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Name: Adam Bernard
Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome.
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Manchild – Punk Rock Meets Comic Books
Thursday, July 30, 2009

The year was 1986 and the Melvins were in the midst of a major US tour. A young illustrator named Brian Walsby, who had just moved to North Carolina from California, happened to be in the crowd for the band's Raleigh date and was enthralled by their performance. "I thought they were just great," he remembers, "it was kind of like a side bonus that they made all the people with triple Mohawks sick to their stomachs."

Melvins drummer Dale Crover remembers another aspect of that show: the sparse crowd. "Brian was one of maybe three people that liked our band." Perhaps due in part to that fact, the Melvins and Walsby have been friends ever since. Friendship, however, wasn't the only thing that came out of that night, as the punk band from Washington and the illustrator in North Carolina began one of the more interesting relationships in rock history.

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