Happy 2018, everyone (at least everyone celebrating these things in conjunction with Gregorian calendars.)
I spent most of the holiday break being sick, which is no fun, and breaking a tooth, which was such a non-event I don’t remember when it actually happened, but I’m on the mend now, and am terrifically busy trying to catch up on all the work that I was meant to do last week.
Fresh health and a big stack of things to do? Auspicious beginnings! 2018 will certainly have some suck in it, but it will begin (at least for me) with a proper grind.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was every bit as much fun as I hoped it would be. In part this is because I saw it with my sixteen-year-old daughter, but mostly it’s because the folks on-screen were simply delightful. Also, yay video game physics!
It clears my Threshold of Awesome, and takes slot #6. Yes this means I did in fact have more fun at the second Jumanji than I had at the ninth Star Wars.
We used to celebrate round-number milestones when counting the number of days that Schlock Mercenary has been running, but once we hit 2,000 I realized that the next “important” round number was 5,000, and I lost interest in the project for a while.
We hit 2,000 days on December 3rd of 2005. That was twelve years ago.
As of Friday, December 22nd, 2017, Schlock Mercenary is 6403 days old. To celebrate, we’ll post the 6404th comic, and then we’ll celebrate that one with 6405.
Sandra and I really like having these jobs of ours¹, so we celebrate by continuing to do them. Thank you for making that possible.
¹ My job: write, illustrate²
Sandra’s job: alpha-read, plot-doctor, edit, layout, financials, plus a million other things that convert the writing and illustrating into food and rent.
² Technically I don’t do all the illustrating. Coloring my line art has been Travis’s job for (*napkin napkin guess*) roughly 3000 days.
UPDATE: This aired on Monday the 18th, so the final day has kinda passed.
If you’re ordering Schlock Mercenary merchandise, and you need it delivered by Christmas, you must place that order today, and choose Priority mail as the shipping option.