Charles Burns signed my copy of X’ed Out at BCGF. I was overcome with hero worship and nerves so I didn’t get to have a meaningful conversation with him beyond a few cracking some awkward jokes and squirting out “Your work is really inspiring” as I scuttled away. But still, getting to be in a room with people like Charles Burns and Chris Ware and whatnot is definitely the best part of these kinds of events for me. Very humbling/motivating.