Sara: Jerzy and I had talked about creating
another comic together for awhile...so, when he approached
me with a character that he created when he was a kid
I thought....perfect! I mean, that's partially what Make
Like A Tree is about...taking those inspirations
and making them real, making them yours.
And, I really do like Maggie!
Jerzy: Silver was the first character I ever wrote
a comic about. The story was originally called "Silver
And The Natural Resources", but the concept and Silver's
look is pretty much the same, right down to his purple
"magic glove." Other characters, like Lao and
Maggie, were created and developed when Sara and I teamed
up on the new version.
Practically every comic I've ever helped to create has
in some way been influenced by the Saturday Morning Cartoon.
I've always been fascinated with the way they'd cram so
much characterization and action into such a small amount
So this story is both a tip of the hat to the 10-year-old
Jerzy who said he wanted to be a comics artist and a salute
to the great writers who've inspired me over the years.
Especially Ron Friedman, who is my inspiration and my