I don't know where the time has gone: there has been so much from The Last Shortbox® that I haven't gotten to yet.
The first twelve issues of the wildly exuberant American Flagg.
The only twelve issues of the nearly incomprehensible Thriller.
The thirteen issues of the spectacularly bitter Haywire.
Keif Llama, Dalgoda, Evangeline.
The Desert Peach.
And yet, I have pretty much kept to my once-a-week publishing schedule.
I hit my hit-high over last summer, and viewership has been declining since. In the last few weeks, however, when posting has been especially spotty, the numbers are going back up. I can only conclude people like the blog better when I don't write new things. That sure makes it easy.
Along the way, I have been distracted by a dalliance with buying new comics, a commitment to waiting for the trades, and a habit of spending way too much time reading other people's blogs. (I have no idea how y'all make enough time for the (usually) entertaining posts I keep reading.)
I am seriously considering a PhD program with a focus on comics, if I ever get my teaching situation completely sorted out. If that plan pans out, who knows what will become of this place?
I am also seriously considering re-structuring all of my blogs into a different sort of web presence, so even without any life changes, this site might have (another) new name and a new address.
I guess this blog is of excruciatingly minor importance in the grand scheme of things, but it's worth continuing if it's still fun.
And it's still fun.
And as Captain Fear would say,
'Appy 'Olleedaize and a 'Appy Noo Jear!