hope you all had a great weekend!
our pal--and newsarama correspondent--russ burlingame and i had fun with this casper interview the other night.
and here's why it was so much fun...i've done 4 or 5 interviews for casper already and when russ sent his first question over, i thought they were gonna be more of the same...but they weren't. russ certainly knows how to have fun with an interview and you can check out how here:
for those of you who might not know, while the perhapanauts is published by image comics and we love them for it, craig and i call our little virtual comics studio "plays well with otters productions". while producing the highly-sought-after, widely acclaimed self-published 16 page perhapanauts not-gigantic-color-special #1, we realized that we needed a little somethin' somethin' to act as our logo and make the thing look somewhat professional. we threw a few names back and forth and went "meh.", but the one that really stuck with us was this one, a little play on words that i had come up with a year or so earlier while filling out some silly online survey and the asked me what my indian name would be. i said, "masequa." when they asked what the name meant, i wrote, "plays well with otters".
so craig drew up our logo and we were in business. now we make sure that the "pwwo" logo shines on every issue we put out.
so the next time we were hanging around with mike--a couple months later at a show somewhere--animal lover that he was, mike said how much he dug the design and how cute that little friggin' otter was. a while later we talked about creating our own virtual studio--the three of us--and start doing some projects together, and that maybe with the three of us working on things, we could get more out there and have more fun! we asked mike if he wanted to join in on plays well with otters and he was thrilled!
he, of course, went right home and did up his own design (the idea being that we would rotate the logos and create a new brand...)
soon after that, as our pal, nick cardy, started asking to have his table moved closer to us at conventions, we asked nick if he'd like to join the otters too! we were excited to have a comics legend join the team--and nick was touched to be asked to be "one of the boys!" we told him that he'd have to design a version of the logo--he keeps calling it "plays well with beavers" and we have to keep correcting him--but then...things came up.
i should get nick to do that logo.
"five for friday"
1. which u.s president coined the phrase, "walk softly, but carry a big stick"?
theodore "teddy" roosevelt
2. who said, "imagination is more important than knowledge"?
3. what six states comprise the region known as new england?
maine, new hampshire, vermont, massachusetts, rhode island, connecticut
4. what is known as big sky country?
5. comics creators
jerry siegel and joe shuster
stan lee and steve ditko
d. the fantastic four?
stan lee and jack kirby
e. wonder woman?
william moulton marston
len wein, john romita, sr., and herb trimpe
mark waid and mike wieringo
h. savage dragon?
i. after-school agent?
scott weinstein and chris zaccone
j. amber atoms?
that's all for now!
smell ya later!