Monday, February 08, 2010

warren newsom's awesome "brain power" and mek's sketchbook!


i am constantly amazed at the incredible talent we have here in our little perhapa-family.

you might remember a couple of weeks back, christian's suggestion that someone put together a perhapanauts webcomic while waiting for craig and i to get finished with the next miniseries/storyarc...? i thought it was a great idea and, to hopefully give it a bit of a pop-start, i offered a little three page scene that i had jotted down a few years back and had forgotten about, seeing if any of the artists in the house wanted to take a swing at it.

well, one of them did--our own warren newsom!
and he did it fast too! warren turned these awesome pages in less than a week later and i sat on them til now wondering if anyone else was going to work them up--i'm always fascinated to see how different artists handle the same material, but with a 'talking heads' scene like this, staging and storytelling choices can be somewhat limiting.

but, MAN-!!! look at what warren did!!

i love the fun and playfulness he put into choopie, love the character that he put into arisa. in both her facial expressions and her body language, love the way her expression and posture changes from panel to panel--!
and a nice color palette as well.

great job, warren!!
thank you for taking time out of your day to play with my script and bring it to life in such a fun way!
thank you!

check out warren's own webcomic, the rock, at;


and speaking of artists in the house, some of you might remember michael kasinger--MEK--who turned in this gorgeous piece for our perhapanauts "perfect cover" pin-up contest.

michael and i have been corresponding online for years and he's been kind enough to keep me updated with his many artistic ventures and last week sent me a copy of his sketchbook and an anthology comic called mysterious adventures magazine which featured one of his stories, 'saying goodbye with bullets" which was written by matt bennett.

and in the back of his sketchbook, michael has left a page for sketches--i love that idea!--and was nice enough to do one up for me before he sent the books out.

thanks, mek! that was really nice of you!

you can see more of michael's stuff--and order your own sketchbook at;

that's it for now!
have a great monday!
smell ya later!


Christian D. Leaf said...

Nicely done! Both Warren and Mek!

Brian said...

Oh that Choopie, what a scamp!

Great job Warren.

As the luck owner of not one, but two 'Haps pin-ups by MEK, I second everything you had to say about him, Todd. Also, congrats on the Koj sketch to both the giver and receiver as it is really good.

Michael said...

Thanks Todd and I am happy you enjoyed the books and sketch.

Scott Weinstein said...


Great job! Those pages look fantastic!

Warren said...

Thanks for the compliments everyone! :)

It was a lot of fun to do!

Heywood Jablomie said...

great stuff! awesome job warren!