so, as you could probably tell, the weekend--and the blog post--got way away from us!
at the show all day friday, craig and i kept saying how we had to corral nick up to the room where we'd be able to get internet connection in his laptop (craig's, not nick's. nick wouldn't know a laptop if his was sitting on one. wait--that's not right.)
anyway, nick got grabbed to go to dinner with a better bunch of people and we missed him that night. (matt and suzanne, craig, sharon and i went to ruth's chris and had steaks that would make a grown man cry. and i did.)
saturday, was the big auction, led off with matt's announcement and awarding of the very first mike wieringo scholarship award which went to recipient katelyn "call me 'rae' rochelle. crying once again when the room stood to honor and applaud mike, craig, sharon and i silently headed out to have a quiet dinner on our own. missed nick again. he went to dinner with his sister and his niece, maryanne.
long day at the show sunday and we finally got nick to look at the entries--which were all kinds of amazing, by the way--but once he made a decision, craig and i were scrambling to get that post in (hence the crazy caps and shortness of the final announcement) as matt, suzanne, christian and angie were waiting for us downstairs to go to the convention after-party at shelton's store, "heroes aren't hard to find" and then dinner down the street at the cajun queen. many apologies to all for that quick and confusing post.
what i really wanted to say was that, though uriel was the one nick ultimately picked (based mostly on the color purple...!) (okay, and the fact that uriel managed to use all of the elements from carmine's original list in his piece), everyone who entered did a phenomenal job on their respective pin-ups and we can't thank you all enough for being a part of both the contest and the perhapanauts family! hat's off to all of you!
thanks so much!
so, here, a little more officially, let me present the winner of the PERHAPANAUTS "Perfect Cover" Pin-Up Contest...
(i should note that the final decision was very, very close, between uriel's pin-up and michael kasinger's entry. the judge was torn for many a minute. in the end, however, it was the more purple cover that took the prize...)
and the prize, of course, is that the winner will be published in an upcoming issue of the perhapanauts and a shirt.
further details on these proceedings will be made available here on the perhapa-blog!
and for those of you dying to see pics from the show, well, we'll be posting them too...on friday...
'cause wednesday will be devoted to pushing the heck out of PERHAPANAUTS no.6--ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
don't miss out! call your local comic book shop and ask 'em if they've got it! and if they do, tell 'em to get more!
perhapanauts 6--the issue that comes out just before 7...
what christian's entry was supposed to look like...
picked up a few cool sketchbooks and comics at the show--i'll show you more of those later--and a couple of really neat gifts--leanne has a pic of me with one of the awesomest ones over on her blog--but i really wanted to drop the word on my best buddy, our own craig, who had an "i-told-ya-so" weekend (and was doing the "i-told-ya-so dance the whole time...) and i have to congratulating him for putting it in my face through the whole show.
see, with the new trade out and available for the first time at a convention--and because image was nice enough to ship us a box of perhapanauts no.6 a week early for the show--i didn't think we'd need--or sell--any copies of the two dark horse perhapanauts trades, first blood and second chances. craig was insistent and so he brought five of each.
which we sold out of.
"i told ya so."
also, craig has been putting together his two new sketchbooks to debut at heroes and opted to have them done in a larger format (8.5x11) rather than the traditional 5.5x8.5. i cautioned him 'cause many of our friends who've gone for the larger size have found that fans don't usually go for the larger sketchbooks and are left with boxes of them unsold.
"in yer face, todd."
they sold like...well, like copies of first blood and second chances.
i don't mind being wrong.
actually, i couldn't be happier.
and couldn't agree more with the decision to go big. in both books, the larger size lets you see the true beauty of craig's line work and colors. the canson book, especially--printed on a similar stock (by rico and our friends at indigo ink!!)--shows the stunning layering and texturing that goes into each one of these pieces. anyone who's visited craig's site
and taken a stroll through his gallery knows what i'm talking about and won't want to miss either of these two gorgeous art books. go get 'em! you won't be disappointed.
(note here though, c.--maybe next time it'd be a good idea to put your name on the front cover someplace...?)
and all week!
smell ya later!