Going to San Diego Comic Con? You can visit Troma President and creator of the Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman at Booth 4017 today through July 21st.</h2
Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment, is coming to San Diego. The world’s longest operating independent film studio, Troma is taking a brief hiatus from the production of his latest film Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm to appear as a special guest at world-renowned San Diego Comic Con. Those of you who are lucky enough to be there, first of all, I’m jealous. Second of all, you should go visit Lloyd Kaufman, special guests Dr. Chuck Tingle and the one and only Toxie!
Troma Entertainment is a beloved institution that has brought us some of the best absurdist horror comedy in the world. From The Toxic Avenger to Tromeo and Juliet, from Cannibal the Musical to Surf Nazis Must Die, Troma Entertainment has produced or distributed some of the most influential indie-horror films of all time. Not to mention being a career starter to such stars as Vincent Dinofrio (his acting debut was in Kaufman and co-founder Michael Herz’ The First Turn On) and James Gunn (who was Lloyd’s assistant in addition to being associate director and writer of Tromeo and Juliet ) .
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Lloyd has directed, produced, and starred in countless films, and unlike some other prominent figures in the film world, he never isolates his fans. He’s still one of the very few participants in the convention circuit who has never charged for autographs or photos. He has helped launched countless successful careers and still manages to make movies people want to see but normie studios won’t produce.
If it sounds as though I’m gushing, I have worked with Lloyd personally in my short-lived stint in the Troma office back in 2008. He’s a great friend and a great artist. Look for more Troma tales from me as I cover the production of Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm. In the meantime, go visit Lloyd and the author Dr. Chuck Tingle at San Diego Comic Con, Booth 4017 this weekend. Get a picture, grab some merch, and tell the Troma Team that Lorry from 1428 Elm sent ya. I doubt you’ll get anything special for saying that but just do it anyway!
Also, while you’re at it, demand your local theater to do a screening of Return to Return of Nuke Em High AKA Vol. 2. Watch the trailer below:
Fan of irresistibly awesome Troma? Plan on visiting the company’s San Diego Comic-Con booth?. Let the other Troma terrors know what you think in the comment section below.