This was the first piece I ever had published. The challenge: write
and illustrate a story that was no longer than a single page.
Dave Sim and Gerhardt of Aardvark-Anaheim Press, publishers of my favorite
comic at the time, Cerebus the Aardvark,
sponsored the contest. There was no "first" prize, per se,
just that you received a check for $100 and publication in the
High Society reprints. This appeared in High Scoiety #4. I
did the illustrationwith rapidograph pens and grease pencil
on coquille board, then addedthe borders with 1/8" striping tape.
Oh, to have had a computer back then... !