Friday, November 13, 2009

Warren Peace: Year Four begins with some free shit!

I'm pleased to say that today marks the third anniversary of me starting this blog, which shows that people haven't gotten too tired of me, and I haven't yet run dry of things to say. That's good; we'll have to see how long that lasts. I will say that I continue to enjoy doing this, and I feel that I've gotten better at it, refining my critical voice and figuring out what works for generating content and how to express my thoughts about comics (and movies, TV, or books, on occasion). And some of the best blogging experiences involve the friendships and acquaintances I've formed with other online personalities, including people I've met in real life, like Tucker and Nina Stone, Noah Berlatsky, Scott Cederlund, and Sandy Bilus; or those who I have yet to glimpse with my own eyes but consider "internet friends" anyway, like Jog, Caleb Mozzocco, David Welsh, David Brothers, Stephen Frug, Jones, Chris Mautner, Geoff Klock, Jason Powell, Tim Callahan, John Jakala, Alan David Doane, and probably many others that I've neglected to mention. You guys make it all worthwhile.

Anyway, enough about my high opinion of myself. As a celebration of my blogiversary (a term I only use ironically, since it is stupid), I'm going to give away some comics. Specifically, I've come into possession of two extra copies of the first volume of Moyasimon (which I reviewed here), and I figure it's better to get them into the hands of someone who might want to read them than languish unread on my shelves.

So, here's the self-serving terms of the contest to win a copy: send me something that I can use on the blog. I'll take anything, whether it's a picture (something you drew (anything Jack Kirby- or Groo-related is always a good choice), or an image from a comic (or elsewhere) that might be something to put on the sidebar), a banner logo (width 800 pixels, height 500 pixels or less), a background image, a joke, a comment about something I've written or something I might like, a pull quote about the blog (even a negative one, so I can manipulate it with ellipses to try to make it sound positive), or even, if you want to really do some work for me, a guest review. Whatever you like, email it to me at by, let's say December 1, unless I decide to extend the deadline. We'll see who replies, and if I get more entries than expected I'll add some other prizes, since I've got plenty of other books that I could get rid of.

But even if nobody bothers to enter, I still appreciate everybody who reads my inane ramblings, and even if I don't reply to every comment, I read them all, and thank you for dropping by and letting me know what you think. I enjoy the hell out of blogging, reading and examining comics and talking about them, and especially interacting with others who are as passionate about this little hobby of ours as I am. It's been a great ride so far, and hopefully it will continue for a long time to come.