I'm always a little apprehensive about 'decoding' fictional stories.
When I'm sitting at my drafting table in my studio, I could really be anywhere.
A lot of my fears come out in my work rather than life.
All my stories take place on the West Coast - not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.
For a long time, I was very resistant to the idea of online publication or even e-books or something like that.
The type of cartooning that I think is generally referred to as 'alternative' or 'underground' is usually - the distinction is usually in terms of whether it's made by one person, the entire thing is done by one hand or more of a production line process, which is how the comics that we grew up reading were made.