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First things first: It’s January 1st, so please go over to Brock Heasley’s The SuperFogeys to see the guest strip I created, featuring Captain Spectacular, Swifty, and Spy Gal! Let me say, seeing my artwork up on Brock’s site is an awesome way to start the new year. Thanks, Brock!

Also, I’m pleased to report I managed to squeak in under the wire and finished my illustration contribution to the Comic Creator’s Alliance. Hopefully, Lora at the CCA will post a preview of my piece in her news blog, but if not, that’s just one more reason to be sure you stop by the CCA site on January 11th (see my prior post about this for more info).

And, most of all, I want to say thank you all for reading in 2009–(ashamed to say I have a ton of comments I’m behind on responding to)–and I hope you’ll all stick around for what I have in store for 2010, the year of the tiger (no, not that Tiger, thank you). 2009 was an incredibly eventful year for the Watkins family. I’ve really had a blast launching Odori Park this past year, challenging myself, and meeting all sorts of wonderful people through the exercise. And, of course, there was the whole new baby thing. Here’s to an awesome 2010!


  1. Bearman

    happy new year!!

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  3. speearr

    That’s a really detailed piece of work. I really like the inking you did there. Masterpiece! And Sprout thrown it too…lol

  4. Chris

    Bearman: Happy New Year to you, too!
    speearr: Thanks! Sprout seems to be welcome anytime I include him, which is good to know! :)

  5. Brogan

    Hahaha, great page!

  6. Chris

    Thanks, Brogan! I aim to please.

  7. David Reddick

    I just gotta say, the strip is great, lol - your art is fantastic, and man, there’s something actually peacxeful about your header at top. I love it. Don’t ever change it!!!! :-) Makes me feel like I’m visiting your, i.e., your characters’ “town!”

  8. Chris

    Thank you, David! You’re one to talk. I can practically taste the giant roasted turkey legs when I look at your site header :)

  9. SpilledInkGuy

    Great strip - I love Sprout’s special appearance as well! :)

  10. Chris Watkins

    Thanks, Robert. I wanted to sneak him in there somewhere :)

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