bertyville, for those who are unaware). That’s when I learned Morello was from my hometown and, like it did for so many LVille kids, Rage Against the Machine became a fixture in my musical library.
Jump ahead to a year and a half ago, I’ve just moved into the editorial department at Dark Horse and found out I’ll be working on Tom Morello’s comic, Orchid
. Later, I mention to my boss that Tom’s from my hometown as an aside, which eventually comes up in conversation, and then—months later—I’m at San Diego Comic-Con talking about my hometown (our hometown!) with a rock legend.
Now skip ahead to last week, and I’m emailing and calling my primarily conservative-voting family to talk about all of the upsetting things I’ve learned about Paul Ryan’s stances on human rights and his reverse Robin Hood economics.
Earlier this week, I’m on the phone with Morello a few times a day as we finalize the lettering and colors for Orchid #9
Today, I wake up and read this smartly written op-ed piece by Morello on RollingStone.com about Paul Ryan
Life, right? It’s wild.
There’s no great truth or life lesson to be learned from this rambling anecdote, I just think reading this editorial hit home as a reminder of how surreal my job can be. Comics, man. Craziness. Awesomeness. Crazy awesomeness. Gotta love’em!