One of the perks of “making it” in the comic industry is having a
professional publisher (or two or three) willing to publish your new ideas
for comic books.
Of course, that assumes that creators always want that arrangement, with
all that it implies. For Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau, they decided not
to go down that road with their latest creation, “The Perhapanauts.”
“Craig and I aren’t pitching this to anyone,” Dezago told CBR News last
week, “We really wanna just do our little story, publish it ourselves, and
not hafta listen to any editors or publishers telling us what we
need to do. Our next issue is almost done and will be out in the
fall (that one is full color on newsprint of all things).”
Out now is the printed-via-photocopy-machine introduction to the
light-hearted comic, “The Perhapanauts: Dossier,” which features several
short black and white stories and profile pages of members of B.E.D.L.A.M.
(Bureau of Extra-Dimensional Liabilities and Management), a
cross-dimensional team of heroes that include a ghostly young girl, an
artificially evolved Bigfoot, a similarly evolved (although with more mixed
results) Chupacabra along with more seemingly mundane heroes.
“We are strictly grass-roots here; we only printed 500 copies, signed
and numbered, available at whatever cons we attend and through our Web site
www.perhapanauts.com. We’ve already sold more than half
(in only two shows; 3 days at HeroesCon in Charlotte, and 1 day at MSG in
NYC) so I guess you could say that they’re going fast. They go for $5 each
(plus $1 shipping, checks payable to ‘todd dezago’) and the next venture
will be out toward the end of September. All the info will be listed on the
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