I wasn't gonna work in a comics store, but then I started working there, and after a few days, I went, like, "Jesus Christ, I really need to work here, there's a lot of shit about the business and about publishers I don't know at all, and it just seemed like the perfect way”and in art school, I wasn't able to apply my art directly to comics. The work at the comics store became more of a college to me than the school I was paying thousands of dollars a year to go to. I'm actually very glad I worked at a comics store, and I recommend it to a lot of people who ask me. I have literally gone to the warehouse, picked the comics up, put them in a car, saw how they were distributed, how they got from A to B, how they're displayed on the stands, why they're displayed on the stands that way. And I've talked to every single type of comic-book reader from every walk of life. Some of them are intense readers; some are more casual, but some guys are just insane and need a new issue of Darkhawk every day, and they keep coming in every day asking for Darkhawk, even though you tell them it's a monthly book.