HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It's 2013 and 2012 is in the past. (who would have guessed we would have made it past the end of the world on Dec 21 2012). I thought I should start the year off right with a nice post for my readers. Remember a while ago, I spilled the beans about a new cartoon that I am working on. Well here is the next installment of the creative process. These pages are the results from the gag and story idea sessions I had (unfortunately I was by myself and had nobody to bounce ideas off of). Haven't really worked on it lately though. I bought a car six weeks ago and while the weather was nice, I spent most of my free time working on it. Then once it colder, I took the top off of my desk and stripped the old varnish off, cut half of it up and made a hole in the middle for the animation disk. I finished that a couple days ago and I am currently letting the danish oil finish dry. I don't know how much protection it will provide. I might have to put a poly(polyurethane) coat for durability. Finally these last couple of days I have been painting and playing around with calligraphy, which I am really bad at.