Perhapablog

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wake me up when it's 2014~!

okay...

so, apparently it's been some time since i updated/posted anything here and i hope that you all had some very happy holidays. 2014 is finally here and craig and i actually do have some cool things coming up over the next few months--stuff that we had had in the works and that now may actually be coming to fruition--so stay tuned!

most importantly--and immediately--is the release of our latest trade, PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER~! this coming wednesday, january 29th! you'll--hopefully--be able to find it at your local comic shops and, of course, from our pals at amazon.com!








DANGER DOWN UNDER~! collects the danger down under~! storyline that appeared in limited series form last year along with a couple cool extras--most notably THE ZOMBIE STORY, the black and white ten-pager by myself and the awesomely talented DERRICK FISH, creator/author/artist of the fantastically fantastic The WELLKEEPER! (check out the wellkeeper and the zombie story at www.artistsalleycomics.com)





also still available is The Perhapanauts Audio Comic--MONSTERS DOWN UNDER!
if you haven't heard the haps come to audible life yet, they can be found on iTunes, amazon,  and on the AUDIO COMICS COMPANY's own website;  www.audiocomicscompany.com



more on the way~!
like i said, stay tuned!
smell ya later~!
todd


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays from the Perhapanauts~!



and all the best in
2014~!








smell ya later~
craig and todd

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The PERHAPANAUTS AUDIO COMIC CAST--

okay...




i've been posting the cover to the audio comic so much that i thought you might also like to see my original (crappy) suggestion for a design of the audio comic cover...








...as well as craig's variant cd cover (which i love even more~!!!)



if you haven't already gotten your download of MONSTERS AMONG US, get thee to the iTunes and download the fun!!


here's josh and chris' real bios and head shots...
enjoy~

CRICKET Commander Khial Forges




Singer/Songwriter, producer and published author, Joshua Hughes has been writing original screenplays, performing and directing since 2003. He most recently performed in Mad Horse Theater's Titus Andronicus as Aaron The Moor and is currently working on his original musical, Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down. 





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Christopher Price is a professional actor, director and voice artist who works in theater, radio and television. His credits include works by Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Sam Shepard and David Mamet as well as numerous original radio theater productions and audio books.  He lives in Maine where he has narrated performances for the Portland Symphony and the Portland Ballet.



smell ya later!
todd

Monday, December 16, 2013

The PERHAPANAUTS AUDIO COMIC is UP~!!

okay...

so, it's here and it's up and available through Amazon, iTunes, and the Audio Comics Company's own website!

here are the links!

Audio Comics
http://audiocomicscompany.com/?page_id=330

Amazon.de (Germany): 
http://www.amazon.de/Perhapanauts-Monsters-Chimaera-Tellya-Somethin/dp/B00H95LJ9U/ref=sr_1_4?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1386896048&sr=1-4&keywords=AudioComics

for iTunes, just go to iTunes and type in "Perhapanauts" and you're set!




















i had a wonderful time doing this, met some absolutely fantastic people, and learned an awful lot about telling a story for radio.
one of the things i learned is that, when you sell something through Amazon or iTunes, THEY get to decide at what price your hard work will sell for. (which is absolutely horrific!) so, in our case, The Perhapanauts: Monsters among us seeks for $7.99 at the Audio Comics Company, $6.99 at Amazon, and a ridiculous $1.99 on iTunes (whom I used to love...)
so...

if you're dying to hear our Perhapanauts Audio Comic, but don't have a lotta money, race on over to iTunes and get it cheap. if you DO happen to have a little cash in your account and would like to support the wonderful artists and producers who made this thing happen, download it from one of the other sites.
either way, i really hope you like it.











cd versions of the adventure will be available in early 2014.
have a great monday!
smell ya later~!
todd

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Perhapanauts Audio Comic Cast--Part 4

okay...

continuing our build-up to the launch of our Perhapanauts Audio Comic, we'll fill out the cast with three more members of the family.


