James Lowe hadn’t drawn in more than 25 years when he picked up the pencil. He’d been trying to quit drinking and doing drugs, and his mom had just died. He needed an outlet for his restless, destructive energy. And so, “A Tenderloin Tale” was born. Lowe’s first published graphic novel is a semi-autobiographical story about a man living in the grittiest of San Francisco’s neighborhoods while struggling with drug addiction. Read the story in full via SF Chronicle.