2013 was a fantastic year, and it still has two weeks remaining.
Sure some sad things happened and a bunch of wonderful people passed away.
But today I mulled over the fact it’s hard to believe that only 110 years have passed since the Wright brothers’ first controlled, heavier-than-air flight (on Dec. 17, 1903).
Personally-speaking this year — a century and a decade later — has been an incredible one.
I was lucky enough to publish two books of my own (the novel Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? and the collection The Condimental Op), co-edit and release an anthology (The Tobacco-Stained Sky), and publish a comic book (Tales to Admonish).
In the second half of the year I also polished off novel #4 (Planet Goth), which should see the light of typeface and binding by spring 2014, while my swinging comic book collaboration with Matt Kyme is going full-steam ahead and we should see #2 of Tales to Admonish out in January.
Matt’s already conjuring up ideas for #3.
In this last month, amidst the yuletide shenanigans even here in Japan, I’ve discovered the joys of Matt Fraction and David Aja‘s run at Marvel with Hawkeye.
And my daughter Cocoa (then at age 7) did an amazing ballet performance in June before 1,000+ people — she’s the real success story in my life, and I guess people who know me have come to realize that by now.