It’s a story I’ve told many times over the years:
When I first lived in Manhattan in December, 1997 I got into the habit of doodling on the back of business cards, just to give me something to do while sitting at the bar. The format stuck.
It was 15 years ago this week that I started this adventure, Christmas, 1997.
Of all the early ones, “Shark Bar” is the oldest one on record [Backstory here]. Here’s a picture I took of the original, five minutes ago:
Over the years I’ve done lots of them. Ten thousand at last count, and that was a few years ago.
I’ve had many adventures in my career; this by far has been the greatest of them. I am so thankful, there are no words.
Merry Christmas, Everybody.