Friday, November 30, 2012

a master at work...


so, after years of waiting for my pal, walter simonson's dc contract to expire so that he'd be free to do some independent work, that time has come and, honestly, craig and i are giddy with anticipation!
walter has been kind enough to agree to do the variant cover for our big, thrilling, amazing, climax in issue 5 of Danger Down Under! if you're a fan of walter's and a member of the Walt Simonson Appreciation Society over on Facebook, you know that walter is generous enough to post his progress on various projects he's working on.
here's what he's done so far~!

you can watch the evolution of this awesome cover yourself over at;

have a great weekend!
smell ya later!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

the solicits


as we anxiously await the arrival of issue 2 of the all-new DANGER DOWN UNDER miniseries--just about a week away, folks!--craig and i are working hard to make sure production on the following issues continues apace. with various friends and artists and artist-friends pitching in to work on inks and colors and such, we have a lot of irons in the fire. that superstorm sandy actually affected our production has only made things crazier...

but we're on it!
and based on the reviews and emails we've been getting, this storyline is already proving to be a favorite; who knew that so many people would embrace two new characters--toshi nagano and emo woody franson--so quickly!?! thank you for your kind support.

for those of you who don't buy previews or check it out online, i thought i'd run the solicits that we've posted for the upcoming issues. i used to try to have fun with these back when craig and i were still doing the haps through dark horse, but then dark horse said that the retailers don't appreciate anything fun--just tell them what the story's about. 

i miss the fun...

that's it for today~!
see ya back here friday for some cool news!
smell ya later!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Treasure Obscura~!


if you're our friend on Facebook--and who isn't...?--then you may have already seen this awesome piece of Perhapanauts goodness; the cover to our new trade, TREASURE OBSCURA, out in just a few short weeks!

now, i have to admit that i'm biased right up front--i've loved craig's artwork for the moment i first saw in on impulse and said, "wow! who is this guy!?"granted, they were asking him to "follow" humberto and maintain some of his stylistic choices (as humberto had been asked to follow some of mike's...), but i could see so much in his clear and clean lines and his smooth, smooth storytelling. craig is always looking and growing and taking chances with his art, trying things out. otherwise all of your characters will start to look the same, wear the same expressions, strike the same poses and before you know it, you're stagnant. the good artists allow their art to grow and embrace that rather than shy away from it. craig is one of those...

so, as far as covers go, he and i will bat around some ideas, sometimes he'll just say, "i've got it." and he does. he'll play around with it and noodle things here and there. some come out strong, some not as much, but i love them all...
then there are the ones that have power. i guess i should re-phrase that and say, there are some that have POWER! ya can't always plan them, you can't always see them in the early stages. suddenly...they're just AWESOME! to me, this is one of those. craig's design and execution of this idea (all his) is dead on! and then when our colorist Mike Thomas got a hold of it--WOW!  i LOVE this piece! can't get enough of it. want it as a poster. have it as my desktop. (it's a very cool image to have looking 'down' at you from your computer screen--you should try it out...

and here's an ad featuring it on the back of this month's SUPER DINOSAUR! we're pretty sure that our designer at Image, Monica Garcia put this together and we love it! thanks, monica!

and, just another reminder, lauren monad gramprey and i will be at COMIC BOOK JONES  in staten island tomorrow, signin' comic books and eatin' burgers. if you're in the neighborhood, we'd love to see ya! stop by and say hi!

have a great weekend!
smell ya later!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

comic book jones~!


so, craig and i--along with sharon, trish, johnny and cat--had a FANTASTIC time in portland this past weekend at the Coast City Comic Con! got to hang a bit with that brian mulcahy--star of stage screen and pages 12-14 of the sensational new Perhapanauts:Danger Down Under! no.1--as well as our pals rich and alex woodall! 
got to meet a lot of really nice people--a whole mess of very talented art students!!--and, hopefully, a few new perhapanauts fans.
thanks to jarrett and everyone who made the show a lot of fun! we had a great time!

now...about this coming saturday...

