Good news, peoples of the internets! Today I began a brand new job that will help me achieve a goal I set for myself when I graduated college back in 2007. My goal was to one day make comic books. I’ve written about comics for a living, promoted comics for a living and, as of today, my new gig as an Assistant Editor at Dark Horse Comics means I am now getting paid to make comics.
Presumably, being an editor will be exactly like this… just replace the pancakes with piles and piles of work.
I’ve got a long way to go on the job training front before I get a solid handle on this new position—not to mention before I become good, or even great, at it—but, either way, the move to editorial is incredibly, stupefyingly exciting. I don’t want to get too cheesy and start thanking people (Which means I will.), but I feel I should mention/thank/acknowledge/praise Mike Richardson, Micha Hershman, Scott Allie, Sierra Hahn and Jeremy Atkins. All of these fine folks actively took an interest in helping me move into this dream job (“Dream job?” Oh no, cheesy already?!), so a big, big “thank you” to them. Countless other friends and co-workers, not to mention friends who are co-workers, were super supportive and really encouraging about this goal and professional move, as well. Thanks, guys and gals! Of course, my beautiful and wildly supportive girlfriend, Jessi, who moved all the way across the country with me when I took my first job at Dark Horse, deserves an enormous, humongous “thank you,” too! You know how they say “Behind every good man is a great woman?” It’s totes true—though, to be accurate, she’s more alongside me than behind… even metaphorically!
I’m getting gooey grilled cheesy and going a bit “Oscar speech” with this post, but I’m thrilled and thankful and it never hurts to enthusiastically express gratitude, right?
So that’s the big, good, exciting news. Now I just have to make sure I don’t screw it up. Fingers crossed.