Eric Nakamura founded Giant Robot as a photocopied and stapled zine in 1994 and grew the publication until late 2010/early 2011. Giant Robot magazine reached a multiracial audience interested Asian popular culture and became known as the premier magazine in the field. Nakamura built on the success of Giant Robot with stores and galleries in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and has curated over 300 exhibitions. Currently, Nakamura works in and owns the Giant Robot store and GR2 Gallery in Los Angeles, which continue to offer pop culture goods and hold art exhibitions.
In 2017, Giant Robot Media was launched as new entity. You can see and read articles at GiantRobot.media The project tapered off in 2018.
Nakamura holds a degree in East Asian Studies from UCLA and is currently a Board Member on the West Los Angeles Sawtelle Neighborhood Council. You can sign up for the Weekly Giant Robot email or the less Frequent West LA Sawtelle email here.