When you’re fed up with Chicago, do the right thing . . . complain.

That’s what Johnny Sampson did in May of 2011 when he was forced to buy a sweater due to an obnoxious streak of Chicago cold. “Fuckin’ weather!” he thought to himself.

Pair that disgruntlement with the fact that Sampson was reading Ivan Brunetti’s book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice at the time, and the idea for the comic strip Chicago: A Love Story was hatched.