Friday, July 27, 2012

Our 2012 Banner--and the return of the "Five for Friday"!


as the title says, your "five for friday!" are back and waiting for you at the bottom of this post. for the past year or so, a LOT of people have been begging me to bring back our little end-of-the-week trivia questions and i really, really hope they're everything you remember...

but first, some stuff...

over the past few months, craig and i have been running around in all sorts of different directions, getting pages written, drawn, colored, and lettered, coordinating stories with our wonderful guest artists--thank you lauren, matt, christian, matt, and eric!--arranging for a star-studded line-up of fantastic cover artists, ironing out all the details with Image, and planning a grass-roots promotional campaign (of which this very blogpost is a part...) to widen awareness of the PERHAPANAUTS and get the word out that this is a fun book that people should be reading!
along with all that we also had paying work that needed to get done and, oh, yeah...personal life stuff that's always going on...

but one of the things that we somehow took for granted and that got overlooked in our mad rush a month ago to get convention-ready for Heroescon in charlotte was the fact that we got a new banner to show off at shows! craig was on fire the week or so before the show and, while on the phone discussing what our new banner should be, craig suggested it be something that showed the characters clearly and said that he had an idea for a very slight upshot featuring the six of them and then, while we were still on the phone, sketched this up and sent it to me before we'd even finished the conversation!

the final banner itself looks like this...

so many people dug the banner--and were asking if we were gonna do a print of it or something--that we made it our postcard for convention season as well. it's smaller, much more manageable, and i think the size gives it a bit of a cuteness factor too!

also available at our table this season, we have an exclusive PERHAPANAUTS: Danger Down Under ASHCAN previewing a variety of pages from stories from the upcoming series! It showcases the artistic talents of MATT WIERINGO, CHRISTIAN LEAF, ERIC HENSON and, oh yeah, craig rousseau. I'll be previewing most of those pages right here on this blog as our super-premiere draws closer--

--but if you're the type that can't wait, just send $2 for postage and handling to
Perhapanauts Ashcan and we'll get one in the mail to you right away!'ve been patient enough...

and now the 
return of your
"five for friday~!"

1. what movie carried the tag-line "just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..."?

2. what was the name of the reporter that david (bruce) banner told " wouldn't like me when i'm angry."

3. ringo replaced...?

4. what is the dot over the lower case 'i' and 'j' called?

5. name the seven original not-ready-for-prime-time players.


and, finally, here are a couple jpgs i grabbed off of "facebook fails...and wins!" over at

have a great weekend!
smell ya later!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


just a reminder; our PERHAPANAUTS "PERHAPAGANDA" Contest is in full swing, the deadline is this coming friday, july 27, at midnight (est)! this is your chance to help us promote the all new Perhapanauts series, PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER! (out this fall from Image Comics!) by sending in your clever, witty, and winning slogans, ads, and designs for a chance to win some cool Perhapa-stuff!

the winner gets;

~signed set of the Perhapanauts:Danger Down Under! miniseries!
~a fairly rare blacklight choopie t-shirt!
~$100 cash prize!

submissions are pouring in...! well, okay, maybe not pouring in...streaming in! well, alright, they're trickling in...but that should be only more incentive for YOU to get off your perhapa-butt and send in your entry TODAY!
got goin'!!!


also of note, if you haven't already checked it out, several more pages of nick tapalansky and alex eckman-lawn's "A GRIM HAUNT" have been posted in "Tales From The Perhaps!" (link above)

this picture made me laugh.

that's it for now~!
more on friday!
smell ya later!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

a grim's haunt by nick tapalansky and alex eckman-lawn


i've been friends with writer nick tapalansky now for quite some time. we met years ago at our mutual local comic shop--actually, local for me meant 40 minutes; nick lived right around the corner. anyway, we became fast friends and found we had a lot in common. we'd meet and have lunch and talk comics and writing and stories and i was thrilled when he and his friend, alex, found a publisher for their dark, zombie noir book AWAKENING. the book was a swift success and was quickly optioned for a movie (...though we all know how that can be. hey, hollywood--stop being so fickle!) anyway, the book is a great read and is still available from archaia, so make sure you check that thing out.

also, check out the awesome perhapanauts story--that nick and alex did in their spare time, whatever that is--over in "Tales from the Perhaps!" (simply click the "TALES" link at the top of this page...)
alex and nick did this story for us years ago (i am totally embarrassed to say...) and we've been sitting on it hoping that we would sooner than later have a forum for it and use it as an extra story in an issue or two of a future miniseries. but as we continue to jam more and more excitement and adventure into the upcoming PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER, we found ourselves lacking for space and felt that we'd better get this story out for all the world to see!

so, here are the first two pages, you'll find two more over on the "TALES" page, with more added every tuesday and thursday. we know you're gonna dig it--we do!

thanks so much to nick and alex, for the awesome job and their equally awesome patience!

smell ya later~!

Monday, July 16, 2012

craig and i are looking for a few good fans--perhapa-fans, that is!


so, as we hurtle ahead toward the debut of the all-new, all-cool PERHAPANAUTS mini-series, PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER!--due in stores this october!--craig and i are trying to garner a little more interest and a little more attention to our simple little comic and hope that we can rely on all of you to give us a shout out to your friends and family, colleagues and cohorts on facebook or linkedin or twitter or whatever. 

we'll be beefing up the frequency of blog postings, games, contests, give-aways and doing everything we can to create a stir and we KNOW that our perhapa-family is chock-full of talented and creative people who might have a few new/cool ideas on how to saturate the social media outlets with some great Perhapanauts Propaganda! got any ideas? good--'cause THAT'S gonna be our first contest!!

announcing...the PERHAPAGANDA project!!

we're looking for your designs or slogans for buttons, posters, t-shirts and banners promoting the Perhapanauts and getting the message out there! 
all will be featured on the Perhapanauts Facebook page and the winner will be selected  by a trio of judges in the comics industry! 
the winner will receive--
~  $100
~ signed copies of all five issues of the amazing upcoming series--PERHAPANAUTS: DANGER DOWN UNDER!
~ and a very, very limited edition Blacklight CHOOPIE t-shirt (as seen below)!

entries should be in no later than midnight (est) on friday, july 27, 2012

send your entries to

have fun!  


while at heroescon several weeks ago, craig and i got a chance to meet a lot of very talented perhapa-fans and urged them to send in their own pin-ups and pieces featuring our happy perhapa-gang!
one such person was jae ehrenhaft who humbly showed us some of his work on his tablet. fortunately, his daughter was proud enough of her dad to step in and REALLY show us some of his work, pulling up his portfolio and wowing craig and eric and i. wonderful stuff that YOU can check out at

busy as he is, here are two of the pieces that jae has sent in since the show!
sweet stuff!
we're hoping to see more!

thanks, jae~!


and, in getting back to having some regular fun on this site, here are a few images i grabbed from ebaumsworld's gallery of irony in action!

you can see more over at

smell ya later~!