Monday, September 12, 2005

Comic Giveway Contests Should Be Even Better (Jack Staff Trade Giveaway Improved By Angry Blogger, Better First Prize For You if You Win)

Okay, so I'm judging this Jack Staff contest thing. I just am. That's how it happened. Cronin asks me on IM yesterday, as I'm showing him goofy old comic covers forever altered by Identity Crisis, if I wouldn't mind judging the contest entries, because he's already set it up. What was I going to do, say no? Well, I guess I could have, but the man has powerful persuasive powers. That, and if I did, he might notice that I've been total dead weight around here and replace me with another Australian.

So, if I'm going to be stuck reading your 50 words about why you like Grant Morrison so much, I might as well undermine Cronin's authority a bit, which will sweeten the pot for you. And cost me a little bit in shipping. But it's worth it to stick it to that cheery despot! I will keep his topic, because hey, I love that metrosexual Scottish mage as much as the next person with taste. That, and it's not fair to the whole two people who already entered to change everything. That said, I do implore any future entrants to be creative. Do the master of mad ideas proud, and be as weird and esoteric as possible and a cool trade could be yours.

That's where the new prizes come in. There will be three prize winners. First prize gets you Jack Staff: Everything Used to be Black and White, the entire Dancing Elephant Press run of Jack Staff in one trade. Two second prize winners will get the first DE published trade Yesterday's Heroes (I have a spare copy). The thrid prize winner will get three random comics of my choosing, with one hidden from their view, supermarket threepack style. Some of you may be too young to remember that, which is really fucking depressing. Fourth prize winners can go to hell. So, enter early (my e-mail is and often, and you too can stick it to the Man (Cronin, not the actual man. I'm not fucking with him).

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Blogger Bill Reed said...

I remember the threepacks! And I used to fiddle with the bags so I could see which one was the middle one, to the chagrin of the employees.

9/12/2005 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Fossen said...

I sent mine in ...

Without trying to influence the decision ... I did want to say thanks for the challenge. It actually got me to do something that was pretty fun, and forced me to think a little outside the box.

Once I'm sure no-one will steal my idea, by entry will probably go up on my blog.

9/13/2005 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

This is an excellent idea for a contest. But I can't seem to find your e-mail address. This is almost certainly my fault, of course, but, what's your e-mail address?

9/13/2005 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Silly Brad, while "improving" the contest, forgot to repeat his e-mail address (which I so graciously put in the initial contest).

It is

I will edit it in as well.

9/13/2005 05:36:00 PM  

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