A. Paperboy, Wooden Shoe decorator, Book & Music Seller
A. Writing and drawing comics
A. City High Middle School; Hope College; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A. Phil Elverum aka Microphones, aka Mount Eerie
A. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films
A. Judge Mathis
A. father, midwest, cartoonist, books, music, love, family, cats
A. Everything turns out okay in the end
A. I think comfort, stability, and love are the things that really let me be happy. Deep down inside I'm a little boring, I guess.
A. At home with my family
A. Franz Kafka
A. How to narrow that down?!
A. like and um
A. Wasting so many years being angsty
A. playing guitar or drums
A. Being a dad to my son, Oscar
A. I try to be a good person
A. I'm happy being me
A. Shyness, a little slow to warm up or open up in person
A. Cobra Commander
A. The first cave painter. I wouldn't say anything, we would have to communicate through our pictures. It'll be a challenge to explain myself to him or her.
A. people being jerks for no good reason
A. Hockey player
A. 'I felt your shape' Microphones; 'No Tan Lines' Pavement; 'It's all gonna break' Broken Social Scene; 'Measuring Cups' Andrew Bird; 'Around the horn' Souled American
A. Haruki Murakami, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Julie Doucet, Chester Brown, J.R.R. Tolkien, Franz Kafka, Joann Sfarr, Grant Morrison
A. 'Jimmy Corrigan' by Chris Ware; The Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolkien; 'Catcher in the Rye' by J.D.Salinger; 'We3' by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely; Eightball #23 'The Death Ray' by Dan Clowes
A. Any of Chris Ware's Acme Novelty books
A. Write a lot and don't think about publishing, just the writing
A. That they've been through the same things in their lives, they can relate...
A. Over a couple years, I was writing short stories that had related themes and feelings - mostly about how our lives are full of these seemingly insignificant moments, and those moments make up more of our lives than the big, earth-shattering events. Those stories eventually fit together to make up this collection.