Friday, June 13, 2008

THOIA Giveaway / Giveback ’08 Results

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:

Scott Standridge
Kathy Hutchinson
Tony Lee
Chuck Wells
Edmond Inomoto
John Cozzoli
Mike Howlett
David Buscemi
Maurizio Ercole
Silvano
Brian Barnes
David Flynn
Brian Reidel
Ernest Kwiat
Dr. Phibes Chapman
Peter Hope Evans
Matthew Kirscht
Dania Hurley
Philip Johnson
John Gallagher

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)

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Check out some of the additional fantastic original artwork donated by Silvano! Thanks again!





9 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Heck, I'd like to thank everyone who donated, too.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS AND TO KARSWELL FOR RAISING SO MUCH AND FOR CONTINUING ON THE LEGACY OF HORROR!

THAT'S SOME COOL ARTWORK FROM MAURIZIO AND SILVANO TOO!

Scott said...

Woot! Great job, Karswell, and everyone who donated. Just goes to show how much we've all come to depend on our daily dose of pre-code goodness!

(btw--send my story to my gmail)

Oh, and the Bride/Bodybuilder drawing? WANT.

Anonymous said...

nice work karswell, glad to hear you're sticking around and thanks to everyone too

Patrick said...

Glad to hear you are staying in business Karswell. Sorry I didn't contribute, had a major car repair that is leaving me a little strapped. Maybe in a few months I can help out. Great artwork that was donated too!!

Karswell said...

As mentioned before the fundraising never ends... we're always open for kind contributions of any sort, (hint to Patrick: an original piece of art would look fab on my Wall of Horror fame!)

Thanks again everyone!

Dane said...

W00T! I'm thrilled I won, but I'm even happier that you'll be around "for another year (times ten.)"

I've said it before, but dude, I'm addicted.

Tenebrous Kate said...

Wow--that custom artwork is pretty amazing indeed. Congrats on the amazing turnout of support!

Maurizio Ercole said...

Karswell, thanks for your untiring work in THOIA. It's a great source for me, of continuous inspiration.