In a sidebar podcast Marko spoke about rolling into a table top game company asking for a job. I thought the podcast said 15 years old but Wiki says 17. In the podcast he said that he told the director that he could draw better than all of their current artists. May have been a joke, but I wouldn't doubt it. Getting a job as an illustrator at 17 in the 90's is pretty cool.
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."