It was in July 2016 when I sent a direct message to Martellus Bennett on Instagram. He’s a football player in the NFL, and at that time, a tight end for the New England Patriots. Off the field, Martellus had been establishing himself and his company, The Imagination Agency, as a staple in the cartoon, children’s books, and creative industry. I told him how I had admired his work, and how I planned to work with him in the future. Martellus and I had never met before, nor had we ever communicated, so I was shocked when he replied to my message. Six months later, I’m now the artist on the first issue of Martellus’ new comic book Towel Boy.