Last summer, J.G. Quintel, creator of Cartoon Network's hit series Regular Show, wanted to record the program's original music onto cassettes and toss those into the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con. "Then kids will have to ask their parents for a cassette player," he explains. "It will be awesome."
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See more photos in "The Best Art Inspired by Adult Swim."
Gallery 1988 has hosted plenty of group shows that explore the influence of pop culture. From video games to cult films, Garbage Pail Kids to Watership Down, artists have come together at the Melrose Ave. space with a mission to transforms w ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSan Diego Comic-Con 2011For the past three years that I've been covering conventions for LA Weekly, people have been telling me to go to Atlanta for Dragon*Con. I've heard it from commenters, friends and professional contacts. There are many who believe that Dragon*Con is the ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe HorrorsSee more photos in Timothy Norris' slideshow, "The Horrors, The Stepkids @ El Rey Theatre."
The Horrors and The Stepkids
El Rey Theatre
Better than: Squeezing into The Black Tubes' frontman's trousers.
"Who Can Say," from The Horrors' sophomore album, Prim ... More >>
Medical drama spoof Childrens Hospital began its third season last night on Adult Swim. To commemorate the event, Rob Corddry, who plays healing clown Dr. Blake Downs (or, more precisely, who plays actor Cutter Spindell playing Dr. Blake Downs) took to Twitter. Corddry tweeted commentary and ... More >>
"'Sup Royals!": Is a British old lady trapped in the body of Snoop?Snoop Dogg has had a peculiar relationship with the Brits: sometimes they don't let him in, sometimes he gets in trouble there, but he keeps trying to flirt with his UK fans again and again.
A while back he said he wanted to ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThis kid will rule us all
We don't know who this kid is. We don't even known if he plays any music.
But you know what? He's gonna be the Coolest Music Star of 2017 (way above this year's darling and LA Weekly cover girl, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino).
Wanna know why?
A Goth, before rehabAre you a Goth trapped in a pointless existence? Do you wanna be a boss? Do you wanna go, so to speak, from Goth 2 Boss?
The UK sitcom The IT Crowd (which employs some of the most talented, weirdest British comedians in a more "mainstream" way than they're known for) aire ... More >>
Fans of British comedy group The Mighty Boosh gathered at Cinefamily Friday night for a double-bill featuring Rich Fulcher's An Evening with Eleanor the Tour Whore and a screening of the new documentary Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour.
Rich Fulcher is a hugely successful, immediately recognizable American comedian. The thing is, he is hugely successful and immediately recognizable in the UK, where he's one of the main supporting characters in the cult hit series The Mighty Boosh, and one of the two creators of even more cultish, b ... More >>
The similarities between music festivals and fandom conventions are remarkable. Both center around a need for community. You go to hang out with your friends and meet new people who have similar interests. Both have scenes surrounding them. Just as there are people who hop from one convention to the ... More >>
Photographer Shannon Cottrell and I started off 2009 with Anime L.A. and then proceeded to hit up every convention and non-con fandom event we could attend. Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind year of panels, cosplay, ball-jointed dolls and "Hare Hare Yukai" dance-offs. We decided to end the year ... More >>
For those of you who read LA Weekly's print feature on The Mighty Boosh, you know the secret, the British comedians will be playing tonight at The Roxy. It looks to be a short performance and DJ set, similar to the Comic-Con party last Friday. Before that, The Boosh will be at Amoeba for a ... More >>
If city traffic felt a bit lighter over the weekend there was a reason why -- a majority of Angelenos hightailed it to San Diego for the annual Comic-Con to indulge their inner geek, strap on that Storm Trooper costume, spend their savings on first editions, preview new video games and attend panels ... More >>