Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA -- 11 May, 2005 -- Image Comics and 12 Gauge Comics are giving retailers a chance to win their very own page of Brian Stelfreeze original art! GUNCANDY #1, by Brian Stelfreeze and writer Doug Wagner, hits the shelves this July. To show his dedication and excitement for this project, Stelfreeze has decided to give away every page of interior art he draws for the first issue (25 total winners). For every 10 copies of GUNCANDY #1 ordered, retailers will automatically be entered for one chance to win an actual page of original art.
Brian Stelfreeze spoke enthusiastically about the giveaway, "Seriously, aren't we all just a bunch of kids trying to enjoy comics? But, it's the retailers that take the big chances. Retailers are actually the guys on the frontlines and in the trenches, so I thought this might be a good way to show a little appreciation and just plain have fun. That often seems to be the missing ingredient in our industry today. Doug and I decided that just having a ball should be the primary impetus behind GUNCANDY. We just want to pass that excitement down the line. I think every retailer that receives an 11 x 17 page of original art will know exactly what I'm talking about. Maybe they'll feel like a kid again."
GUNCANDY #1 (of 2) is 48 pages, B&W for $5.99. It is available for preorderright now and a preview of the book can be found on page 143 of the current issueof Previews. The preview is also available online at www.12gaugecomics.com.
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