The end of joe_x. (An explanation's in order.)
So, it's been almost a year since I've posted anything decent, and the truth is I've been busy with work. But now that it's almost a year since I've posted anything, and now that I've entered a number of other commitments, I think it's time for joe_x to finally end for a while. Perhaps forever.
Here's what's happening: At the end of September last year (11 months ago) a local company declined my résumé (see edit> here). So on my personal xanga, I posted "will someone please give me a job?" Long story short, someone was watching, and I started work for a company in New York, as an independent contractor doing advertising design. Kinda goes to show, you never know what will happen based on what you write in a blog.
Oh yeah...did I mention that the company is Xanga?
So rather than work on the comics, I've been trying to hold a part-time job (which I'd like to make as full-time as possible) creating layouts like this one and video players like this one in Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Flash. I also did the postable video (encoding the video and coding the player) that I posted last time. I've also made a couple of banner ads and sponsored modules (such as for Boost Mobile and The Fog).
So. I moved into Berkeley a week and a half ago, and I have my fourth day of classes tomorrow. I'm also joining Berkeley DanceSport, because I'm all about swing dancing and ballroom dancing. So between that, and school, and work, I don't think I'll really have any time to kick around. And if I do, I'm more interested in broadening my horizons to general comics...not so much Xanga centric ones. (Though I was tempted by the recent offerings of Premium text editing and 1gig photo storage...I still have work and studying to do tonight.)
So maybe I'll come back to Joe X. someday, but I probably won't. I thank everyone who reads, or has read; I won't be taking these comics down anytime soon. You guys really rock.
If any of you go to Berkeley, come have coffee with me sometime...email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll figure out how to meet up with you. For now, thanks everyone. It's been fun.
p.s.> I'm not a Xanga employee, so it's not really a big deal. But in case you see some advertising around here to help keep Xanga free (and get you free Premium, maybe), I probably made it.
p.p.s.> If I ever decide to make some different comics, I'll probably end up posting them to Xanga first. And you'll definitely be one of the first to know. =)