As the the go-to illustrator here at SLUG mag, Manuel Aguilar has become an indispensible resource whenever we have a story that can't be described by words and photos alone. Aguilar's fine artistry has graced stories about Beehive Bazaar and the Salt City Derby Girls as well as a Mike Brown column or two. Aguilar was also responsible for the giant train backdrop featured at SLUG's booth at the 2010 Salt Lake City Tattoo Convention. Choosing Aguilar to create the cover art for our third annual beer issue was a no-brainer, and while we knew his cover would be killer, he gets bonus points for featuring various SLUGgers as his movie poster models. Aguilar also cuts a mean figure in his duct tape robot costume and can throw down Super Street Fight IV with the best of them. Aguilar is available for freelance commission work: contact him at: