“‘I finally thought, to hell with it, I might as well do something I enjoy, so I started working on a comic called Lloyd Llewellyn just for fun,” he continues. “I drew this story off the top of my head in a way it could never be reprinted — it was full-color and really lavish — but when I finished it I thought, I’m not gonna just sit around with this. So I looked to see who the interesting comics publishers were, and decided to send it to Fantagraphics. A week later I got a call from [publisher] Gary Groth, who said, ‘We’d love to give you your own monthly comic.’ That call changed everything for me and was the best moment of my life.'”