Kogan Con is an upcoming anime and pop culture con taking place in Grand Haven on July 20-21. I discuss the new convention with con-chair Rosie about what to expect that weekend. Plus, we talk about the hilarious notion of a hipster con too. Check it out.
I met up with Billy West again. Billy is a long running voice actor featured in Futurama (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Zap), Ren and Stimpy, and Disenchantment. We talk about his comedy heroes, musical background, his podcast, and old hollywood periphery. Plus, we talk about his upcoming show on Netflix, Disenchantment. Another fun interview with the incomparable Mr. West. Enjoy.
Jill Thompson is a multiple Eisner Award winning artist who’s work includes The Scary Godmother series, Beasts of Burden, Magic Trixie and Wonder Woman: The True Amazon. Seriously, her water color art is amazing. Of course, we talk about the Scary Godmother and Beasts of Burden. We also talk about manga, anime and pro wrestling. Being the huge wrestling fans that we are, we talked about pro wrestling for a solid half hour in this interview. I must note that we had to pause the interview while a young man and his father came up to the table to talk to Jill. Per Ms. Thompson’s request, the interview is left completely unedited. This was a wonderful interview and I hope that you check it out.
Brian O’Halloran is an actor from movies such as Vulgar, Brutal Massacre: A Comedy, Clerks, Mallrats, Clerk II, and Dogma. Instead of the usual questions about the View Askewniverse, we dive into the other cool things that he is apart of. We talk about a new comic book that he’s featured in, his experiences on the Fireball Run, and his bond with George Carlin. We also talk about pc gaming, stand up comedy, his new podcast, and the upcoming movies he will be featured in.
Gene Ha is an Eisner Award winning artist who has collaborated with the perennial Allen Moore to create Top 10 and Top 10: The Forty-Niners. We dive into his creator owned comic, Mae. Plus, we talk about Top 10, comics that have had an impact on him, his admiration for history, anime, manga, and we talk about a wonderful water color artist too. This interview was recorded at two separate times to capture all that I wanted to ask about his new comic Mae. Enjoy this interview with one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of interviewing.
I finally had the opportunity to do a proper interview with nerdcore rap duo, 2d6. Boy, did I regret it. If I wasn’t contractually obligated and held at gunpoint, I would’ve never released this. DJ Stuck Down a Mineshaft with a Broken Leg is a horrible reprobate while Cliff B is pretty cool. All kidding aside, I had a lot of fun talking with these two again. We dove into their albums, their hilarious music videos, their great song titles, video games, pro wrestling, and a Barenaked Ladies podcast. A lot of insults were thrown back and forth in this mad train wreck of an interview.
Brandt Cooley aka Professor Shyguy is a chiptune pop artist. This talented multi-instrumentalist creates awesome chiptune songs. Whether they are nice original tunes or cool covers, he lays down catchy songs. We talk about his albums, music videos, metal, gatekeeping mentality, our favorite game soundtracks, comic books, and much more.
Normally, I conduct interviews one on one. At Shuto Con, I had a special opportunity to interview Monica Rial, Tyson Rinehart, and Ian Sinclair all at once, all by myself. We went offsite and had a fun conversation that covered a myriad of topics including anime, comedy, music and b-movies. Enjoy this casual conversation with three awesome voice actors.
Stefani Manard is an author, blogger and podcaster. We dove into her horror based comics (Psychopath) and book (Secrets Best Kept). In this in depth conversation we covered video games, horror, B-movies, and comics among many other things. Put this one on in the background and enjoy.
Ming Chen is a prolific podcaster and is one of the cast from AMC’s Comic Book Men. We sit down and talk about comics, video game music, GI Joe, podcasting and much more. Enjoy this fun conversation with one of the nicest people you will ever run into.