Vallen’s drawing portrays Chris Desjardins (aka Chris D), founder and vocalist of The Flesh Eaters, one of LA’s first punk bands. Their music was harrowing and full of nightmarish, horrific visions. In fact Chris D named his band after the 1964 low budget American science fiction movie, The Flesh Eaters. Desjardins worked at SLASH Magazine as an editor and feature writer, and Vallen met him there when he briefly worked at the publication. A cinephile, Desjardins has authored two books: Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film (2005), and Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films (2013).