I’m 60 years old today. Though I often jest about my age, the fact
is that I don’t feel 60. I think I do most things now better than
I ever did them before. There are probably things I do worse than
I did before, but, fortunately, I no longer have enough brain cells
left to remember them.
As are people of any age, I’m looking at a coming year filled with
uncertainty. Beyond my monthly writings for Comics Buyer’s Guide,
I have no contracted paying work lined up for 2012. I’ve been in
that situation before and something usually turns up, but it does
make for some stress.
My son Eddie graduates from The Ohio State University this spring
and I’m hoping he can find a good job quickly. As much as I would
love for that job to allow him to live with us in Medina, that has
to be considered a long shot.
The country I love - that would be the United States for the smart-
ass right wingnuts in the audience - is facing national elections.
I’m hoping my fellow Americans will turn their backs on the GOP and
the Tea Party and choose a more humane and sensible path for this
nation. If they don’t, this country will become even more mean of
spirit than it has.
On the bright side, I’m still here, I’m still kicking and I’m still
ready and able to write things I care about, to speak truth to my
readers, and to lend whatever meager assistance I can to people and
causes worth helping. I’m good.
Looking ahead to 2012...
I have a handful of comics projects I hope to complete in January
and February. Hopefully, one or two of them will make me a couple
bucks. I would definitely be interested in other projects if the
conditions are acceptable.
I hope to attend a number of comics conventions in the coming year.
Promoters can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If no paying work comes my way, you can expect to see me become an
active seller on eBay. I’ll try to alert you to these auctions in
ways that won’t turn this blog into one big advertisement. That’s
not what either of us is here for.
There will be more Isabella garage sales starting as soon in 2012 as
Ohio’s mercurial weather will allow. I’ll announce them here and
on my message board and on Facebook.
That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be
taking some time off for the holidays, but you can expect my next
bloggy thing on Monday, December 26.
© 2011 Tony Isabella