I finally gave mys notice to my job and at the end of January I’m off to San Diego!

Long story short, Anna got her dream job making plush toys for her favorite video game devs The Behemoth FULL TIME. If you’re not familiar with them, they made the side scrolling shooter game Alien Hominid, the massively popular beat ’em up game Castle Crashers and the upcoming game Battleblock Theater

You can read the full details of her getting the job here. But for years now Anna has been making plush versions of their characters and giving to them whenever she saw them at conventions like PAX. Then this most recent PAX Prime they offered her a FULL TIME JOB making plush prototypes for them! It’s quite literally her dream job. When we were unemployed knew that if I asked her if she could have ANY job in the world even if the position didn’t exist, it would be to make plush for The Behemoth full time. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and I knew that she had to take it!

I keep telling my friends that if it were for any other reason I would never leave New York. We both love the city, our friends (of course), the food, the convenience etc. But you know what? Sometimes you have to go where life takes you.

So what does this mean for Kick in the Head? Well, it’s going to continue! Heck, just saying goodbye to New York will provide me with hundreds of comics alone. I’ve visited San Diego already and know that comparisons between the cities will give me hundreds more. Despite its relocation the comic will continue to be from a New Yorker’s perspective because it’s from my perspective. It will evolve as I evolve, and I hope it’ll be entertaining in the process.

So the next month or so will be an extended goodbye to New York as we get ready for our big move to the West Coast O_O

I also want to give a special thanks John Baez and Dan Paladin of The Behemoth for giving Anna this tremendous opportunity, and I look forward to life in a new city!

New York will always be in my heart, and perhaps someday I shall return to its delis, pizza and bagels. Oh god I already miss the bagels.