In honor of the return of the King Kon name to the local comics scene, this week’s giveaway will be a graphic novel.
King Kon 2013 takes place Saturday at the Allen Park Masonic Temple. It’s a small show put on by Dennis Barger, who runs Wonderworld Comics and the much bigger Detroit Fanfare. Admission is $2; kids 12 and younger are free. The special guest is Dirk Manning, writer on Image/Shadowline’s “Nightmare World” and other stuff.
I remember the King Kon shows as a kid. They were a great, cheap way to get comics and toys. It’s nice to see Barger reviving another local favorite.
But it doesn’t get any cheaper than free, so on to this week’s giveaway.
Folks are going gaga for Jeremy Bastian’s “Cursed Pirate Girl,” a comic series recently collected by Archaia into a hardcover. It’s drawn really old-school, harkening back to a much earlier style of art and printing. The images have remarkable detail and intricate linework.
The heavier stock and rough edges of the paper give it a fun, old-timey feel.
Archaia describes “Cursed Pirate Girl”:
Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas. A whimsical swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers, starting in Port Elisabeth, Jamaica in the year 1728, and quickly heading across — and beneath — the waves. The first three issues are collected with an all-new epilogue.
For your chance to win , send your name and address to email@example.com. Use “Cursed Pirate Girl” as your subject line and enter only once by March 15. U.S. entries only.