kinda late on this one. this is mostly a cross-post from my livejournal but here it is anyway!
i don't measure things by year, really, i measure time by what projects i'm working on so 2012 doesn't feel like it's over and 2013 doesn't feel like anything special since i'm still working on the same project i was all through 2012, Glory, and i don't think things will sink in as a new period of time/new year until i'm done with Glory later this month. i'm still in the 2012 mental space or something and i won't be moving on until i move onto a new project, so for me 2013 will probably actually start around late January when i'm about to start on a new book.
in lieu of a big mushy new year's post, i'll say thank you to the GLORY team: Joe Keatinge, Eric Stephenson, Rob Liefeld, Brandon Graham (not technically part of the team but he helped get me involved), Ms,Shatia Hamilton, Joseph Bergin III, Owen Gieni, Doug Sherwood, Kris Anka, Sloane Leong, Ulises Farinas, Charis Solis, Jed Dougherty, Greg Hinkle, Roman Muradov, Ricken, Nate Bellegarde, all the production folks, and of course everyone who's been reading the series and promoting it and telling their friends, for making GLORY possible and helping me live the dream. it's been awesome. and special thanks to Comic Book Girl 19 and her awesome Glory video!
thank you to everyone who's been a friend this year and stood by me; thank you to Joe Keatinge (again!!!), Kelly Thompson, Zach, Dan, Mark, Fawn, Kaylie, Amy Reeder, my family as always, special thanks to my mom who does all of my mail orders/shipping without whom nobody would have ever received anything from me in the mail, Bobby Curnow for bringing me into the IDW TMNT fold and making my dream come true, Andrea Morton, Michelle Nunnelly, Heather Nunnelly, my awesome podcasting partner Nick, Chris Vance, Jennifer de Guzman, Spike Trotman, Jessi Sheron, M. Nicholas Almand for hanging in there and showing cancer who's boss, Candace McAfee, Jamie Fay, April Bingham, Rachel Dukes, my art dealer Mike DeLeRee, Mariah Huehner, Casidi Rapacz, Anj Barclay, Yhasmine Wilder, Becky Cloonan, James Ross, Matt Montelione, Pedro Lajud, Tokka, Michele Ivey, all my supporters at the Technodrome, Sharmie Fletcher, Rich Bernatovech, Aaron Conley, Angela Capel, Sybil Lowe, Erin Watson for being my favorite new fan (Shadoweyes fanfic!!!), Nigel Morey, Verity Hall, my editor Jill Beaton, everyone at Oni, Jennifer Haines, Robert Haines, Amy Chop, Tyler Jirk, Allison McVeganpants, Nancy C., Aimee Cummings, Mandy Szewczuk, Rick Dries for the amazing Ninja Turtles figures, Rian Miller, Jesse Munoz, Mateus Santolouco, Brandon Williams, Liz Suburbia for taking the time to talk at SPX, Ananth Panagariya, Yuko Ota, Sarah Horrocks, Michael Farineau, Aaron Brooks, and everyone who blew me away with their fanart of my characters this year, it doesn't get any better than that!!
RIP two of my cats, Krog and Bub.
a special thanks to everyone here at deviantart who watches me, comments, gets into comment exchanges/conversations with me, and extra special thanks to =jennmq
for founding #secretsoftheooze
, the aforementioned April Bingham/~Hell-is-a-56
for running my fanclub #WetMoonFC
, and *PagodaComics