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Interview: TENIME Art Studios

The creator behind the stories Inconspicuous Adventures of the Little Android Boy and the Otakuworld stories, TENIME Art Studios (aka Chris Tennyson)

Kamipress: What do you think about when making a Kamishibai story?
Chris: "I mostly think of trying to make people laugh. Mostly."

Kamipress: What is the hardest part (for you) about making a Kamishibai story?
Chris: "Patience, patience, patience."

Kamipress: What's your favorite part of making a Kamishibai story?
Chris: "Finishing it! And the anims."

Kamipress: How did get into Kamishibai?
Chris: "(Long Story)I was surfing Yahoo!, looking for God knows what, and I went to this one site that had interactive paper dolls for the computer. I said, cool!, but how do I work them? So, the proprieter of that site sent me to this one site to download PlayFKiSS. Then I wanted more dolls for this thing, so following a link at the bottom of the page of one of this other guy's dolls,(deep breath) I got into Otakuworld. I looked around, and saw this story teller thingamajig, and downloaded it. It was really cool, and to make a long story short (too late), I wanted to do some myself and that's pretty much (hopefully) it."

Kamipress: What are some of the things that influenced Inconspicuous Adventures of the Little Android Boy?
Chris: "First, Inspector Gadget. Throw in a little Mega Man, and mix with the little robot friend of Elroy's in "Jetson's:The Movie", and there you go."

Kamipress: It's clear that Otakuworld influced the Otakuworld stories are there any other influcances??
Chris: "I mostly get ideas from animes and other people's Kamis. Mostly."

Kamipress: Why do your stories have such long titles?
Chris: "What do you mean they have long titles they have long titles I never noticed that they have long titles long titles you don't say"

Kamipress: Who are some of your favorite Kamishibai artists?
Chris: "To put this in order of importance would be playing favorites, therefore not very fair to some people. So I'll just say who pops into my head. Ummm... Chibi Alex-chan, Root, Lisa Liidemann, Michael Stearns, Jennifer Diane Reitz, Rebo Valence, and Firefly."

Kamipress: So what are some of the Kamishibai you're considering for the future?
Chris: "I'm already halfway done with a Pokemon who's who. I'm 3/4 done with a photographic Star Wars:The Phantom Menace lightsaber battle. And I want to do some serious drama. If I can stop being so d**n goofy!"

Kamipress: What are your favorite animes?
Chris: "Poltergiest Report:Yu Yu Hakusho, Slayers, Tenchi Universe, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, you shouldn't have asked me that, Record of Lodoss War, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Ronin Warriors, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Project A-ko, Ranma 1/2, Iria:Zeiram the Animation, Voltage! Fighters Gowcaizer:The Movie, Ayane's High Kick, Street Fighter II, Battle Royale High School, Wicked City, Ninja Scroll, Gunsmith Cats, Fatal Fury:The Movie, Battle Arena Toshinden, Roujin Z, Samurai Pizza Cats, Monster Rancher, and the Dragon Ball series."

Kamipress: So do you have any additional comments, concerns, or thoughts for us?
Chris: "The monkey made me do it! Mmm, gumption! I mostly like peanut butter. Mostly."

Thanks for your time Chris.



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