I recently read a great piece from Brian McDonald’s Invisible Ink blog about how imagination is like a reservoir.
This year, I…
-Got engaged to an amazing woman.
-Wrote my first comic.
-Received my first editor credit in comics.
-Got promoted to associate editor.
San Diego, CA
-Ran over 100 miles.
-Read over 70 books and graphic novels.
-Gave the acceptance speech at the Eisner Awards when Dark Horse Presents, on which I work, won its second Best Anthology award. It also won it’s second Harvey Award in the same category this year.
-Attended my third consecutive Lollapalooza.
-Participated in my fifth consecutive Movember fundraiser as part of a network that raised nearly $30,000.
-Drank Bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
-Saw my sister graduate from college.
-Moved in with my best friend.
-Edited my first book (The Black Beetle Vol. 1: No Way Out) that ended up on a ton of year end “Best of” lists.
-Lived with a cat for the first time.
I really need to spend a few hours to simplify this blog, figure out the basics I really want, and then get someone to design something sexy to replace this current design. Probably won’t happen for a long time—life’s too damn busy—so figured I’d just go ahead and apologize for it now.
After blogging about Stumptown Comics Fest earlier this week, I realized that I really don’t post to this blog enough. Or, even very much at all anymore, let alone “enough.” Between tumblr and twitter, I’m posting stuff online frequently, but very little of it ends up here. If I had to guess why that is, I’d imagine this blog’s lack of some more focused theme would be the answer.
Long ago, this was a beer and comics blog. Then, Enemy of Peanuts became a home for my doodles while also being a place to showcase links to my work in journalism. For three months each Fall, this blog becomes a place to talk about growing mustaches and all things Movember. And now, though used very infrequently, the blog has morphed into a collection of iPhone photos and occasional diary-style stories that are—probably—more for my own benefit than anyone else’s. EnemyofPeanuts.com has had some pretty specific purposes or themes or directions or whatever in the past, but now it’s adrift. It’s a blog without a direction run by a guy who’s not sure what to say where on the interwebs—what people care to read at all on a blog, let alone here. What can I add to this site that I don’t sling off the cuff on tumblr or twitter?
So, though my infrequency in posting to this blog likely means few people still check in on the ol’ EoP, I’d love to hear what any of my friends, readers,and—dare I say—”fans” would enjoy hearing about on this blog. Stories? Advice? Just doodles to look at/make fun of? More of a first person recounting of things that have happened to me? Seriously, I’ll take requests! But really, I hope some feedback helps me discover a new, more permanent direction for EnemyOfPeanuts.com.
Thanks in advance to anyone who sends along some input! Very much obliged.
And now, I’ll stop rambling…
(Art’s from here.)
Hey! My little ol’ blog just reached 100,000 hits! How ’bout that?! EnemyOfPeanuts.com has come a long way since April 2009… thanks for coming along for the ride! Continue Reading “100,000!!!”
I’m clearly not a big fan of peanuts. (Please refer to this site’s url for more!)
And yet, if it weren’t for a peanut, I would never have existed.
Continue Reading “Ironically, I owe my very existence to a peanut”
I got pretty excited about the EoP fan art I just received in the mail and had some new pens to try out. So while I scanned in the fan art, I doodled up some images of the character that shares this blog’s namesake.
Continue Reading “All Day Pizza Buffet: Enemy of Peanuts Doodles”
Back in July, Post-It Note artist extraordinaire Larry Joe Mitchell became the first person ever to draw a piece of Enemy of Peanuts fan art. I missed meeting up with Mr. Mitchell at Chicago Comic Con to receive the Post-It, but I think that turned out for the best. You see, if I had met him there, I would have never gotten another piece of EoP fan art on the envelope that contained the first Post-It!
Continue Reading “More EoP Fan Art!”