2018 will mark my 5th year attending the Grand Rapids Comic Con. During the years, I taken many photos, interviewed many people and I managed to squeak out a review or two. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and what my home town Comic Con is all about.
Mega Ran is one of the most prolific rappers in the realm of chip hop. Let’s not forget to mention that he is a record holder in the Guinness Book of Records too. I talk with the teacher, rapper, hero about a myriad of topics. We dive into anime, comic books, pro wrestling, the Nerdy People of Color Collective, and the upcoming collaborative Lit Hop album with MC Lars. Rock this in the background, folks. It’s a great interview.
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.
K-Murdock is a music producer in the world of hip hop. Kyle is one half of, the underrated hip hop duo, Panacea. He also produced the classic Nintendo tribute album, Forever Famicom. We dive into: his love for anime, Japanese culture, video game composers, Forever Famicom, video games, B movies and a whole lot more. You don’t want to miss this fun audio interview with the Sound Samurai.
Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo is music producer, rapper, and a PHD student. Under the name SAMMUS, she raps about a myriad of topics ranging from black empowerment, video games, and mental health to name a few. We talk about these subjects but we also talk about cartoons, terrible movies and her new podcast. Please enjoy this fun audio interview. It was a pleasure to conduct.
I talk with Andre Batts about the upcoming Motor City Black Age of Comics convention in Detroit in November. This convention is centered around black artists and writers in the comic industry.
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.