When I was maybe 6, I entered a Kellogg’s “Draw your favorite breakfast cereal mascot” contest. I chose Tony the Tiger… He’s GRRRRRRREAT! I remember Mom sending it off… and then… waiting. Oh, I waited…. and waited some more. It’s tough to wait when you’re a kid. But finally, it came… the disappointment. Sigh. I did NOT win…. somehow, this did not deter me from being a cartoonist later in life. I think it was just the beginning of a long list of disappointments.