Wednesday, August 29, 2007



this is for our new poster, brianprubin.

brian, i need to apologize if it seemed like i jumped on you in our comments section the other day. i want desperately for EVERYONE who visits this website, visits this blog, to feel welcome and free to comment and reply in any way they like. this is a "no judge" zone and i urge ANY and ALL of you--those who post and those who don't--to leave your comments and questions and never feel pressured or uncomfortable in any way.

brian, you had no idea that the way we play our trivia is to try and do it without the help of google or imdb or any of the various search engines that abound all over this crazy world wide web! and i had no idea--'til my pal, rich case, pointed it out to me--that if i just learned to work this blog better, i could postpone people's comments (when we're playing trivia) until they can be approved--thereby making it hard for people to get spoilers before they've even had a chance to log their answers!

i will do this from now on.

brianprubin--i can't apologize enough and hope that you'll continue to come by and read and be a part of this wonky little club we have going here.

as for the answers, well, i've copied them right from brian's answers 'cause they were, of course, all right.

here they are.

1) James Brolin

2) Marcus Welby, M.D.

3) Robert Young

4) Father Knows Best

5) Father Knows Best

okay. now that THAT'S out of the way...

a lot of people were intrigued by the announcement of the perhapanauts' "The Lost Covers" portfolio and i gotta tell ya, craig is doing some SWEEEEEEEET work on this job!! i was afraid that, after several months away from the 'haps that he might be a little rusty with the gang. (it happens...) but as i look at these amazing covers that he continues to send over to me, i realize that, if anything, he's kept that momentum going and blown everything else we were doing out of the park!! i'm so in love with ALL of them that i can't decide which one i should use for my desktop.

here, as we continue to show you the evolution of just ONE of these great plates, is craig's inked version of this ominous cover featuring the 'haps historic confrontation with the flatwoods creature!
(don'tcha love it?)

i'll be posting further progress over the next week or so, so make sure to check back here tomorrow for more!

in other news, my uncle sends me all kindsa crazy e-mails, many of which are jokes that only senior citizens get, but in a series of breathtaking shots taken by the crew of the space shuttle, this one just got me.

(make it big to get the full effect!)

tomorrow i have a picture of why you shouldn't run in the house...

and some more trivia questions.

'til then
smell ya later!


Brian said...

First, Craig's "cover" is coming out fantastic. I love that fact that he's gone the cross hatching root on the inks as it is a favorite of mine.

As for the shot from space . . . Wow. When I was a kid, that's where I wanted to be when I grew up. I hope in my lifetime that civilian space travel becomes an affordable possiblity while I'm still in good enough shape to do it.

Christian D. Leaf said...

Love the crosshatch on the "lost" cover. Very reminiscent of Edward Gorey. A tip of the hat to our lad Craig.

Heywood Jablomie said...

That's one hell of a cover! I have to agree that the cross hatch look is wonderful. That Craig rules! The other picture is great too, what a shot. I actually downloaded it and made it my desktop haha.

Unknown said...

I just made the space shuttle picture my wallpaper too!
I've always felt some kind of connection to the shuttle. I like to think it's because I was born in the same month as Columbia's first flight... It's the coolest bird in the sky!!

Scott Weinstein said...

The cover looks great. I can't wait to see the others.

The shuttle pic is amazing. I love trolling for some of their space pics. One of my favorite space pictures was one taken on Columbia's last flight. It's a picture of the moon rising over the earth. Just reminds me that we are but a speck on a speck floating in a massive sea of specks. Very humbling.

Unknown said...

Yep, agree with others that the crosshatching sells the look in Craig's drawing. In addition to the Edward Gorey nod, it reminds me of some Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Yassir!

Can't comment on the shuttle pic. I'm too afeared of heights to even look at that pic big :)

Matt Wieringo said...

Beautiful, beautiful work, Craig. I was actually thinking Art Adams instead of Gorey but it's still distinctly Rousseau.

I'm afraid of heights too, Rich, but I loves me some outer space and I've always had a soft spot for our astronauts. That is one purty pic.

alison said...

Todd, Like everyone else, I love the lost covers idea and the previews you are teasing us with.

To the new Brian, I too want to apologize - I thought you were the um, not old, how about veteran on the blog Brian, and my comment about even I could look 'em up online was meant to convey how much of a trivia dolt I am - I am constantly amazed at these guys coming up with answers - surely they must be maxing out on brain storage by now - and Todd! I can't believe he keeps coming up with them. He's like some sort of ubertriviameister. T - there has got to be some show you can make a fortune on - how much are they giving on Pop Trivia?