WIN a shopping date with a comic artist
We’re giving you the chance to WIN a shopping date with one of two of Australia’s leading artists in comics, PLUS $300 worth of gift vouchers to spend!
Every year in May we put together a month-long celebration of comics, kicking off with the legendary Kino Free Comic Book Day, awesome discount offers and much more. This time around, we’re asking for YOUR help to build the absolute best month of comics, ever!
Here at Kino, we know comics. Every year, we give you our favourite picks with personalised recommendations. This year, though, we want to do things a little differently. This year, we’d like to hear from YOU.
It’s easy to know what the popular titles are, what’s on the bestseller list… but what about the graphic novels and manga that maybe aren’t the more obvious choices? We want you to let us know about the best graphic novels we haven’t read. Your recommendation could be chosen as one of our highlights during Comics Month in May!
So, for your chance to WIN a once-in-a-lifetime shopping date with either superstar graphic novel artist David Yardin or mangaka extraordinaire Queenie Chan PLUS $300 to spend, download and complete this entry form, and either drop it in store at the Comics Information Counter or email it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the best, most underrated graphic novel or manga you’ve read in the past 12 months? Tell us why you loved it and why we should read it.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
David Yardin has been illustrating comics professionally for 17 years. The son of Mauritian immigrants, David was born, raised, and is based in Sydney, Australia.
He got his start in the industry after studying under Whilce Portacio in the Philippines in 1999. He has since had his work published by Image Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Boom Studios, and Valiant Comics.
Best known for his 4-year run as the regular cover artist on X-Factor, David’s most recent credits include DC Comics’ Injustice: Gods Among Us and Marvel Comics’ Civil War II: X-Men, and Extraordinary X-Men. David has also provided promotional artwork for many of Marvel’s recent film releases: Marvel’s The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange. David is currently the regular cover artist on Jean Grey.
Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong, and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. In 2004, she began drawing a 3-volume mystery-horror series called The Dreaming for LA-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP. To date, it has been translated into multiple languages.
She has since collaborated on several single-volume graphic novels with best-selling author Dean Koontz for his Odd Thomas series of novels. In 2012, she worked with author Kylie Chan on the comics-prose book Small Shen, a prequel to the best-selling White Tiger fantasy series. After that, she worked on several anthologies and created a 3-book fairytale-inspired fantasy series called Fabled Kingdom. She is currently working on a 2nd collection of short ghost stories.
COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Competition closes 29 March 2017. Multiple competition entries per person will be accepted. Only winners will be notified, via email, by 30 April 2017. 1 of 2 shopping dates to be won with either David Yardin or Queenie Chan at Books Kinokuniya, The Galeries Level 2, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Each date includes a $300 gift voucher to be spent in store only at Books Kinokuniya Sydney. Winners under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or provided written permission by parent or legal guardian if unaccompanied. Shopping date to be arranged by agreement with Books Kinokuniya Sydney and the artists, within 60 days of winners’ notification. If no suitable time can be agreed upon by all parties within this timeframe, Books Kinokuniya reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Books Kinokuniya reserves the right to rescind all prizes, with reasonable notification, without given reason. By entering this competition the entrant agrees to Books Kinokuniya’s store terms and conditions, gift voucher terms and conditions, and grants Books Kinokuniya Australia permission to subscribe the entrant to their e-newsletter mailing list (from which the entrant can unsubscribe at any time). By entering the competition the entrant agrees to grant Books Kinokuniya Australia permission to publish their graphic novel or manga review along with first name only for display in store at Books Kinokuniya Sydney, on Books Kinokuniya social media pages and online on www.kinokuniya.com.au or https://australia.kinokuniya.com for promotional use.