Instead, I must look at this art as a reminder that these incarcerated adults are people too, who have creativity, emotions and passions. And while it may be difficult for me to view, their art deserves the chance to be shared.
Drozd has noticed the downfall of the stereotype that comic stores and the comic community are unwelcoming to newcomers, finding that stores like Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor are encouraging and capable of finding comics for everyone.
About a year ago, I came across the expression “everything is temporary.”
It came to me in a time of need. My life was changing in frustrating ways, and I could feel the anxiety that came with the inability to control my future. I wanted to fix a lot of situations that were out of my reach, but the reminder that the bad times would pass was enough to keep me going — to keep me from losing to the frustration.