as we continue our coverage of our wild and wacky weekend at Heroescon, please allow me a moment to introduce our crazy clan...
for the first time ever,
the latest addition to our ever-growing perhapa-family.
who has helped craig and me out immeasurably with
some of the art chores on our upcoming miniseries and who
flew all the way from germany
--where he is currently stationed with the united states air force--
to join us at, what i feel, is the absolute best comicon
in the world!
eric being there just
made it all the better...!
and speaking of the upcoming series,
DANGER DOWN UNDER
(out in october from Image Comics--
order yours today!)
here are a few--but not all--
of the messengers of that mayhem;
left to right
matt wieringo, eric henson, me, and the craig.
(apparently christian is above posing silly...)
but here's one where i got him--
albeit in the background of a shot of an arm wrestling brawl--
craig, inker extraordinaire christian leaf, matt, winning the battle sharon, and matt's lovely bride, suzanne
i don't know whether the word is finally starting to spread about the perhapanauts or
if craig's awesome designs of our characters is that appealing to other artists, but LOTS of people have been eager to draw the 'haps lately. i was presented this gorgeous piece by the lovely and talented eleni ladd (of the wonderful, world-famous ladd family, who come to see us in charlotte every year!) eleni and i are in the early stages of putting together a 'haps story for her to illustrate for a future edition of our humble little mag...
and while we're on the subject of future projects,
here are a couple of christian's warm-up sketches for a little non-perhapanauts somethin' somethin' we're working. stay tuned to this blog for more details...
another glimpse at a future project
i'm working on with the beautiful and vivacious izzy renzi--
daughter of 'haps colorist rico renzi.
this one is top secret, so i really can't tell you more.
if i did, i'd have to send ladder-bear here to come and get ya...!
and he is deadly...
(oops--i may have said too much already...)
every year at heroescon,
our gracious host and
one of the nicest guys i've ever met,
holds an art auction to raise some monies to off-set the cost of this enormous show and
make it possible for shelton to bring in so many big-name and independent artists alike.
in the past, incredible pieces by artists like
adam hughes, phil noto, frank cho, and andrew robinson
have brought in thousands of dollars.
this year, this fantastic mark brooks
dark phoenix went for a stunning $10,000!
before you get too impressed though...
...here's mark makin' a face for me
when i went to take his picture!
(fantastic job, mark!)
overall, we had a stellar weekend and craig and i were able to hang out with old friends, connect with some new ones, and most importantly for you, our dear perhapa-gang, line up some great covers and pin-ups from some of the industry's best and brightest talents! we're really excited about the package we're putting together for you for our new series in october!
spread the word--you won't be disappointed!
okay, gotta go!
smell ya later!