It’s been a looong time! Sorry for the absence, but real life has intruded on my favorite pastime (Nikki) more than once: my mother passed away, another loved one is battling terminal cancer, the company I work for was sold creating a lot of organized chaos and requiring more travel, I moved to a new office, and my freelance workload dramatically increased. Though I’ve had to step away from Nikki, the comic will be back in 2016, but unfortunately I can’t predict when. After a holiday break -my first vacation of the year- I’ll return to a hellish schedule in January and February. I’m hoping Spring will bring enough of a respite for Nikki and friends to resume their adventures. Mele Kalikimaka and Happy New Year, and I look forward to Nikki’s return in 2016.