Jake didn’t grow up with comics. After college he followed a girlfriend to Kansas City, a place where neither of them knew anyone, and ran an art house cinema where someone had left piles of old comics in the box office. While he didn’t have many friends in this foreign city and his relationship was crumbling, he sat around and read a bunch of comics at work for two years. Somehow he turned this melancholy education into a job running Fantom Comics when he moved back to his hometown Washington, DC, so here we are.
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