I was brought up with a very creative father, Kunio Hagio, who at the time, was trying to make a career as a commercial illustrator, and he did! I saw him make it to the top of his game. So inspiring! His father, my grandfather was very creative as well, but wound up opening a printing business after they got out of the Japanese internment camps. His printing company called Graphic Finishing in the west loop, closed back in 2008.
Young Hagio Moto was a phase I went through thanks to my dad. You’ll see later the grandmaster flash himself on his Harley Wide Glide, but he also loved to tinker with bicycles he would get and custom remake. He was crafty, and when he was done, he was so excited, he made us try them out. This started my love affair of rolling on wheels.