Things have been so great, but it’s still been a pretty difficult year. We lost my best rat-ular friend Lily in early October. We lost Kellys best rat-ular friend Emmy earlier in February. We also danced the poverty line for a few weeks when we first moved out to California, and I’ve put all of my personal projects on hold as I strive to get as far off that line as possible.
But we’ve also been to DisneyWorld and DisneyLand in the same year. The point is that nothing is ever easy. You need to keep moving forward, past everything awful, or you’ll be stuck in the same old shit for a long time with no way out. So, what am I doing to move even further than where I’ve landed now?
New Years Resolutionsthatwillhopefullyactuallyhappenmaybe
1 - Take better care of myself
I say every year that I'm going to work out and stuff, but now my brother is doing DDP Yoga and I'm probably going to join him so I'm not the fat mess of the family.
2 - Support independent artists
I've already started doing this, but I want to move forward more. Lately all my music has been coming from independently run bandcamp pages and it's probably the best few months I've ever had musically. With any luck I can transfer that over to visual stuff too.
3 - Get Suburban Soup off the ground
I don't know if it's going to be animated or a new webcomic (probably a webcomic) but one way or another I'm starting this thing. I've been re-writing, re-designing, and re-planning just about everything for this project and I'm hitting that stage where there's no where left to go but an actual thing. It's been put off long enough.
4 - Make myself more present
I'm a hermit. I know it, you know it, it's not a secret. I'm a hermit who lives in my apartment, rarely leaves, and rarely communicates with anyone. While I can't promise I'll leave the apartment much more, I can at least say I'll try to not be "dead" online. (I actually almost made a Halloween comic where the car flipped over in Utah and I died)
Things might happen and other things will get in the way, but I can't just sit back and pretend I don't exist anymore. Shit needs to get done and right now, I have the momentum to keep things going.
This is where I would usually put a "happy new years" picture but Kelly has my Cintiq. Kind of puts a damper on all that huh?