A lot happened over the year. I got my first comment (thanks Andy!). The iPhone was launched. I pissed some people off. I learned Flash and got a mention over at Cold Hard Flash as a result (thanks guys!). I got spammed. Workmen ruined my stuff (pack of wankers). Astro Andy got stranded. I got loads and loads and loads of rejection letters. That sucked. My dog (and best friend) died. That sucked more. I ranted about life, and society. And, almost every day, I wished I was somewhere else.
The look of my crappy drawings changed a bit over the course of the year, not really for any intentional reasons. It just sort of evolved. I didn't actually set out to illustrate the posts initially but I did it for the first early ones and then, well, it's sort of hard to stop. It becomes habit. But I'm really glad I did - I actually enjoy doing the drawings for this blog, as crap as they are. They're quite honestly the first time I have drawn for pleasure in years.
Though, had I known I was going to keep drawing on the site, I would love to have actually used some sort of design. Put a bit of effort in or something. But I didn't and it just became what it is. Oh well.
I've had a lot of great visitors over the course of the year - Andy J. Latham (now of Traveller's Tales), the always polite Mr.Trombley, Toole, Mitch, Ron (of Collideascope Studio), Murray Bain (of Copernius Studio), the wonderfully talented Jeaux Janovsky, the (also talented) Bobby Pontillas, actually a whole bunch of talented people, like, em, Elliot Cowan (I suspect he's slightly twisted) and so many more I could just keep on dropping names. But then this post would get waaaaay longer than it should be. Suffice it to say, if you've dropped by, I really appreciate the company and I'm honoured to be visited by such an interesting and talented mix.So one year on, here I am... still blogging. I hope those of you who have passed through have found something interesting. Who are all you guys? What brings you here?
Hopefully I'll still be here doing whatever it is I do in another year's time. If these chest pains don't kill me first. Or I decide to leave society and shack up on an island somewhere (in a shack, of course). But for now - happy blogday to me!