Manufacturing guy-at-large.

My failure was probably

Added on by Spencer Wright.

As a kid, I read Calvin and Hobbes fanatically. Last week I got Bill Watterson's new book, which is actually an exhibition catalog from a retrospective of his work. It contains a long interview with Watterson, in which he talks about being let go from his first job drawing political comics:

Though my early career was much different than his, I relate to a lot of this.