Giant Robot magazine crew and quiz

Working mostly at home has its benefits. I get to see my daughter way more than a lot of parents and the house is a lot cleaner than when I spent my days at the GR compound. But I do miss companionship–even if it’s just Eric’s cats! In the last week, I actually saw a lot of people, though. If you read your copies of Giant Robot magazine carefully, you’ll know who some of them are. (Some are more obscure than others.) Quiz time:

Drunken Master's cupcakes

Kiyoshi Nakazawa

a. Maker of Drunken Master comic and zine, prints, fine art, and more

b. MMA fighter/bouncer

c. Longtime Giant Robot ad guy who kicked my ass in the “Fight Back!” feature

d. Writer of the blind massage travel piece from Thailand

e. All of the above

Photographer of the stars

Eric Nakamura

a. Co-founder and publisher or GR mag/gold glove softball player and sometimes lead-off hitter

b. Janitor, busboy at GR shops and gr/eats

c. Indie filmmaker and punk rock photographer

d. Slave of two cats and an empire

e. All of the above


Sheepherder's bread mule

Tricia Lew

a. Contributor of a Perfect Day from Barstow

b. New Zealand indie pop otaku

c. A distant cousin of mine through marriage

d. Eastern Sierra show organizer and tour guide

e. All of the above

Chance meeting outside Kumquat in Eagle Rock

Bret Banta

a. Leader of Banta gear/Surf Brains crew

b. Giant Robot softball team outfielder and lefty hitter

c. Designer of decks for Rasa Libre, shoes for iPath

d. My sister’s college roommate’s husband/roadie for the Ray Barbee Band in Japan

e. All of the above

The Professor

Mike Willard

a. Invited me to do GR talks for his American Studies class at CSULA

b. Consulted on the Yellow Power issue (GR10)

c. Skated the Bronson Ditch with me regularly and went on trips to the Baldy Pipe (GR7)

d. Attended GR softball practice and mashed

e. All of the above