In my recent post, I’ve shared with you that Steve Bryant’s Athena Voltaire Compendium, a 224-page, $19.99 hardcover from Dark Horse / Pulp Sequentials, is available for pre-order during the month of August. I have seen this available for as low as 50% off by one of the online retailers, even when this book should be a must-buy even at the ridiculously-low cover price of $20!
Since the success of this book hinges so much on the preorders, I thought up of a little crazy competition that anyone can participate by preordering the book. The Prize is an original Athena Voltaire 11″x17″ art that I’d drawn back in 2010:
I’ll pay for the shipping of this to the winner’s address in Continental US.
How will the the Winner be determined? By most copies of Athena Voltaire Compendium pre-ordered by ONE individual! I did mention that this was a crazy idea, right?
To qualify, I need you to post on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ tagged with #AVCompendiumGiveAway, a snapshot of the proof (invoice or receipt) that shows the qty & your name. From now until midnight of 9/5, you can “up the ante” as many times as you want. If we have multiple entries at the highest count, I’ll do a random draw for the ultimate winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, 9/8 and the original art will be shipped to the winner after he/she sends in a photo confirmation of the books in possession. To make it fair, this contest is open only to individuals that purchased the books for personal use (it’ll make a great gift to family & friends!), not solely for resale. Please make sure you remove any personal info on the proof photos, and if you’d rather not post it online but still want to participate in the contest, please email me directly at junbobkim (at) gmail.com.
Also, because there’s already a person that has purchased 5 copies of the book, so technically, you need to have pre-ordered at least 5 copies to be in the running.
I had mentioned a couple of week ago, that I’d be giving away the first Flash Gordon Pulp Sketch to a randomly selected retweeter of my Pulp Sketches. Now, announcing the winner… Steve Bryant! Congratulations!
I can’t thank each of you enough for your support! Please check out the above video if you are interested in the random selection process.
Athena Voltaire Sketch for the C2E2 Contest Winner of “Fan of Steve Bryant” Category. 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.
Congratulations to Andy Tom! Classy of you to pick Steve Bryant’s very own gal, Athena! 😉
Howdy, Folks! Although I won’t be attending C2E2 this year, I am offering 2 different ways for those attending the show to win a Free 8.5″x11″ Inked Sketch by me (check out this page for the specifications). To clarify, 2 participating peeps will win a Free Sketch of his/her choice drawn by me. I will include the shipping also.
HOW TO ENTER: Stop by Steve Bryant’s C2E2 Artist Alley Table, located at the Artist Alley E13. Once there, I’d encourage each of you to interact with this awesome, super-nice-guy independent creator, check out his ware and maybe even purchase somethings. At this point there are two different ways you could become the winner for one of the free sketches:
Method 1: Become the Premier Patron of Steve Bryant’s C2E2 Con Appearance. Steve will be keeping a tally of purchases made with him during the show. Whoever is the largest financial spender at Steve’s table (pre-orders included) for this C2E2 show will be automatically selected for one of the free sketches.
Method 2: Become a Friend of Steve Bryant and his creative endeavors. When you do stop by talk to Steve and get to know about the different properties he is working on, including Athena Voltaire and Ursula Wilde. And then, most importantly take a photo of you and Steve (hugs & kisses are optional ;-). Then you have 1 week after the show to contact me in one of the published methods of contact (e-mail me, use my contact form, tweet me, message me via Facebook, etc.). The more creative the photo, the more pleasure it would be for me but will not increase your chance for winning. One random person will be selected to win and receive the free sketch.
That’s pretty much it! Have fun at the show folks, and thanks for stopping by Steve’s table and showing some much-deserved love for my friend.
Not only was the contest fun to participate, the community at Comic Vine seems to be very warm, welcoming. If you haven’t done so, I recommend checking out all the comic-related interests that Comic Vine has to offer.
P.S. – Below was the initial contest announcement by xerox-kitty:
You can check out more of his stuff here.
Please visit the Contest Forum to see whose submissions were what.
Eric White, a friend from the CGS forums, approached me for drawing the cover for the third CGS anthology book. The name of the character is Kid Midas, a golden robot created by powerful beings called Visionaries.
Here’s the description he gave me:
Kid Midas: A kid robot, built by a Visionary of an alternate universe and crossed over to this universe, he now hangs out with this Visionary and enjoys being the sidekick to the greatest hero on the planet. Midas is a golden robot, built by the techno-god of the other universe. He uses a metal slingshot and is an expert shot, sending little balls of golden fire at his enemies.
He is extremely agile and loves to take chances, much to Visionary’s dismay. I see him as a steam-robot, so if you get a design where you want to place steam vents in unlikely (or likely places) like his knees, hips, or shoulders, that’d be cool.
The cool thing is that there’s a coloring contest is being held for this cover. Anyone with the skillz can participate here: Contest Thread on HueDoo Forum