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Here’s the latest installment of a weekly reader interactive segment on the blog, where I answer reader-submitted e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org (and other e-mails that don’t require responses).
Mailbag entries were a bit slim this week – it was almost as if people were spending the Thanksgiving holiday with their families rather than sending me mailbag entries – how dare they!!
Friendly publicist David got me hip to a cool new thing NBM is doing – a blog for all NBM’s comic creators! And since NBM has such awesome people as Rick Geary, Neil Kleid, Ted Rall and Lewis Trondheim, that’s a pretty sweet sounding blog!
Check it out here.
Some new podcast called the Handsome Genius Club sent me a link to their podcast site. Here it is!
ed!=Awesome! took issue with the #1 fight on the Top 25 Comic Book Battles, and sent me a link from his website where he explains why Batman could never defeat Superman. Here is the link. I think he seemed to believe that I picked the results myself – I did not – they were voted on by you, the readers!
Our favorite young comic book hopeful, Chris Jones, wrote in to show some pages from the comic he is shopping around:
I talk a lot about the comic I’m working on, and I’d figure you might want to know what it WAS, and make sure that I wasn’t just pissing into the wind with flights of fancy.
Well, here are the first couple of scripts, and some art for the second issue, drawn by the wonderful Serena Guerra. If you think it’s worth showing off on the blog or in the letters section, you can do that, or don’t if you think it’s garbage, or simply choose to ignore the whole thing. Enjoy!
It’s not like I have a lot of other letters here, Chris, so sure, let’s show everyone your comic!
Comic book blog Destructo Co. is doing a holiday scavenger hunt to benefit Hero Initiative!
Here’s what they’re doing:
Here’s how ComiXmas works: On Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 12:00 pm (CST) Destructo Co. will post our Xmas Wish List containing a combination of 12 Hidden Items and Trivia Questions online. You have 24 hours to collect as many of the hidden items and answer as many of the trivia questions as you can. One of the items participants must supply is proof of their donation to The Hero Initiative in the amount of at least $1. The first participant to submit the most correct items and answers to email@example.com (email must contain “ComiXmas List” in the subject line) before 12:00 pm (CST) on December 14, 2008 wins a grand prize of 12 FREE COMIC BOOK SUBSCRIPTIONS from Marvel, DC or a combination of both. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Hero Initiative. Contact Destructo Co. at ComiXmas@destructoco.com with any questions. See the Official Rules for complete details before participating.
That’s about it, but in case you were wondering, you don’t have to participate in the scavenger hunt to donate. Every little bit helps. Good luck and thanks for your support!
Happy Holidays! – The Destructo Co. Staff
Check out their site here for more details.
Good ol’ Bright-Raven is having a holiday sale at his DeviantArt website! Some pretty darn cheap prices there! Check it out here.
The nice publicist Margaret wrote in to remind folks about IDW’s big Customer Appreciation sale!
DECEMBER 6, 10 AM – 3 PM. The sale will be held in IDW’s parking lot, 5080 Santa Fe St, San Diego, CA 92109.
Another nice publicist, Margot, showed me this neat Wanted game.
I used it to create the following…
That’s it for this week!
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