Five years ago, my friend Phil told me I should start a blog. I told him that the last thing the world needed was someone else who thought their diary was so awesomely important that it was worth other people reading. I had, however, made a New Year’s resolution to write more, so on January 6, 2005, I relented, signed up for a blogspot account and ended up creating Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog.
The rest you probably know.
I’ve gotta say, the past year has been a good one here at ISB HQ: 2009 saw me branching out into more freelance work than I’ve ever had, with regular gigs at two other sites, getting my first two Action Age comics out on the web (and finishing others that nobody’s seen yet), and even what I hope is the start of work in comics that I’m not publishing myself, which is a pretty big thing for me.
Even more than that, though, it was a good year for new friends. There’s Euge, of course, who has gone from being a literal Person I Don’t Know to a better friend and partner than I ever would’ve thought, but there are others too, like the comics internet’s two favorite married couples, Evie & Aaron and Chris & Curt. I’ve met some good folks, and if nothing else, the past five years have been worth it just to get those folks (and the other great friends I’ve made) in my life.
But that’s enough of that. Two paragraphs of maudlin sappiness a year is about all I can stand, so let’s get on with it. Raise a glass, folks. May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.
Welcome to Year Six.