I have always been a fan of comics, as far back as I can remember. The mythology, the outstanding art, it is all a great part of my life. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, however, recently I've had the opportunity to talk to some folks in the industry who helped restore my faith in humanity. I don't think it's appropriate to name names but on four separate occasions in the last month I have had an opportunity to speak with folks that are well known in the comics industry and here on dA. They have all been nothing but gracious and willing to offer encouragement, insight, and constructive critique of my work and passion for this art form. While they were an inspiration before, I can say that this industry has some really awesome, humble folks out there. It's pretty cool when your heroes don't suck!