I wanted to be an artist. I was always doodling and stuff and I wanted to do this thing with Scooby Doo. My dream job would be doing something with Scooby Doo or Danny Phantom. But as I got older, people kept telling me that art wasn't enough. And when you're a high school or middle school kid, after being told your passion isn't enough for so many times, you start to believe it. I wasn't really good at anything else and I never wanted to be good at anything else. I got subpar grades in anything that wasn't art. I was bored. I was always the goofball, the class clown or whatever. I had tons of friends growing up - I still have tons of friends. I love making people laugh, I just wish I had stuck to drawing, you know? I could make more people laugh if I did. I'm a personal banker now. I just wish I kept drawing.


Issue No. 18 • Spring 2017