2012 was actually the 10-Year Anniversary of Island Blues, as the comic had been created 10 years before when Josef attended High School. However, the 8 year leap between then and 2010 was obvious. There were no comics to release from any year between 2004 and the present. So, Josef did the next best thing: He got serious about the comic. If he was going to draw these comics all year (or at least draw up to 200--the goal at the time), the quality had to be better. He purchased quality pens, and artist boards, which gave the comics a sleek and professional look. It was also a fun year, two new characters were introduced, T-shirts were created, books were published, a 2013 Wall Calendar was introduced...in short, quite a bit happened. Enjoy the highlights from 2012!