From The Editor’s Desk: Pornsak Pichetshote—Be the Editor of SWEET TOOTH
There’s a very specific category of readers – a category that, judging by online chatter and the people I meet at conventions – is actually growing. They’re the readers who’ll buy a comic book in both the single issues and the trades. Even with a rough economy and a lot of competition, they love that comic so much, they want that monthly fix of “what happens this month in…” and they want the collection of that comic to keep on their bookshelves. And, honestly, for a comics creator, you can’t ask for a better fan.
So, with the first volume of SWEET TOOTH hitting comics stores today, Jeff Lemire and I thought we’d do something fun with that thinking in mind.
You see, when it was time to put the first volume of SWEET TOOTH together, Jeff and I realized there were changes we had to make from the published comic to the trade. To be exact, there were two changes Jeff and I decided to make that affected three pages of the trade paperback. They’re not corrections, censorships or special features. They’re things (one more subtle than the other) that we felt needed to be changed, because if we published the pages the exact same way in the trades as in the single issues, they would look like mistakes in the trade, even though they read wonderfully in the single issue.
What were they? Well, I figured I’d ask you.
If you can find out what those two changes were from the comics to the trade AND the reasons why we made them, we’ll send you a copy of SWEET TOOTH Vol. 1 signed by the ENTIRE creative team, that’s Jeff, Jose Villarrubia, Pat Brosseau, (and I’ll even scribble on it too). If I know Jeff, he’ll also throw in a sketch of Gus in there as well. Just email your answers to Pamela.email@example.com and we’ll give out prizes to the first ten people that get it right.
West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin once said that he makes his shows for the least passive members of the audience. For the fans that point out that the amount of wine in someone’s glass differs from shot to shot. Because these things don’t work without engagement. I can speak for Jeff, Jose, Pat and myself: We agree 100%. We make this book for the engaged. And for those so engaged they’re willing to double-dip, we make this book especially for you, and this contest is kind of our gift back.
2. ELIGIBILTY: Sweepstakes open to legal U.S. residents only who are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of 5/16/2010. Employees of DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Time Warner and their families are not eligible.
3. PRIZES: The first ten (10) people to submit the correct answers to Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org will win a signed copy of SWEET TOOTH Vol. 1. Winners will be notified by email, on or before 11:59 p.m. (EST) 5/21/2010. Each winner will receive one copy of Vertigo/DC Comics’ SWEET TOOTH Vol. 1 signed by the entire creative team (approximate retail value $9.99 each for total approximate retail value of $100.00). The prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. The winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability/publicity release (where legal) within ten (10) days of notification attempt. If any prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value. If any prize is not claimed or if an affidavit is not received within ten (10) days of the date notification of the prize has been given or if a winning entrant is found to be ineligible, alternative winners will be selected on same basis as original winners. If a minor is selected as a winner, Sponsor may award the prize in the name of a parent or legal guardian. Winners are responsible for any applicable taxes.
For a full list of the prize winners, please check the Vertigo blog post entitled: Be the Editor of SWEET TOOTH WINNERS on or before 5/21/2010.
4. SPONSOR: Sweepstakes is sponsored by Vertigo/DC Comics, 1700 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
5. GOVERNING LAW: Sweepstakes rules and conduct shall be governed and enforced pursuant to New York law, excluding choice of law provisions. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States. Federal and state regulations apply. Void where prohibited and subject to all Federal, State, and local laws.