From the CEO’s desk: October Edition

Greetings all, it’s twitchy, your lovable CEO of SSB, here with another monthly update!  (Yes they will be monthly now)

Someone once said that we should be the change that we want to see in the world.  I want a world that’s full of fun things and combat sports.  I suppose I should stay the course then, right?

From the CEO’s desk – Comic Con 2017 and beyond

It’s that time of the year where all the geeks come out of their rooms to congregate in a small-ish convention center in San Diego, discussing and celebrating all things even vaguely geek.  Yes.  Comic Con is upon us.

I can’t even begin to count the times I’ve been to the convention center, but I sure as hell don’t seem to be getting desensitized to it.  Rather, the fun keeps increasing.  I’m also aware of more events going on outside the con, so I’m gonna try my darndest to see as much of it as I can.

Before the con happens, there’s a certain calm that we’re all in.  Preparing, waiting, anticipating, and listening to Garasu no Hanazono are all things SSB’s doing to gear up for the con.  Ruby Rose heading to an Arc System fighting game, Geese Howard showing up in Tekken 7, man, shit’s wild.

FYI, SSB’s HQ for the con is going to a certain hotel Downtown, sorta near Horton Plaza.  Good for Gaslamp activities.  Big ups to Jared for scoring this one.

9 years.  9 cons.  And SSB’s numbers keep increasing.  Guess SSB’s doing something right.  Standing for what’s right and geeky.  Not bending to the mainstream ideals of what’s cool.  I’ve watched many groups come and go, single entities claiming to be geeky and what, take a couple of con photos and fizzle out?   Nah, SSB don’t roll like that.  If I’m headed to idol hell, then you motherfuckers are coming with–

aHEM.

Work on the zine still continues unabated.  We’ve also signed a couple of new writers to the team.  Their work will be drawn out real soon.  As far as the cover art goes, I can show that to you guys now.

Oops.  My bad.

Beaten to an inch of my life, but still standing and ready to go another round or two.  That’s the way I roll.  Look out world, SSB’s still up.  And there’s no signs of stopping now.

You just have to look at things from a different angle.

Another summer has come upon SSB, and we’re sorta hard at work.  Con season’s coming up, y’know.  Anime Expo and Comic Con, naturally.  I’ve got some new comics on the horizon that are gonna be up as soon as I get ’em, so there’s that to look forward to.

On the gaming side of things, Persona 5.  Holy fuck.  Nier Automata.  Yakuza 0.  Can I just say that Japanese game devs are kicking ass again?  Hell, I’m going to be cosplaying again.  This time, I’m going to be Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza series.

Thailand was amazing.  Hot as fuck, but the Thais are exceedingly friendly.  Guess it’s that whole Southeast Asian mindset.  Honestly felt like the Philippines.  With more Muay Thai and spice.

Japan was…Japan.  I was honestly glad that I could spend more time with my friends out there, and seeing the Kanda shrine was honestly worth it.

There’s gonna be a new comic out that’s covering basically what I’ve been going through post-trip.  Nonstop training and MMA.  Look out for it!

Other than that, I don’t have anything else to update you all on.  Currently our comic anthology is in its compilation stage, we’ve gotta find all of our art and compile it, and hopefully have some other articles as well.