I drew this self-portrait while I was in graduate school. It was a blind-contour pencil drawing that I later further rendered with ink. I used this image in what became my comic Introvert. Before I called it that, the comic was used as a title page in The Early Years and Sketches and Streams, 1st Edition. Ultimately, Introvert found its permanent place in Momentos, a collection of single-page comics within Sketches and Streams, 2nd Edition. I also incorporated the original closeup into the cover of that book.

In 2011, I cut the drawing out and fixed it to another piece of paper with white paint and added some ink. In 2015, I added some yellow paint.