2016 was bad. I feel like it's just societal common knowledge at this point. At the very least, we've managed to stay alive this far, so hopefully this means we'll be getting a way, way better year within the next week. I feel like something important amid all this is to try and focus on the good things that have happened to each of us. Like, yes, 2016 was a raging dumpster fire, but maybe we found some free clothes around the dumpster.
~I finally started my latest webcomic, Vanilla Mizrahi. I've been trying to put together something semi-autobiographical for a few years now, but finally it's happening.
~The Little Prince got big online. I was even featured on Buzzfeed. It started the exact same day I was mourning Prince, and it felt like the universe reached out to give me a hug. I talked to so many other fans who enjoyed my art, and that meant a lot to me then and now.
~I got booted out of a questionable friend network, which turned out to be for the better. You don't really realize how weird and gross your surroundings are until you're looking back at it.
~I made a lot of fantastic, closer friends this year.
~I started interning as an early education teacher! I'm having a lot of fun in this job, and it's been very fulfilling as I help out young students. I'm not going to name the place, since I don't want someone getting slick and emailing them my sexified human Cyril Sneer art. Discard the thought, actually.
~I befriended Jay Rath, one of the original 1980s Astro Boy voice actors. He's super interesting and a lot of fun to talk to.
~I got really into Peter Lorre stuff. The guy's a doll, and I can now recommend so many movies from him.
It's kinda short, but that's about it for the major stuff for now. Maybe I'll update this as more stuff comes to me. All in all, I hope you guys were able to find gems in our overwhelmingly arse year too.