Catharsis is a weird thing. For a long time, I'd found it in an episode of The West Wing's second season. No matter what undesired mood I found myself in, watching Seventeen People would reset me. Once I bought the DVDs, this recourse was effectively free, and eminently repeatable. And so I watched. And watched. Eventually, it hit me that other people might get some catharsis out of this, too. So I started doodling.