Lots to celebrate this week. First and foremost by a large margin is four years with Nicole. The first few months were rocky and tempestuous, and we still have difficulties, but it’s nice when your worst relationship problem is that you live apart some of the time and want to spend more time together.
One of the unexpected ways that we have bonded is by collaborating on our webcomic, Time Wounds All Heels, which turns 6 months old today. That may not sound like a long time – especially for a weekly comic – but TWAH is by far the most sustained creative effort I have been involved in since I started drawing comics over 20 years ago, and has been exposed to the largest audience (rapidly closing in on 25,000 views). I’ve never felt so enthusiastic about drawing every day.
Finally, it’s been just about a year since I bought the iPad 2, partly so that I could see what kind of platform it would be for making and viewing comics. The short answer: a great one. The iPad is the kind of device I used to dream about when I was hunched over my light table, watching the same UMDs over and over on my PSP. Depending on what I’m doing, the iPad is my radio, TV, web browser, book or comics reader, video game platform, planner, typewriter, and sketchbook. It would have been nice to get it at the lower price it sells for after the introduction of the iPad Mini, but otherwise I couldn’t be happier with it.