Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Here Are Your Winners...

of Comics Should Be Good's* first ever contest, a Jack Staff giveaway meant to bolster interest in Paul Grist's excellent creator owned superhero comic. Our intrepid readers (well, four of them, at least) professed their love of Grant Morrison's writing via e-mail. I chose the best entry through the completely objective and scientific method of printing out all of the entries, carefully analyzing each, and then deciding to forget the whole thing and getting Pol Rua to sort things out as only he can. All I can say is that the phrase "throwing crap at a wall and seeing what sticks" has never been more accurate. Anyway, here's the winning, monkey feces covered entry, from Mark Fossen, which earned him a copy of Everything Used to be Black and White, which collects the series's entire self published, black and white run:

World War III: A Cut-Up Poem

Baumiel of the Bull Host of the Pax Dei
De-Imagine Detroit
The terrain itself is Techno-Active!
Superluminal state
Paralysis Pit
Atlantean Sonic Blunderbuss
Frequencies in the Infrasombre Bands of the Mood Spectrum
Billion-Eyed Beast of the Abyss
Magnetic Maze

Mark's got a blog of his own, Focused Totality. As such, he is now obligated to give one of our contributors some free shit. Second prize was shared by Chris "Hardcore" Holly** of 2 guys buying comics and Jacob Mumford, who provided no blog link, meaning he is either shy or some sort of luddite. Get with the now, man! They'll each be recieving a copy of the first Dancing Elephant trade of Jack Staff, Yesterday's Heroes. Third place belongs to the equally blogless Richard Baez, who will recieve CSBG's equivalent of the shameful bronze medal, three random comics. Everyone else who didn't enter doesn't love Morrison and the promise of free comics enough, so they get nothing but my utter scorn. Go to hell, vast majority of the audience!

*I couldn't pass up the chance to link to my own blog. Now that's self referential!
** Hardcore isn't Chris's nickname. Or wasn't. It is now. I expect him to go buy it from here on, and to start an interminable feud with Al Snow over a broken title belt as soon as possible.

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Anonymous thekamisama said...

THAT'S what I forgot to do this week. Here I was thinking it had something to do with bills or stalking someone on the internet... dammit!

9/27/2005 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous RAB said...

I didn't enter only because a) I'm already all about loving the JACK STAFF and figured the free stuff should instead go to someone who needed to find out about it, and b) nothing I could have written would have measured up to that winning entry.

That the winning entry in a "why I love Grant Morrison" contest was written by Grant Morrison is something I choose not to think about. Let me know when you have the "why I love RAB" contest, though.

9/27/2005 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger Jacob Munford said...

I AM THE FUTURE. That is, if the future can be goaded to access a failed idea from a few months ago from random internet taunting.


9/27/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Cheeseburger said...

That's the winner? I don't understand. Are those just random things from Grant Morrison stories? At least my entry was somewhat humourous (to me at least :D).

9/28/2005 01:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Fossen said...

Thanks, Brad!

Cheesburger - Actually, it is just random Morrison things. That was the point.

I went through the JLA WW III Trade (the most recent thing I had re-read by him) and selected my favorite ideas/quotes. Then I did a cut-up ... it was invented by Buurroughs, and Morrison's used the technique a lot. Believers think that by randomizing the writing process, you can tap certain energies.

I just found my Morrison/Grist "St. Swithins' Day" yesterday, too ... so maybe there is something going on.

9/28/2005 05:52:00 PM  

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