so, craig was here last week for a little get-together we had to celebrate our pal, terry austin's birthday, which was a lotta fun. he was also here, however, as my computer troubleshooter, me being totally clueless when it comes to the tech stuff, craig came in and cleaned things up for me, got rid of a lot of unnecessary programs and junk...and then helped me make the decision to just go ahead and buy a new computer.
we went to get it that day, but the best buy i go to was out of that model, so i went to the next nearest one the next day and picked up my new iMac.
i am in heaven. thank you, craig.
i had no idea how rough i'd had it, how bad things had gotten on my old computer, a mac mini with an external hard drive to give me little extra room and storage space. it was running so slow and choppy, taking so long to simply upload a page, constantly buffering anything i might try to watch...
the new computer has, like, a a-billion times the memory and storage that i had before. it runs so fast and smoothly that sometimes i feel like it's reading my mind and anticipating what page i want to go to next. (it isn't, is it?!)
the speed is incredible.
so that's been my thrill for the past week. getting used to the newness and the speed and transferring files, learning all the wondrous cool, new stuff i can do, exploring a bit.
hopefully, it'll make things faster here as well...
anyway, enough about me and my computer.
craig and i also were getting together to take care of a lot of what you will be seeing in another month or so when PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER! hits the stands and the awesomeness that we have so anxiously been keeping a lid on can finally be shown to the world!!
(we agreed that it's time to start showing it off, so watch this space for some more previews and pin-ups--and for those of you who can be patient, i'll make sure that there are no spoilers without plenty of advance warning--i hate when they don't do that...)
in the meantime, here's an awesome pic that matt found and immediately identified it as our pal, karl (the moth man!)*. apparently, this is a venezuelan poodle moth and it has the internet abuzz! (it says so right in the headline if you go to the grind tv blog at the address below...)
you can read all about this adorable little fella, as well as see some photos of some other very cool, very unique moths form all around the world.
* and matt happens to know a little something about karl as evidenced below.
art from "choopie and karl in the wild wild west" pencils by matt wieringo.
inks by the lovely christian leaf.
another cool thing that's got the internet abuzz (well, maybe not the entire internet. mostly, i mean, just my new computer...) is the (FINALLY!!) release of the long-awaited, laboriously languished upon, TELLOS COLOSSAL Vol. 2!! After years of false-starts and delays, of missing artwork and re-constructed files, I--and IMAGE COMICS--am pleased and proud to present the second part of the Tellos Collection! Featuring artwork by KELLY YATES, CARLO BARBERI, HOWARD PORTER, THOR BADENDYCK, ERIC WOLFE-HANSON, DIDIER 'CRISSE' CRISPEELS, ALAIN 'MOMO' MAURICET, CIRO TOTA, BRUNO BESSADI...and...oh, yeah, craig rousseau...it is just a gorgeous book! High praise and enormous thanks to VINCENT KUKUA, designer extraordinaire at Image, who, patiently suffered through the highs and lows of finding and putting together this terrific collection. Vince, you did a magnificent job!!
my advance copies arrived the other day, so this should be in stores in the next few weeks.
anyway, that's it for this saturday.
i'll be posting some cool new stuff from the brand new series on monday morning, so meet me back here then, 'kay?
have a great weekend!
smell ya later!