My first brush with Boris was in 1983. I was thirteen years of age, and the cover of Mirage beckoned me to open the book and marvel at the illustrations within. This was at my comic shop, Comix and Comics in Citrus Heights CA. My mother was there and purchased the book for me. Sort of out of place for a very conservative woman, but I wasn’t too open with the full contents of the book. I digress, this book was the source of so much inspiration for me when I was younger. I still cherish my copy.