First off, I just wanted to say that I've greatly appreciated every single note. It's simply been awesome to see such continued interest, I am very thankful for the comments and interest.
Unfortunately, I didn't get the time that I'd hoped for the Cobra Poster, let alone any other art projects, because I had several difficulties throughout the last year. I won't get into details and I apologize for the absolute void of updates, but I hope that anyone who waited for news might understand that I was even more frustrated with the idea of simply repeating "Sorry, not this month" ad nauseam.
So this month I actually have some news: I'm starting on the Cobra Poster with a tentative completion date of January and I'll re-open sales for the Joe Poster for the duration. "Tentative" is still subject to "Life", but I'll have a better idea what that means within the next month.
I should have more information on updated costs for the Joe Poster in another week as well. I am certainly considering other options like Cafepress to facilitate the order processing and printing for different sizes. If anyone has any suggestions or experience with printing outlets like that, I'm happy to hear about them.
GIJoe does seem a quieter presence in the mainstream eye, lately, and any movie or toy news has been pretty subdued.
Still, it's awesome to know that Larry Hama finally got to his 200th issue of GIJoe this year and that's absolutely something to celebrate. The stories and art are still engaging us through the original setting of Joe and Cobra that we enjoyed since the 80's, thanks to his steady vision.
The 50th Anniversary series at ToysRUs this season does seem a nice way to remember there are still fans waiting for this line, and it sounds like there are some rumblings about a possible 6-inch line.
And of course JoeCon 2015 has been announced for next April in the cryptic location of Springfield, Illinois. Lots of interesting theories on that.
So I'm happy to see that Joe fans still have some fun things to look forward to in the coming year.