In the last year, Dustin Harbin has earned acclaim for hand-lettering every issue of the reissue of Matt Fraction’s creator-owned series Casanova, which he’ll continue into the new series. But he’s also been doing a variety of hilarious and insightful comic of his own, chronicled on his daily site

Harbin was previously known among comic fans and pros for his work at the comic shop Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC – and for helping organize each year’s Heroes Con, which is coming up June 3-5. Harbin, who recently did a stint as diarist for The Comics Journal’s website, spoke with us via email about going from retailer to creator, the unique challenges of the industry, some of his favorite books and more.

Read the full interview here!