JAFAX turned 21 this year. Check out all of these cool photos from Grand Rapids’ long running anime con.
These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. Like last year, they will be a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. The theme of FIRSTS sum up the beginning, middle and end of my year, as you will see. Enjoy my year of 2016 in the Michigan Geek Scene.
Ah, Summer. Beautiful, sunny weather without a hint of snow in sight. Con season is in full swing and outdoor festivals appear to entertain you. I can only be inside of convention halls and hotel rooms for only so long before the freedom of outside beckons me. Just like the Lovin Spoonful said, “Despite the heat, it’ll be alright”.
You might have heard Ian Sinclair’s voice in numerous shows such as Black Butler, Baccano, One Piece and Toriko. He’s also the voice of a dandy guy in space.
In part 1, we talk about anime, Space Dandy, a funny Pantera related story and our love for A Perfect Circle.
Ian Sinclair is also a huge comic book fan. In this second installment, we talk about comics, comic movies and the Netflix series. Plus, a special cameo awaits inside.
Victor Dandridge is the president of Vantage: Inhouse Productions, which is a self publishing company in the comic industry. Learn about his comics and when that is done, stick around for the hilarity that ensues in this very fun conversation. Coming to America, Berserk and Luke Cage are a few of the things we cover.
Samantha Inoue-Harte is a voice actress, animator and producer. This fun interview started off as an interview but quickly changed into a conversation about animation, Berserk and Clerks. Check it out this first part.
Jeremy Bastian, creator of the Cursed Pirate Girl, has created a nautical fantasy world. His artwork is insanely detailed. We talk about his art, influences, Mike Mignola, Berserk and his love for fighting games.
Rare interview from cosplayer supreme Jessie Pridemore aka RuffleButt Cosplay. We talk about how she got her name, her philosophy on cosplay, Berserk, Battle Angel Alita, anime and manga in this very casual and super fun interview.
Freelance Illustrator and Instructor Will Jones talks about art influences, anime, comics, video games and upcoming projects in this two part extensive and fun interview.