Saturday, December 5, 2009

We have a winner! And a bunch of losers

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the Warren Peace Sings the Blues Third Blogiversary Giveaway is Alex Hoffman, the proprietor of Manga Widget, who sent in the following badass image:


He knows I loves me some Kirby. So that means he wins my extra copy of Moyasimon, so everybody give him a round of applause.

However, I'm less pleased to note that while his entry is awesome, it wins by default, since nobody else sent me anything. So I suppose I'll take the following quotes from the comments section of the post in which I announced the contest, and declare them runners up:

"It's...a pleasure reading [his] thoughtful reviews[!]" - Sandy Bilus, I Love Rob Liefeld

"Who'd have guessed...that [this] would be the Matt Brady with staying power!" - Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy

"...one of the greats[!]" - Sean Witzke, Supervillain

Really, I was hoping I would get more entries, so I could give away more of the books I've got lying around. So, I guess I'll go ahead and extend the call for entries through the end of December. The "guidelines" are "specified" in the post linked above, but I'm just asking for something I can use, whether it's a neat image, a banner logo, a pull quote, or whatever. And in case you're worried that I'm just going to send you some random comics that I've got stuffed under my mattress, here's what I've got to give away (much of which I've written about at some point, if you want to know if it's any good):

Wonton Soup, volume 2, by James Stokoe
Remake, by Lamar Abrams
The Damned: Three Days Dead, by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
Razorjack, by John Higgins
Krash Bastards, volume 1, by Joe Casey and Axel#13 (taken!)
Goats: The Corndog Imperative, by Jonathan Rosenberg
All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Nylon Road, by Parsua Bashi
The Arcade of Cruelty, by Joseph Patrick Larkin
Superheroes and Beyond (How to Draw), by Christopher Hart
The Official xxxHolic Guide, by CLAMP
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Character Guide 2, by CLAMP
Random volumes of many, many manga series, including Naruto, Black Lagoon, Gimmick, Rosario + Vampire, We Were There, High School Debut, Nightmare Inspector, Record of a Fallen Vampire, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

And plenty of other stuff, if I want to dig in my closet, but considering the level of interest so far, I doubt I'll get beyond what's listed here. If people don't enter, I'll probably end up donating most of it to the local library, so get it while it's available! Or don't, see if I care.