***Editor’s note: One thing to work on this New Year is getting better at proof reading the blog entry before each post.  Sheesh…

In between regular postings of This EMPIRE are “yesteryear” strips.  These segments will hopefully provide some interesting vignettes into Niall and Jamal past.

Related Strips:  Yesteryear 

Several mishaps along the way will have me not posting a regular comic before the new year.  In it’s place another yesteryear comic featuring past events in Jamal and Niall’s life.  This one particular is written with themes of the holidays, can you guess the art reference?  These cards also include the one below or as you first saw it with this comic.

When I finished up university comic The Mysterious Cellar Dweller, I still had that “itch” to keep working with these characters so I started to make up some holiday cards which would feature vignettes of the cast.  A lot of theses were made on a very infrequent schedule the one that is place of this week’s the comic was found when I went home for the holidays.  The recipient made it very clear the original was on loan so can I get some good scans of the piece.  There are several pieces of this set still missing.  Lesson learned; if you going to give away original work be sure to get an excellent copy of it.  Who knows when you going to need it down the road.

By the way pardon me geeking out last week about upcoming releases here some more that I pique my interests:

The Muppets (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Prometheus (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

And I will stop here before I embarrassed myself  any further with my cinema viewing choices.  Because my must-see list has become quite long these days 🙂

Thank you for reading, wish you all the best in the new year.  Back to making comics.