It’s been too long since I’ve stopped into the Inn to have a pint with you all. I hope you’re all doing great. I want to thank you for being here, every week, and a HUGE thanks to Don, Kevin and Jason for keeping Bill, Frank, Gina, Vasheeva, Sarah and the Gnome Syndicate moving along and having fun doing it.
My personal life became a true shambles a few years back (but has come back on track, thankfully, and things are good), and that’s why I had to step away so abruptly. It was hard for me to even say it out loud at that time, and for a long time thereafter, and easier to just sort of slink into the darkness, as my fellow adventurers and dear friends, the wizard Don Kuehn, Kevin Vassey and Jason Williams, Jim Collins and Steve Ogden took up the slack and kept us moving, as they continue to do wonderfully. Then, on the heels of all of that, I got a daily comic strip syndicated with King Features (“Intelligent Life!”), which has kept me quite busy (and I think you’d love it, as I see many of you over there reading daily!).
But don’t count me out forever. I am never far from Terragard, Everlost, the Northern Lands and Dark Lands, as a little gnome keeps me quite aprised of the goings on in this land. I look forward to returning here again, as my journey brings me where it will.
I just want you each to know that I appreciate you. All of you… for sticking by my personal labor of love, and for sticking by Kevin, Jason and Don right now, but even moreso, Bill, Frank and the gang.
I also wanted to share with you a little doodle I did recently in my pocket sketchbook, as the characters are never far from me.
I’ll try to stop by the Inn a little more often and say hello. I hope you can forgive my absence, and thank you so much for supporting Bill and the gang, and this fine LoB team we have who’s keeping us in our adventure.
As the old song goes… “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
P.S. What should we call this “Inn”, anyway?