Friday, April 04, 2008



so craig says to me, "hey! whaddawe wanna do for the cover to the all-new, all-different PERHAPANAUTS #4? i mean, there's so much happening in that issue, but i don't really wanna put any of it on the cover 'cause it'll give all the secrets away!"
which we hate...when the cover features the big reveal that doesn't happen in the book until page 22. or the appearance of a character whose fate was previously hanging in the balance. or a shot of the hero saving the day when there are six pages inside where he or she just can't figure out what to do...(look at the cover, dummy!)

so i say, "well, one thing that we can tell them is that BEDLAM is being shut down. that might make a good cover." my mind, not quite on the level of mark waid's or kurt busiek's or tom brevoort's immediately calls up two WONDERFUL images from my childhood--two gorgeous covers that were so well done, that you couldn't NOT want to open them and read them and find out WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!--and though i try to stay away from homages (or else i would have craig do one EVERY ISSUE...!) i tell him what i'm thinking.
and we both go after it.

here is the cover that i begged/forced craig to draw.

and here are the two that inspired it...

and it's true!
BEDLAM is being evacuated!
i'd tell you more, but then you wouldn't want to read the issue...

(great job, c!)


and now in our

you say you love the perhapanauts?!
you say you can't wait until you can show the world how much you dig your cryptozoological cronies?!
you say you wish there were some way to wear the perhapanauts right upon your body like a banner to let others know how super-cool and awesome these guys really are?!

are you ready for the t-shirts...?!
'cause the t-shirts are ready for you!

debuting in two weeks at the new york city comiccon,
in two mighty styles!

they're already going fast and we haven't even got 'em back from the printer yet!
so meet us at the show and pick up yours today! (well, i mean in two weeks...)

not going to the show?
no probelo!

these nifty PERHAPANAUTS T-SHIRTS will be available
to everyone following the show! just look for the ad in the
back of the all-new, all-different PERHAPANAUTS #2!


and you think THAT"S cool...?!
be here monday for even more awesome news!!


until then, here are your

"five for friday"
--special double-sized bonus edition!
my uncle sent me these the other day, an email that
has been forwarded more times than i'm sure anyone
could count...but i missed a few and thought i'd throw
them up here for all of you to take a swing at...

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

that's it!
i'm exhausted!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

Wait . . . what . . . if they shut down Bedlam what happens to the security force . . . I mean, really, we need to get our priorities straight here.

My new sign:

"Will C.R.I.C.K.E.T. for Food"


As for the five for Friday.

1. I know it was more than 100 years

2. Not Panama, they make Canal Hats

3. It better not be cats or bunnies or Hulk Smash

4. I'd imagine they don't celebrate it at all anymore what with the end of the Soviet Union.

5. Wool from sheep

6. Dogs (thanks High School Spanish)

7. Is he in a can?

8. Finch?

9. The back of a goose and I'm not cleaning them up even though I am out of work in 4 issues.

10. Blonde?

Matt Wieringo said...

That's a great cover. Really takes me back to when comics wuz fun. And I love the big numbers on the covers. But what happens when you reach 100? Remember IRON-MAN vol. 1, no. 100?

Can't wait for this...or the t-shirts!

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome idea for a cover. It makes you want to see what's going to happen next.

My questions on the t-shirt issue.
What happens to those of us who cannot make it to NYC?
Do we haveta (it's really a word somewhere) wait until issue #2 or will we get a link @ the website?
"Inquiring minds want to know"

The 5er seem so obvious, that they have to be trick questions, so I'll pass (I do like Brian's answers though)
I will add for #1 that I think it was "Dog Years" and for #9 that "Duck Sauce" is made from squeezing a duck on a fruit juicer.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Leaf said...

Love the cover and the nostalgia it homages. Looking forward to getting a regular fix of our 'Haps.

Scott Weinstein said...

Classic cover guys.

I can't wait to get my shirt at the con.

Brian said...

Put me down for a Choopie.

Do the sizes run large or small?

todd said...

hey, all!


the shirts will DEFINITELY be available here through the website in the "store" section! we'll have the link up for them shortly!

as for sizes, right now we're only offering them in large and extra large at the show, but will have mediums and kid sizes available shortly thereafter!

hope that works for ya! : )
lemme know.

alison said...

all i can say is i think t must stand for tease. love the cover and looking forward to all that you are dangling in front of us.

Anonymous said...


Man, everytime I think you guys cannot get any better, you do!

That cover is awesome...but now I'm worried about Bedlam now...what will become of Choopie!?
Will Big turn to cage fighting!?

So many questions...and so much time to find out wth???


Russ! said...

Just TRY and stop me buying one of those t-shirts! :)

I'll see you at the Con. I'll be easy to spot since I'm the one with a video crew.