"It takes a while for it to sink in that the hands I'm seeing, folding napkins and raising glasses, are the hands that draw the comic strips I've been reading all my life. I taught myself to read with the Sunday paper—Beetle Bailey, Cathy, The Family Circus, For Better or for Worse—and here are all the people responsible. "It's like Battle of the Network Stars," says Andrew, "but for our interests." It's different from meeting comic-book artists I admire. It's almost like meeting your own ancestors. I'm not sure what this says about me, but the enormity of it doesn't hit home until I meet the guy who draws Ask Shagg."
Above left photo taken from her article. That's Shaenon in the NERD t-shirt. Andrew is to the left.