OK, here we go, I’m announcing my own (very first) contest! You heard it right girls and boys. A Perfessor contest! In honor of the release of GWP’s initial comicbook outing, Psychosis! #1, I’m giving away four (yes four!) copies of the comic. One each of the four distinctly iconoclastic covers.
Here’s how the contest is going to work. Post in this space what your scariest (media-related) experience was (i.e., movie, TV show, play, etc.) and briefly describe that experience, not don’t have it be “I jumped in my seat while watching The Omen when the guy jumped out from behind the thing, and startled me”. (“Gotcha” moments simply don’t count; it should be a truly chilling moment when you realized your own mortality.) Oh yeah, folks who have their own blog, and also post their comment on their own blog and/or link this post back to their blog (or their blog over to this post) gain extra credit, and move to the top of the heap.
For me, my two scariest (media) moments came — oddly enough — while watching Saturday Night Live. One was a sketch where Loraine Newman was a 5-year-old girl and Christopher Plummer was Death (ending with Plummer reluctantly acknowledging “I’ll be back on your 10th birthday” when Newman kept asking when he’d come back and visit her). The second (also an SNL sketch) involved Gilda Radner (also as a 5-year-old) who was admonished by her dad (Martin Sheen) to stop getting out of bed and go to sleep, who opens her closet door and discovers that there really is a monster in there.
Both were quite chilling (Then, of course, there is The Sixth Sense, which was as creepy a film as I’ve ever seen, but on a more sustained level).
Having described your horrific vision, I then want you to list (in order) which cover you would like autographed and sent to you. I’ll pick at random, who wins and which cover they get, and then announce the winners (again, folks who spread the word about the comic and post on their own blog will be given extra consideration). I’ll then have you e-mail me your hard address, and I’ll send you your prize which will be autographed by me, as well as however many of the other contributors that I can corral into also signing the book.
Hopefully more than four of you will respond to this contest which will run until Halloween. The decisions of the judges (me) will be arbitrary and final. Oh yeah, for the record the covers are 1A (Girls), 1B (Lantern), 1C (Meth), and 1D (Birds). Again, the insides of the comic are all the same, only the cover changes.
That’s it folks. Enjoy!