Comics Syllabus subscribers, THANK YOU for reading and listening to the podcast. Supporters, thank you for the truly kind support. I’m sorry that we’ve been pretty silent here for the past couple of weeks.
Though I’ve continued reading and preparing episodes of the podcast, planning coverage of comics on Substack and comics at large, I’ve also been doing a good bit of re-evaluation about this Substack and the podcast’s purposes and how it fits in my life.
This re-evaluation comes from both listening to some feedback that some of you provided to our winter survey (along with thinking about the lack of feedback), and unfortunately some heartbreak and struggle in the lives of folks close to me. Both of these have helped me to be more attentive to what I’m here on this earth for, to people around me and how precious our lives and futures. But they haven’t left much time for podcasting or posting.
Nonetheless, it’s been a season to hold family close and practice open-handedness to neighbors and strangers, for choices I would never regret. I just ask for your continued patience as I return to routines and to the Comics Syllabus podcast.
Meanwhile, can I encourage you to enjoy the great year’s-end content at multiversitycomics.com, which includes our “Best of…” lists, our “Creator’s Year in Review” compilations, and our “In Memorium” pieces. For my part, I got to write about John Paul Leon, Juni Ba and “Djeliya,” Naoki Urasawa, “Run,” and Dan Mora, with an “In Memorium” coming a little later for Jesse Hamm. Multiversity’s Year-in-Review stuff from the big collective of contributors is a nice way to take in the year of comics.
Happy New Year wishes to you, and look out for more Comics Syllabus to come in the year ahead!