This is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
I first met Brian Steward many years ago at a Days of the Dead convention. He is an artist, writer and photographer. I have interviewed him several times. One of our first interviews can be found at On the Beat With Brian Steward.
It was the art he did of Giada that originally caught my eye, but he has done a ton of other stuff, including a lot of awesome work with Kiss. After one interview, Brian was kind enough to give me a signed print of the Giada piece.
One of Brian's latest projects is The Official Kiss Posterbook. Coming from his company, Fantasm Media, it is a "Greatest Hits" from their first two issues. It is just the most recent of a lot of cool stuff he has done with the band.As a Kiss fan from way back, I love seeing all of his creations, whether photographs or original artwork.
Many years ago, Brian met Traci Lords, another of my favorites. I haven't seen any Traci creations from Brian, but I'll ask him the next time I see him. Traci seems like a natural for one of Brian's illustrations.
Traci is a talented actress who overcame obstacles to carve out a solid career in the entertainment industry/ All throughout, she has maintained a positive attitude and is great with fans.
Brian Steward and Traci Lords in Dallas, TX-May 2012.