This was the third birthday-comic I drew for professor Mike Carbone, the best, best, best human being on earth. He was like my Binghamton father, always encouraging me and taking care of me.
By the time I drew this, I was no longer in Harpur Jazz Ensemble – or Binghamton. But oh dear, I miss him so much. Life in NYC is so stressful, it’s making life in Binghamton so painfully missable.
A huge apology to the current members of HJE who are not in the comic. It’s been a while, and I don’t really know anybody in the band anymore. This is the Harpur Jazz Ensemble when I left, and it is the HJE that I remember.