As usual on the first comic of the new year, I’m making less of a pop culture joke and more of a reflection on where I stand as I transition into a new year. 2015 ended as the hardest year I’ve ever faced, and I decided that as I spend this next year recovering and redefining myself, it was about time I give my character model an overhaul. I’ve been giving it little tweaks here and there, but overall I’ve been using practically the same design since the second year of the comic. Time to bring things up to date.