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The “Heroin Diaries” Team on Making Nikki Sixx’s Memoir a Graphic Novel

The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal, presents Sixx’s 2007 memoir The Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley and illustrated by Danijel Zezelj, Patricio Delpeche, Kelsey Shannon, Roy Burdine and Kieron […]

Alfonso Azpiri, Heavy Metal Artist, 1947-2017

We were saddened to learn that Alfonso Azpiri, frequent Heavy Metal contributor in the 1990s and early 2000s, died of cancer in Villalba, Spain, on Friday August 18. (His death has been covered in Spanish-speaking press, but we don’t have a link to an English-language obituary.) Azpiri’s most famous creation was Lorna, a sexually insatiable […]

Watch “Rakka,” a Short by Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studio

In 2017, Neil Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie, dropped a Twitter hint about his experimental film studio, and shortly thereafter released the product itself from Oats Studios: “Rakka,” a 22-minute exploration of life in the year 2020, when humans are under the slimy thumbs to some very nasty reptilian overlords. Watch it: […]

Arcing Toward Ecstasy: The Bold, Sensuous Art of Rubens LP [13 Images]

Art was a matter of destiny for the Brazilian illustrator Rubens Lopes Pires Júnior, who is better known as Rubens LP. “I had no other way to go, there was nothing else I could choose,” he tells us in Heavy Metal #285. “I was born into a family of art lovers. I’ve always been surrounded […]