Well, damn! Who knew giving away FREE comics would be harder than selling gas-guzzling SUVs when gas prices are $2/gallon and rising?!?!
I was corresponding with a fellow blogger recently, one who’s been around since the Usenet days, and she noted how the Comics Blog Boom of the past couple of years seems to have faded a bit. It used to annoy me when I’d read self-proclaimed 1.0 bloggers reminiscing about the “good old days” when, as I understand it, Journalista! and the Warren Ellis Forum were the focal point that ultimately birthed the Blogiverse.
Since I started blogging about comics back in late-2004, I’ve seen some great blogs come and go, and the number of new ones still seem to be spawning at an exponential rate. It seems that lasting more than a year is a badge of honor; more than two, an increasing rarity.
Anyway, before this rambles off into a post about something other than originally intended, I want to congratulate the two winners of our Massive Archaia, Viper & Spider-Man Giveaway: A Trout in the Milk‘s Plok and Kleefeld on Comics‘ Sean Kleefeld.
They also happened to be the only two entrants — which sucks since part of the reason for the contest was to generate some cross-blog pollination in the hopes that we might all discover a new blog we hadn’t come across before. Maybe it was too much to ask for a nice batch of free comics? Ah, well; plans, mice and men, c’est la vie, and all that!
Despite his being from North of the Border, I’ll give Plok first pick for which of the three prize packets he wants, and then Kleefeld can pick from the remaining two. Depending on which one neither of them pick, I may come up with another (simpler?) giveaway or just donate them to the library or something.
Plok & Sean, leave your respective choices here as a comment and then email me your mailing addresses to glecharles at gmail dot com. I’ll get the books out within the next week or so. Congratulations and thanks for playing!