January 12, 2016
What a Year
It's now January of 2016, and I'm back in Chicago (for the time being). Last year was was amazing in so many ways.
I self-published more comics, now under the imprint of Novi-Yotta Press, printed Simian Grocery Science, and ran a big reprint of Time Sloth & Nun-Bot. I tabled at Emerald City Comic Con (my first time at that show) and had a great time, selling far more than I expected and meeting more awesome people.
I traveled to Iceland and loved it so much I nearly stayed forever. It's seven months and 5 countries later, and Iceland is still calling me back. I have a series of posts on that trip that I'll be posting soon. More on that below.
I brought my old Jeep back to life after having it tucked away in storage for several years. It may be "just a car", but as I said to a friend recently: if I had a mechanical dog, my Jeep would be it. I put four thousand miles on it in the first month I had it back and we've had a ton of kickass adventures over the last year.
Then I got rid of 90% of my belongings, moved out of my apartment and went to Europe for a few months.
2014 was a rough one, but 2015 was nothing less than fantastic for a hundred reasons. None of it would have come together without truly wonderful friends and family, not one of whom told me I was crazy for going to sell comics, going to resurrect an 18 year old Jeep Wrangler, going to wander around Iceland, or going to live out of a backpack on the other side of the planet for who-knows-how-long. And now I'm excited to dig into 2016, return to Emerald City Comic Con, go on more adventures with my Jeep/dog, make a whole lot of comics and travel to a handful of new cities.
I hope you've all had a fantastic New Year, and that your 2016 is so rad you have to make up new words to properly describe the awesomeness.