Three Year AnniversaryI can’t believe that Gobo Gazette is having its three year anniversary today! And I can’t believe Bam wasn’t around for last year’s… I mean the spoof here would have been perfect!

It is a brand new year! Thank goodness. Not to jinx it or anything but how could 2021 be any worse? 2020 was rough for many. While it wasn’t as bad for me as it was for other, it still left its mark. You may have noticed that I did not post many holiday Instagram images. Sure, there was Inktober, but I haven’t done anything creative for it or the website, other than the update alerts there and on both Twitter and on the Facebook page. I’ll let you in on a little secret: those updates are what I imagine the new website design to look like. Just one of the little things besides Instagram posts that I wanted to have done last year and the year to come.

As mentioned in last week’s comic update, those changes will have to wait. There will be one other Instagram creative bit done for April, and Inktober is kind of up in the air. I stated that my buffer was greatly depleted, and it is. Not only am I behind in illustrating the strips, but my story-boarding has long been neglected. Don’t worry! I have plenty of story in my head. It’s just a matter of thinking out how to present it. Thankfully, this holiday break helped. I am trying to avoid this as much as possible, but there might come a time when Gobo Gazette doesn’t update on Friday. Or it updates without color. Whatever the case, my hope is that if something like this does happen, I will be able to make up the difference and get back on schedule as quickly as possible.

Now for some good news. We are getting to a part of the story that I have been looking forward to for a long time! Until now, the dirty dozen have been on the move, barely having enough time to settle down. The longest amount of time in one spot was just under a season! It has been relatively fast-paced, introducing elements that will have a larger impact in the future. The last of those elements is coming soon. From here out… well, I don’t want to give much away. I hope that you are looking forward to it as much as I am.

Have a happy new year and be careful out there.