An Interview With Comic Book Artist Brian Churilla

One of the greatest sci-fi/horror flicks of all time is John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” The movie has everything going for it: A great story that’s superbly written, ground-breaking special effects (pre-CGI), talented actors and even a solid soundtrack (composed by Mr. Carpenter himself). If you haven’t seen it, treat yourself. I’m such a fan of…

’80s T-Shirt Rock Star: Steve Nazar

In 1987 I was a 13 year old fat nerd. I met every criteria: 1.) I was fat (and 13) 2.) I spent all of my paper route money ($134 dollars a month) buying comic books 3.) I only had 1.5 friends (the .5 pretending he wasn’t my friend at school) Hoping I’d get less insults and/or punches…

Chris speaks: Nirvana’s Novoselic

Originally published in the May 15, 1992 issue of my high school newspaper, The Capital High School “Outlook”. On April 3 and May 1, 1992, I interviewed Chris Novoselic, bassist for the rock band Nirvana. Both interviews were for my television program, ”CYRUS… the t.v. show.” [episode 10 features the entirety of this interview]. The…

Billion Dollar Baby: My Alice Cooper Obsession

When I was 16, I thumbed (actually fingered, but that sounds wrong, so I’ll stick with thumbed) through my Aunt Jackie’s collection of Stones, ZZ Top, and Average White Band LPs to discover an album of mystery. I pulled it out of the mix. The album artwork was unique and beautiful. It was designed to look…

An interview with Iron Maiden artist Derek Riggs

Disney has Mickey. Pillsbury has the Doughboy. For British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, it’s Eddie. Also known as Edward T. Head or Eddie The Head, Eddie – a macabre, skinless, zombie-esque figure – has been the band’s merchandising icon for more than three decades. In that time, Eddie has become synonymous with the band,…