#1: Andrew Novick
Self-portrait by Andrew Novick, from Blood Lustre.
Andrew Novick is many things, but it all boils down to being an enthusiast of the highest order: for weird food, goth culture, Harajuku style and visual Japanglish, Peeps, Casa Bonita, collecting nearly everything, horror films, lowbrow art, mini-golf, toppings, being this week's Westword cover boy and many more hundreds of things on a list too vast to repeat here in entirety. And he graciously shares all his enthusiasms with the public by throwing what can only be called happenings, thereby making us smile and have fun and want to do it again and again, kind of like sex. Denver's underside is all the better for having someone like Novick around to keep things popping, so here he is, words and all.More »