I'm still trying to polish off my BEA recap, which (I believe) includes some spicy details about upcoming titles that I haven't seen reported on other blogs. Until then, Evan and I thought we'd announce our very first MINI-CONTEST BOOK GIVEAWAY THINGY!!
FLESH-COLORED HORROR... FOR YOU?
Shopping before my trip, I came across a copy of Junji Ito's Flesh-Colored Horror collection. This is a very good condition copy of this way out of print book, which was originally released by the now-defunct ComicsOne. It includes a bunch of awesome stories (all of which would have eventually become part of the Museum of Terror series), like one of my personal favorite Ito stories, "Dying Young".
So yeah, it's not the hardest thing in the world to find, but copies range online from $25 - $50, depending on the condition of the book. I'm guessing this one is worth about 35 bucks :) Don't you think you should have it in your manga collection?
The contest is dorky but simple, and the plan is to NOT make entering too time consuming. So, here it is:
Whoever creates and sends us the best original 4-panel gag strip wins the book.
Send us a link to your strip or the file as an attachment to samehatATgmail.com-- the deadline is by end-of-day next Friday, June 15. Drawing prowess is encouraged but not at all required... and we're seriously not asking anybody to spend more than half an hour on the whole affair. We'll post the winning strip on Same Hat and ship the book out that weekend!
READY, SET... BEGIN GAGGERY MAYHEM!