Those of you know know me personally might recognize Bennie’s condition; the daughter of one of my best friends shares it. So I feel obligated to note that while this condition is based on something real that I have close experience with, the story is otherwise fictional. I am not telling my friend’s story (it’s not mine to tell). This is Nina and Mike’s story.

People often ask me about how much my comic is autobiographical and how much is fiction. The answer is, it’s essentially all fiction. I often take something from a real situation as a foundation, but then I place my characters in that situation and the story takes a life of its own.

That said, I want this comic to reflect the reality that I see around me. My own reality is that remarkable number of people close to me have special-needs kids, and so I decided to work that reality into this comic.

I hope you enjoy the story line!