Back when New York Comic Con was still in its infancy, you could actually walk around the Javits Center and talk to people without being trampled by an army of Wookies. Case in point: NYCC 2008 where we accidentally stumbled on Johnny X, the legendary guitar player of Sticks & Stones and hero of the classic Bouncing Soul’s song. It turns out that his real name is actually Mike Cavallaro and he was hard at work on a new, at the time, comic called Parade (with Fireworks), which is still readily available on Amazon.

This was originally published in Life In A Bungalo on October 3, 2008. Thanks to Chuck Nasty for spotting Johnny X and conducting the interview.