Speaking of influential things and turning points in my psyche, Sandman turned 20 this year. In relation to that, and his own birthday, Neil Gaiman posted a picture on his blog from back when Sandman was first published. When he was my age. Not that anyone is keeping score but, to recap: Neil Gaiman, my age, already publishing the first issues of a genre-changing, award-winning comics series, which is still influencing the industry today. And me? Well, I…um…I…well, bugger. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do before the end of December.