"I'm hoping I'll get a chance to meet him sometime," Ayers said. "The real attention being attracted to KSU is coming from Dri. He's an amazing player and great fun to watch. The strips are just a little bit of a different way of telling his story. Combining his talents with the efforts of an old alumnus is pretty cool."
"It definitely was the Kent State connection that made me want to be a part of this project," Ayers told The Associated Press. "Cartooning is what I do so being asked to draw these promotional strips felt like a perfect fit."