Wednesday, May 14, 2008



so as craig and i continue to recuperate from the weekend in seattle, here are a few quick ITEMS like they used to run on the Mighty Marvel Pages back in the old days...


ITEM: returning home from our whirlwind trip to the pacific northwest, craig and i were greeted by our very own copies of PERHAPANAUTS 2! it's always nice to finally hold in your hands something that you worked months on, but issue 2 is even better 'cause it's just filled with cool extras by some of our most talented friends! an awesome back cover by our pal, Rich Woodall (with Ken McFarlane and Matt Talbot), a pulse-pounding pin-up by Denis Medri, and a stunningly beautiful back-up story by our pal, Rich Case!

oh, also, craig and i did a little something in it too...
and the rico.


ITEM: on the TELLOS front--with the huge success of the TELLOS COLOSSAL Hardcover, and the subsequent high orders on the upcoming trade paperback version, Image Comics is moving ahead with a second volume, the TELLOS COLOSSAL Hardcover Vol. 2, containing all of the remaining Tellos material! the big news here, however, is that Tellos inker extraordinaire, Rob Stull, and colorist supreme, Paul Mounts have taken one of Mike's later Tellos sketches and created the gorgeous illustration for the second volume's cover! (i'd buy the book just for that cover...stunning!)

ITEM: a joke

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, '13...13....13...13.'

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks and looked through to see what was going on.

Some bastard poked me in the eye with a stick.

Then they all started shouting. '14...14...14...14....'.


gotta run!
smell ya later!


Christian D. Leaf said...

Rob Stull is so darn good he hurts my feelings. Huzzah, that fella can sling some ink and he inked that sketch something incredible. Mr. Mounts gets a serious tip of the hat in his direction, too. Fantastic work, gentlemen. Looking forward to this tome as well as 'Haps #2.

An excellent joke too, Todd.

Scott Weinstein said...

The Tellos cover looks fantastic. That was based off one of Mike's blog sketches, right?

Brian said...

I remember the sketch that is from and both Rob and Paul did a great job.

If they ever do a Serra, you have to give me Rob's contact info before you post it.

todd said...

actually, brian, our plan is to do an accompanying serra piece for the trade, there ya go!

as for the inimitable mr. stull, rob has a long-overdue gallery showing this coming weekend right there in your area! if you want to see him--and a bunch of his sweet stuff!--go check it out!
i'll try to get the details together...!

credits for the joke go to my pal, dani. she sent it over this morning and i laughed out loud.

Matt Wieringo said...

That illustration is just gorgeous. Rob and Paul made it look like a cel from an animated cartoon. Mike woulda loved that.

And I can't wait for 'HAPS #2!

Pablo said...

Wow, that cover is..WOW. I'm really looking forward to the 2nd harcover.
and of course issue 2 of 'Haps

Brian said...

Thanks for the heads up Todd.

It will be the 31st on Newbury St. in Boston.