after the startling and bizarre snake-in-the-manifold post of wednesday, i though that i would point out that my friend, heather, is not really about all that kinda gross, macabre stuff but a friend who knew that I would find it fascinating. and i do. that's just a weird story...
and, of course, i do feel sorry for that snake...
in actuality, heather is an incredible animal lover who has dogs and cats and years of horseback riding and training (and winning awards!). she is a former veterinary tech who recently went back to school to become a grade school teacher. the e-mails she usually sends me are more like the one here below that she sent me on the same day as the snake one. i was gonna save this 'til we were a little closer to christmas since it says so much about the world and the wonder that goes on all around us, but, here it is. enjoy!
After the horses moved on, the doe came for her fawn. So all is well in case you were wondering.
in other news; it seems that, with the announcement of The PERHAPANAUTS move to IMAGE and the release of the TELLOS COLOSSAL (not to mention what i am now referring to as "mike's ultimate publicity stunt"...) *, i have been doing a whole pant-load of interviews over the past few months. sad to do the sad ones, but thrilled to be doing the happy, exciting ones (and big thanks to joe keatinge at IMAGE for showing us how publicity is done right!), i offer you this latest interview by miguel rodrigues over at indycomicsnetwork.com
it is a phone interview, which i usually don't like doing. and this is why. i think miguel did an excellent job with the interview; great questions, miguel! and they were certainly in depth and different from the generally standard questions i tend to get in interviews...but man, shut me up. i don't like telephone interviews because i can't edit myself--there are a lot of "uhhs" and "ummms" and "y'know"s. and man, do i ramble on and on and on...! listening to it, i yelled at myself "holy crap! will you shut up!" anyone who's met me knows that i go off on tangents of tangents on top of tangents. in a written interview i can go over what i said and edit things so that i don't sound like so much of an idiot. jeez! i think this probably coulda run half the time--next time, miguel, you gotta shut me up.
on another note...and another link; my (our) good pal, scott weinstein sent me the following link saying that he knows we've all seen 'em before, but they just never get old. thanks, scott! i love 'em! and while bill watterson was given many awards and praise during calvin and hobbes' wonderful run...just brilliant! gorgeous! genius!
okay, you monkeys--you suffered through alla that. here are your
"five for friday"
1. which godzilla foe looked like a giant turtle?
2. originally, lucky charms featured only four marshmallow shapes; orange stars, pink hearts, yellow moons, and green clovers. in 1979 a fifth shape was added. what was it?
3. what is the name of the publishing company responsible for the amazing modern masters series featuring insights into the lives and careers of comics legends?
4. what time is it?
5. name five of the real people who have appeared in the perhapanauts.
that's it for now!
have a great weekend!
get in the spirit and do something nice for yourself.
smell ya later!
* i suppose, to some, that this might sound a bit crass and unfeeling. but no. if nothing, mike had a phenomenal sense of humor, one that closely mirrored my own, and we believed that there was something to be laughed at in everything. and we would. it was and is mike's sense of humor that actually helps me through the times when i am sad and grieving him the most. when image editor, eric stephenson, told me that the tellos colossal sold out, but that we really couldn't guess what sales would be like on a second printing because mike's death through off the statistics, it was mike's voice i heard in the back of my mind saying, "y'know, unless YOU die too...! come on, toddzilla--it's awesome here!" the "ultimate publicity stunt" reminds me of the bugs and daffy cartoon where they're on stage and trying to outdo each other and daffy ultimately blows himself up. heh. we were a lot like them.