- Posted by Johanna on December 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm
- Category: Comic News
Savage Beauty, the revamped jungle girl title from Moonstone that’s already caused some consternation over its cheesecake and racial politics, has announced a contest. One winner, after providing a high-quality reference photograph, will be drawn into the third issue of Savage Beauty as well as receiving signed copies of the first issue and a numbered print autographed by writer and co-creator Mike Bullock. Ten additional winners wil get the signed items.
The comic has been promoted with the idea the creators want to “deal with real world issues through a comic medium.” That’s the connection to putting a real person into the art.
But the real message comes with the entry process: To enter the contest, you must pre-order Savage Beauty #1 (due out in February) at either your local comic shop or the Moonstone online store by the end of the year. Then email your name and address and the comic store’s name, address, and phone number. Mentioned in the press release is also this instruction: “anyone who wants to enter multiple times need only pre-order multiple copies.”
I wonder how much followup the comic book makers will be doing with the instant mailing list their entrants are building for them? What happens when a fan says they pre-ordered, but the comic store doesn’t confirm any orders? Most contests of this type aim to increase awareness and sales of a title — I haven’t before noticed one that ties the two together so directly, though.