So, that’s another year pretty much done and dusted, and by all accounts 2016 has not been the greatest in terms of celebrity deaths and politics, amongst other things. I certainly have no desire to rake over all those unsavoury coals (there will be plenty doing that in the days to come), but the last twelve months have proved that we can take nothing for granted (especially polls).
Not long ago you would have been laughed out of the office to suggest that Donald Trump might become POTUS or that 5000/1 outsiders Leicester City might win the Premier league, so if nothing else, at least we can take solace in the fact that anything is possible.
With that in mind, the plan for 2017 is that Meanwhile…will return as a hundred-page quarterly anthology from Soaring Penguin Press, and I shall be contributing new episodes of Strangehaven for each and every issue, starting in January. I’ve seen a preview of issue 5, and it does look pretty damn amazing.
Casting my view back over 2016, it’s been nice to have chipped in with the odd piece of cover art for Heroes and Sherlock comics from Titan Comics, to have been featured in two major comic art exhibitions in London and Italy, and to have enjoyed being a guest at another European festival. I didn’t see any of those things coming this time last year, so who knows what 2017 in store for me?
Or for you. Remember, it’s not about what you’re chasing, or whether you catch it…it’s all about the chase itself.
So, happy holidays to you and yours, and wishing you a wonderful, surprising (in a really good way this time) and healthful new year. Peace and Love.