When Uniqlo gave me a holla and asked if I wanted to come and interview Lee Garbett on the upcoming Uniqlo x Marvel t-shirt collab and release of The Avengers movie (did you know it’s actually called Avengers Assemble? Madness!) I said yes, YES I WOULD. To celebrate the launch of the Uniqlo x Marvel collaboration, two exclusive comic book masterclasses for the plebs, er, public were hosted at the Uniqlo Oxford Circus flagship and Uniqlo Westfield Stratford City store on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of April respectively.
Realising that although I enjoy comics and Spidey, but know next to nothing, I entrusted the help of my good friend Adrian to conduct the interview with Lee (that’s Mr Garbett to you) – which I told him on the morning when we both turned up to the Uniqlo head office.
But it all went without a hitch – remarkably. Firstly because Lee Garbett is awesome, secondly because Adrian is magnificent. I normally abhor interviews (which is why I never do them). My first interview was with the frontman of the band Jet, who was hopped up on er, various substances. Which wouldn’t have been a problem had he ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS. But I have to say, my reluctance to interview in the future has been abated – slightly.
All in all it was definitely one of my better journalistic (blogger?) experiences. And Adrian and I did go see Avengers (Assemble) the week after when it was released. I enjoyed it immensely, and unsurprisingly my favourite part was when Captain America is working out and the camera zooms in on dat ass. If you haven’t seen it, go see it – and stay for the Easter Egg - and in other news, the Avengers sequel has just been given a big GO.
Please see the fruits of mine and Adrian’s labours, the first (and hopefully not last) video from TSoS TV. I filmed this on a Sony Bloggie Sport (review coming soon) as I didn’t have a cameraman, and belatedly realised I should have had a mike if I was going to do an interview. Much sound editing later, most of the ambient noise is cut out – but if you can’t hear it – just put your volume on REALLY LOUD.
Lee even drew me a Spidey picture with a caption of my choice. Can you guess what it was?
UNIQLO has teamed up with the legendary Marvel to create a range of six t-shirts featuring unique pop art versions of the original Super hero illustrations. The collection is available in stores and online at UNIQLO.com priced at £14.90 each.