My author’s copies of the new graphic novel arrived last week, so now I have some to give away as part of the celebrations surrounding the release of the new revised/expanded ebook edition of Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses: The Author’s Cut. (Which you might also like to look into if you know the book. Or you can find out more about the book here if you haven’t heard about it before. Also part of the celebration, for those interested: a very-limited-time-only 30% discount on the complete 9-volume Young Wizards International Edition ebook set. Details are here.)
In any case: on to the giveaway!
I’m going to mention this blog posting here and there over the next few days — on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr — and where you’ve seen it mentioned, you have a chance to win an autographed copy. I’ll be sending these out to three winners from each social network where the offer’s made.
Here’s what to do to be in with a chance to win:
If you’ve seen this mentioned on Twitter: The Twitter contest’s done. Congratulations to our winners, @anagenesis4E, @cshabsin and @cclemons!
If you saw this offer mentioned on G+: The contest’s over. Congrats to our winners: John Davis, Rowan Fairgrove, Spider Boardman.
If you came here via Facebook: Your contest’s done. Congratulations to the winners: Murray J. Anderson, Pat Steed, Joan Oakland.
If you saw this offer on Tumblr: The Tumblr contest’s over. Congratulations to the winners: kayloulee, ussrosalind, falldiewakefly.
Here’s what you’ll be getting!
Once upon a time, there lived a prince…
But not your ordinary prince with some run-of-the-mill royal destiny. When Ivan’s three sisters are married off to enchanted princes and he goes off in search of his own true love, he finds himself matched up with the sorceress and warrior maiden Marya Morevna, fairest princess in all the Russias. Shortly the two of them are navigating the emotional “white water” of one of the world’s more traumatic fairy tales — but not without help, not without high hopes of a happy ending, and not without a lot of funny stuff along the way.
This story was serialized in Eclipse’s groundbreaking fantasy comic The Dreamery in the late 1980s, and its parts have now been brought together for the first time in graphic novel format. Featuring artwork by the fabulous Sherlock, the graphic novel also contains a new final section written for this edition — “Prince Ivan and the Bachelor Parties of Doom.”
Order now and start preparing yourself to make the acquaintance of the Little Humpbacked Horse, who just can’t get enough junk food… the Raven Prince who knows the ins and outs of the world’s strangest military equipment catalog… the terrible secret in the cellar of Marya Morevna’s palace… a whole heap of the most opinionated talking animals you’ll ever meet… and an final event that starts out with “vodka and strategy games” and ends in the world’s biggest fairytale smackdown!
THE MISADVENTURES OF PRINCE IVAN
A graphic novel by Diane Duane
Art by Sherlock
104 pages, paperback, 5.5″ x 7.75″
Published by About Comics