Technically, it started ten years ago as a joke and a fascination to combat loneliness. Then, there was no Roz & the Big Man. That came later.
Dan (Words & Letters) and Josh (Pencils & Ink & Covers) met in Brooklyn. They created 21 pages that were, kindly put, rough… and confidently submitted them to large publications. There was no reply. The book died for a while, almost five years. But Dan and Josh worked hard to find and expand on the best elements of those misguided pages and the book took on new life. It became something the creators were desperate to read themselves.
Plus, they eventually found a fantastic colorist in Daniel Rosa Duran who brought his own wonderful sense of storytelling to the artwork.