It’s not surprising to learn that Nick Hurt is the singer/guitarist of the edgy and innovative band, SPEAK, when you know the story of Nick’s father. Sam Hurt began formulating a comic strip he called “Eyebeam” while he was a student at the University of Texas. It only took a few years before Austin’s daily newspaper, The American-Statesman, picked up on the comic strip, eventually spawning several published collections and a spin-off comic strip called “Peaches.” Creative blood certainly runs in the Hurt Family! Visit the Eyebeam website to keep up with new installments of “Eyebeam” and to look though the strip’s archives! Anyone notice the subtle SPEAK shout out?