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New Year, New Projects

Let me start by saying that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I always felt that those were an excuse to wait until January 1 to stop doing something, or start doing something. If something needs changing, and I know it, I (try) to get to work on it whatever the time of year.

So why am I launching two new projects on January 1 (and getting around to writing about it on the second)? Well, one involves doing something every day for a year, so it’ll be very simple to keep track of the start and end dates. The other is a weekly, open-ended project.My first new project is Hex Libris, a weekly Web comic that I’ve been developing for a few years now. Exactly how does a guy get tricked into being caretaker for a magical library? Who or what is lurking amongst the bookshelves? What do girl detectives have to do with this? These and oh so many more questions will be answered as the weeks progress. For now you can meet Kirby, a guy who’s discovering that there are some things a dozen roses can’t fix. You can check it out at http://www.hexlibriscomic.com.

The second project is something I thought up in 2002 and then made a yearly ritual of delaying. For A Dog a Day I’ll post a new dog every day in 2008. Some days it’ll be a piece of art, others a photograph, and others an essay, poem, haiku or whatever else comes to mind. As long as it pertains to dogs. It’s a leap year, so I’m going to have to do this 366 times. This is meant to keep me working creatively on a daily basis, but I hope that people will enjoy the results. Anyone who wants to start a betting pool about when I’ll miss a day, you can keep track at http://dogaday.hexlibriscomic.com. But put me down for making it to December 31, 2008, because I’m feeling uncharacteristically confident.

If you want me to email you about these projects on a very occasional basis, I’ve set up a mailing list: The sign-up confirmation mails from these programs are notorious for getting caught in spam filters, so if you sign up and don’t get an automated confirmation, check your spam traps. I promise that the list will be confidential and only used when some exciting news comes up.

Okay, so back to the drawing board (literally). I’ve got a dog to post, it would be a shame to mess up on the second day.

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