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How did you first get started kind of writing comics, and why did you tailor them specifically toward developers?

When I was young, I used to draw pictures, comics of situations that happened in my day. I’ve liked to draw since I was a little kid, but I started to draw comics related to development because I love it. I am a developer and software programming teacher, so it’s something that I really know and we can find a lot of fun situations in the development world, even when we start to pretend that processes and software are living things, as I do. No one was doing this kind of commentary. I like to draw and I like to make fun of people and situations so I joined these two things and stared to do this as kind of a hobby.

You mentioned that there was a story you wanted to tell, about how you became involved with DZone, about “a rare disease and a DZone editor.” Can you share?

Ah, yes, yes. I started to run my site, I think, at the end of 2015. So, at that time, I was diagnosed with a rare disease. It was a very difficult time of my life because I didn’t know if I would live, as it was a very, very difficult disease. I had to stop going to work, so I was at my home and I had nothing to do, so I started to draw more. I sent an email to Joe Esposito [a former DZone editor], and he answered me saying that it was okay that I started to publish them on my own.