Happy New Year to all! I for one am going into 2013 with considerable optimism about illustration. It’s good, it’s healthy and it’s fun. 2012 was a good year with great projects and I even took time to take a Fall semester illustration class at a community college. There were several of us professionals in the class and we had a blast. I go with the lifelong student philosophy and hope to never consider myself above learning new things. I hope 2013 is an exciting, challenging and rewarding year for all.