Well what can I say? I sincerely feel beyond fortunate to have the readership base I do here as many of you really stepped up to the plate and went to bat for batty ‘ol THOIA in our dark hour of need. And with your incredibly generous cash donations as well as astounding artwork and offers of comic books, well, to say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement.
Artwork by Maurizio Ercole
THOIA generated over $300 in just 3 days, this alone is a testament to naysayers about the absence of “blogger unity” or a “blogger community” …yes, my fiends, you have proved there is unity in the blogger community and THOIA shall most definitely survive for another year (times ten.)
And to show my further appreciation, I have an additional special bonus gift to those who made donations--- a complete pre-code story emailed to all of your inboxes within the next few days, a classic story that is just for you and will never appear here on THOIA. Specifically, to these fine folks listed below:
Dr. Phibes Chapman
Peter Hope Evans
And now on to the contest results, the multiple prize drawings completed, here are the WINNERS!
1st Place: Ernest Kwiat wins the September 1954 issue of Strange Mysteries #19. Plus a signed reproduction Ghoulunatic photo of EC’s Crypt Keeper.
2nd Place: Mike Howlett wins the complete 5-issue Marvel Zombies 2 mini-series from Marvel Comics. Plus a signed reproduction Ghoulunatic photo of EC’s Vault Keeper.
3rd Place: Dania Hurley wins the new, complete 4-issue Evil Dead mini-series from Dark Horse Comics. Plus a signed reproduction Ghoulunatic photo of EC’s Old Witch.
Congratulations to the lucky winners on this most unluckiest of days! Please make sure to send your home mailing addresses to me ASAP if you have not already done so.
Once again I thank everyone who entered and donated, and also to those of you who continue to devote a portion of your day to THOIA with comments, suggestions, submissions, linkage, and endless inspiration for me to keep this blog chugging along on its grueling daily schedule.
Lots more to come, see you in the blogosphere! And as always, stay creepy!
---Karswell (aka Steve)
Check out some of the additional fantastic original artwork donated by Silvano! Thanks again!