Wednesday, July 16, 2008




just wanted to let you know up here that i've posted the first three pages of the 6-page back-up story "Choopie and the Gremlins" --with art by the incomparable TAD STONES!--below as a teaser for issue 3 (out today, if you hadn't heard...)
if you'd rather not see them, don't go all the way to the bottom.
the rest of this is cool.


this is the bulletin i posted on myspace to remind folks that Perhapanauts 3 will be in stores TODAY!

"...The Perhapanauts is a breath of fresh air..."
~~some guy who emailed me

"...I had been a fan of Craig Rousseau's artwork on Impulse and Batman Beyond, but the things he does with these, his own characters, is nothing short of amazing!"
~~some other guy who emailed me

"...You don't know it yet, but the Perhapanauts is the comic book you've been looking for."
~~not the same guy but the one from before, who said the thing about the fresh air...? that guy.

3 great stories!
3 fantastic artists!
1 desperate writer!

Pick one up today!
You won't regret it!


so, i was reading through the your true tales selections over at paranormal at and this one struck me as creepy. (a good way to determine that is if the story sticks with you, stays in your mind when the lights go out before you go to sleep...) i liked it so i thought i'd share. i also had found this great, unrelated photo and thought the two together would be sorta cool. you tell me.

Your True Tales
July 2008

Shadowy Visitor
by Lisa

This is one of several unexplained paranormal phenomena that has happened to me. This one in particular happened in March a few years ago. I live in the Western New York area outside of Buffalo with my husband and three children.

I awoke one night and believed I saw one of my children standing at the foot of my bed. I asked him, "Who's up?" I thought it was one of my children because it was a small human shape, but it seemed to glow a little bit greenish all around its form. Usually when my kids come to my room in the middle of the night, they come to my side and wake me up. I sort of blinked because whoever it was didn't answer me, so I began to sit up... and simultaneously the small figure disappeared and the bedroom door to my middle son's room slammed shut. There was no way in that split second anyone could have made it down the hallway and slammed that door.

We live in an older house built in 1918 and the doors are quite heavy. The windows were shut, there was no air moving that could have made that door slam either and my son always sleeps with his door wide open. He would not have shut it. I got up to check on everyone, especially to see if any of the kids were awake. When I went to my son's room, the door was indeed shut and he was sound asleep, as were his siblings in their rooms.

I don't know who that was visiting me in my room that night and I don't know how that door slammed shut that night. I believe it was my shadowy little friend. I don't know who it could have been, spirit wise, what it was or what it really wanted from me. But I really didn't like that it seemed to have gone into my son's room as he was sleeping too.

randall martin


perhapanauts "mystery" link

funny or scary? you decide...


that's it for me!
your exclusive first glance sneek peek preview awaits below...
smell ya later!

and here, as a small sampler of what's to come, are the first three pages of "Choopie and the Gremlins" by tad stones and me. colors by blake wilkie.


Brian said...

Story gave me a little shiver.

As for the back-up, I'm going to wait till it is in my hot little hands this afternoon to read it, but thanks for thinking of us.


Some Guy who posted on Todd's Blog.

Anonymous said...

OMG, that backup looks like so much fun! Can't wait!!!

Scott Weinstein said...

The backup story looks amazing. I can't wait to pick it up today.

So, I watched that cell phone popcorn thing again. And it looks real until the Americans come on. Something about their terrible acting screamed "fake" to me.

That being said, I'm pretty sure we're all slowly melting our brains with cellphones. So, it can't be that far from the truth.

Christian D. Leaf said...

I can happily state that my shop did receive their copies of Issue 3 and one sits next to me...calling out that I read, but I don't think the bosses would appreciate my reading on the clock. I've thumbed through it though. Four more hours...

And I agree that is a creepy little tale.

-Some Other Guy Who Posted

Heywood Jablomie said...

oh man that is a nice creepy story! i gotta check that site out more often.

i got to read my issue, just sent ya my thoughts, but man what fun!! that's all i have to say. and i read mine on the clock so damn the man!! ha!

-some guy with the non-family friendly name

Anonymous said...

Just had to laugh at the "not the same guy, but the one from before'' thing. practically fell out of my chair.
Although I agree that Craig's artwork ROCKS.

The "True Tales" story is definitely creepy.

I had to skip over the pages to avoid the "spoiler".


Ok, just noticed that Brian, Leaf & Heywood signed their posts like that today. you guys are nuts! LOL.

Leanne said...

That 'Shadowy Visitor' story is awesome. Ghost stories are my favorites, and this one was pretty creepy. The picture makes it even better.

'Haps issue #3 sounds like a lot of fun! I did cave and look at the preview pages (Tad's art looks fantastic!), but I didn't actually read the text, so that counts for something, right?

-- Some chick who also posted on Todd's blog

Anonymous said...

I had been arguing with my close friend on this issue for quite a while, base on your ideas prove that I am right, let me show him your webpage then I am sure it must make him buy me a drink, lol, thanks.

- Kris