Claire is Pregnant!
Well, last night Claire put up a post on her design blog about a maternity dress that she recently made for herself, so that is my signal that it's finally okay for me to talk about this news on the internet!
Obviously we've known for a while, and at this point all our close friends and family know. I'm sure many of you have been able to guess as much, given the well-worn path we've taken in recent years (getting married, going on a honeymoon, moving back to the bride's hometown where her parents still live, etc.)
This also explains why I have been finishing off old projects, like the 100 Watercolors book and the last issue of Drop Target and also why I am working to build up as much buffer as possible on future projects, like Isle of Elsi. I'm close to finishing off another top-secret project and I still have a few more on the to-do list, which I'm hoping to get done before the baby comes in January, including Phase 7 #021.
I am beyond excited to be a dad, but also a little terrified what this baby will do to my cartooning practice. If there are cartoonists out there with kids who have advice on how to navigate these first few years of raising a child while still making comics - I am all ears! Any tips posted in the comments below will be carefully read and much appreciated!