Several years ago, when Star Trek: The Next Generation was in its final season on TV, I was in the U.S.S. Alacrity chapter of the Starfleet international fan association. I was a huge Trek geek, yep. And since I had art talent, I joined the Engineering division of the club, which was responsible for the chapter's newsletter, among other things. I contributed artwork for the covers of the newsletter sometimes. And once, the Assistant Chief Engineer asked me to draw a comic strip that he'd thought up the idea for. He just wanted me to put it down in black and white, since he didn't have cartoon-style art skills and I did.