Sunday, June 29, 2008

looking for strange


man, things are really happening behind the scenes here at perhapanauts central, stuff that i haven't had a chance to mention due to everything that was going on with the convention and whatnot.

we have some crazy cool friends working on some crazy cool back-ups stories and it looks like our october issue is shaping up to be a very promising halloween issue! i hate to be the type to kinda drop a bomb like that and then not name names, but i don't wanna jinx anything that hasn't been finalized or confirmed, y'know...? i will names SOME names though and they are;

--our pals and brothers, matt wieringo and christian leaf, will be working on a back up story for us shortly--
--jamar nicholas, creator of the online phenomenon, detective boogaloo, will be contributing one of our halloween stories--
--jason armstrong from ferro city and lobster johnson will also be featured in the halloween extravaganza--
(actually, jason has already finished a story fro us that will appear in the very next issue! don't miss!)
--our own scott weinstein is currently plotting out his own haps back up!--
--good pal, roger ash, is in the midst of negotiating an awesome cover by and awesome comics legend! and i don't wanna jinx it yet...--
--and our buddy, john higashi, is also working on another big name artist to do a cover for our little book and again...--
--jason copland, who gave us a gorgeous pin-up at heroes which will appear in issue 4, will also be lending his artistic talents to something fun for us in the future!--

okay, maybe not a lot of names, but now you know that we are working on some really great things for you and for future issues of the all-new, all-different perhapanauts!


and now back to some of the strange, creepy stuff i love so much...
(and i hope you do too...!)


This creature was found by Russian soldiers on Sakhalin shoreline. Sakhalin area is situated near to Japan, it’s the most eastern part of Russia, almost 5000 miles to East from Moscow (Russia is huge). People don’t know what is it. According to the bones and teeth - it is not a fish. According to its skeleton - it’s not a crocodile or alligator. It has a skin with hair or fur. It has been said that it was taken by Russian special services for in-depth studies, and we are lucky that people who encountered it first made those photos before it was brought away.


this is a good one from our friends over a
(i like to read these late at night in the dark...)

Your True Tales
May 2008

Hopping Creature
by Danette

This occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. on March 1, 2008. I had just turned out the lights to hit the sack. My border collie-Australian shepherd started barking. I thought maybe it was a raccoon or skunk in my backyard. I have 30 ducks, three hens, a goat, all in my back yard. So the ducks were quacking, too.

When I went to the living room and flipped on the outside deck light. I looked first back where my ducks were and all of a sudden there stood a strange creature on my second step coming up to the deck. My dog was going crazy and looking in the direction where it stood about four feet away. I stared at it, trying to make out what it was. It stared back at me as well. It had black eyes a real skinny face and it looked very old. It had black and silver long hair going down its back and I couldn't see the legs. It looked like a creature. Then after it stared at me for about 30 seconds, it moved back and it leapt backwards, like a kangaroo. The whole time it was looking at me as it hopped over to my northern fence. It then disappeared.

It did not frighten me, but I did not go outside because I didn't know what the heck it was. When it hopped backward starring at me, it seemed more like it was an intelligent being. Most animals run when you see them. It seemed like it was trying to watch out for itself. It didn't let you see its backside. I live in Gardnerville, Nevada.

that one creeped me out.


and that's all for today!
have a great day!
smell ya later!


Matt Wieringo said...

Man, that is nasty. Looks like one of the creatures from FEAST. ("Monster-c*** stuck in the door!") Eww.

Can't wait for that Leifeld cover. Good luck! I kid but, y'know, in a strange way that would actually be kind of cool.

Heywood Jablomie said...

sounds like some cool stuff in the pipeline! and no liefeld for the love of gawd!! hahahaha although if he can totally 90's out the 'haps, nah nevermind the gang with huge guns, shoulder pads and belt pouches would be a bad idea! ha!

i'm thinking maybe that creature is one of the Skeksis from the dark crystal? that's what i thought of when i first saw the thing, very creepy though!

todd said...


yeah, but "big" is short for "bigFOOT"...
and maybe you haven't noticed but the guy can't draw feet...never could. he just makes 'em look like tiny little garden spades. dig, dig, dig.

Christian D. Leaf said...

I was about to say the same thing, Mafus. "That critter looks straight outta FEAST." Eerie bugger. Can only imagine what that thing smelled like.

The hopping Gollum-Yoda thing is the kinda story that makes me glad I live in a city. If we were in the country I'd stay up all night with rifle waiting for some beastie to come knocking. "Can't sleep. Hoppers'll get me. Can't sleep. Hoppers'll get me."

Good luck on procuring them thar big names, Todd, and thanks for letting us no-names join in on the fun, too.

Heywood Jablomie said...

haha! love the double entendre there.

i happen to think he draws lovely feet, and hands down the best backgrounds EVER!!

i think i need to see this FEAST....never heard of it, but seems like it's up my alley!

Brian said...

The guy that Craig was talking to about a cover at the NYC Con would be perfect for a Halloween themed issue, so I've got my fingers crossed on that one.

Also, very cool that you are letting Scott play on the writing side of the Haps. I think this will be the first published Haps story not written by you.

Pablo said...

That creature looks kind of like a Jim Henson Muppet

Anonymous said...

That's some really cool name dropping there. Very excited to see the Mafus/Leaf story. Looking forward to the others as well.
You won't be a no-name for too long. You'll soon be in the big time (which just means you'll be in print).

That's sure a freaky story about the jumping creature.

I don't remember FEAST, but my 1st thought about the thing in Russia was that it looked like the creatures from Dark Crystal (like Mike said).

Leanne said...

I'm glad someone else mentioned the Dark Crystal, cause that's the first thing I thought of. Either that, or something from the Muppets (but I can't find a picture of what I'm thinking of, so maybe I just imagined it in my head...).

And the hopping creature story is creeeeepy. I'm glad I don't live out in the country surrounded by woods anymore. Well, actually, I kinda do. I'd love to be able to tell a story like that!