Welcome to the first in a new ongoing series I’ll be doing from time to time here on The Anime Nostalgia Podcast called “Creative Conversations”! In these episodes, I’ll be talking to people in various creative fields making things today who were greatly inspired by anime & manga, and are using that inspiration today to make cool things! To kick off this series is DJ Kirkland: gamer, podcaster, and comic artist extraordinaire. Listen as DJ shares how he got into anime & manga, and how he’s now using those inspirations to make the kind of comics he would have loved to read growing up. Also in this episode: remembering Geocities, swooning over Haruka Tenoh, and advice for newer artists who also want to share their stories with the world.
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DJ’s older anime & manga recommendations:
- Sailor Moon (Stream the anime, buy the manga)
- Ranma 1/2 (Stream the anime, buy the manga)
- Magic User’s Club (Stream the anime)
- Samurai Troopers, aka Ronin Warriors (Stream the anime)
- His & Her Circumstances (Buy the anime)
- Yu Yu Hakusho (Stream the anime, buy the manga)
- Tenchi Muyo (Buy the original OVA collection)
- @OhHeyDJ on Twitter & on instagram
- Listen to DJ’s podcast, The Magical Boys
- Pre-order The Black Mage on Amazon, B&N, BAM!, or your local comic shop!
As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts on this episode or ideas for future episodes here—or email me directly at AnimeNostalgiaPodcast@gmail.com.
Thanks for listening!