Luci Christian is a wonderful actress that I had the pleasure to interview at JAFAX. You can hear her voice in shows such as My Hero Academia (Ochaco), Strike Witches, and Made in Abyss to name a few. We dove into one of her favorite anime series, journalism, tattoos, and podcasts. We also had a deep conversation about The Hate U Give. You know an interview is good when the guest wants to keep going. Check it out.
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.
David Hayter is a prolific actor, screen writer, and director. He is the voice of the iconic Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series. He’s also the creative force behind X-Men, X-2 and Watchmen. We dive into his live action roles, manga, his love for Stephen King’s books, punk music, comic books, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this interview with one of the coolest of cool people that I had the pleasure to talk to.
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.
Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.
Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.
Micah Solusod’s voice is featured in series such as Soul Eater (Soul Evans), Black Clover (Yuno), and Blood Blockade Battlefront (Black). On top of his awesome voice acting, he is an exceptional artist. We talk about the really cool series Blood Blockade Battlefront and his web series Ties that Bind. We also dive into manga artists that we like, concerts that we’ve been to, music that had an affect on us, and a whole lot more. Check out this interview that was a pleasure to conduct.
Clifford Chapin is the actor behind the angry hothead Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia. On the anime topic, we dive into My Hero Academia, Robotics;Notes, Gosick, Evangelion, and Darling in the Franxx. Want to know about his favorite movie and one of his favorite actors? Or are you interested in one his favorite blaxploitation film parodies? Are you curious about his love of comic books and his internship at Marvel Comics? Then, check out this awesome interview that I did with Clifford. He was a really cool dude to talk to.
Colleen Clinkenbeard’s name is synonymous with Funimation. I was granted the opportunity to talk with the talented actress, director and scriptwriter. We talk about Fractale and My Hero Academia. Plus, we dive into simuldubs, her interest in neuropsychology, childhood shows, and what she would like to see adapted into anime. 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.
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.