Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chris 51 and Josh Bodwell at Wizard World Chicago 2015

Chris 51 and Josh Bodwell are tattoo artists and stars of Epic Ink, an A&E series focused on their tattoo shop.  Area 51 Tattoo Shop is located in Springfield, OR.  Chris insists that Springfield, Oregon is the real home of The Simpsons.
I met these two characters at Wizard World Chicago 2015 and I had the real pleasure of interviewing them.  It was during that interview that Chris revealed that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening told him that Oregon is the true home of the famous cartoon family.  That interview can be found at On the Beat with Chris 51 and Josh Bodwell at Wizard World Chicago 2015.  I don't doubt Chris, but I do wonder if Groening has told that to other Springfieldians in other states.
In any case, it was a really fun interview, mostly because these guys are really fun.  After spending all night mingling and answering the media's questions, they spent the next few days at Wizard World actually tattooing people.
For more info and updates on these two, check out the Chris 51 Facebook page and the Josh Bodwell Facebook page.  I'm not a tattoo guy, but if I was, I'd go to these guys.  Besides that, I really do enjoy their show and them.
Chris 51, Josh Bodwell and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2015.

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