|Art by Duncan Fegredo|
I loved comics as a child--well, I loved the pictures. I'd flip through, drawing inspiration for my little sketches of minotaurs, heroes, robots, dinosaurs, snake women--the usual. I never really had two issues in order, and I found it annoying that trying to read most comics felt like walking into a movie halfway through. I didn't start actually reading comics until I was in college, and by happenstance, the first comics I read ended up being some of the best ever written. As some of my friends have pointed out, this has given me extremely high expectations for what comics can and should be--the only person who is harder to please is my old college roommate, who has only read the top 10% of stuff I passed on to him.