“I need to find the spaces, internally and externally, where I can just be.”
It was my own great expectations that I couldn’t meet.
“Comics can be and should be for everyone.”
It was the best and worst day of my life.
Oh, the joys of other people.
For anyone who feels irreducibly, irrefutably, DNA-level different.
Being unpopular wasn’t enough to make me cool.
You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?”
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