CRICKET Sgt Jeff McCluskey

Brent Askari

though CRICKET Sgt Jeff McCluskey hasn't seen a lot of action in the pages of the Perhapanauts, he acts, in this story, as our "eyes in", the character we follow as he is introduced to this strange new world we've dropped him into. so we needed an actor who could be the "everyman", the character that the listener could identify with as the weirdness unfolded around him. brent brought this and more and, right from the start, you can feel him guiding you too through the doors of this mysterious place called BEDLAM.

Brent Askari is a member of Mad Horse Theatre and the Stone Pinhead Ensemble. He narrates the nationally syndicated children’s program Animal Science and has performed in numerous audio productions. Brent has written screenplays for several production companies, including Paramount Pictures, Marvel Films, and MTV. 






CRICKET Commander Khial Forges

Joshua Hughes

as the staunch CRICKET Commander Khial Forges, josh had his hands full having to be both authoritative and informative, explaining to mccluskey--along with CRICKET brian mulcahy--the ins and outs of BEDLAM and it's very unique agents. josh did a fantastic job of establishing some semblance of order even when his partner might been pushing his buttons.







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Christopher Price

wait until you hear...


chris is big.






for those of you who want to see the finished album/cd cover, it looks like this;



it'll be here tomorrow, available through iTunes, amazon and on the audio comics company website, www.audiocomicscompany.com

can't wait! 
smell ya later!
todd




Friday, December 13, 2013

The Perhapanauts Audio Comic Cast--Part 3

okay...

as we continue to countdown the days until The PERHAPANAUTS AUDIO COMIC hits the shelves...or the stores...or the airwaves...or whatever...here's more of the awesomely talented cast that brought our perhapanauts to life~!

molly

from the moment i met jaime, i knew she was gonna be an awesome molly. she was fun and funny and, once i grilled her with a few questions, started sharing some of the excellent characters she's developed over the years in her improv shows. she's VERRRRRy funny and i'm saying' it right now (scott), should be on SNL. jaime 'got' molly instantly and owned her from her first lines in the read-through--we all fell in love with her. again, i can't wait until you hear; you'll agree that no one could voice our little ghost better!




Jaime Andrews
Jaime Andrews is an improv, sketch and stand up comedian who can be seen performing in New York City on a weekly basis. In addition to creating her own internet comedy videos she has been featured in sketches for Funny or Die, College Humor and on Conan. She has a degree in Film & Video from the School of Visual arts and currently studies at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

as i said yesterday, though we all hung out and lived like family for the weekend at bill's gorgeous, roomy house up portland, i was fortunate enough to share the long ride back to new york with both jaime and our arisa, robin. we three got to know each other even more and jaime and i were treated to a lesson (or two) in accents and dialects from the incredibly talented and versatile robin. jaime kept us entertained with stories from her childhood and improv classes/shows and we also had to stop and pee a lot.
thank you both for a wonderfully entertaining ride home.



see more of jaime and catch her wacky youtube videos at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiiHjx5diRV7JVzMfZQLVQ


choopie

the only disappointment in the whole production.
the guy who played choopie sucks.




more tomorrow~!
smell ya later!
todd

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Perhapanauts Audio Comic--The Cast Part 2

okay...


so, with the PERHAPANAUTS AUDIO COMIC set to drop this sunday, december 15th  (it's kinda exciting...i've never had anything about to "drop" before...), i thought it would be cool to introduce you the the terrifically talented actors and actresses who brought your favorite paranormal investigations team to life.

gathered for a thrilling weekend in portland maine back in july, i got to meet and hang out with elaine, lance, and bill and the dream cast they put together for the first ever perhapanauts recording session. friday night we had a read through and briefing to give some of the actors more insight into the characters than might have appeared on the page. immediately there was a feeling of camaraderie and family--everybody fit together so well. they got to know their characters and we all got to know one another.

so let's start with arisa...

arisa was voiced by voice actress/book narrator-performer/dialect instructor, coach (and phenom!!) ROBIN MILES!! when we first started talking about doing a perhapanauts audio comic, lance and bill would talk in hushed tones, whispering, "maybe would could get robin miles for arisa..." then they'd kinda sigh like that was a pipe dream never to be realized. then the day came that they were able to secure her for the recording and called me to tell me like a couple of giddy schoolgirls who got tickets to one direction! her credits would break this blog. i checked her out online, but that was nothing compared to meeting her in person! she knew arisa immediately and wait 'til you hear...




