Monday, August 10, 2009

back from OBX!!


so after a week of the ocean and sun and fun and family and great food and lots of drinking and no work (well, maybe a little work--i'm always thinking about something...) i'm back. it was a fantastic trip, but in the end i was eager to get back home to sharon. and jake. and kayla.
and to get back to work. i actually did do some writing while i was there, but mostly after a couple cocktails so i'll have to see if any of it was actually legible...


before i go any further though, i gotta send a big THANK YOU out to my pal, rod hannah, for being there and making the blog happen on friday. and while his note at the end of the post might make it seem like he was the last person i'd call or my last resort, believe me when i say that that is the farthest from the truth. yes, i called rod 'cause i thought he'd be home and because he's usually pretty savvy about these things, but mostly 'cause he's a friend. and i wanted him to plug his and leanne's blue milk special webcomic/website

because i had been writing leanne's upcoming perhapanauts story and she/they were on my mind a lot while i was writing it.
also, 'cause i trust rod and, having full access to the perhapa-blog, he can now step in and mess things up anytime he wants to! i wouldn't hand that power over to just anyone...

anyway, a huge, huge THANKS, rod! i really appreciate it!


oh, just so you know...

THIS is the ad you'll want to be looking for in the next previews to remind your local comic shop to order a bunch and get some people on board with this cool book. the halloween special is a great jumping on point and, i gptta say, it looks great!


after my post a few weeks ago about how i've been hooked on hooked!--national geographic's awesome show where they go out to catch the world's biggest and craziest fish, i got a chance to see a surf fisherman pull in three separate sting rays on the beach at diamond shoales. it was amazing to watch--they are some tough fish to bring in--and quite a crowd gathered each time to watch him catch and release them. i got a few pictures of him wrestling with the smaller one, but they're on my nieces' camera and i'll post them in a day or so...


got home late saturday night to find this great choopie pic from perhapa-fan, james duncan, and thought i'd share.

though obviously a fan of the choop--who definitely gives us a few of those "choopie moments" in the aforementioned halloween spooktacular--james was also keen to find out a little bit more about our mysterious mg, noting that his shadowy past has james intrigued...

i told him to make sure not to miss our next miniseries...where a lot of mg's secrets will be revealed...

you can see james' blog and more of his artwork over at



did anybody see that torres-bowles fight last night...?
i jumped out of my chair...!


i will admit that these were a bit difficult--
mostly 'cause they just don't write that
many great movie blurbs anymore.
maybe all the good ones have been taken.
i don't know.
anyway, here are the
answers to your
"five for friday"

1. "this summer; heroes aren't born, they're built."

iron man

2. "would you put your this basket?"

baby mama

3. "if you want to live, you will obey."

eagle eye

4. "in space, no one can hear you clean."


5. "many saw evil. they dared to stop it."


smell ya later~!


Brian said...

Hey Todd, welcome back and glad to hear you had a great time.

Two big thumbs up on Duncan's take on Choopie. While Craig's version will always be No. 1 in my heart, I love to see other people's take on the gang.

Speaking of other takes on the gang, Francesco really ratches up the "horror" aspects of the book with his great Choopie cover.

Is it October yet, because I cannot wait for this one.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Todd!

OMG! I've never had my name in lights like that! Lovingly tucked between Craig and Fred, holy crap!

You guys spoil me!

rwhannah said...

No problem Todd. You know the Hannahs have your back. ;-)

Scott Weinstein said...

Hey Todd,

Welcome back. I'm jealous of you're trip to the Outer Banks. My family and I used to go to Duck/Sanderling every year. But it's been years since i've been down there.

The Halloween cover looks great. I can't wait to read it. And I'm really excited about the story you're writing for Leanne. Those Hannahs have been a great addition to the Perhaps family.

And if anyone out there hasn't already go check out Rod and Leanne's hilarious webcomic:

alison said...

what? you were gone, hunh, we hardly even missed you... :-) welcome back!

alison said...
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alison said...

anyway to get rid of those "this post removed by author" messages - makes it seems like we said something we regretted as opposed to spastically hitting the "publish your comment" button twice.

Brian said...


Instead of the ominous "This Post Has Been Removed by the Author" is should say "Move along, move along, nothing to see here."


todd said...

actually, i've set the comments to remove any inappropriate language, smut, or i always assume THAT'S what you wrote, alison...

Heywood Jablomie said...

Glad to hear you had a great time!

Really loved all the posts last week, just never got a chance to post about them. Very nice to see the procession of the gang!

And I love the Choopie pic, nice stuff.

And thanks for yet ANOTHER tease for the next issue!

alison said...

Her hands jumped up to cover her heart while her mouth and eyes formed perfect o's, "Who? Me? Foul language, surely you jest." She is momentarily distracted from her disbelief, "Hunh? What? Oh, right, it does include porn on that list. Sorry. Uh, Bri, I guess that shot of you wearing nothing but your C.R.I.C.K.E.T. hardware isn't going to post here. Sorry."

sarah.aitchison said...

My name is Sarah and I'm with Dwellable. I was looking for blog posts about the Outer Banks to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, drop me a line at Sarah(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you :)