthur Suydm (the Marvel Zombies series) and Alejandro Garza (Aspen Comics), along with trading-card artist Jon Hughes. Celebrities Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama on Battlestar Galactica), Meaghan Rath (Sally on Being Human), Sam Trammell (Sam on True Blood) and many others will also be in attendance.
For fans who want to sit in the dark, theres the Comicpalooza Film Festival hosted by Splatterfest, with more than two dozen films screening over the weekend (Killer School Girls from Outer Space is among the three world premiers on the schedule). There are also workshops and live entertainment and, of course, a dealers room with mountains of collectibles and show merch. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenidas de las Americas. For information, visit www.comicpalooza.com. $20 to $150.
May 27-29, 2011