2016 Review Of the Year

Hi Chums, every year around this time, I post up my comic book drown review of the year. Something I’ve done, somehow for around 12-13 years or so. So here’s this years one.

 

Some notes: Nathan is in a grammer. He’s really thriving in it. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you may know that Nathan thriving in school seemed unheard of, but thrive he is. Tom is enjoying school (but not homework). And everything home related is going pretty well. Annette went back to school to study something sciencey (a thing she’s never previously done, so big culture shock and new challenges for her) and I went and did some acting, after a 20 year gap. And I really really loved it. So more auditions this year, I think.

Workwise, it was a funny year – I drew less than last year, in the region of 189 pages, but doing Dark Horse work and the post brexit pound plummet meant I did ok this year. All in better than any previous year. Self employment is a funny old game though, and the tax repercussions of a single good year followed by a bad year can actually be pretty severe, so careful careful going forward.

New years resolutions this year: less twitter more drawing. Less twitter more blogging. Less twitter more work.

I mean, obviously I don’t mean that – I’m sort of hopelessly addicted to twitter, but I can’t help feeling it’s not healthy. Certainly this year on twitter felt like it wasn’t. Maybe it’s the current political climate, maybe it’s the nature of any platform that expands to the size twitter has. Who knows. In any case, it feels like a boil that needs lancing in some way.

Anyhue, hopefully 2017 turns out to be the karmic rebalancing that 2016 feels like it needs. In which case we can all expect to wake up knowing the next lottery numbers. Good luck!

 

 

Author: PJ

PJ is a Belfast based comic artist, and has been for some time.