Steve Blum is a world renown voice actor and all around cool dude. In 2016, I interviewed him and I was hoping for another chance since I was light years better now. At JAFAX, that chance came to fruition. This time, we dive into his new voice acting classes, his collaborations with rapper Logic, the significant meaning of his extensive back tattoo, space, an obscure role that he would like to reprise, his thoughts on the upcoming live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, and much more. This interview was a personal favorite of mine for numerous reasons. I’m happy to say that it crushed our old interview. Please enjoy.
Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes. Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever.
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Traditional Geek can be found at numerous conventions throughout Michigan. I spoke with Katie and David about their awesome anime based pyrography, book binding, and etched glass artwork. Plus, a weird interruption occurred during the interview. Feel free to check out this interview to see a few examples of their slick art and wares.
Youmacon is the biggest anime convention of Michigan. Enjoy.
Meet Cosplayer Extraordinaire, SuperKayce. We talked about cosplay, comics, anime and our love for pro wrestling. No pun intended but this was a super fun interview to conduct. Check it out.
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Final batch of photos from my time at the Grand Rapids Comic Con. Enjoy.
Here lies the final chapter in the 2016 Year in Review series. You might be asking you self: why are you releasing the last part in October of 2017? Originally, I was going to finish this series in early 2017 but events kept happening and this project was pushed back. Let’s look at it this way, this final review can give you a chance to see what the events were like last year and check out a few of the things that you might have missed. This final chapter talks about my time at the Grand Rapids Comic Con, Youmacon and the Motor City Black Age of Comics. Considering that these events are around the corner at the time of this article’s publishing, I feel it is a timely and relevant release. Enjoy.
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David Vincent is known for his roles as Senketsu (Kill la Kill) and Marshal Law (Tekken). We sat down to talk about his comedy background, his love of animation, the comedy webseries CONfessionals and the new anime community Anime Unlocked. Check out this really fun interview that was a year and a half in the making.
Rich Bloom is an illustrator and graphic designer in the Michigan independent comics scene. We talk about his love for drawing retro style robots, punk music, Cowboy Bebop, weird commissions and the Legend of Zelda.