Doodcember, Days 1 and 2 – Past and Box

Rupert thought he burned all those photos.

Feels like a good representation of these two – all of Rupert’s photos, nice and neat and organized into a labelled showbox, and Abel’s are just shoved into a big box.

So we’re doing this again!  IG Doods posted their Doodsember list, and I’ll be taking part.  Didn’t start yesterday because I wanted to get the last of the human pictures out there.  But here we are, starting today!

Thirty

Am I an adult yet?

Yep.

It’s finally here.

I have officially made it 30 times around the sun.

And I’m not sure quite I’m feeling right now.

I mean, it’s my birthday, so I’m happy and enjoying myself right now, but like, still trying to sort 30 out.

On the one hand, nothing’s changed.  I’m still me.  It’s just a number.  I’ll still carry on as always.  There will be new comics to draw and books to read and all that.

On the other hand…it’s thirty.  Three decades.  Like, I have officially left my twenties behind and am entering something new entirely.  A brand new age: my thirties.

I find myself asking the question, “Okay – what now?  What do I do?  What am I supposed to do?”

I think a better question is “What do I WANT to do?”

And I don’t have a definitive answer.

Well, okay, so I’d like to get back into writing and see where I can take that.  Try to get back into exercising.  Or maybe develop a new webcomic or something.  So I do have some ideas.

But beyond that, it’s a question mark.

I suppose, though, that that’s fine.  I mean, I’m always facing question marks and getting through them, right?  So, my thirties should be no different.

Still.  It’s a tad surreal.

Like this comic.

So time to strap myself in and see what happens as I dive headfirst into this new era.

Should be a time.

Good Omens 2 is a GO

Can I get a “Wahoo?”

With the announcement of Good Omens Season 2, my Instagram explore page has gone from being split relatively evenly between everything to GOOD OMENS GOOD OMENS THE CLOWNERY IS OVER.

So why not add to that?  Because it is indeed pretty exciting news.  I didn’t think it would actually happen, considering the first season pretty much covered the entire book.  However, a quick jaunt over to Neil Gaiman’s blog revealed that he and Terry Pratchett had actually planned out a sequel, so there is stuff to pull from.  Which makes me even more excited, and a little sad that there wasn’t a GO book sequel, especially with the passing of Terry Pratchett.  But hey!  I’ll take a televised sequel.

Also, it just feels right to have Dot be a GO fangirl, considering the one time I heard Neil Gaiman speak in person at the DC Book Festival and the crowd was pretty much decked out in black.  It was a pretty gloomy day, too.  All appropriate for Dot here.

Also also – I don’t know why I drew a car.  Crowley’s Bentley is pretty important to the story, but still, I didn’t have to draw it.

Christmas’ End

It’s February, Jeff.

Fact of the matter is, this is early for us.  I mean, February’s not even half way over yet and most of our Christmas stuff is actually down and put away.

…thinking about it, maybe that’s why Jeff likes it here so much.  Because we leave our Christmas decorations up for so long.

Doodcember, Days 30 and 31 – Cheers and New

Holy moley, what a year.

So.  Here we are.

Doodcember is finally finished, just in the nick of time.  Had a great time doing it.

And at the same time, 2020 is coming to an end.

Thank.  GOD.

This has been an extraordinarily trying year.  We all went into it with such high hopes, and what did it give us?

Pain.  Never ending pain.

We were on the brink of World War III.  Australia was on fire.  The West Coast was on fire.  Murder hornets reared their ugly heads.  There were protests all Summer long.  And on top of all that, it was an Election year.  A really, really ugly Election year.

And of course – COVID.  Friggin’ COVID-19 upending just about everything, casting its nasty shadow across the entire world, highlighting the true depths of human stupidity.

…what a year.

On the plus side, I’ve ironically enough seen more of my friends than usual.  I’ve rediscovered an old character (Dot!) and created a new one (Quincy!).  I’ve participated in a couple of fascinating art challenges.  And I’ve started therapy.  So, a few high points.

So what is going to happen in 2021?  Who knows.  The fact is, the bar is set so low, and we are entering it bruised and bloodied.  So hopefully – HOPEFULLY – it can only go up from here.

Hopefully.