"The city is home to me, but it's always been tricky to put into words what makes it feel that way. (It's like with family; I'm allowed to complain about it, but I find myself getting horribly defensive if I hear other people bashing the city, even when they're right.) So the drawings all say (to me): "I don't know why I like it here, but I do. I fit." The funny fish and mermaids come from me looking at sea-monsters in old-fashioned maps."