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Giant Robot was something completely different in terms of content, no one ever did anything like our magazine, and I think it’s been said among distributors, because I’ve spoken with distributors in like Tennessee for example, like huge distributors and they’re just saying, you know, Giant Robot, something like this has never existed, no one really understands what it is, but as we keep going and releasing more issues, they slowly picked it up, and if they don’t understand it, they at least respect it, because the numbers show, you know, because we make the sales. So, I think that’s kind of the whole key, is that over time it’s worked, so even the back wood hic in North Carolina or something, would still, they’d understand the publication a little bit, they just know that it sells, so I think that’s the whole key.

Date: November 27, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki and Janice Tanaka
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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