“I love drawing from life or from references. I think it’s interesting to appropriate or reconstruct material. I mean, you have to be careful and considerate about what and how you work with anything pre-existing, but I’m interested in the way anything can be re-contextualized. I feel like, again, the Internet has totally transformed this for us, and our ability to see the various ways you can visually connect anything to build new meanings and conversations. In some ways this relates to comics in terms of how you place material on a page or in a space, things automatically begin to inform each other depending on the panels and sequencing. Simply by placing images together in an order or over a series of pages, we naturally interpret this as narrative. Therefore, the craft is in how you select those images and where you place them to evoke whatever feelings you want to give your reader.”

— Aidan Koch.