Interview with L. Alan Russo
By: Kevin 'Myth Master' Adams

Salutations readers.

It's not very often that I have someone who literally can't wait to have an 'appointment' with me, but I have found an individual who seems to be quite amped about it.

I mean he surely knows how this will end…am I right?

Please welcome my EAGER guest L. Alan Russo.

Myth Master: Share some personal details, I have to catch up on mixing up some Anthrax, and you look like a person who wants to talk…so go on…Do your thing. Tell us stuff.

Alan Russo: I live Arkansas, but my heart is in Florida, where I was born. Currently I remain in the South with my wife and our kids. My day time job is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Myth Master: Carry on, I just have to find my old rusty ax…

Alan Russo: Creatively, I started out in school plays and found a natural love in directing people after graduation it drove me on a path as a filmmaker. In 2000, I started writing a comic book series recently re-branded as "American Smash." That same year, I filmed my more famous work called Body Bag.

Myth Master: Uh huh…yeah…where did I put that damn thing…go on.

Alan Russo: Some time after that I served my country in the U.S. Army, until an injury forced me to leave. In 2010, I bought Dark Myth, but things which stemmed from my last movie deal that went sour, forced me to breach on the deal and it went back to Dave and I had to sell New Blood Films to cover any lingering debt.

Myth Master: Any good news during that time?

*Still rummaging about the room*

Alan Russo: Shortly after that I met my would-be wife and enjoyed life out side of the entertainment world; we save up for about 2 years and opened our publishing company, "Zombie Works Publications." I started working on my life story.

Myth Master: *mumbling to self* That damn cave troll had to have moved my freaking ax, I mean it was right here between the arsenic and leeches. CRAP!

Myth Master: And recently?

*getting really pissed now*

Alan Russo: So now, today, I've been in school for a while and will finish up with an AS in Paramedicine in May and just recently started trying my hand with short stories.

Myth Master: Don't think for one second that because I'm distracted that you'll get out of the more sinister questions!!! PREPARE!! Mwah ha aha ha!

Myth Master: Your story 'Friend request' gives a sample of social media gone wrong, but what was your inspiration for the character name Arson?

Alan Russo: A friend of a friend's kid is named Arson, and I just remember thinking I needed to add that name in somewhere. When I needed a name for the kid in Friend Request, I was able to plop that name in. I think it says lots about the parents, who would name their child Arson.

Myth Master: You mentioned earlier that you were a licensed Paramedic, so that means lots of blood and gore (Huzzah!) Do those visions haunt you at night?

Alan Russo: They very much do, they haunt me, but I also draw inspiration from the nightmares.

Myth Master: Nightmares and bacon…two of my favorite things…

Myth Master: Serving time in the Army, now there has GOT to be a sweet story there somewhere?

Alan Russo: I would have to say that my favorite time…it was the day we all decided to get drunk, before a field training exercise. We did a simulation room clearing, and had to come in from the basement. By time we all got the house cleared, we had to run in a fake market and once we got there, all we did was puke. *Laughs*

Myth Master: Darkest moment please.

Alan Russo: To be completely real, it was being a drug addict in my late 20's. I remember thinking there was no other life for me out there, but I was able to kick it and get me life back on track.

Myth Master: If you want to promote yourself before you die, do that here.

Alan Russo: Zombie Works is still looking for submission for our Zombie anthology, go to www.zombieworks.us for more information. Other than that, I will continue to create new content for the magazine, because I'm not saying I'm the best writer or director, but, I will keep you entertained.

Myth Master: Preferred method of death?

Alan Russo: Being a hero, something like getting shot in the head, while trying to save a life.

Myth Master: Hmm. Hmm. While that is indeed a noble gesture of self sacrifice…I have..

JUST FOUND MY AX!!

Myth Master: Tune in next time readers when it could be 'your' favorite artist in my clutches…oh what joy!

Myth Master: Okay, Alan I've got a nice 12th century headman's block that hasn't been used in ages and I was courteous enough to lay a pillow on top of it for you. I wouldn't dare make this uncomfortable.

Now kneel down and don't mind the floor.

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Please hold still.

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Nope

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Nope

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Maybe I should have sharpened this…

Naaah..

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Nope

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Nope…

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Nope

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HUZZAH!!!