Today is my birthday.
Last month was Odori Park’s birthday.
I let it fly by simply because I haven’t had the time to give a proper little celebration.
A blog post is hardly a surprise party with balloons and a magician, but it’s better than nothing.
So, please allow me to supplant hoorahs over my own birthday (which, as I continue to age, feels simultaneously less desirable, but more worthy as an accomplishment–I’m still alive!) with hoorahs over the fourth birthday of Odori Park on the Web! By my quick rough count, that’s over 600 comics I’ve posted online since the first one in March of 2009. That feels pretty good!
A couple weeks ago I got myself a new phone–a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (or, as colleagues refer to it, my “what-the-heck-is-that-it’s-HUGE!-aren’t-you-embarrassed-to-use-that-as-a-phone?”). I chose this particular model largely because it has a Wacom-powered pen. I grabbed a copy of Layer Paint (great little drawing app for $2.99, though I wish the screen would rotate), with visions of drawing comics over my lunch hour or at random traffic stops. I put it through some paces tonight, so…
Here’s a birthday sketch for you to say thank you for reading!
(Click to embigify…)