I hope you all had a good 2016. I feel like social media has made it clear that no one did, but I don’t really believe that to be true. If you base your fortune upon how many famous people died, and whether or not your candidate got elected, you’ll never have a good year.
I had the good fortune of getting the job I’ve always wanted this year. Let me rephrase that: I had the good fortune to still do the same thing I’ve been doing all along, but now being able to say that I am employed and featured alongside the same comics I read growing up and was inspired by. It’s amazing what one can accomplish when one actually does things and works at it. (That is my way of saying that I squandered a lot of years not drawing comics and would sit around wondering why no one was discovering me. DOYEE.)
I don’t want to waste my opportunity. I am trying my very best to not be me and fritter away time. It’s hard for me to not be me. Ask me about it sometime.
With that said, I hope your 2017 is full of merriment, good cheer, and jocularity – which is three words that mean the same thing. But I really do mean it. Have a good year. Even if shitty things happen (they will), and even if you don’t feel like it (you might not).
And don’t take advice from cartoonists. What do they know?