D. Wylie and I met over email in the summer of 2001, while we were designers working at Duffy (I in Minneapolis and he in NY). Our common friend Gen thought we would hit it off and made the connection. We finally met in the fall, when he came to spend a week in the Minneapolis office after the tragic events of 9/11. I thought he looked like a Monkey, he thought I looked like a Mushroom and we fell in love. Since we lived far apart, I would make these simple illustrations and send them to him. When we broke up, I illustrated the whole story as some form of therapy.