The screen shot should give you an idea of how colorful this interview was, visually and audibly. Damon Conklin is one of the most well respected artists in the industry period, the white side and black side, despite the fact he downplays any inkling of talent or business savvy on his part.
His story takes us into the life and mind of artists a bit. Stories about a persons childhood and upbringing will typically give you insight into the artist and person they or anyone would be today. Although you cant fully judge what to expect from a person strictly based off how they were raised, Damon's candor lets us know just how influential life experience can be on your work.