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
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! dept.
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,
THE PERHAPANAUTS T-SHIRTS!!
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?
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?
smell ya later!