Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends meeting celebrities.
With C2E2 coming up soon, I am back with another Friend Encounter I orchestrated at last year's C2E2. This time, I have special interviewer Joey Roth joining Johngy's Beat to get the scoop from comic wiz Art Baltazar.
Art is a famous cartoonist, who also happens to co-own Aw Yeah Comics, located in Skokie, Illinois and New York. Art has done work for many major companies and has also self-published. He has also lent his talent to covering some of Skokie's outdoor utility banks with his cool graphics.
As I have previously written, Joey was the perfect choice to do interviews. His work in and out of wrestling rings, as well as on television and stage, shows his versatility and improv skills. I knew he didn't know the creative folks and I gave him very little preparation. I wanted a fresh perspective, coupled with his overall ability. The result was exactly what I wanted and the creative folks enjoyed the interplay, too.
That interview can be found at On the Beat With Art Baltazar at C2E2 2020. Joey's other interviews there can be found on the Johngy's Beat C2E2 YouTube playlist.
C2E2 2021 runs December 10-12. Go to C2E2.com for more info and updates. Also check here for my coverage. Check ArtBaltazar.com to learn more about the very talented Art. Lastly, watch for Joey on the Chicago wrestling and entertainment scene (and hopefully on more Johngy's Beat interviews).
Joey Roth and Art Baltazar in Chicago, IL-March 2020.