@$$hole!: Acting Like a Monkey
Nominate TrevorAMueller.com in the 2009 Web Comic List Reader’s Choice Awards (no need to sign up, but it helps if you put in some info so they know you’re not a spambot). I’d take any nominations, but I’m specifically looking for:
– Best Writing
– The Innovation Award
– Best Supporting Character – Susie (or the crazy cat lady…or the waiter)
I have been so completely swamped at work lately that it’s not even funny. I can’t even begin to describe how much I’m looking forward to tomorrow off for the holiday. Planning season is tough, but I think this is one of the most difficult that I’ve been through in my many years of media planning. Unfortunately this limits my time and ability to not only produce my own content, but also enjoy other people’s comics. That said, I’ve told myself that even if it means a sleepless night or two, I’m going to not miss an update day for he rest of 2009. I haven’t missed one yet this year, and it’ll be a great feeling to keep that going. But enough about work, let’s get to the good stuff….
I’ve been working on several comic projects in the background, many of which are very exciting prospects for getting printed. I don’t want to get into too many details until the books are published or contracts are signed (and I’m given the green lights), but I’m so stoked for this one project in particular that I can’t even begin to describe. I’ll obviously post more details once things are more solid – I don’t want history to repeat itself, as it were, and have people drop off last-minute – but this is looking good and I’m excited about the work.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, an American holiday that involves a lot of food and a lot of eating (and even a lot of leftovers, so there’s more eating to come), but it also involves a coming together of friends and family.
This year, because of the crazy work hours and having moved out of state, I will not be spending the holiday with my family. However, through the new friends I’ve made over the year I’ve found a group that has taken me (and several others) in for the holiday, and I’m looking forward to it. They call this “Displaced Thanksgiving,” for people in a similar situation to myself – people who can’t get away but have the day off and want to gorge themselves and be among good company. My friends are having this event professionally catered by someone in town that, whenever I mentioned the catering place to a local, people take notice. I’m very much looking forward to it.
I’ll no doubt post pictures in my blog (if I ever get 5 minutes to write one on non-update days), or on facebook or something. It should be a ton of fun.
I also have several guest strips and charity pieces coming out within the next several months. And then a new convention season starts up, and with a book out now it should be a whole new experience.
2009 was a year of change for me. Positive, mostly, but certainly a renewal period that I’m thankful for. And my friends and family have helped me get through the tough times, and adjust to the new times. And I’ve seen them go through both during this time as well. This is what I’m thankful for: friends and family, and the people who support me like you, my readers. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Here’s to an even better time in 2010.
What are you thankful for?