Tuesday, August 08, 2006

100 Comics Giveaway Contest

It's here! In honor of my 2nd blogiversary next Tuesday (August 15), I'm having the biggest comic giveaway contest in the history of the comics blog-o-sphere! (I believe it is anyway...)

The Grand Prize, as you might expect from the name of the contest, is a selection of 100 Comics. No, I won't tell you what those 100 comics are--that's part of the fun--but trust me when I say that there will be some good stuff in there.

In addition, I'll have additional runners-up prizes of five comics each; for every ten entries I receive, I'll add one runner-up prize package (e.g. if I receive 70 entries, there will be seven runners-up prizes).

So how do you enter? I'm glad you asked!

Simply email me your recommendation of a comic that you think is worthwhile, but that you don't think that very many people have read. What I'd like to do through this contest is give you all the opportunity to share an undiscovered gem with the rest of the comics Intraweb. Thoughout the next week until the end of the contest on the 15th I'll be posting here on YACB the picks that you send me.

Your entry should include:

  • Your name (tell me if you wish your name to be used when I post your pick)
  • Your address (I won't share your address or your email with anyone!)
  • Your pick, with a sentence or brief paragraph describing why you recommend it.
  • The phrase '100 Comics' in the subject line

On the evening of August 15th the winners of the Grand Prize of 100 Comics plus the runners-up prizes will be selected at random, and announced here on this blog.

The fine print:

  • You must be 18 or older and reside in the United States to enter. (If you are outside the U.S. you can still send your recommendation pick, but you will not be elligible to win a prize.)
  • Only one entry per person
  • Deadline for entry is 6pm EDT on Tuesday, August 15, 2006.

So go ahead and enter today! (Or tomorrow, or anytime before next Tuesday.)

(You may receive an auto-reply saying that I am out of the office. Be assured that I have received your entry; there is no need to send it again to any other email.)


Anonymous said...

Yay for comic giveaways I have a question though does manga count as comics? (Manga=japanese stlyed comics)if so then yay again lol I cant wait to find out what the comics are its not fair your not telling.

Dave Carter said...

Yes indeed manga count as comics. You can recommend manga in your entry, and there will be some manga in the 100 Comics Grand Prize package.

Dave Carter said...

Oops yeah, I'm on vacation this week. Spent a long weekend up in the thumb at a cottage on the beach, but the rest of the week I'm just hanging out and reading comics and stuff!

So when you send in your entry you'll get an autoreply that I'm out of the office; but don't worry, I'm reading all my comics blog-related email, including contest entries!

Anonymous said...

Ooo now I cant wait, I sent the recommendation to both your office and that other email that it said to reach you... Can we only send in one reccomendation, a day? or ever?

Dave Carter said...

Oh no, please do not send your entry to the email address in the vacation message; the other librarians do not need to be bothered with this!

Be assured that I will receive and read your entry if you send it to superman@umich.edu

(This will teach me to try to run a contest while on vacation!)

Dave Carter said...

Only one entry per person, as per the fine print. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I did already..was that bad

Anonymous said...


Do these have to be easy-to-find and/or new stuff? (I was thinking something like Amanda and Gunn, which is... not.)

Dave Carter said...

You can recommend anything you want. If it's not in print, well, that's what eBay is for! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Another year for "Yet Another comic blog" I bet your so proud, I am too lol ^.^ *Throws party confetti*