So we’ve been talking here at Pads & Panels, and we’ve come to a decision. You guys really need to start reading a bit more. We’re reasonable people, though. We’re not going to send you off to buy summer reading from the Victorian Era that doesn’t even include zombies. No, we accept comics as reading, and we’re prepared to give you some fun books.
From the people over at Pantheon, we’ve got a really nice hardcover copy of Dash Shaw’s latest, BodyWorld, to give away. If you’re not familiar with Dash Shaw, trust us when we say he puts a Chris Ware level of genius and insanity into the production of his books. And for the crafters out there, Penguin brought to our attention and then provided for giveaway two copies of a book by Diana Schoenbrun called Beasties. It’s a cool crafting book that shows readers how to make 22 monsters out of crafting supplies. So we’re going to do our usual contest, which involves commenting on stories throughout the week. At the end of the week, we’re going to randomly pick one first-place winner to receive a copy of each book, and a runner-up will receive only a copy of Beasties. Read more for the official rules. (more…)