Ten Years

Down Set Fight

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the very first post on the original ISB, which means that it’s been a full decade since I started writing about comics on the Internet because my pal Phil told me that I should get a blog. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve come a pretty long way, and while I know I say that every year, hitting a full ten really feels like it’s meant something — especially this year.

Ten years after I wrote a joke about how much better off I’d be if I turned my dubious talents to the world of erotic fan-fiction (this is what I thought would be a good first actual post), I’ve just come through a year that saw the release of the first graphic novel I ever wrote (alongside Chad Bowers), which is a pretty big deal for me. The day that box arrived and I could actually hold that thing in my hands was surreal, and when I found out that we’d actually sold through the first printing (thanks to you fine folks) was, to be honest, one of the best days of my life.

There were other comics, too, Subatomic Party Girls and Skater X, and this coming year is going to see some other big projects from us, so there’s a lot to look forward to, along with my day job — and my day job is writing about comics, and every now and then when I’m feeling down, I think about that and how great it is that I can do this. I can honestly say that these past ten years have made a lot of my dreams come true, and even though I’ve mostly migrated away from this particular piece of the Internet to places where I, you know, get paid, I’m glad that there are folks out there who have stuck with me.

Here’s to hoping for another ten that are even better!