...the poster really says it all...

i'll be joining the lovely and talented LAUREN MONARDO GRAMPREY this saturday at COMIC BOOK JONES in Staten Island NY! as the sign says, lauren is the incredibly talented artist behind HAM and EGGS, Jesus hates Zombies, and the ridiculously riotous "Goodbye, Larry", the second feature in  our all-new Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under! no.1. we'll be signing...well, pretty much anything you put in front of us, but mostly that...
the fun starts at noon and if you're anywhere in that area, well...we'd love to see ya!


on a totally 'nother note...

we are still taking orders for the exclusive JERSEY DEVIL/SUPERSTORM SANDY RED CROSS Relief T-Shirt, created by craig and worn by YOU!
all proceeds go to the Red Cross to help them out in this time of need.

okay, i'm out.
smell ya later~!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

And now for something important...Hurricane Sandy/Red Cross Relief~!


so in the midst of all the hubbub surrounding the debut of our latest series, craig 'e'd me and said that he'd like to do something to help out with getting relief to the victims of hurricane sandy. one of our good friends, mike estelle, was evacuated from his home on the jersey shore only to come back to find much of it underwater, his floors destroyed and all manner of collateral damage.
craig jumped into action and, in honor of new jersey, though many other areas were devastated as well, he created this exclusive JERSEY DEVIL/SUPERSTORM SANDY T-Shirt!
all the details are below, but most important is that ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the American Red Cross and their efforts to help those affected by this storm.

 the ordering info is simple;

using Paypal, post  your $20 to us at our account

or send a check made out to;

Todd Dezago

and send it to

The Perhapanauts
52 Calendar House Rd
Elizaville NY 12523

if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

thanks for helping!
smell ya later!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Today's the Day!!


well, today's the day, perhapa-gang!
PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER! no.1 will be arriving at your local comic shop later today and you don't wanna miss what everybody's gonna be talking about tomorrow!!

well...other than the election...

and that nor'easter that s'posed to hit the northeast sometime today...

and maybe if everyone's not still talking about justin timberlake and jessica biel. god--get over it! they didn't even care enough about you to get married in your country!

anyway, it's finally here and, as you know, i've been busting at the seams waiting for you to see the awesome goodness of it! i mean, yeah, the writing is great, that's a given.
but the artwork in this issue is just awesome! craig has always brought his 'A' game to the perhapanauts, but in the two years since we last published any new work, his 'A' game has gotten sweeter and sweeter!
and the COLORS!!!
i'm not gonna mince words--MIKE THOMAS is MAGIC!!
as you also know, this series has been a looooong time coming and craig had drawn these pages a while back. but when mike turned them in , all colored up and pretty--i was absolutely speechless! i was amazed at what he had done! it was glorious! i think i even got a little man-crush on him...

if for nothing else, pick up this book for the artwork--craig and mike are incredible! (and i can tell you from my spot here behind the scenes, they just keep gettin' better and better...!)

you can bike on down to your local comic shop today or--and this is also something we are truly excited about--you can buy your Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under! no.1 digitally over at 
COMIXOLOGY!! that's right, gang--we're same day on sale! 

it's easy to find 'cause the fine folks at Image and Comixology made sure that we were right there in the front row when you click on over to
go and see for yourself! it's cool!

and while you're clicking, check out our first review of the new series from kate kotler at bleeding cool news;

that's it for now, but i wanna leave you with my favorite words of the week from our pal, russ burlingame--

Heading to bed now, but I just want to say: I finally got a chance to read The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under #1 today. Absolutely wonderful to have the 'Haps back and both Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau are at the top of their games--which means about a mile over the top of most people's. If you love comics, if you love good storytelling, if you love humor...hell, if you love America, buy this comic.

thanks, russ.
thanks, everybody!
smell ya later!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

the countdown begins...!


over on the perhapanauts Facebook page--you do like us, don't you?--i've already started the countdown as we eagerly hurtle toward the debut of The PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER! this coming wednesday at all of your finer comic book shops! 4 days and counting, as of this writing, and i KNOW that you're gonna dig the book when it finally arrives!

here, again--i feel as if i've posted them a hundred times already--are the two cool covers you can choose from, the "don'tccha-wanna-know-who's-joining-the-team" teaser cover by craig...

or the super-sensational jim starling/terry austin cover featuring choopie and big down under, choopie a little more down under than we'd originally intended! 
that poor kangaroo...
(please note; this actual scene does not appear in this story)
(though the other one does...)

and, trying to be as respectful of those purists out there--of which, i am one--who would rather not see ANYTHING of the interior until they have it in their hot little hands, i would like to give you this   


below is our prologue, the first two pages of our newest comic, devoted to the concept of helping the Reader out and bringing them up to speed. if you'd rather not see it--click away now...
if you're eager to taste a small sample...enjoy!

tune in on monday for more premiere fun!
smell ya later!