On a Brooklyn, NY rooftop in the summer of 2004, my cousin Shelley Briggs Callahan, told me how proud she was of me, and that I was her hero for going off to school, and finishing my first self-published comic book called Leftovers. It was a touching moment in my life.
I remember it being a great night as Shelley, and her twin sister Erin Briggs came to visit me, and took me to one of their friend’s punk shows. It was one of those great shows in a NYC apartment building, where the “show” basically took up the whole floor of the building. Crowded, stinky, Pabst to the ceiling, and fun as hell! It was times like these that helped inspire the events, and themes in The War for Kaleb.