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Year In Review

Over all, 2011 was a good year for me.  I got some graduate credit to hunker down and polish up some curriculum and make some corresponding podcasts.  In May, my wife and I celebrated six years of marital bliss and a few short months later we celebrated the first birthday of our twin daughters.

Probably the biggest news for me in 2011, was finishing my Masters in Art Education and having my thesis accepted for publication in a scholarly journal.  I was planning on writing my thesis on comic books in art education, and my adviser suggested that I make the thesis a comic book about comic books.  There were a few articles of this type that had been published in this manner, but no one had created an entire Masters Thesis as a comic book.

It was a good year for as far as putting out mini comics, too.  In April I put out Dodo Comics #1 which collected a lot of odds and ends I’d made for the last six years.  Next I worked all summer on a remastered and reworked version of My Life in Records #1 and also on the second issue of Dodo Comics.  On a whim a put together a little accordion book about an undersea adventure.  Justin over at the Poopsheet Foundation said, “Thomas indicated that this “accordion” folded gem is free with any order from him, and I’ll tell you it’s worth ordering something else just to get your hands on this.”

So four minis in a year.  Not bad for a guy with two kids wrapping up a degree!