I was recently a guest at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte and was able to meet one of my longtime idols and inspirations, Kirk Hammett – lead guitarist and songwriter for Metallica, author of Too Much Horror Business, and creator of the KVH Toys line.
I saw him approaching my booth and pointing to one of my paintings. I had a mini panic attack. Okay, maybe a big panic attack. I don’t usually get starstruck, but Kirk has had such a big influence on me – when I was young and playing guitar, and now again, as a fellow horror fanatic – it was overwhelming and exciting!
It was such an honor for me when he asked to buy a couple of my Zombuddy t-shirts for his kids. And when he saw my portrait of him, the first thing he said was,
“That’s how I feel in the morning!”