IHEARTCOMIX began out of desperation. Back in 2003, Chan moved to L.A. with big dreams of becoming a comic book artist. He’d recently gone to San Diego Comic Con with his very first full comic book, and completely sold out. He was sure that he had a bright future ahead of him.
That’s not how it turned out. “I ended up not even having time to do it,” he says over the phone on a recent afternoon. “I just ran out of money and I couldn’t find a place to live and I couldn’t find a job.”