Robin Miles

Robin Miles is an Audiofile Magazine Golden Voice, who they say “never disappoints.” She has recorded over 250 audiobooks, documentary films, museum installations, and audio dramas & comics and is one of the most sought after VO artists in the industry. Fans love her nuanced narration, emotional range, and impressive array of accents and characters, both male & female. 

In addition to winning numerous awards (Audies, Earphones, and “Best of the Year” designations), she is a Broadway veteran, with numerous classical and new play premiers, TV, film, and museum exhibits from coast to coast. Her recent and notable audio entertainment titles include Paint the Bird, Molly Danger, The Perhapanauts, Cleopatra: A Life, The Warmth of Other Suns, and the 2012 Audie finalist, The Freedom Maze.



An accent specialist with a love of language and literature, Ms. Miles also directs and teaches through her own production and teaching studio in NYC, Voxpertise. She has been Asst. Professor of speech at SUNY Purchase Theater Conservatory, acting teacher for the Neighborhood Playhouse, ESL instructor at Kaplan's NY International Center, and communication coach to Merrill Lynch managers. Now she teaches privately, at the National Audio Theater Festival, and directs celebrities and authors for different publishers.  She holds a BA from Yale University, an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a certificate from the British American Drama Academie in England.

i got a chance to hear many of her incredible accents and dialects during an unforgettable 5 hour drive home with her and our molly, actress/comedian jaime andrews. jaime and i looked at each other many times, our mouths agape, as robin wound through her astounding repertoire of voices and accents!!



mg

man, did they nail mg. 
when bill and lance told me that they'd lined up PAUL DRINAN to voice our mysterious "new guy" on the team--our story takes place shortly after mg joined the ranks of the 'haps--i was eager to see how anyone would handle the very reserved agent without having very much to go on. i had nothing to worry about when i heard paul read him, channeling mg's desire to fit in while still maintaining that air of shadowy mystery. juggling playful and enigmatic is a tough thing--especially using only the tone, timbre, and inflection in your voice--but paul hit it perfectly. 



after our initial read-through was over, paul was the first to grab me to ask more about his character; what was his deal, back-story, where had he been, where was he going?
i sheepishly told him that, sorry, that was all top secret information. he very graciously accepted that, but then i broke and swore him to secrecy. along with craig and scott weinstein, paul drinan is the only other guy who knows the real secret of mg--he's HAVE to know, right? to be able to play him the best. but don't try to break him; we'll find you.






Paul Drinan
While acting in New York, Paul studied with the highly respected Jodie McClintock (Shakespeare), Terry Schreiber (scene study and stage relationships) and Patsy Rodenberg (vocal coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company). While in LA, Paul had the good fortune of studying voice over with Louise Chamis.  Paul has worked extensively in film, television, on stage and in the recording booth. Directors Paul has worked with include Stanley Tucci, Jim Wilson, Mel Gibson, Joe Pitka, and Bill Dufris. Paul has shared the set and stage with Cameron Diaz and Mark Jacoby, narrated for The Portland Symphony, and has been a personal bartender to Dan Rather.

Favorite theatrical roles include Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Berowne in Loves Labours Lost, Nick in Over The River, MacDuff in Macbeth,  Michael in What Happened Was, Mitchell in The Little Dog Laughed and Steve in August: Osage County. Paul is a founding member of the Acorn Shakespeare Ensemble, the award winning audio theater group Rocky Coast Radio Theater and has performed with members of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

As a media coach, Paul guides people and organizations by giving them the tools and confidence to deal with their fear of public speaking and improve their presentation skills. Paul has helped achieve successful media moments on a local, regional and national level. For more information please visit www.dirigomediaconsulting.com


more on this awesome cast tomorrow!
smell ya later!
todd