San Diego Comic-Con 2008, Day Two,

Thursday July 24, 2008

By Al Desmadre

San Diego, CA.

Complete sensory overload compounded by unyielding waves of costumed humanity funneling themselves through row after row of vendors, mobbing displays containing everything imaginable from the worlds of Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Games, Toys, Posters, Books, Clothing, Jewelry, Art, Television, Movies and Comic Books. Presentations for every upcoming multimedia release and more promotional swag than you’ll ever know what to do with. And if you try to see it all in one day, you’ll go Mad.

I’m exhausted. I’ll just let the images do the talking. I seem to remember (in a foggy haze) that I hung out with TURA SATANA, star of one of my favorite films of all time: “FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL! KILL!”, and she was really sweet. Didn’t dislocate my arm or anything. I also remember chatting with my favorite Mex Cartoonist from MAD MAGAZINE, SERGIO ARAGONÉS. The rest is all a blur of Pikachus and brightly colored Spandex Nalgas. Oh yeah, and hundreds of dollars are also now gone from my wallet and my hotel room looks like Sci-Fi Santa was here. I leave you all for now, enjoy the images. Alas, It’s harsh to be the one to sacrifice myself here in order to report all of these amazing Comic Con happenings to all of you LAEASTSIDE readers………live through me!

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About AlDesmadre

Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697


  1. Sergio Aragones is my favorite, and uhh, the main reason I still read MAD. It’s not like I’m immature, I do read the articles. 😉

  2. Dear Readers,
    I’ll be posting my final installment on Comic Con this coming Sunday.
    (got some great stuff!)
    I’m just too darn exhausted right now……..

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