The happiest of New Year’s to everyone!
The past year was rough on a lot of the country and a lot of the world, but I can’t help but be optimistic. Besides the long-awaited departure of a certain someone with the initials GWB, and the corresponding arrival of Mr. BHO, the extended and expanding Huyck clan had a good year.
In March my older brother made me an uncle. In August my younger brother got married to an awesome woman. And two days before that wedding, my amazing wife gave birth to our pride and joy, Susanna Elnora Huyck, who weighed in at 9lbs 1oz, and 21.5in long! All my photos and videos of her are on Flickr. Susanna has been a constant source of hilarity, joy, and drool, and without even attempting to avoid cliché, she has changed our lives.
It was a great year for drawing things and making stuff, too. Thanks to all who hired me, or invited me to participate in a show, or just brought their kids over so I could draw coloring book pages for them. I count myself lucky to have such wonderful clients!
And of course there is the relocation to Idaho (see above illustration.) We are very excited to be in our new home in Moscow, ID, and I will begin teaching in two weeks in the art department of Washington State University in Pullman, just across the state line from here.
And speaking of the above illustration, if you like the card, please download the PDF and print it out!
Thanks to you, 2008!
And welcome, 2009! We expect great things!