Jan112012

Manga Special Preview Contest

Ok, so my manga publisher, Yen Press, printed up and bound a short run of a sample of the first chapter of Soulless Vol. 1 (the manga). They did this Special Preview for NY ComicCon.

They had a few extra. So you know what that means?

Contest time!

I have 4 to give away.

I thought I’d encourage you to be artistic.

Here’s what to do to enter . . .
1. Create something visual and Alexia Tarabotti related. This can be anything from fan art, to a costume, to a video, to a polyvore collection, to your own character board, to a fashion outfit, to a piece of jewelry, to a mug, so long as it is inspired by Alexia. It has to be your unique creation, not for sale. It doesn’t have to be good. Just have fun.
2. Post it, or a picture of it, wherever you please so long as it isn’t a closed forum. I want to be able to link to it, and see it myself.
3. Post a link to your art in the comments section of my Live Journal blog ~ below the contest announcement. (Sorry, blogspot’s comments system annoys me.) I’ve enabled anonymous comments for the duration. (Will be interested to see how much spam I get.)
4. You MUST include a way of contacting you. If you forget and have to re-comment, ALSO re-comment with the link to the art.
5. One entry per person, please.
6. I’m going to give you some time for this one. You have a whole month, until Friday Feb 10, 2012.
7. Have fun!

Who wins.
1. I hate to play favorites, so winners will be random number generated.
2. Four people will win a signed copy of this unique manga special preview, and a signed copy of Heartless.
3. Yes you can enter something you completed before the contest started, but I’d love to see something new.
4. Everyone is eligible.

A note, I have disabled comments to this one entry.

GAIL’S DAILY DOSE

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
All sales are not crated equal.

Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Writing rough draft now.

Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Copy edits done! Awaiting galley. Release date Feb 2013. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Artwork is complete. Chapter by chapter serialization (online subscription required) ongoing at YenPlus. Printed volume releases March 1. Have seen initial cover mock-up for Soulless Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) and it is beyond fabulous!

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last: In production. Releases March 1. Preorder, if you wish.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She’s started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.


BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

Book News:
SF Book Club is doing a simultaneous release of the last Parasol Protectorate Omnibus with Timeless. This is the special for-club-members-only hardback edition that includes the last two books (Heartless and Timeless). The cover is lovely. I’ll post it here when I get a bigger image from my publishers.

Quote of the Day:
“My hands are already dirty just from setting foot on this planet.”
~ Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Hellhole, 2011 (via Ansible, Thog’s Masterclass)

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