Saw a smorgasbord of fresh talent and old friends at APE. I had the amazing Marian Dilan with me braving the rain and crowd. And what's more, I saw my hero(ine) Lynda Barry, who in real life, is one of sweetest, funniest, and most talented artists around. I'm always apprehensive meeting one of my heroes, in fear that meeting them will ruin the image I have of them in my head, or that it'll distort the way I feel about their work. But I only felt the love grow as I shook hands with Lynda and spilled my heart out to her.