Among the cool people at Florida Supercon 2013 will be Lear Bunda.
He lurks in the darkness, behind the scenes.
No, he is not Batman. He is one of the editors for popular Adult Swim shows “Squidbillies” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
Locked in a tiny room with reels, monitors and seven to nine other strange people, Bunda is part of a recipe for something special.
“It’s super fun. Every show is so different and unique,” he said.
While his role is primarily editing “Squidbillies,” Bunda did get a writer’s credit for an episode of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” Aptly titled “She Creature,” the story follows a strange creature inhabiting main character Carl’s swimming pool.
Bunda got the idea from a real-life experience. “There was this guy in Melbourne, got his you-know-what stuck in the pool and had to get the fire department to come out.”
He pitched the idea and made it into the show.
When he is not hunched over huge monitors, Bunda takes part in a comedy cosplay band called the Mortal Komband.
“We used to be these crazy murderers and we made this band, but we keep arguing,” he said. You can see their antics on their Youtube channel.
Having grown up in Florida, he is a self-proclaimed space nerd. Bunda saw the Challenger shuttle explode and became infatuated with the space program.
He owns five space jumpsuits, one of which is from the movie “Armageddon.” “I got it from a random costume shop going out of business,” he said.
You can see Bunda next in a short film called “Fall Story” or voicing an upcoming episode of “Squidbillies.” Before then, visit him at the Florida Supercon Thursday through Sunday.
Favorite Movie: Empire Strikes Back.
Worst move in the world you wish had never been produced: The new Star Trek. ... I’ll take that back: Conan.
Number of clean socks in your drawer at home right now: 80, I’m an editor so everything has to be organized.
Marvel or DC comics: Marvel.
Courage the Cowardly Dog or Rocko’s Modern Life: Rocko’s Modern Life.
Astronaut or Russian Cosmonaut, who has the cooler name? Astronaut, I’m a space nerd.
TV show you wish they’d cancel: Every TV besides the ones I work.
TV show you wish hadn’t been canceled: 12 Ounce Mouse on Adult Swim. Started in 2007.
The last thing you texted and to whom: Texted my friend Thomas, “Do you have a human skull we could use?” We’re doing the Mortal Combat show.
As someone who made it, what advice would you give to someone trying to get their TV show off the ground?
Everybody has all the tools now. They just need to do it. A lot of people doing too much thinking about, not a lot of doing. We’re coming at a cool time where people create things on the Internet.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
James Earl Jones. I take that back, I want Nicholas Cage. I think he can tap into my spirit. And he doesn’t make bad movies. And Steven Segal. He can play me, too.
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