Getting down to busy-ness

Ladies, gentlemen and martian invaders! Greetings! The past few days have been pretty darned busy but I’m back with some blogginess, so dig in!
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Silly Search Engine Terms Jamboree! Part Two

As I explained in Part One of Silly Search Engine Terms Jamboree, I have a fascination with online traffic stats. One of these stats shows me what people searched in Google or Yahoo that led them to Enemy of Peanuts.

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Enemy of Peanuts at MoCCA 2010?

Greetings loyal blog-readers!
I was having a conversation with Rowdy Schoolyard‘s Dave Paggi (the creator of Pancake Lover) and started getting really excited about the prospect of teaming up for a table at next year’s MoCCA Festival. However, as someone who tends to get extremely excited about things—in both good and bad ways—I thought putting a few things out here would (A) help me get some good feedback from a varied audience about how to make this cool plan a successful reality and (B) put my commitment to this idea “on paper” in the blogosphere, thus making it all the more important I follow through on it.
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EoP meets Pancake Lover

I was reading a lot about webcomics on Friday at work and doodled this little strip while editing documents. In the strip, I run into Dave Paggi’s Pancake Lover—who you can see more of over at Rowdy Schoolyard—and have a webcomic encounter with him. This one’s done in amazing ballpoint pen on a super cool legal notepad.
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More Sketchy Galore!

Wizard Staffer David Paggi and former Wizard Staffers Rickey Purdin and Kiel Phegley have started a sweet sketch/art blog called Rowdy Schoolyard, which they’ve been updating super-regularly, so check it out!

Seeing their diligent posting of art made me realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted any of my doodles (or “cartoons, if you will—I will NOT go as far as calling it art), so I snagged a few drawings I did off the corkboard by my desk and scanned them in for your viewing pleasure.


Can’t quite remember how this one came about. I believe former WU assistant editor Josh Wigler and I were joking around about how to make some classic cartoon characters realistic and this is what came from it: Chuck “‘Nam” Brown.

I’m on a real Ghost Rider kick now thanks to Jason Aaron’s badass run on the book. I just got the new Mighty Mugg of the Spirit of Vengeance and then did this doodle the day after.

The story behind this one goes back to Wizard World Chicago, when I shared a hotel room with Staff Writer Kevin Mahadeo. While checking in, desk attendant Leah coined the term when asking, “So, looks like you’ll be sharing a room with Kevin…um…Mahoodoo.” I chuckled and said, “Yes.” And since that day, Kevin’s nickname has been Mahoodoo. Also, Kevin’s a big stickler for DC Comics continuity, thus the battle cry.


Sketchy Galore!

This one’s a long time coming folks! For over three weeks now I’ve been wanting to get this up for you kind readers, but with the cool down from Wizard World Philly meshing right into the crazy-hectic buildup to Wizard World Chicago, I haven’t had the time to post this SUPER AWESOME WIZARD STAFF SKETCHBOOK!

That’s right, a sketchbook from Wizard World Philly chock-full of art from the Wizard Staff!

Basically, we’re all at a convention where sketches are being done left and right and it motivated all of us to try our extremely amateur hands at some sketches of our own. Most were done just screwing around and over a few beers, but we all thought it’d be a good time to get them up for people to see as they’d be at least worth a few laughs to the our minimal but fiercely loyal fanbase (thanks to all seven of you!).

Anyway, here’s a quick sample…

By Alex Kropinak

“Mel by JIM”
By Jim Gibbons

Yep, that’s Top Cow’s Mel Caylo!

Head here for the rest of the sketchbook with drawings by Wizard legend Mike Cotton, Wizard TV‘s Alex Kropinak, Indie Jones‘ David Paggi and a few more by me.

Sadly, there was an entire series of drawings done in crayon at a Chili’s that got ruined in Dave’s backpack…but hey, be thankful you got these hilarious doodles!

And yes, we’re well aware they may just be funny to us, as they are drawings by us of us…but hey, that’s what blogs are for right?!