I’ve filled in an application form an have an appointment with college for 25th Aug at 12:00. This will be a two year course in the evenings (Tues/Thurs 5:00 – 9:00). I’m naively hoping this is all gonna work out ok, with a new child on the way it’s extra money that I probably shouldn’t be spending and extra time that I probably don’t really have. But it’ll give me breathing space over the next couple of years — I don’t think my job will continue as it has been doing (I’ll probably still exist but it’ll change) and I’d like to make a move towards programming. Comics will always be there, but, unless DC/Marvel offer me a lifetime exclusive contract (something I think we’re all agreed will never happen) I’ll never work in the comics biz full time – it’s just too volatile a career – and, as many people have pointed out to me, I’m not much of a risk taker.