I made a comic for bygone about the Brooklyn comics & graphics festival which was last week. this is me meeting lisa hanawalt.

so funny. BCGF was in a gymnasium at a church. i felt like the new kid in a school of huge comics dorks who all know each other and print zines for some reason. it makes me feel shy until i realize how great it is that this kind of school would even exist.

My readers taught me as much about listening and taking people’s problems seriously as anything I have ever done. They taught me the value of what kindness and generosity can do, not only for the person receiving it but for you who give. Of what happens when you give people the space to talk about themselves, and of how much guys will start to talk about their feelings if we give them space to do so.