As a year, it has brought happiness and pain, more of one than the other for some, but for most of us, an even mix of each.
My (long) recap follows the break!
I continued to have a fantastic time doing my job -- telling stories. It's a blessing to be able to do the thing that feels like your true calling.
And what a year I had -- I closed out the KISS: The Demon series co-written with Amy Chu, then the Ghostbusters 2017 annual, followed by Ghostbusters 101, The KISS: Forever and Red Sonja: Long Walk to Oblivion one shots, the TMNT Universe: Karai's Path arc, and finally, the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover sequel. I worked with tons of great artists and had a fantastic time.
Here's a twitter thread with lots of art cred and links to the Comixology purchase links! (:
I got to go visit pals at Nickelodeon Studios (Dan Milano and Andy Suriano have some GREAT series upcoming in Glitch Techs and the newest iteration of TMNT; I'm so psyched to see their hard work pay off!)
I also got to drop by Sony and visit the Ghost Corps offices. That was a blast -- I love working with these folks and I love working on this property. Also, I got to zoom around a studio lot on a little golf cart, which, heck, that was something else.
Lots of conventions across the country this year, which was great, and which allowed me to hang out with pals I never otherwise get to see -- like my Ghostbusters collaborator Dapper Dan Schoening, who is usually hiding over off the west coast of Canada.
I got to see bunches, and I mean bunches, of friends and colleagues do some of their best work to well-deserved recognition.
I also got to do a little bit of vacationing, seeing Disneyland for the first time since Bush 41 was president of the US, and the amazing San Diego Zoo. Great times.
I lost 40 pounds to start the year off and then put 20 back. Let's see if I can drop them in the first quarter of 2018.
One of my biggest pluses -- going to see Tom Petty live -- became one of my biggest minuses as I got vertigo from my seats. (Height? Not bad! Angle? Yeah, I can't do straight down, apparently.) Had to listen to the whole show from the hall, but I'll catch him next ti--oops.
At the very least every other live event I was lucky enough to go to -- MST3K Live, Dylan Moran, John Cleese, and a Minnesota Viking game -- went off without a hitch. The Vikes even won.
I hope for a busy year, a year that isn't lonely, and a year where we come out better, not worse.
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