Comics Co-Creator David Nakayama Talks Big Hero 6

Hard NOC Life returns with a look at the phenomenon that is Disney’s Big Hero 6. Joining Keith on the panel are Christelle Gonzales (@christellexoxo), the newest NOC to join the fam, and comics artist David Nakayama (@davidnakayama), who penciled the 2008 Big Hero 6 comic series for Marvel and co-created Wasabi No Ginger and Fredzilla with Chris Claremont.

Topics covered on the show include:

  • Welcoming Christelle to her first episode of Hard NOC Life
  • Why it’s important that the heroes of Big Hero 6 are people of color
  • David Nakayama’s run on the Big Hero 6  comic in 2008 and co-creating Wasabi and Fred
  • What it was like to see his name credited on the big screen
  • Whether it was a good thing to racebend some of the originally Japanese characters from the comic
  • David’s initial reaction upon finding out Disney was going to adapt Big Hero 6
  • What Disney gets right in their adaptation and comics-based easter eggs (look for the comic cover below show up in Hiro and Tadashi’s bedroom):

  • Why Big Hero 6’s Marvel connections weren’t part of Disney’s marketing efforts
  • What other Marvel properties the panel would like to see get the Disney treatment and what Disney properties they’d like to see get Disney-fied.

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