Young TMNT Fan Interviews Kevin Eastman Like a Boss
I would usually save something like this for a segment of Turtley Awesome Videos, but this genuinely restored my faith in humanity. Having performed interviews of my own, I know exactly how it can wrack your nerves. It’s not an easy task for a trained professional, let alone a kid who just wants to talk with his heroes. Perhaps that’s why my mind was blown when I saw young Carl doing an interview with none other than Kevin Eastman. This is a task that would have any number of adult fans sweating bullets and stammering, but Carl pulls it off without much trouble.
As if that weren’t awesome enough, he has also done interviews with several other comic book creators. On his Youtube channel, Carl’s Comix, you will find interviews with the likes of Paul Castiglia (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures), Allen Bellman (Captain America), Neal Adams (Batman) and several other notable names in the industry. Heck, Carl even has a conversation with Jeremy Bulloch, who once played the intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett in Star Wars. This kid is the kind of geek that gives me hope for the future of all things geeky.
Carl also has a website where his dad helps him to post articles about anything and everything that he finds interesting. His interviews may be largely read off of a script, but at least he manages to avoid the kind of awkward questions that have been known to get professionals in trouble. It’s also very cool to see how these creators respond to a younger interviewer, as they seem to reminisce a lot more about their past and offer more honest answers than you might expect. Whether or not you’re interested in the other interviews and reviews, do yourself a favor and at least check out his discussion with Kevin Eastman.
This may not be the most informative interview you’ve ever seen, but there is an honesty to it that beats anything you’ll ever see from a professional source. The mere fact that a 9-year old kid is making the task look easy is enough to give you hope for the future of this industry. Keep doing what you’re doing, Carl – the world needs more fans like you!