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.
Here are some photos of my journey through 2017. These photos resonated with me for various reasons. This album features pics from Youmacon, the Youmacon Dance, and the Fall Kalamazoo Toy Show. Enjoy.
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.
After a year away, I finally made it back to the Kalamazoo Toy Show. Once again, I was able to take a glimpse into the past from this fun toy show.
Renaissance Faire season is here. Time to learn about a new group. The Norsemen of Michigan Living History Society reenact living the viking lifestyle during the 800-1100 period. I talk with Brami about the origin of the group and what you can learn from them when you visit them at Renaissance Faires.
Honestly, I thought that this was going to be an event free weekend. Shockingly, there is one toy show after Thanksgiving. Check it out for a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Haven and Maggie, from the weapons troupe Swords of Valour, talk about the history of the group, weapons of choice and how they became involved. Swords of Valour mix comedy and fighting while entertaining the masses.