We all missed it, but a few months back in Kochijoji, Kazuo Umezu hosted a big UMEZZ FESTIVAL '08 event. I was secretly scheming a way to get over to Japan in time to attend (or get Nate, Same Hat's Man in Japan to sneak in) but no luck this time. Luckily, Umezu and Demerin have posted pics of the entire happening.
The event was held on 9/14 at Star Pine's Cafe, and included dancing, comedy skits, a Q&A, exclusive Umezu goods, and prizes like DVDs and figurines for folks in the audience.
GODDAMMIT, I WILL BE THERE FOR UMEZZ FEST 09!
Party people in the place to be.
Umezz webmaster & mangaka, Demerin.
The sultan of horror manga.
Rocking the cape with UMEZZ PERFECTION edition panels on the walls.
The greatest jacket of all time?
Goddess of Love and Umezu.com themed Yokosuka base silk jacket. AMAZING!
Scooby Doo-eseque comedy sketch, it appears.
Very disturbing stuff, this.
Finale group shot...
So, who else wants to go to the next one in 2009??