The Time for a New Year is Nigh.

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An Inktober drawing I did that accurately represents how I look most days: Trying to think of material, and staring at blank paper.  It’s the best job I’ve ever had.

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?

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