The Undiscovered Gems 2 Contest will operate a lot like last year's anniversary contest. This year the grand prize is a hardcover copy of The Best American Comics 2006, edited by Harvey Pekar. It includes works by a number of luminaries in the comics field, including Kim Deitch, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, Rebecca Dart, Jamie Hernandez, Alex Robinson, Jessica Abel, Rick Geary, Tom Hart, Linda Barry, Robert Crumb, and many others.
There will probably also be some runners-up prizes, though I'm not sure yet how many or what they will be.
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 'Undiscovered Gems 2' in the subject line
On the evening of August 15th the winners of the Undiscovered Gems 2 Contest 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 Wednesday, August 15, 2007.
So go ahead and enter today! (Or tomorrow, or anytime before next Wednesday.)
(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.)
(Last year's undiscovered Gems: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6.)