It's October almost and, boy, do we here at Hector central love Halloween!
There won't be a new Hector book this year, but that doesn't keep us from observing the holiday of Hectorween in our hearts!
We want you to celebrate with us by joining in this year's Heck o' Lantern contest!
If you bought Hector Plasm: Totentanz (if you didn't, see the end of this post!), you may have seen the pumpkin stencil we included that gives you something of a Hectorian profile, like-a so:
Here is your goal: MAKE ONE WAY BETTER. (i.e., not using that stencil.)
Make it as fancy or funny or po-mo as you want, just carve up the coolest Hector-themed pumpkin you can. It doesn't have to be Hector, it can be any character that has appeared in any of the books, just someone or something recognizably related to the Hectorverse.
First place wins copies of both DE MORTUIS and TOTENTANZ signed by me and Nate AND an original Hector sketch by young Nate Bellegarde himself!
Second place gets the signed books, personally touched by both Benito and Nate and probably bearing our fingerprints and identifiable traces of DNA.
Third place gets a random item from both Benito's and Nate's houses! It could be anything! Anything that fits in a regular manila envelope!
HERE'S THE DEAL!
Send us a photo or preferably multiple photos from various angles of your undoubtedly SUPER BITCHIN carved up pumpkin (or other carveable vegetable or tuber) by OCTOBER 24, ONE WEEK BEFORE HALLOWEEN!
HOW DO I SUBMITTED PHOTOS?
You can post links here, on this very post, tweet them @benito_cereno or @fetorpse, or post them on the wall of our Facebook group, which is here:
(You can join that if you haven't already.)
GET CARVIN, JERKS!
***********HECTOR BOOK NEWS*******************
If you are the kind of person who has told me or Nate that you haven't read the Hector books because you can't find it in the store, or your store wouldn't order it, or you're confused about how to buy comics from online retailers, fret not!
BOTH Hector specials are now available for download on your iPhone or iPad via the Image Comics app on Comixology!
Check out these sweet links:
96 pages of comics goodness for under $4? WE MUST BE CRAZY.