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Win 'How to Draw Your Dragon' book

This week’s giveaway is for the artists and aspiring artists among my readership.

Thanks to the “How to Train Your Dragon” movie; the new, dragon-filled season of “Game of Thrones” coming up on HBO in April; and the first of two “The Hobbit” movies coming up in December; and, of course, this being the Chinese year of the dragon, interest in the firebreathers is sure to pick up.

And if you like to pick up your pencil (or marker or stylus), Sergio Guinot has created a book that’s perfect for you: “How to Draw Your Dragon,” which will be released April 3.

Harper Design’s 384-page tome features detailed instructions on how do draw dozens of types of dragons, from the “Game of Thrones”/Smaug-style beasts to elegant Asian dragons, with several sizes in between.

It starts with basic anatomy and structure, then shows how to add details to create your own magnificent monsters. It also shares techniques for hand-drawing and digital creation.

For your chance to win, send your name and address to ehenrickson@detnews.com. Use “Dragon” as your subject line, and enter only once by March 23. U.S. entries only.

Eric Henrickson is a Detroit News copy editor who has also been writing about comic books, video games and anime for The News for more than 10 years. His favorite bit of geek cred so far: appearing in an online "Star Trek" fan series.