After a couple of months of html and css I was desperate for some typesetting.
In my late teens I began work on an autobiographical fantasy comic, as you do, and part of that involved writing a full mythic history of the world it was set in.
When studying design much later, I had been inspired to set it up as a small booklet, and laboriously created a stylistically confused layout, complete with distressed textures, hand-drawn rune titles and the body text set in an “antique” serif.
The self-imposed challenge was to create a new version using all the layout concepts of an old manuscript (drop caps, etc) but without any of the faux styling, purely typographic. With the borrowing of toner and wire-binding from my boss, it was reborn in the flesh!