I dashed this off for Mark Crilley years ago at the Motor City Comic Con. Akiko fans will remember that Mark wrote an arc (that rhymes! says Spuckler. Quick, isn't he?) called The Story Tree, where our heroes did as the title suggested: they sat beneath the titular tree trading yarns. Mark ran this in a letters page, where he frequently showed fan art. If I can dig up some of the other Akiko pieces I did, and if Mark doesn't mind, I'll post them as well.