i would like to--and will--continue to post memories and nice things about mike here from time to time--he was and continues to be such a huge part of mine and craig's life, that i know i will hear his voice, and especially his laugh, for the rest of mine. and our friendship lives on in our friendship with his brother, matt, and sister-in-law, suzanne, and i will keep you all posted right here on further developments and the future of tellos.
but, as i posted a few weeks ago here on the blog, i've wanted definitely and desperately to swing this blog back toward it's original intentions (as stated in the cool new masthead up there. cryptids, ufos paranormal, comics, movies, trivia...and life. (and i'll be damned if i can't figure out how to post pictures up there with it...i'm an idiot!!)
my hero, stephen king, recently wrote a piece on "finding joy" in his column in entertainment weekly. he was talking about the things that light us up, that get us going, that bring a smile to our faces. it's different for everybody and it's definitely time to find it, to recognize them, and revel in them. king points out a video on youtube of a guy breaking into dance at best buy. looks staged to me, but i'm not gonna begrudge anybody who gets a kick out of it. certainly not stephen king. and certainly not the dancing guy. if it makes you happy...DO IT!
so we're looking for joy. what is it that lights you up, makes you happy, makes you smile?
for me it's all those things listed above. i LOVE the smell of an old comics. i bury my nose in the newsprint and inhale it like a blowhound with a bag of fine columbian. i LOVE the intrigue and curiosity of strange and bizarre--and unexplainable--happenings. they thrill me! i love movies and stories and people!
i love the perhapanauts and i love what craig's been doing lately, working on our baltimore comiccon exclusive, "the Lost Covers" portfolio. craig came up with (i think you came up with it...right?) the idea of doing covers to the "imaginary" issues that i had written about in the letters columns of the first two series. craig picked five to illustrate and here's a exclusive sneak peek at the early stages of one featuring the team and the eerie flatwoods creature! don't tell him i showed you...
from what we can tell, the portfolio will be five plates (covers) and include the letters columns from which they're derived. the print run will be limited to 50 portfolios and will debut atthe baltimore show in two weeks. craig has done some awesome work on these and we're hoping they'll be a big, big hit!
i'll post more from the portfolio as time draws closer.
another thing that makes me happy, as regular readers already know, is trivia. and so here, to get back in the swing of things, are an early "five on monday".
this run of questions are exponential, meaning that you've gotta know the first one to get the second one, and so on...
good luck and
smell ya later!
"five on monday"
1. in pee wee's big adventure who plays pee wee in the movie version of "pee wee's big adventure"?
2. what was the name of the 70's tv medical drama he starred in?
3. who played the title character?
4. what was the name of the tv family sitcom that he starred in in the 50's?
5. what was it called when it was on the radio?