Inside The Artist’s Mind..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

 In the past our convention coverage, our focus would stay on the art of the comic book pages and the creative minds that put pen to page. In this installment of our adventures at the 2017 Long Beach Comic Expo, we are leaving the pages and moving to the wall, so we can talk with artist Michael Matsumoto.

 Michael is an illustrator and a conceptual artist that delves deep into pop culture for inspiration. During his continuing elevation in the art world, Michael has developed a following and has picked up freelance work in the form of commissioned pieces. Also, during this time, he has found a place in the convention circuit and this is where we crossed paths.

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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Michael Matsumoto

It was a pleasure to talk with Michael at this event and it was great to put a face to the creator of one of my favorite “Back To The Future” artistic pieces. If you want to check out the work of Michael Matsumoto CLICK HERE for his official website.

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JOIN THE FIGHT! Help the HACK PACK!

(Nicholas Dye/ Staff Writer)

The guys here at Nowhere California have launched a new campaign that, at the very least, will get us some awesome shirts made, and at best, we might just earn some money that we can put towards our convention expenses and equipment costs.

We have designed an exclusive “HACK PACK” t-shirt and the short goal is to sell 14 shirts which will get them to print. If we can reach a goal of 50 shirts, then we will actually make some money to put towards expanding our horizons at Nowhere California.

 

The campaign can be found at http://www.booster.com/nowhereca and the shirt runs a total of $19.99 with shipping included. They are 100% cotton high quality t-shirts that you can show off at conventions or comic shops. BUT WAIT!! THERE’S MORE!! The first 14 people who purchase shirts will receive ALL of our interviews and content from the upcoming Stan Lee’s Comikaze before the general public does.

We here at Nowhere California don’t usually like to pander but…OKAY OKAY we have never been above pandering to get listeners and now we hope that same shameless groveling will get you to join the HACK PACK and sport our mildly suggestive t-shirt!! Excelsior!!!!

 

 

NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

Nowhere California Dives Into Some Independent Ink..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

This might sound like a broken record, but the team of Nowhere California loves the world of independent creativity. It’s a world that birthed Nowhere California and we love to shine a spotlight into the area of art.

It began with “Queen Gorya”, then we took a trip to hell with “Oh, Hell”, and the guys recently received an education with “Getting Schooled..” At the recent Los Angeles Days of the Dead convention, Nowhere California returned to the printed page and talked with the mind behind Wannabe Press, Russell Nohelty.

In this conversation, Russell opens up about what got him to start Wannabe Press and mission for the creative works that might get lost in the mainstream publication world.

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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Russell Nohelty.. (9:09)

This was a great pleasure to talk with Russell Nohelty and Nowhere California would like to send our thanks to Russell for this opportunity.

If you want to check out all of the great work that Wannabe Press is unleashing, CLICK HERE for the official Wannabe Press website.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Deviations REVIEW

(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

In the world of comic books, even the unsure readers will understand the concepts of alternate timelines and universes. When a storyline gets looked at from a different angle or a character has a change of morals, these deviations can take a classic story down a completely different route.

During a 5 week event, the creative minds at IDW Publishing have picked 5 chart topping comic book franchises and they are looking at one of their key elements from a skewed view. One of the comics to get this one-shot treatment is the “Ghostbusters” and in this world the Ghostbusters NEVER CROSSED THE STREAMS!

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As much as this is a monumental moment is the Ghostbuster’s history, this is a monumental road to take for this one-shot issue and the story is built in the classic Ghostbuster’s form. The chemistry of the characters are intact, but without their victorious moment, the guys are trapped in an unknown limbo. The New York, they know and love is replaced by mass hysteria. The hysteria is in the form of an unwanted guest that has stayed far past its welcome.

The story, that was written by Kelly Thompson (better known for her work on Jem and the Holograms), is constructed in a great way that will allow the newest Ghostbusters reader to jump right into the stream and the veteran fans will enjoy the alternate view of one the franchises most iconic moment.

The art for this issues was created by Nelson Daniel (known for his work in the Judge Dredd series) and Daniel’s excellent work continues the visual standard set by the Ghostbusters comic book series.

I would definitely recommend this alternate view at this Ghostbuster’s moment, as it transcends the pages and asks the fan to take a different look at this iconic moment in pop culture history. In the end, I will give “Ghostbusters:Deviations” a 8 out of 10.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Deviations is available March 16th

Nowhere California Talks With Jason Beckwith..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

In the further adventures from Nowhere California’s coverage of the 2016 Long Beach Comic Expo, the guys from Nowhere just back into one of their favorite aspect of the convention world and that is the world of independent creativity.

In the past, Phil and Josh have been lucky enough to talk with some truly creative minds. In this new edition of “Nowhere California Presents..” the guys talk with Jason Beckwith.

Beckwith is one of the minds behind several amazing titles and, in this conversation, opens up about the journey to bringing these titles to life.

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NOWHERE CALIFORNIA’S CONVERSATION WITH JASON BECKWITH (9:28)

CLICK HERE FOR JASON BECKWITH’S OFFICIAL SITE

 

OH, HELL.. The Comikaze Coverage Continues..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

Nowhere California’s coverage of the 2015 Stan Lee’s Comikaze Convention is almost over and it’s time to revisit a friend from our conventions past.

Back in 2013, the guys from Nowhere made their way to Long Beach to cover the 5th Annual Long Beach Comic and Horror Convention. At this event, the guys talked to a lot of talented people and decided to record several interviews with some individuals from the independent comic book world..

CLICK HERE for that classic episode

As we talked to these great artists and creators, one conversation stood out and that was with the creator of “Oh, Hell..” George Wassil. The story of the creation and ideas behind his comic stood out to the guys from Nowhere, so a creative friendship was born.

Since that first meeting, both projects evolved and the opportunity to cross paths presented itself at the Comikaze event, so..

CLICK HERE  FOR NOWHERE CALIFORNIA’S NEW CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE WASSIL
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If You Haven’t Read “Oh, Hell..” Check Your Pulse And CLICK HERE

Notes From Episode 84: Nowhere California’s Headed To Comikaze!

(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

Before this site came into existence, Nowhere California was your mild manner podcast and the evolution began.
Beginning with this post, the Nowhere California Team will start to post notes and video clips that will help you with the further enjoyment of your Nowhere California experience.
As new episodes are posted, these show notes will be posted on the same day. Also, we will work hard to pull episodes from our vault and piece together show notes for your further enjoyment.

Now, with the boring stuff out of the way, here are the notes from..

Episode 84- Nowhere California Goes Balls Deep Back Into The Con Game…
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE

The guys from Nowhere sit down and discuss the different changes that Nowhere California has been going through in the past few months.

In normal show notes, this would be the time to post different links and articles to move things along. That will not be needed here, as the discussion revolves around the articles posted on this site.

Also, during this episode, the guys refresh the listeners on a past episode and reveal some pretty big news… The Nowhere California Team will be present at the 2015 Stan Lee Comikaze as PRESS!!

This is great news and we are excited to give you the best coverage that we can. So stay locked into this site and everything Nowhere California for our coverage.
CLICK HERE FOR COMIKAZE OFFICIAL SITE