My wife and I just got back from our honeymoon 11 days ago. But, after getting back home, I needed to catch up with my tasks at my day job. I'm really sorry I wasn't able to post for a while. But, I hope to be back for good. Thank you for being there.
Also, today, October 2, marks the 67th anniversary of the first comic strip of the great Charles Schulz's Peanuts! The first strip of Peanuts was published on October 2, 1950. I wrote about it before, but growing up, I always waited for the Sunday paper to arrive because of Peanuts.
And Peanuts inspired me to create and publish my own comic strips. It also influenced (and continues to influence) the way I draw as I grew up drawing Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in my notebooks. And I still refer to old Peanuts comic strips whenever I don't know how to draw something — like hands, feet, eyes, and, well, everything. And I hope to one day I discover my own style with the help of Peanuts.
Reading biographies of Charles Schulz, I also keep on learning what it takes to become a better artist... and a better man. (Did you know that during the entire life of the strip, Charles Schulz took only one vacation? And that was to celebrate his 75th birthday! He kept showing up every day. Charles Schulz passed away on February 12, 2000 and the last strip was published on February 13, 2000.)
Thank you, Charles Schulz. Peanuts will always be in my heart.