Half a Century of Joe: Our Gamedev is Still Broken

A picture of me holding up my pet hamster, Peanut.
I think I look pretty good for a fifty year old cartoonist/gamedev. And Peanut looks pretty good for a year-and-a-half old hamster.

It’s been a while since I’ve let you all know how I’m doing. After getting Covid and opportunistic bacterial pneumonia, I caught influenza at the end of December. This is when my troubles started. After that I had a bad case of asthma exacerbation, Covid brain fog, one case of acute sinusitis, a second case of sinusitis with simultaneous laryngitis, and finally, days after my 50th birthday, swimmer’s ear. I repeat, swimmer’s ear. I haven’t even gone swimming in months.

Because of the brain fog I was unable to work on GearHead for January, February, and most of March. It’s some scary stuff, let me tell you. Especially when it tag-teams with my other conditions. And being 50, I have a lot of other conditions.

As of this month, I’ve spent over half my life in South Korea. It’s a nice place. You should come for a vacation sometime.

Recently, the fog has started to clear and I’ve gotten back to work on GearHead Caramel. You can expect a new release soon… as long as I don’t catch any more weird diseases. I don’t really know what tennis elbow is but if my doctor told me I had it I would just nod my head and sigh.

So that’s what’s been happening. I hope all of you have been doing better than me. Stay tuned for new GearHead stuff soon.


    • Medium-sized Fan on May 20, 2023 at 2:23 pm
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    Glad to hear you’re doing better! Here’s to your continued good health

    • Max on June 23, 2023 at 4:32 am
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    Hope you feel better!

    I liked South Korea when I visited a few years ago.
    Friendly people, very keen to tell you about Korea.

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