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Why Regular Show Is So Huge at Comic-Con This Year

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Liz Ohanesian
J.G. Quintel stops to sign a synthesizer outside of the Regular Zone.
On Friday afternoon, Quintel and a small group of people involved with Regular Show headed down to the museum to check out the exhibition. As they waited their turn, one fan after the next came up to Quintel. There was a boy who asked the show creator to pose for a selfie with him and a handful of teenage girls with cell phones ready for the photo op. A young man requested that Quintel sign the small synthesizer that he was carrying. At Comic-Con, whether or not he's standing near images of characters he created, Quintel gets stopped a lot.

"In animation you always figure no one is going to recognize us because it's the show that they like, but people are asking for pictures and drawings, which is super cool," he says. "It's a very weird thing."

It's not just the kids who are asking for a minute with the guy who gave a bluejay and a raccoon an anthropomorphic life. "I've been stopped by people my age, saying I watch this with my kids," he adds. "It's so awesome."

Maybe Quintel understands the root of the fans' fascination. He grew up idolizing guys like The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Beavis and Butt-head mastermind Mike Judge. He still sounds giddy when he recalls the time he got to sit in on a table reading of The Simpsons, saying that it's because of shows like that he ended up in the animation world.

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Miami New Times staff