Looking back at this year, I realise what a strange year it has been. There have been plenty of ups and downs, but I’ve been consistently surprised with all of it along the way. It wasn’t a stock standard year. Which I guess means you mark it down as a year things changed. In certain scenarios that might not be a good thing, but I think if you look forward, then you can find positives.
Looking back there were some not so nice things that happened that I’d rather not dwell on. Even now, Christchurch City is still getting some big after shocks that the city centre has had to be re-evaluated again, so they can see what further damage might have occurred. Boxing day is not supposed to be about the town getting punched again! For all of you battling it out in Canterbury. My thoughts are with you. I hope your homes and businesses will endure after this tough period in the region has passed.
The year hasn’t been without some interesting moments though.
Some thoughts on 2010:
The World Cup – It was nice to have another sport besides rugby in the spotlight. That brief respite will be short lived though. 2011 welcomes the Rugby world cup, and this time I won’t be able to ignore it, as New Zealand is hosting it. I did enjoy the World Cup though.
Music – Seems like it was a year for revisiting some old friends. We had Soundgarden & Faith No More reform and start touring again. I was fortunate to see Faith No More play a show here in Auckland. Other bands began playing classic albums from front to back as a draw card to go see them play. It was amazing to see Shihad play both Killjoy and The General Electric live. The latter will be repeated again at the Big Day out 2011. Other bands from my youth that I saw were Metallica and the Smashing Pumpkins.
Travel – If you plan on going somewhere, make sure your shit is locked up tight, or you have a house sitter organised. As we found out after a couple of days in Melbourne – being burgled is the worst. That said, I had an awesome time this year traveling to Melbourne, Wellington and Christchurch.
Film – Not sure if I have a favourite from what I saw this year. I really enjoyed Pixar’s “Up” though – which I only just saw this year.
Finally, if you made it through all that. Thanks to you for reading this. I really appreciate all the support, all the comments on the comics and the site. It’s cool that some people have found it, and enjoyed it. I just want to keep going and making more stories for everyone, so thank you all.
Well here you go. The last comic of 2010. What a crazy year it’s been. I’ll have a full post about the year in review tomorrow. Meanwhile, if you’re out to party like Adam and Munter here, to see in the new year – be safe, take care of yourselves, and make sure you have a rocking good time.
Bring on 2011!
Thanks for all the support this year, see you next week (next year!).
I finally finished this comic – and just before Christmas too! Hopefully it was worth the wait. I knew it would take me a little bit longer due to it being a double sized comic. Add to that catching up with family and getting organised for the holidays – it makes things busy!
Nothing “Christmas-y” about this comic. I didn’t want to break from the storyline. However, I hope wherever you are and whatever you celebrate, that you do enjoy this holiday season. Just around the corner is 2011. It should be fun. One more comic before the year is done, next week.
Enjoy and thanks for reading,
Well we’re only 10 days out from Christmas now. That is crazy. I thought the year would start slowing down to ease into the holiday period, but nope, it’s still manic. For me at least. Hopefully you might be finding it better?
I am looking forward to the break though. I won’t be stopping the comic. I plan to keep updating, but I’ll use the days off to work on some other things, and hopefully get a little bit ahead on the comic for 2011.
Hope the week has been treating you well.
Thanks for reading,
It looks as though Adam has gotten away with it…this time. How many more life lines will the dude get though? Only time will tell I suppose. Having such a casual attitude to employment in these difficult economic times, probably not a good move.
How is everyone? Are we getting ready for the holiday season? I know I am. I’m getting 2010 burn out. I’m definitely looking forward to recharging my batteries. Of course, it’s summer here in New Zealand now, so I’m hoping to get out and enjoy it over the holiday period as much as I can.
Hope the week has been good to you!
Thanks for reading,
I drew a Triceratops in panel two. However I covered him up with a word balloon. So you know he is there, I figure I’ll post the panel without the balloon below. Enjoy.
Hope your week has been enjoyable so far. I wish I had more to report on. However I have basically just been locked away drawing. A few DVD commentaries to keep me company, along with a selection of soothing sounds. It helps you not go insane. Heh.
It’s also December. What the?
Thanks for reading!