In 2020, during the pandemic I submitted a comic to a journal, at the urging of my late friend Jennifer Simpson.
And in 2021, I got a copy of it. I even have an academic citation. The reach of a small literary journal may be small, but as a kid whose academic achievement maxed out at an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy, it meant a lot to me. Here’s the citation!
Crawford, J. (2020). Californio. Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, 5(1), 118-119. doi:10.2979/chiricu.5.1.10
And here’s the comic.